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Breekbeen
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Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:10 pm

Will put this in English.
I currently own a 2010 3.0 D4D Fortuner.
I really love this car, but I'm thinking of upgrading.
I had a look at the 2.8 GD6 auto and took it for a test drive and really like it.
Still not sure if I want to trade my FT.
I only get about 8.5 km/l with my Fortuner and around 7 km/l when I tow.
Seems like I will get about the same with the Hilux when towing, but way better when not.
Would like to hear from you guys.
This is my pride and joy.

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Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:38 pm

Much depends on your family requirements, but personally, I would stick to what you already have!


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Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:53 pm

I would think the extra cost of the new hilux will most certainly hurt more than the "poor" fuel consumption of your Fortuner...

Plus you would need to kit it out again at extra cost...

Unless you REALLY have an itch, I'd stick to the Fortuner.

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Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:46 pm

Agree with the above comments (from a conservative point of view :D: ), and also you know and are familiar with what you've got .... although I'm inclined to believe that you should be getting a little better fuel economy. Maybe have it checked over properly.
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:15 am

I drive an "old" 2003 Hilux 4x4. Lots of folks HERE have newer Hiluxes, but mine still looks and runs better than theirs. The newer trucks are so overloaded with "controls" that they are really no fun to drive. Keep your Fortuner !!

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Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:59 am

Hi. Dit gaan nie vir my oor geld nie maar as jou toyota 100% is en hy doen die ding wat jy verwag van hom en veral as jou n bond het tussen jou en jou 4x4 sal ek hou wat ek het. Ek het n 1989 hilux en love hom.

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Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:04 am

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Breekbeen
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:24 pm

Dankie vir al die replies.
Ja ek gaan eendag baie swaar van my FT afskeid neem.
Kinders raak nou groter en meer spasie is altyd welkom.
Die FT is n baie underrated 4x4.

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Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:56 pm

Hi Danie. I feel your dillema. If its your pride and joy, keep it. You will miss it when its gone. Unless there is a really good reason to swing it, then its fond memories
At least its weekend... lots of time to think about it over a dop en n tjop :cooldude:
Strongs with this one.
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:50 pm

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Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:52 am

I recently got Legend 50. Really awesome vehicle. The new technology and driving comfort cannot be compared to my previous D4d. Fuel consumption on the Auto, 4x4 are around 10km/l town, and 12km/l highway.
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:59 am

Looks good. :thumbup:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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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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Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:37 am

Mud Dog wrote:Looks good. :thumbup:
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:35 pm

Look good

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Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:06 pm

The only way to scratch that itch is with a brand new seat under your bum!
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Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:00 am

Dippies that is amazing diesel consumption. I get average around 9.5, 9.6 km/l on the Highway and much less in town.

2018 2.8 Auto 4x4.

Maybe its the BF tyres, lift and Canopy making it heavier.

BUT it gives me much the same as my previous 3.0D4D, but with plenty more power and comforts, so I’m not complaining!

Its really a much better drive than the previous generation.
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:07 am

I have also found that with extra weight, consumption does deteriorate somewhat.
Watch the blue consumption bar on your dash, you'll see that a mm or 2 throttle release makes a big difference when keeping constant speed. :thumbup:
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