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I picked up a rumour that the Amarok has temporary withdrawn - any comments?


Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:44 pm
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AFAIK there is a Recall out on the VW Amarok with some problems on them. I haven't been to VW to confirm this yet....

Maybe Swartvark can update us here seeing that he sells VW's.... :roll:

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Interior is getting a rework, sorting out gaps, rattles etc. Nothing serious. Engine and electronic system untouched.

Remember, its built in Argentina....

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Post Re: AMAROK problems?
I've been told that a batch is on "hold" to double check certain minor things. :eh:

There was no "recalls" that I am aware of.

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Post Re: AMAROK problems?
Hi

There's an article in the latest Car magazine where they have the Amarok vs the Hilux, it's an intersting read, and for me was a confirmation of something I had already known. Toyota is King, :clap: :dance1:

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Hi

There's an article in the latest Car magazine where they have the Amarok vs the Hilux, it's an intersting read, and for me was a confirmation of something I had already known. Toyota is King, :clap: :dance1:

I wondered what the result / outcome of the test was. Saw the heading on the front page. I tend not to buy the magazine. I used to have a collection of these magazines (15 years copies worth) and then it downed on me that their test teams are not unbiased and they usually biased towards German brands.

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Why is ot that they always compare oer test other 4x4 vehicles against the Hilux. :?: :tongue: :reading:

Oh yes. :idea: Because its the best 4x4 ever. :yahoo: :mexwave:

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Why is ot that they always compare oer test other 4x4 vehicles against the Hilux. :?: :tongue: :reading:

Oh yes. :idea: Because its the best 4x4 ever. :yahoo: :mexwave:

Amen brother!!

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Cassie ek stem saam met jou die toetsbestuur ouens by CAR het almal oogklappe op en sien net Duits. Ek het partykeer sommer woedend geraak oor hulle artikels oor Lexus. Ek het lank by Lexus gewerk en weet nie waar hulle van hulle feite gekry het nie. Snaaks genoeg meeste van my kliente was ou Mecedes kliente (+/- 15 jaar) wat gese het hulle sal nooit iets anders ry nie maar as hulle eers in die Lexus geklim het kyk hulle nooit weer terug nie. Ek het nou nog n hele paar briewe wat manne maande later vir my gestuur het en gese het hulle sal nooit weer Merc ry nie of enige ander Duitse motor nie. En hulle is juis die moeilikste manne om om te keer.

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Cassie ek stem saam met jou die toetsbestuur ouens by CAR het almal oogklappe op en sien net Duits. Ek het partykeer sommer woedend geraak oor hulle artikels oor Lexus. Ek het lank by Lexus gewerk en weet nie waar hulle van hulle feite gekry het nie. Snaaks genoeg meeste van my kliente was ou Mecedes kliente (+/- 15 jaar) wat gese het hulle sal nooit iets anders ry nie maar as hulle eers in die Lexus geklim het kyk hulle nooit weer terug nie. Ek het nou nog n hele paar briewe wat manne maande later vir my gestuur het en gese het hulle sal nooit weer Merc ry nie of enige ander Duitse motor nie. En hulle is juis die moeilikste manne om om te keer.


Dan is ek baie bly ek is nie die enigste een wat so voel nie. :D: :D: :thumbup: :thumbup:

En as ek die tjing gehad het... het ek ook 'n Lexus gery... veral die IS-F :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Daar is min motorjoernaliste wat ek al ontmoet het wat nie heeltemal bevooroordeeld is nie. Meeste wat ek al ontmoet het, het 'n duidelike gunsteling en dit is gewoonlik die fabrikaat wat die joernaliste op die lekkerste vakansies oorsee neem.

Maar jy kry darem nog hier en daar joernaliste wat nie vergeet het waarom hulle joernaliste geword het nie, en darem nog die waarheid verkondig.

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Ons gaan nou heel off topic. Maar ek het nou die ander dag in n Lexus RX 300 gesit, dink 2008 model. Wat my afgepee het van die ding is al die knoppies en dingetjies wat presies net so in my Prado is. Nou kyk, ek hou ook van Lexus, maar as premium "Toyota" kan hulle seer sekerlik hulle eie knoppies ontwerp. By premium brands gaan dit nie oor geld spaar nie

As ek n Amakrok sou wou koop, sou ek nie nou een koop nie. Eers so jaar of wat wag vir die klein probleempies om uitgesorteer te word.
Maar ek glo nie hulle het verkope gestaak nie. Het saterdag n ou gesien wat trots ontvangs neem van sy nuwe Amakrokkie

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The AMAKROK,wil never be a HILUX, to much technical problems to be sorted out.


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Post Re: AMAROK problems?
It is interesting to hear the different views about bias etc.

I always felt that if there was any bias at car it was IN FAVOUR of Toyota. A friend in the industry once mentioed to me that Toyota had apparently incinuated that if they got a "bad" review they would not provide the magazine with test vehicles again and given the size of Toyota in RSA they did what they were told and in fact "softened" any "bad" Toyota review

but as I say this was just "heresay" and may have no truth in it at all.


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