3.0 d4d vs 4.0 v6 150 prado

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Ahmed moosaji
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Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:49 pm

Good day guys
I know I previously posted a similar question
I'm still stuck really don't know which to get
Is the d4d slightly low on power for vehicles it's size and will services be more costly, but I'll get better consumption
Or the v6 better as it has more power also I'd it that heavy on petrol, no eco mode...
And best consumption u guys got on it
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Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:26 pm

How many kilometers will you be doing with it ?

Daily driver, with the occasional trip : D-4D

Mostly just the holiday runs : V6 !!!!

You wont get much better than 9km/l on the D-4D. You will probably average 6 km/l on the V6 .. depending on the weight of your right foot ..., some do claim to get 7km/l.

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Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:29 pm

ChrisF wrote:How many kilometers will you be doing with it ?

Daily driver, with the occasional trip : D-4D

Mostly just the holiday runs : V6 !!!!

You wont get much better than 9km/l on the D-4D. You will probably average 6 km/l on the V6 .. depending on the weight of your right foot ..., some do claim to get 7km/l.
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Average of 6 kms a day
And like long trip once a month
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Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:26 pm

Those 6kms a day are the killer, especially if it is in town.
I feel a lot less wise at 45 than I did at 15.

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Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:44 pm

Oupa Stig wrote:Those 6kms a day are the killer, especially if it is in town.
Yep town runs
Was hoping to hear it is good news 4 da v6
Seems d4d the way to go
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Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:28 pm

NOPE.

the fuel difference over those few kilometers wont make any difference to your monthly fuel bill.


And for the longer runs the V6 will be as light as your right foot ....


For what you describe I would certainly go for the PETROL

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Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:35 pm

ChrisF wrote:NOPE.

the fuel difference over those few kilometers wont make any difference to your monthly fuel bill.


And for the longer runs the V6 will be as light as your right foot ....


For what you describe I would certainly go for the PETROL
Thanks Chris
U really helped and made my decision easy
Really appreciate it
Also it's harder to find d4d there is more petrol options and I guess service is higher on the diesel
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Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:52 pm

Mohamed

Make your sums...........

V6 is, say, 2 km/litre heavier than the D4D. The V6 is bot that heavy, as in 5/6, and the D4D Prado is not that light, as in 9/10.

Ant that's the only negative.....D4D is :

1) Lazier
2) More expensive to service
3) More expensive to fix
4) It had an issue with the gearbox overheating........Google and see
5) Lower towing capacity (Toyota SA actually sent out a bulletin on this, see 4 above)
6) Diesel's selling price will be more than the V6..........by the tme you drove out that difference, the D4D's maintenance/repair costs will be more than the V6's, anyway.

In a nutshell - if I bought new, ten yes, maybe the D4D.

If used, V6 - in a heartbeat. They're stunning cars.
"Everything you see, I owe to Spaghetti"........Sophia Loren

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Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:54 pm

petri oosthuizen wrote:Mohamed

Make your sums...........

V6 is, say, 2 km/litre heavier than the D4D. The V6 is bot that heavy, as in 5/6, and the D4D Prado is not that light, as in 9/10.

Ant that's the only negative.....D4D is :

1) Lazier
2) More expensive to service
3) More expensive to fix
4) It had an issue with the gearbox overheating........Google and see
5) Lower towing capacity (Toyota SA actually sent out a bulletin on this, see 4 above)
6) Diesel's selling price will be more than the V6..........by the tme you drove out that difference, the D4D's maintenance/repair costs will be more than the V6's, anyway.

In a nutshell - if I bought new, ten yes, maybe the D4D.

If used, V6 - in a heartbeat. They're stunning cars.
Thanks a lot sir
I really appreciate it
I'm glad we got this forum 4 south Africans
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Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:01 pm

:thumbup: No probs Ahmed

Sorry I got your name wrong............

Go drive both, and decide. But the V6 is a nice car. Nice engine, nice gearbox = nice 4x4.

They're hevy(ish), yes - but if we both start and drive to CT and back, with the V6 following the Diesel at the Diesel's speed, there's not THAT much of a difference. Google and see for yourself.
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Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:02 pm

petri oosthuizen wrote: No probs Ahmed

Sorry I got your name wrong............

Go drive both, and decide. But the V6 is a nice car. Nice engine, nice gearbox = nice 4x4.

They're hevy(ish), yes - but if we both start and drive to CT and back, with the V6 following the Diesel at the Diesel's speed, there's not THAT much of a difference. Google and see for yourself.
My current car is lexus is250
So I love my v6s

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Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:11 pm

IF for some reason you do get the D4D, just remember to make sure u=it has the upgrade doen by TSA on that gearbox. Something to do with the box overhating when towing. They fitted an oil cooler I think, and TSA lowered the towing capacity specs on the Diesel.

There is, of course, also the 200 Petrol V8.......I had 2, consumption on those beauties were more than 6. Stunning cars, they're like a S500 that can do an offroad trail.

I've got you searching for your Grand Pa's now I think...........
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Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:15 pm

petri oosthuizen wrote:IF for some reason you do get the D4D, just remember to make sure u=it has the upgrade doen by TSA on that gearbox. Something to do with the box overhating when towing. They fitted an oil cooler I think, and TSA lowered the towing capacity specs on the Diesel.

There is, of course, also the 200 Petrol V8.......I had 2, consumption on those beauties were more than 6. Stunning cars, they're like a S500 that can do an offroad trail.

I've got you searching for your Grand Pa's now I think...........
Petri lol
Thanks 4 advise got what I needed
Ya would be lovely to get those v8s
But with my budget of max 300 don't think so lol
Would let u know my choice
Thanks again

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