Prado 3.4 V6

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Stefan Swarts
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Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:58 am

Hey there

I have read a lot about the prado`s on this forum, tx for the great info . I am looking at buying a prado 90.

Is it safe to buy a 3.4 V6 with 250000-300000km on teh clock? As far as I can read on this forum those V6 's were made to do lots of km.

What about the autobox, can they handle the high km?

It is either a 3.4 V6 Vx Prado or a Hilux 2.7 4x4 D/C. I think they would do more or less the same on fuel consumption. Which one would you suggest?

Stefan

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Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:56 am

Hi Stefan,

Both are excellent vehicles, difficult choice! The mileage is not a factor but the Prado V6 should have the cambelt replaced at around 300,000km.

In a nutshell...

Prado:
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More comfortable
More power
Much more luxurious
Heated seats
Electric seats
Smoother ride
Auto Gearbox (very smooth)
Some models fitted with rear diff-lock, some with Limited Slip diff, others plain (depending on model)
Some models have 2nd Petrol tank as standard
Rear seats fold flat to increase load area


Hilux 2700i IFS
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Larger load area
Manual Gearbox
5th Gear *might* require attention
Raider models with rear diff-lock

Both vehicles average some 6.5 - 7.5km/litre average, although I have achieved up to 8.3km/l with the 2700.

Both very capable off-road. Which one would I choose? Difficult to say - see my signature ;)


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Stefan Swarts
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Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:15 am

Hey

I think I should go for the prado, already have a xtra cub hilux which I use for work everyday. This will be a family car as my first child is on the way. I saw a 2003 Prado 3.4 V6VX with 246000km. Dunno if this model has got the extra tank and or difflock? It comes with FSH.

Stefan

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Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:53 pm

Probably comes with both, being a later model.


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White Fang: 1999 2.7i DC Raider 4x4
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Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:22 pm

Some might know by now that I like buying and selling these Toys. I've had a 2000 dc 2.7 and currently have a 1998 3.4 Prado with 270000km on the clock. If I had to... It will be the Prado any day.
To Buy and sell a vehicle is my hobby
Make a deal that no one else thought possible is my aim

Kom wat wil ek bly 'n Bul!

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Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:57 pm

Hey Manne

Ekke het toe n 2.7 IFS Hilux D/C 4x4 gekoop. Bakkie ry soos n droom. Nog baie mooi, vorige eienaar het baie mooi opgepas.

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Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:09 pm

Baie Geluk.... jy gaan daai Hilux baie geniet.

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Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:11 pm

Dis nou n mooi bakkie!! :cooldude: :winkx:

Glad you're happy with it! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Baie geluk :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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