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Old 20th February 2010, 01:23   #1
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the process to buy a pickup truck that will be a workhorse for me on job and a family vehicle for my family started a month back and there were many contestants for this job! since i cover almost 100-150 kms a day on an average, it had to FE, plus the following:

it had to be a japanese make.
it had to be a reliable vehicle.
it had to be a 4x4 double cabin.
it had to have airbags for driver and passenger.
it had to have ABS, power options, AC and comfort.
it had to an automatic transmission!

the contestants:

1. Mitsubishi L200 3.5 ltr V6
2. Nissan Navara 2.4 ltr 4 Cyl
3. Toyota Hilux 2.7 ltr 4 cyl

L200 V6 was at same price as Hilux 4Cyl, amazingly and it came with leather upholstry and power driver seat!

the A.S.S. for mitsubishi is nothing great mentioning here and the truck itself was thirsty when it came to daily runnings!

though it was a great value for money as it came fully loaded with goodies!

Nissan was not at all attractive and it did not came with automatic transmission, so it was out of contention!

so now the race to the finish was between Hilux and L200.
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WoW Parm ji... Now you want a BIG 4X4?

I would suggest to go for Yota, as it is more reliable & will be a good offroader. Also there are many after market kits readily available for HiLux.
Else you can also consider Fortuner OR new Prado?

BTW, Can you import that in India while coming here?
Also what about the THAR?


EDIT: Ohh.. So u have already bought a Hilux. well congrats... Good Choice! Now Lift it like a monster truck

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Mitsubishi L200 3.5 ltr V6 is way too ugly.

Toyata Hilux has not competition with the above listed pickup trucks. Param living in dubai, you should have opted for a LC .
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Congrats, how about a detailed review and lots of pics

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WoW Parm ji... Now you want a BIG 4X4?

I would suggest to go for Yota, as it is more reliable & will be a good offroader. Also there are many after market kits readily available for HiLux.
Else you can also consider Fortuner OR new Prado?

BTW, Can you import that in India while coming here?
Also what about the THAR?


EDIT: Ohh.. So u have already bought a Hilux. well congrats... Good Choice! Now Lift it like a monster truck
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Mitsubishi L200 3.5 ltr V6 is way too ugly.

Toyata Hilux has not competition with the above listed pickup trucks. Param living in dubai, you should have opted for a LC .
the nature of my work involves a lot of travelling as well as carrying some load once a while, so i wanted a different vehicle rather than a LC or PRado/Fortuner!

though american pickups were available in the market, but they are cant be daily drives covering 100-150 kms a day and still be cost effective!

Though Toyota Tundra was very much attractive, but thats again a V8!

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Congrats, how about a detailed review and lots of pics
actually there is a goof up in delivery of the truck!

well all the money has been paid and was just waiting for the delivery and when i went to the showroom, the sales guys said that they are not having the silver colour anymore, and they have just one colour left. they sold off silver by mistake to some body else.

so he took me to the stock yard and there was a hilux in red colour, standing with lots of dust and sand on it!

i told him im not buying the red colour hilux even if they give me 10K AED discount!

so now i have to wait for the Silver colour hilux to arrive in 1-2 weeks time as new stock is on the way!

modifications are planned but on hold for now!

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Wow, does the front end slightly resemble the fortuner?

1) Did you check out if hilux is out of the T's recall list?
2) Plz post some pics of the interiors...
3) The red looks cheesy for such a application
4) My F-I-L has a hilux (199x version) in gulf... my then-GF (now wifey) used to blast around at 180-200+ on the inter-city highways ;-)
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Parm-ji, why didn't you consider the handsome D-Max?

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Wow, does the front end slightly resemble the fortuner?

1) Did you check out if hilux is out of the T's recall list?
2) Plz post some pics of the interiors...
3) The red looks cheesy for such a application
4) My F-I-L has a hilux (199x version) in gulf... my then-GF (now wifey) used to blast around at 180-200+ on the inter-city highways ;-)
there is a small similarity between Fortuner and Hilux, since they come from literaly the same stable.

Hilux has the same 2.7 ltr 158Bhp 4Cyl petrol engine as fortuner.

1. Hilux is made in Thailand and is not in the Toyota recall list.
2. well there are two options for the interior, RED or Grey. i have ordered for Grey interiors,but the sales guys said it mostly comes with RED!
3. Red Hilux is out of question, its either Silver or White.
4. Hilux can manage speeds upto 160-180kmph, thats my personal experience.

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Parm-ji, why didn't you consider the handsome D-Max?
our company is vendor/supplier to the local toyota dealer, so good discount in the price as well as in the after sales service for me.

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That little buggy should get you from point A to point B in pretty good style. Nice wheels. I wish Toy or Honda made an off roader available in India. Maybe then the M&M boys in upper management and marketing at M&M would unpack the recovery gear and extract their heads from their exhaust pipes.
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congrats on the buy parm... It indeed looks sexy!! Good you did not go for red!! you would unintentionally standout!
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That little buggy should get you from point A to point B in pretty good style. Nice wheels. I wish Toy or Honda made an off roader available in India. Maybe then the M&M boys in upper management and marketing at M&M would unpack the recovery gear and extract their heads from their exhaust pipes.
For sure. But we'll have to wait for:

1. Cities to get more de-congested OR people who can afford these cars move out of cities (thereby avoiding a 2 car per family rule and making do with just one biggie)

2. Better highways are made available (paving the way for more development, more dealerships, fix you up anywhere)

3. A general percolation of 4x4 getaway trips starts becoming the focal point of dinners in Indian homes - rather than a "oooh, should we get a lower berth or a 2AC middle berth in compartment 5A of the Mysore-Jaipur Jhulak Express"

We're still way off the mark to start buying pick-up's and really utilising them for what they're worth. Most get bought for bling.
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Congrats on owning the second hilux on this forum:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...ux-thread.html (The Toyota Hilux Thread)
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well all the money has been paid and was just waiting for the delivery
so now i have to wait for the Silver colour hilux to arrive in 1-2 weeks time as new stock is on the way!

modifications are planned but on hold for now!

photos of silver and red hilux attached.
Hearty Congrats Parm!

So when are we going to explore the dunes together? Or do you like to try the wadis first? I leave the choice to you!
Call me when you get a chance.
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well my apologies for naming the topic as first hilux on tbhp. the hilux name didnt came up in the search, thats how i named it.

anyway, more sad news from the toyota dealer as the sales guy emailed me this morning about the more delay in delivery as the truck will come from thailand in mid may!

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Hearty Congrats Parm!

So when are we going to explore the dunes together? Or do you like to try the wadis first? I leave the choice to you!
Call me when you get a chance.
JC
thanks shibu.

what you recommend, dunes or wadis??

i would love to follow your wrangler where ever you want to go.

Note from Mod team: Thread closed as per request, since the delivery is delayed till May

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