My New Bakkie

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Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:36 pm

So after years of driving SFA hiluxes, I did the unthinkable and bought a newer model. I'm still reeling from that decision and time will tell if it was a good one. One of the main factors that did the deal for me was the fuel economy issue, no matter how I tried I could never significantly remedy that problem and secondly maintenance costs. I was spending almost the same on repayments :frustrated:
So here we are.
Out with the old
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With each replacement of parts, a car slowly becomes Chinese.
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Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:52 pm

Netjies!

Baie geluk!
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Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:37 pm

Congrats! Looks pretty good Luke. :thumbup:

Somebody has already spent a few bucks on extras with the vehicle .... integrated bumper, winch, sliders, alu-canopy, fender flares, tinted windows and wind deflectors.

Mileage? FSH? Accident free? (the front bumper is not fitting nicely against the fender, but that could just be poor fitment).

Enjoy it! :winkx:
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Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:48 am

Congratulations. It is a great looking bakkie and you won't be disappointed. Here's wishing you many happy miles in your new trokkie. It is a huge jump from a SFA to your new one. Your new one is overall a very balanced package. I enjoyed mine immensely and I know you will too.
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Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:06 am

Congratulations Luke, I hope it brings you much joy!


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Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:28 pm

Mud Dog wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:37 pm
Congrats! Looks pretty good Luke. :thumbup:

Somebody has already spent a few bucks on extras with the vehicle .... integrated bumper, winch, sliders, alu-canopy, fender flares, tinted windows and wind deflectors.

Mileage? FSH? Accident free? (the front bumper is not fitting nicely against the fender, but that could just be poor fitment).

Enjoy it! :winkx:
Thanks a mill. The vehicle has 176000km on the clock with no accident history and FSH with Toyota. The bumper is an LA Sport bumper and by design it has those gaps, I know you can buy covers for the gaps but I actually kinda like the look. Overall the vehicle is pretty dam sweet. And the best thing is that I am getting a proper 10km/l and sometimes more with those 32 muddies.
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Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:28 pm

That's awesome and that mileage is not bad either! Nice buy! :thumbup:

I was a bit concerned that the gap was too prominent, but if you say that's normal then it's all good. :winkx:
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Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:42 pm

Very nice Luke.
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Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:13 am

Congrats, new bakkie looks great
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:29 am

Lekker man.
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:58 pm

:thumbup: Awsome
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:24 pm

pampoen wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:36 pm
So after years of driving SFA hiluxes, I did the unthinkable and bought a newer model. I'm still reeling from that decision and time will tell if it was a good one. One of the main factors that did the deal for me was the fuel economy issue, no matter how I tried I could never significantly remedy that problem and secondly maintenance costs. I was spending almost the same on repayments :frustrated:
So here we are.
Out with the old
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In with the new
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Hey Luke, I know how it goes and eventually that is also why I also sold my Hilux and bought a Cruiser (Ok not to save fuel though) Your new vehicle looks great. :thumbup:
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Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:25 am

Congrats! Looks good.

Wish you many safe miles
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