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    Toyota Hilux

    Looking into getting an old Toyota Hilux pickup (Ute to you Aussies ) as a second vehicle to keep the mileage down on the 15.

    Anyone had any experience with these and got any buying advice. Please don't suggest a 4x4, cos I can't stand them and prefer the flexibility of the flat bed. I already know I'm not going to get luxury...

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    I used to have one of these as a company car. It was ok. Surpsingly good really. The one I had was old and had about 140k on the clock, but other than burning a bit of oil was absolutely bombproof. I used to carry all sorts of heavy equipment around in it as well. It was decent enough to drive and was pretty civilised cruising up and down the motorway. Just remember when it comes to corners it wont go round them like the 15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meddy
    Just remember when it comes to corners it wont go round them like the 15.
    Now thats good advice

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    I recently drove a Vauhxall Montero (name could be wrong) and i wouldnt buy any 4x4 now after driving it, had scary amounts of bodyroll , mind you it did have around 140k on the clock (that miles for you none UK folks)

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    Well, I've got one lined up. An 86 2 litre petrol with 98k on the clock. One owner from new and fairly tidy paintwork for the age. Got a tow bar too. Needs a replacement seat though...

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    You not better with a diesel as a run around??

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    Was going to, until I drove one. Nearly fell asleep between gears....

    Its not a cost saving exercise. Just wanted something with 4WD to chuck miles onto and a good amount of versatility. Diesel would have been better, but I couldn't live with being overtaken by tractors...

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    I have a 115bhp diesel focus and to be honest i think its great, loads of torque and is brilliant for overtaking.

    But if your happy i'm happy

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    Re: Toyota Hilux

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicely
    Looking into getting an old Toyota Hilux pickup (Ute to you Aussies ) as a second vehicle to keep the mileage down on the 15.

    Anyone had any experience with these and got any buying advice. Please don't suggest a 4x4, cos I can't stand them and prefer the flexibility of the flat bed. I already know I'm not going to get luxury...

    hey we invented the ute down here in aussie, when you get one let us know and ill send u a cattle dog for the bag, you are gonna have to buy him the ear warmers though

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    Re: Toyota Hilux

    [quote="FLY 200"]
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicely
    hey we invented the ute down here in aussie, when you get one let us know and ill send u a cattle dog for the bag, you are gonna have to buy him the ear warmers though
    I know. I grew up in Oz and have vivid memories of sitting in the back of Utes. Hate to admit it, but I really fell in love with the current ultra cool Utes from Holden and Ford when I was over in Jan/Feb this year....

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