2018/2019 SR Hilux

Morning All,

Well the time has come for me to move the 2010 Navara onto a new home. It has been a good car for us and has always gotten us home. I am the second owner and have put 145,000km on it in 8 years towing the van to Exmouth and Esperance along with a few places between. 


When I got the Navara, I wanted a Hilux but couldnt afford one. Now I still cannot afford one though it will be the car we get so I am chasing any feedback on how they genuinely go with a bit of weight behind them? My boat is around a ton and my caravan is around 1.8.

 

If anyone is in the process of offloading an Auto SR 4WD with less than 50,000km within the next month, please hit me up.


Cheers,

Paul


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 as much as im a toyo fan -

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:49

 as much as im a toyo fan - 70 series especially- the hilux has the lowest towing weight in its class- or did 3 years ago when i looked at them

compared to some of the others - it is also spartan inside - not as bad as the 70 though

the only good thing about them is second hand value stays up a bit better

good luck getting a second hand one - im told 2nd hand cars atm is like unicorn teeth

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 It would pay to put some

Thu, 2020-09-17 08:07

 It would pay to put some extra coin aside for an aftermarket suspension if you're going to use it as an everyday driver. I just gave my work one back and it was awful to drive compared to D40 Navara's that I've had. They also have issues with the DPF and air filter. Blokes from work have been stranded a couple of times way out bush in them. 

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Hilux

Thu, 2020-09-17 08:19

 I have a 2.8TD SR5 auto (its my 4th Hilux and I have had Landcruisers too) and its nice to drive but fuel economy is poor towing.  I get 11.5L/100km around town but on a recent trip up north on dirt roads towing a 1.5T camper trailer at around 90km/hr that went up to 18.5L/100k.  Back on the bitumen I was able to get that down to 14-15L/100km, but I was very dissapointed with the 18.5 figure.  With the small fuel tank they have, it reduced my range to 400km between fills. 

If buying an auto, the workshop foreman at the Toyota dealership where I bought mine advised me to tow in 4th (prefereably as its 1:1 ratio) or 5th, not in Drive (6th) because they have had units where the auto clutches have burnt out through towing in Drive.   Obviously towing in 4th or 5th reduces your road speed.

The other issue I have, and its a common one, is the slip yoke in the tailshaft.  Taking off or coming to a stop, it often feels like someone has kicked you up the bum as the slip yoke releases or takes up. According to Toyota, that's something you just have to live with.  I have done some online research, and opinions differ about how to fix it, but I need to explore more.

And then there is the commonly known DPF issue with the 2015+ Hilux.

And at 100kph on my speedo, the vehicle is actually doing 93kph.......

Biut none of the above would stop me buying another Hilux.  I would look at the manual version though if towing a lot.

 

 

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based on the pricing i have

Thu, 2020-09-17 09:48

based on the pricing i have seen on carsales you are better off buying new
2018/19 SR's with anything from 50-100k's start at around 48K add stamp duty of 3k and you are at 51k
A new one appears to be ~54k drive away - bear in mind you will get full warranty, 12 months rego and maybe fixed price servicing (not sure if they still doing this?)..../.

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Just traded in my 2018 SR5

Thu, 2020-09-17 10:21

Just traded in my 2018 SR5 towed my 6.5 fibreglass boat no problem

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 Mate went from a bt50 3.2 to

Thu, 2020-09-17 18:32

 Mate went from a bt50 3.2 to a 2019 hilux and rekons the bt50 with the trailer will pull the hilux backwards. But the 2020 hilux has had a power upgrade. I run a ranger 3.2. Have had a bt50 and 2 rangers in the last 10 years and put over half a million ks on them combined pulling a 2 tonne trailer full time. Had a few sensor issues on the px2 ranger but the px3 has been fine.

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2018/2019 SR Hilux towing

Thu, 2020-09-17 21:30

 1 to 1.8t behind a 2018 Hilux. You wont even feel it

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 I have a 2020 Sr auto. Tows

Fri, 2020-09-18 07:55

 I have a 2020 Sr auto. Tows my 7m glass boat better than the 2018 and 2017 manual ones I had before. 

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 I have looked at the Rangers

Fri, 2020-09-18 10:00

 I have looked at the Rangers and BT's (Rangers) and acknowledge they have bigger engines. Everything says they and the Hilux are the best cars out there (well one says the Triton) though this car is going to be with us for 8-10 years. I do wonder about the long term side of the BT's considering they are now based on the Dmax. 

2020 Hilux is out of the price range so the bank says so we are now looing at 17-19 models...though the way the second hand market is going, new ones may be cheaper!

 

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 We have a couple of rangers

Fri, 2020-09-18 10:28

 We have a couple of rangers at work too. They do ok in the city but as soon as they do some work they cost a fortune to maintain. Lots of trim issues, broken switches, electric system doesn't like modifications, gearbox issues etc. Slowly swapping the rangers back to hiluxs. 
Used Toyota prices are stupid. Makes no sense what used ones are selling for compared to new. 

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We have some base model

Fri, 2020-09-18 10:36

We have some base model rangers with work. Thre is more technology in my Navara even though mine doesnt work...it kinda makes them similar. 

I have noticed the progressive change from Rangers back the Lux's. I guess less buttons means less stuff to break and with kids, less buttons = a good thing!

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 That's interesting, when you

Mon, 2020-09-21 18:17

 That's interesting, when you say work what's that entail? I've done Gnarloo two times, beach launched my boat for two summers  and just finished a 2500km trip from Perth Kal, Esperance through the south and back home. Granted it's only done 43k but hasn't missed a beat. No problem with interior switches etc, I've had suspension done 2inch , lights all changed to LED Narva spotties and light bar and KO2's put on. The car hasn't missed a beat. Shits on the skuzzy Triton I had before. 

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 Hedland and karratha based

Mon, 2020-09-21 19:50

 Hedland and karratha based but regularly on minesites. See a bit of dirt but never down into the pits or anything hard like that. 
One just cost 4 in repairs on top of the 100000 service and that's probably the best of them. New belt tensioner (none in wa so 2 week wait for parts), new engine mounts, gearbox selector issues. Think every cruise control button has fallen off, it still works, just need to poke a pen in there. 

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 Just went and looked at a

Fri, 2020-09-18 12:12

 Just went and looked at a 2017 SR Hilux with 50,000k on the clock before the dealership had a chance to wash it. Had rust in places that showed it has been in salt. 47k for that.

Afterwards, went over to look at a XLT ranger with 10k on the clock. 19 version for the same price.

I think we saw the lord Jesus and have converted. 

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 ;p   also for resale u can

Sat, 2020-09-19 17:51

 ;p   also for resale u can put on the young people fairings and grilles and make it look tough   ;p

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Sun, 2020-09-20 15:53

My car was in at Ford for a couple of days last month and they loan me a 2 litre bi turbo Ranger, totally impressed with it, was apprehensive at first being a 2 litre, but worries disappeared quickly.

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Had Toyota's all my life and

Mon, 2020-09-21 07:41

Had Toyota's all my life and will swap to a ranger next year, there is nothing to get excited about with the hilux anymore, well, never was really, they were reliable, plenty of parts and held their value though and that was the main reason I stuck with them.

But after doing a few trips in my mates ranger I hated getting back into my Tojo, felt agricultural.

Hopefully it wont be a bad decision next year.

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Went the Ranger. Arrives 23rd

Wed, 2020-09-23 21:02

Went the Ranger. Arrives 23rd October.

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Got the Ranger yesterday -

Thu, 2020-10-22 06:58

Got the Ranger yesterday - What a weapon!

Now to get the average fuel consumption down after those first few accelerator tests around the block!

 

 

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 What model Swompa? I assume

Thu, 2020-10-22 07:18

 What model Swompa? I assume the 2.8L twin turbo?

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XLS Sport with the 3.2. The

Fri, 2020-10-23 18:31

XLS Sport with the 3.2. The 2l 10 speed made me nervous. 

Took it to Lancelin today to see how it goes in the sand. Jeez it's nice just pointing it in a direction and applying the right foot and not have to change gears!

Technology in it is very comfortable. 9.5 LPH on the way up and 10.3 on the way home with air con on. 

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 Yeah I have the 3.2, mate it

Fri, 2020-10-23 20:10

 Yeah I have the 3.2, mate it eats the sand even with my boat on. had it 2 years now and no regrets.

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