Buying a dual-cab ute? Here's a few tips to keep in mind that'll help pick a winner, no matter what model you're looking at.
Can't go past the new dual cab landcruiser 79 series picked up my new gxl one less then a week ago and can't be more happy with it and coming standard with front and rear diff locks makes it the best vehicle I could think of right out of the box
I'm buying my first 4x4 this year...so as you can imagine i'm looking forward to 4x4 Actions ute of the year....i hope the one i've chosen fairs well.
Can't wait for the results...... wish the mag would hurry up and get here :)
i own an mj triton and i am more than happy with it even if it is stock standard i am going to do it up though and explore australia ^^
It will be worth a read, looking fwd to it. I have an 08 Navara D40 & can't fault it, it's been the bestest 4wd, especially since being fully modded by us, we love it & have done magic stuff with it.
My only complaints of utes is that their wheel base is longer than a LWB 4wd so don't track true on a bend, they tend to catch at the back of the tub on very uneven/uphill/downhill surfaces, & the amount of dust that can fill a canopied tub because they're not completely weatherproof. But the reduced rego I pay is worth the other issues.
The thing is any ute can have issues regardless of make & model, can happen anytime.
I'm more than happy with my trusty Hilux, plenty of room in the back seat for the big kids and everyone has mods to suit and parts in remote areas shouldn't be a hassle. Downside is the puny cheese cutters they come standard with limits your tyre size if you want to stay legal. If you are buying new the word around is that you cant go past the BT50. My mechanic reckons they are good and a mate with one loves it and keeps reminding me that his fuel consumption with his camper in tow isn't much more than mine without my camper. We'll find out which one copes with the Old Tele track better this June, hopefully both, I don't want to spend too much time dragging him out of holes :)