New Toyota Hilux

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by chaos, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. chaos

    chaos Member

    Location:
    south devon
    Thinking of buying a new hilux,because I want a vehicle to tow
    3.5 ton legally for once,and have always found toyotas to be
    very reliable in the past.It is quite hilly in our area would I
    be better off with a auto gearbox for towing or is first and reverse in
    high range quite low geared. Do these vehicle
    require Add blue if so how much.?
     
  2. Johnnyboxer

    Johnnyboxer Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    New 2.4's ...........yes do take AdBloo
     
  3. Cowabunga

    Cowabunga Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion,Wales
    I would buy automatic, because it will avoid starting off in low range at most road junctions.

    How much Adblue? Not a lot. 25 litres will probably see you right for a year or more, but it depends on how many miles you cover and on how much of that is while towing. Plus the design bias of that engine. I haven't run one, but they usually go for between halfway and just over the recommended oil change interval between Adblue top ups..
     
  4. A H N

    A H N Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Add Blue does about 8000 to 9000 miles, on new 2.4 Hilux.
     
  5. Drillman

    Drillman Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    The other advantage with auto and hill starts while towing is that rather than slipping the clutch or revving the engine and dumping it resulting in loads of wheelspin is that you can feed the power in gently.

    Much easier on the driveline and tyres...... Unless you prefer the tyre squealing head turning approach:facepalm:
     
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  6. james ds

    james ds Member

    Location:
    leinster
    Can the 2.4 pull 3.5 t legally ,
     
  7. nick...

    nick... Member

    Location:
    south norfolk
    Yes it can.ive got an auto and it seems good if a bit thirsty but hoping that will improve with more miles.only done 300 so far.not dragged a trailer far yet but gearbox can't make up its mind wether to be in 5 th or 6th
    Nick...
     
  8. A H N

    A H N Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    My one has done over 4000 miles now and improved immensely.
     
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  9. grainboy

    grainboy Member

    Location:
    Bedfordshire
    When ordering a new Hilux, be aware of towing capacities, there is now a new derogation to tow 3.5 ton, but most already released are only 3.2 ton, would have to be ordered as such.
     
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  10. Courier

    Courier Member

  11. chaos

    chaos Member

    Location:
    south devon
    Looks perfect,except it's left hand drive.
     
  12. Zetor

    Zetor Member

    Location:
    Northumberland
    Drove down to Yorkshire today 100 miles and averaged 40mpg that was a lot of steady driving its normally around 28-30mpg, manual box, I have had a few problems but now fixed under warranty very nice to drive excellent gearbox but could do with a little more power
     
  13. alltddubach

    alltddubach Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
    @Zetor is yours the new model hilux? What problems did you have if you don't mind me asking ?
     
  14. Zetor

    Zetor Member

    Location:
    Northumberland
    Issues with brakes, pdi problem they won't adjusted properly.
    Difficult to change gear after about 30min driving turns out oil was getting trapped in the linkage, a known problem it didn't take them long to fix it.
    Alls well now
     
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  15. S J H

    S J H Member

    Location:
    Bedfordshire
    Have you ordered one yet @grainboy ?
     
  16. alltddubach

    alltddubach Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
    Thanks we are picking ours up today will have to keep an eye on it.
     
  17. james ds

    james ds Member

    Location:
    leinster
    Best of luck with it , put up a few pictures of it before you dirty it .
     
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  18. spikeislander

    spikeislander Member

    Location:
    bedfordshire
    #jealousofyouguys
     
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  19. Zetor

    Zetor Member

    Location:
    Northumberland
    If it's an invincible the anti collision camera in the windscreen has a habit of steaming up and stops working, it doesn't effect the pickup just an error will come up on the dash
     

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