Bying a Prado 2nd hand??

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Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:40 pm

Good day to all on the forum!!

I need some advise. I was lucky enough to enjoy a weekend in a friends Prado (2007 model). It was the 4.0 V6 model and man does it have some serious power. My question now to everyone..........do you buy a Prado with 100,000+ km on the clock??? I'm specifically looking at the 4.0 V6 model but don't want to spend more than R300,000 on a vehicle and the vehicles I have seen in this price range all have very close to that 100,000 km mark or over.

All your comments will be welcomed.
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Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:22 pm

No problems at all! The 3.4 litre V6 is good for at least 800,000km (there is one on the LC forum with that mileage) and the engine is sweet as ever and has never been touched. Pradog was bought with 275,000km and it is is just run in.

The 4-litre engines are probably as good as its forefathers. :thumbup:


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Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:44 pm

Nico, yes you can. The 4.0 V6 seems to be bulletproof. I suppose 400 000km + without any major mishaps is possible. I also think Toyota would not have fitted this engine in the Land Cruiser Pick up, if it cannot live up to the legendary reliability of the LC.

I bought a V6 Prado a month ago. I've had a long search before buying. But all the Prado's I checked out were clean, and had no real major issues, according to the history at Toyota. Just do the regular checks, and you'll be fine.

You won't regret it. It is a great all rounder. Only issue for me is packing space, compared to a DC bakkie. But nothing a trailer can't solve.

Oh, and also, if you buy a Prado, you should not be worried about fuel consumption, as I'm sure you're aware that it is not the most economical car on the planet.

But take your time, if you're lucky, you may get one with under 100 000km.
At Toyota in Klerksdorp, there is a good clean Prado, Gold, beige interior, 2005, 103 000km on the odo, for R299 000. But it has been there for a while. Maybe you can negotiate a better price. I wanted to buy this Prado, but the salesman was to slapgat to do a deal, even after complaining to the manager, so I bought another one.
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Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:19 pm

Riaan, that Prado was sold about two weeks ago. Unless the deal fell through? But it is a very spic and span Prado, I looked at it as well (after I had already bought PraDog for just over a third of the price).

Some very good deals with Prados out there.


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Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:36 pm

Nope, not sold yet. Probably because...... laat ek eerder op my hande sit......
Saw it there today, without the BIG sold thingy on the dash.

I had a "llok at it last week (to prove my point about something), and the abovementioned salesman said there was a finance app on it. But seems it fell through.

But seriously Nico, you won't regret buying a Prado. :thumbup:
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I'm looking for a 2000 ish Model, V6 3.4ltr, trading Dadz Hilux preferably = anyone asblf :?:
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Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:10 am

Thanks guys all your comments noted. For interest sake can you guys tell me what kind of fuel consumption you get with your vehicles in town and on the open road?
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Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:13 am

I get the same fuel consumption with the Prado as I get with any of the Hilux's. Seems to average 6.5km per litre, but I haven't really checked the figures that closely. Not bad for a 1.8 ton V6 Auto!


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Sat May 01, 2010 6:49 pm

Family_Dog wrote:Not bad for a 1.8 ton V6 Auto!
Wonder why they never brought it out in a V8 Manuel :?: :?:
I have watched a clip on youtube about Prados and man are they able, never thought they were that good, its like a wolf in sheep's clothing.
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Sat May 01, 2010 7:52 pm

Jaco, I have come to realise that the Prado is a very underestimated piece of machinery! It is a fantastic vehicle, but has comfort, power, capability and even luxury! :thumbup:


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Sat May 01, 2010 9:54 pm

Since going to Lesotho, and doing a fairly decent trail, with my Prado, I'm considering selling my Hilux.
Not doing any rough stuff anyway, and the Prado is capable of doing the things I require it to do.
The Prado is probably one of the best all rounder cars on the face of this earth!
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How do you add a youtube clip so I can show you what I saw :?:
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Spartan wrote:How do you add a youtube clip so I can show you what I saw :?:
While viewing the youtube clip, copy the complete address (URL) in you address bar. Post the copied text here. If you want to show the clip in this forum, first click the YouTube button above where you post your message and then paste the URL between the brackets

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Thanks Cas :thumbup:
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Nee jong die goed wil nie werk nie :thumbdown:
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Forgot to mention that you must only copy the first part of the URL before the ampersand (&).
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :clap: :clap: :clap: Aaaag dankie ou maat :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:19 pm

I was also considering selling the platkar after driving to Zeerust on the R509 last week and seeing trucks with ruined tyres caused by potholes.

But already have a 2.7i Hilux so we dont really need 2 heavy drinkers in the family :naah: I was considering the KZTE around 2002 model so it can be bought cash and then tidy it up nicely over time. Is the diesel much better on consumtion than V6 ? I guess SAC can do some good stuff with that motor to wake it up a bit ?

Any advice appreciated.
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Found one for you in Gordon's Bay.

Very clean example.
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Dadz Toy BFI wrote:I'm looking for a 2000 ish Model, V6 3.4ltr, trading Dadz Hilux preferably = anyone asblf :?:
Speak to Traveller, his friend was selling one, maybe it's still available. Had a look at it sometime ago and it seemed fine.

Nico, that videoclip says it all! Vellies proved it again at Heidelberg 4x4 at a rocky section where most battled and the Prado gently climbed it's way to the top. I dont know about the V6, I have the diesel but just as capable and much more economical (8.2Km/l). But overall a lovely vehicle.
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Ek het n Prado 2008 VX gekoop 195,000 km op die klok vir R 140 000 was dit n normale prys , moet shocks vervang dis ok , maar iets bekommer my wanneer ek stop teen n opdraande en ek haal my voet van die briek af dan skop die anti skid in,is dit normal of slaan ek nou my naam met n plank , het n Pajero ook en hy doen dit glad nie ??
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Bullebak wrote:Ek het n Prado 2008 VX gekoop 195,000 km op die klok vir R 140 000 was dit n normale prys , moet shocks vervang dis ok , maar iets bekommer my wanneer ek stop teen n opdraande en ek haal my voet van die briek af dan skop die anti skid in,is dit normal of slaan ek nou my naam met n plank , het n Pajero ook en hy doen dit glad nie ??
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maar iets bekommer my wanneer ek stop teen n opdraande en ek haal my voet van die briek af dan skop die anti skid in,is dit normal of slaan ek nou my naam met n plank ,
Ek ken nie hulle specs nie, maar is dit nie die "hill start assist" ? Dit help dat kar nie agteruit rol voor jy wegtrek teen 'n bult.
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pietpetoors wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:44 pm
maar iets bekommer my wanneer ek stop teen n opdraande en ek haal my voet van die briek af dan skop die anti skid in,is dit normal of slaan ek nou my naam met n plank ,
Ek ken nie hulle specs nie, maar is dit nie die "hill start assist" ? Dit help dat kar nie agteruit rol voor jy wegtrek teen 'n bult.
Dit is net soos Pieter se daarso. Die Hill start assist/ hill start hold wat die voertuig nie laat agteruit loop nie.
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Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:25 pm

100 k km is nie rerig n probleem meganies maar die 150 het al te veel elekronise gadgets na my sin wat mag probleme gee. TSA gee tot 8 jaar velengde waarborg en is nie duur nie. Dalk die moeite werd as jy 2e hands koop, gegewe die waarborg moet kan vereleng word, maw nie ouer as 3 jaar. Myne se lugsuspensie pompe het begin raas. Dit het 3 dae gevat om in en uit te bou , so kon paar Rand gewees het, as jy daarvoor moes betaal. :eh:

Maar as jy min genoeg betaal kan jy seker maar ook die goed wat wel verkeerd gaan reg maak.

Maar dis nog beter as n nuwe hilux :lmao:
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