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    Toyota HiLux

    I am curiouse about the Toyota HiLux 4x4 4 door with the diesel engine .

    I've seen a great many of them while in the Philippines but have never driven one .

    Have any of you guys driven these and the gas engined version that we normally see here in the USA ?

    I am curiouse about the thoughts of the gas version verses the diesel version .

    Now with that being said I doubt if I'm able to get the diesel version in the USA anyway .

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    Hi 6 point.
    I do not think a Gas/Petrol Engine is available in UK. As you may be aware our Petrol prices are frightening at 1.33 per Litre. So most any commercial or working vehicle has a Diesel in it. Modern Diesel Engines are very good and have come a long way in the past 10 years. For example the 3.0 Diesel in the Jeep has more Torque than the 5.7 Litre V8 Gas.


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    I'm sure yorkie is right , i spoke to a pal of mine that used to work at a toyota dealers and he had never heard of a hilux petrol model apart from very early models,a petrol version would have a very poor resale value to say the least...!!

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    The hilux is available in petrol! It is a V6 monster imported from OZ. and they don't like LPG! The young lady that had one at work had to wait 4 months to get a new engine for her's. as the first one she had in the truck. was knakerd after 3000 miles running LPG.

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    I had a tricked-out Hilux 3.0 diesel on hire for 16 days through Zambia and Namibia last year.

    Utterly stunning piece of kit - could'nt say enough about it. It was never even phased in any conditions - including spending three hours in low box 4x4 grinding through the softest sand you can imagine on the edge of the Kalahari.

    I have no idea why anyone would want a petrol engine - endless gut-churning torque and very good fuel consumption (important when the filling stations are hundreds of miles apart) - as others have said the modern diesel is miles away from the status of twenty years ago (maybe where the US is in engine technology?). Also very comfortable.

    I did own one of my own (also in Africa) a 2.4 diesel - very good and did a lot of hunting from it, surprisingly good as a single cab in 'extreme' 4x4 mode.

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    I have had the 2.5 diesel version from new. Bought it in 2005 and other than a rear exhaust box ( which I have just fitted), tyres and service the only thing I have paid for is diesel. I will be looking at a new one in 2 years time and have to admit that other than the new Ford I will be looking at the new model.

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    I would like the Toyota Tundra, if i lived in America that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkie View Post
    As you may be aware our Petrol prices are frightening at 1.33 per Litre. So most any commercial or working vehicle has a Diesel in it.
    ...And diesel is currently 1.39
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    Quote Originally Posted by Si View Post
    ...And diesel is currently 1.39
    Terrible isn't it, I notice it most when filing tank from empty.
    I bought the car in July 09 and filling tank cost about 30, now it takes nearly 45
    Not sure how much longer I can afford it, after all at 70mpg it doesn't last long


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