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kesh-29
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Thu May 15, 2014 2:11 pm

Hi Guys. I am new to the forum and to Hilux family. I'm in the process of getting a new van soon, but am unsure of which to get. Can you guys give me some assistance?
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Thu May 15, 2014 2:14 pm

Welcome :wave:
Guess it all depends on what you want to spend:
Classic = SFA
Bit of luxury = IFS
Then there's the latest which is the Vigo.
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kesh-29
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Thu May 15, 2014 2:17 pm

Thank you. I actually own a RunX RSi, what a fun car lol. I work for Toyota so I get crazy discounts on the Hilux and Fortuners. Which Hilux has a better resale value? Which variant is the most popular?
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Thu May 15, 2014 2:24 pm

Welcome
kesh-29 wrote:Thank you. I actually own a RunX RSi, what a fun car lol. I work for Toyota so I get crazy discounts on the Hilux and Fortuners. Which Hilux has a better resale value? Which variant is the most popular?
Speak to a sales rep where u work?
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kesh-29
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Thu May 15, 2014 2:28 pm

I work at the head office so no sales reps here, secondly I want to make an informed decision thus I came and asked here.
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Thu May 15, 2014 2:35 pm

kesh-29 wrote:I work at the head office so no sales reps here, secondly I want to make an informed decision thus I came and asked here.
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Thu May 15, 2014 2:40 pm

Dude..........wait for the new one.
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kesh-29
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Thu May 15, 2014 2:52 pm

New Hilux only comes out next year October or so, don't want to lose out on the discounts I get.
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Thu May 15, 2014 3:07 pm

Is there a new Fortuner on the way also?

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Thu May 15, 2014 3:13 pm

Welcom aboard, Keshen! :thumbup:

I guess a lot depends on what your plans are with the van .... is it going to be a daily runner as well as fun outings .... are you more interested in overland travelling or do you want to do some rougher 4x4 stuff? If you want a tough ride for the rough stuff, get an old SFA ('89 to '98) and modify it according to your needs - benefit is that you can pick one up fairly cheaply and maintenance costs are very low - tend to be a bit thirsty though. Also, that might leave your budget capable of waiting for and gting t new model when it comes out.

The IFS models (like the KZTE) make pretty good all-rounders, as do the Vigo's - you'll be paying a bit more though.

Let us know what your off-road interests are and we can help you a further to decide. ;-)
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kesh-29
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Thu May 15, 2014 4:16 pm

Well looking for a bit of off roading, nothing hectic tho, I can get the 3.0 d-4d double cab 4x4 auto for R400k. New fortuner will only get news during the year.
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Thu May 15, 2014 4:34 pm

V6 Vigo 4x4 auto :thumbup:
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Thu May 15, 2014 5:33 pm

kesh-29 wrote:Well looking for a bit of off roading, nothing hectic tho, I can get the 3.0 d-4d double cab 4x4 auto for R400k. New fortuner will only get news during the year.
Dont you want to get me a Fortuner with that discount? :beg: :beg: :beg:
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Thu May 15, 2014 8:29 pm

D4D D/cab 4x4 will always be popular - Tough, reliable, capable, comfortable and economical.

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kesh-29
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Mon May 19, 2014 4:17 pm

But is a 4x4 better then a manual? Im a manual person myself.
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Mon May 19, 2014 4:31 pm

kesh-29 wrote:But is a 4x4 better then a manual? Im a manual person myself.
Think it should read - "But is an auto better thank a manual?" Auto is easier for a newbie. :thumbup: Both have advantages and disadvantages off-road. :thumbup:

Seeing that you work for Toyota I am guessing you aren't looking at the SFA nor IFS Unless your discount stretches to all dealers with older models. I ould imagine it would bie esier for you to get a 2009+ model lux at a dealer. I would go for the 4L V6 just because I can if I was in your shoes. If your choice is between Fortuner or Lux then the question would be what you going to be doing with it? For loading and so on the Lux but for family and fun I would go Fortuner. :thumbup:
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