Jump to content
Commando

New 2.8L Hilux Review

Recommended Posts

7 hours ago, chrism3513 said:

I’ve just bought one. Only had picked it up  last Wednesday (ordered early November)  but so far so good 💪

EFA72FEC-302A-4C53-9D16-72B8BE8086CA.jpeg

37E7AA4D-45D2-476B-9F04-10476EEEE2CF.jpeg

Nice.

 

I take it you are in Oz with a setup like that?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hilux is so popular as the new ranger has ALL of the engine issues, merc X class, Navarra, Amarok all discontinued with no new models till 2023 i was told. Amarok is coming back as a ford colam?! Using the junk Ford engine not the V6.
i ordered an extra cab in March with delivery earliest Oct using NGO discounts was told the basc ngo etc ended on the 1st april...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Rich Rule said:

Nice.

 

I take it you are in Oz with a setup like that?

Hi rich that’s correct 

 

we worked together in Norway by the way 😉

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, chrism3513 said:

Hi rich that’s correct 

 

we worked together in Norway by the way 😉

Mackenzie?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hilux is so popular as the new ranger has ALL of the engine issues, merc X class, Navarra, Amarok all discontinued with no new models till 2023 i was told. Amarok is coming back as a ford colam?! Using the junk Ford engine not the V6.
i ordered an extra cab in March with delivery earliest Oct using NGO discounts was told the basc ngo etc ended on the 1st april...

BASC discount is still available, I just got the quote through….

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Commando said:


Or a Suez issue?

Mine was ordered before all of that - still December delivery! 
Yet I still get Hilux adverts all over my internet browsing....

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Picked mine up in March, I got it on the 0% PCP with a 15% discount from the dealer. 

It drives and pulls really nice, and it's a very comfy truck. The auto is really nice, if a bit revvy sometimes.

I really like it, however it does feel a little half finished sometimes...There's a two pin socket in the arm rest which is a bit odd, the load bed on mine is squint and the gaps around the tailgate are so big that getting anything like a seal with a canopy is proving very challenging. 

Being my first pickup I think it's crazy thirsty too. I used to average about 37mpg in my transit custom, closer to 50 on long burns down the motorway. currently getting 27-28mpg in the hilux 😬

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 03/05/2021 at 21:25, Dbikeguy said:

Hilux is so popular as the new ranger has ALL of the engine issues, merc X class, Navarra, Amarok all discontinued with no new models till 2023 i was told. Amarok is coming back as a ford colam?! Using the junk Ford engine not the V6.
i ordered an extra cab in March with delivery earliest Oct using NGO discounts was told the basc ngo etc ended on the 1st april...

Which of the rangers has all the engine issues ??

Edited by Johnsond

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 03/05/2021 at 22:26, monkeybusiness said:

Mine was ordered before all of that - still December delivery! 
Yet I still get Hilux adverts all over my internet browsing....

The delivery times are mental. I ordered in January, deposit paid and all that, and was told June. Checked a few weeks later and was told October. In January.

I politely told them they could find one sooner or I'd go elsewhere and surprisingly it actually worked. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Featured Adverts

  • Tip site reviews

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.