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DikDirk
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Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:48 am
Town: Paarl
Vehicle: 2011 Toyota Hilux 3.0 4x4 / 2012 Toyota Fortuner 3.0 4x4
Real Name: Johan
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Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:40 am

Good morning everyone!


I'm new to the forum, but not really new to Toyota.

My toerkar for the last couple of years have been my 2012 Fortuner 4x4 (before that a 2006 Fortuner), but I'm putting too many km on her too quickly, so I decided to get the Hilux to drive daily and keep the Fortuner for when I toer.

2011 3.0L 4x4 extended cab model

I'm already loving the bakkie.
Looking forward to learning a lot from you guys!

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Haboob
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Town: King Williams Town
Vehicle: Hilux
Real Name: Edge
Club VHF Licence: HC129

Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:59 am

Welcome to the forum Johan.
Toer met die bakkie en ry die Fortuner...
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mcw
LR 4WD Full Lockers
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Joined: Sat May 18, 2013 12:20 am
Town: krugersdorp
Vehicle: Prado 90 V6 3.4 Auto
Real Name: Martin
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Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:45 pm

Hi Johan

stem saam toer met bakkie

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Mud Dog
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Town: East London
Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
Real Name: Andy
Club VHF Licence: HC103

Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:08 pm

Welcome Johan! :thumbup:

How many times do you want to hear it .... tour with the pick-up and keep the 'Tuna for daily running. :D:

(That's unless you have kids along with you). :winkx:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!
faby
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Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:58 pm
Town: Lyon
Vehicle: vito
Real Name: fabien

Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:40 pm

Hi everyone,

I don't want to create a new topic to introduce me, so I recycle this one.
Fabien, french guy mercedes vito owner, transformed into a simple van (basic insulation, aux battery, fridge, convertible bed, storage) the minimum to go on a trip!
So, I'm not toyota owner yet, I'm here to collect some information about the Hilux, cause I'm planning a long trip along the panamericana.

As I'll buy the vehicle in Chile, I'd like to find some informations about the things to look at when you buy an Hilux to avoid any "surprise"
maintenance periodicity and cost!!!! :think:

I'm really enthusiast about the Hilux, but I want to be pragmatic and really be able to fit the budget.

thanks for this forum!!!
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jvt172
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Vehicle: Hilux 3.0d4d 4x4
Real Name: Jurgen
Location: east london

Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:05 pm

Welkom Johan
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Mud Dog
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Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
Real Name: Andy
Club VHF Licence: HC103

Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:25 am

Welcome Fabien. :thumbup:

Service intervals are pretty much the same as most other vehicles and the running costs aside from fuel are normally very low, especially with the older models. Most surprises can be avoided with a thorough visual inspection and test drive. Good luck and enjoy the tour. :winkx:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!
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Nick S
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Real Name: Nick
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Location: Bedfordview
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Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:18 am

Welcome :thumbup:
To build bridges, you need to go to where the rivers are.
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Haboob
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Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:49 pm

Welcome to the forum.
There are posts that specify what to look out for when purchsing a new used Hilux.
I am sure that Andy (Mud Dog) would be able to assist you in finding the correct thread...
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Mud Dog
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Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
Real Name: Andy
Club VHF Licence: HC103

Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:51 pm

Thanks for volunteering my services Edge! :D:

Fabien, you can do a search and use words like "what to look for when buying"

You can start by looking at these threads .....

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=30622&p=362885

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22402&p=256921 :winkx:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!
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Haboob
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Town: King Williams Town
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Real Name: Edge
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Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:26 pm

Thanks from Fabian Andy...
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Mafutha
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Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:16 pm
Town: Port Alfred
Vehicle: Hilux DC 4L V6
Real Name: Kenny

Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:04 am

Welkom Johan :thumbup:
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TertiusK
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Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:23 pm
Town: Oudtshoorn
Vehicle: 1990 Hilux 2.4D 4x4 DC Full MIKEM Suspension front and back + 2007 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDI 4WD
Real Name: Tertius

Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:55 pm

Welkom Dirk!!
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Froll
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Town: Vioolsdrift
Vehicle: 1995 2,4 D/C Hilux SFA 4X4 , 2010 4.0 V6 Fortuner 4x4
Real Name: Roger
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Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:47 pm

Welcome Johan and Fabian.
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