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 Posted: Mon Aug 16th, 2010 06:50 am
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Ray Hall
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To all the adventure and car freaks out there :)

Which vehicle would be best suited for family / fishing and adventure.  Please note I am not going to do any extreme 4x4 ing or anything of that nature.  Looking for something to travel far and short etc etc...

BRANDSTOF IS A GROOT FAKTOR !!!

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Second hand: 2007 Hilux D-4D D/C 4x4 (80 000km)

New: Hyundai ix35 gls

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 Posted: Mon Aug 16th, 2010 06:52 am
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Mitsubishi Triton 3.2DiD Clubcab 4X4 3.2L

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 Posted: Mon Aug 16th, 2010 06:58 am
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With kids a double cab is the best option. The problem with an SUZ type vehicle is that you will have all your kit inside the vehicle and lets face it....it can get smelly! Just a few drops of fish blood or chokka juice spilled inside and left in the hot sun will make for one smelly vehicle!

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 Posted: Mon Aug 16th, 2010 07:24 am
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Mitsubishi Triton 3.2DiD Clubcab 4X4 3.2L



Dont even consider

Suggest take a couple of hours, spend it on the net, look whats available new and secondhand.

If you as you say not going to do serious offroad, buying a new "cheaper" type of vehicle could just be the answer.

Bought the wife a GWM - Hover 4x4. Light on fuel, very comfortable, all the bells and whistles, abs, airbags, etc, etc. Best buy I did in a long time. (New I think 210-000)

But I think you being a fisherman with children -- Seriously consider a double cab. It just makes a trip easier for wife and youself, you get the load body and she gets the back seat for the kids stuff.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 16th, 2010 10:39 am
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Toyota, no question, thats my opinion. May not be the most comfortable or economical, but for pure peace of mind motoring and reliability, nothing will beat it.

As u have probably gathered I drive a Toyota. 1996 Corolla 180i GLE with 308000km on the clock and everything still runs like clockwork.

Talk to other Toyota owners and you will find out.

Servicing I do myself using only genuine Toyota Parts, and believe it or not, most of the service parts are cheaper from Toyota than aftermarket spares shops, even the spark plugs.

As I say, just my opinion. I have never owned any of the other makes you suggest so maybe one of them is better, but I will always stick with Toyota.

GWM has an Isuzu body with the old 4Y Toyota motor fitted. Good combination of proven parts amalgamated to make an affordable off-roader.

Triton overpriced and fugly. Servicing will cost a fortune at the Merc dealers.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 16th, 2010 11:15 am
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Ray, our family/fishing/adventure vehicle is a DC Hilux KZTE 4x4. With a family and an outdoor lifestyle, a double cab is hard to beat.

When we go away as a family, between my wife,my 4 year old son and myself, we pack the bak full! You'd be hard pressed to find a car or SUV that could compete with that!

I would'nt consider anything else!

Last edited on Mon Aug 16th, 2010 11:17 am by kraken

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 Posted: Mon Aug 16th, 2010 11:55 am
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I Must agree, DC is the way to go, You know the wife will pack half the house when going on a trip and that SUV is just not going to cut it for space. If you go that route, make sure they throw in a trailer LOL. On the DC your rods can go on the roof. When Offroading the SUV's are limited, anything without 4L. It's like nothing more than gravel roads for you.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 16th, 2010 12:41 pm
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Ray,
I'm selling my 2008 Hilux 3.0 D-4D double cab 4x4 manual transmission. Extras include canopy, leather interior, winch, tow bar, running boards, full house! Only 44k km on the clocks. Brand new BF Goodridge tires and mags (1 month old) + the original mags are stored and like new. Still under warrantee and maintenance plan. Asking R260k.

Cheers
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 Posted: Mon Aug 16th, 2010 01:04 pm
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Hi Guys

Be carefull of that "4Y" sales gimmick on the GWM's.Toyota sold the patent to the Chinese a couple years after they stopped production.

The Chinese kept the basic design,but "improved" where they felt it neccesary.

Worked at a Toyota dealership a couple years ago,and in the beginning we did try to help on them,but its a gamble.A lot of differences,especially on the internals of the engine.

But then again,the 4Y is such a tough bastard that the Chinese couldnt weaken it.

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Hi Guys, anyone bought one these GWM 4x4 bakkies. They look quite nice and fuel comsumption isnt bad. Just worried about the reliability and spares availability. My first choice will a Toyota D4D...just liked the bakkie from launch but price out of my range so have to look at other options.

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I've also looked at getting a GWM for the farm but the info out there is sparse.

A few people commented that it's not great, but I haven't really had solid feedback on the vehicle from people that actually own one. Five year warranty and 3 year 45 000km service plan seems legit to me though (I think Thorp give a 7 year warranty?)

I spoke to one person that has had one for several years and he is quite happy, few minor issues. He said that all his repairs and service parts are Isuzu and that the these bakkies are essentially a budget Isuzu. I don't know?

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