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    What car v. 7 seat, towing, camping etc

    Looking at moving on both the Hilux and the nopics Focus, and going back to a single car. Wanting something that has 7 seat capability, and capacity for longer trips as a 5 seater. Towing for the race car is required, and some limited camping ability (not huge 4WD stuff).

    Would prefer Toyota, from habit, but happy to consider others.

    So far we have been looking at Prados and Klugers, but not finding much that isn't thrashed out or significantly overpriced.

    What is out there?
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    What's the budget?
    Auto or man?

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    Big fan of our Pajero Sport. 3.1t towing, 8 spd auto, full leather and 7 seat if you want.

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    Unsure on budget at this stage. Prefer manual and modcons (well at least ABS)...
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    We had a 7 seat Kluger back when the kids were single digit/early teens. Was a brilliant car, never checked the towing capacity as we were only hauling bicycles at that age. Pretty sure it would tow a race car. Did lots of long trips with the kids and their cousins and mates. Would happily get another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprinkles View Post
    never checked the towing capacity as we were only hauling bicycles at that age.
    can be a pain in the arse to find tow ratings. so i just a towbar site http://www.carasel.com.au/towbars
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    Whats max towing weight you are after?

    Sounds like a kluger/territory etc will do the job just fine
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    Prado. A Kluger won't even get you onto the beach.

    You need to accept the high prices and the great resale price.

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    90 series Prados are 8 seater, even gxl have the basic mod cons like cruise, electric etc and a shot ton of cup holders

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    Fortunner?

    I have towed with the first model Kluger an R34 GTR and it towed it no problems, but def didnt feel as stable as my Landcruiser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR-PUNANNY View Post
    Fortunner?

    Yeah, whats the go with these, seem to review well.

    Also seems DPFs are an issue on town driving with all the diesels? Fortuner is diesel only.
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    Don't think it's town driving as much as short-trip driving; ie. too many stops/starts is the problem, not travelling speeds.

    For Tuna is basically a current-day Hilux 4Runner, an Hiluxes are fucking huge; do you want something that big?
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    Eh. Already have a dual cab Hilux. Canít be any worse. Similar size on paper to the Prado.
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    DPFs and EGR issues are a problem on most modern diesels.

    Fit catch can, and get a tune that turns the egr out at the same time, and they are usually pretty good
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    Quote Originally Posted by takai View Post
    Eh. Already have a dual cab Hilux. Canít be any worse. Similar size on paper to the Prado.
    Only mentioned it 'cos I find the Commode uncomfortably large in parking areas, and Hilux is taller & longer; but if you're comfy with that, For Tuna definitely won't be any worse.
    Last edited by Captiva Fan; 01-10-17 at 10:54 PM.
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captiva Fan View Post
    Only mentioned it 'cos I find the Commode uncomfortably large in parking areas, and Hilux is taller & longer; but if you're comfy with that, For Tuna definitely won't be any worse.
    A VF is 250-300mm longer than the Fortuner. About the same length as a full Hilux. The height is pretty much inconsequential when parking too.
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    A Hilux is 5.3m, Commode is 4.9m; Fortuna is 4.8m, which can only be a good thing.
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRMOPARMAN View Post
    DPFs and EGR issues are a problem on most modern diesels.

    Fit catch can, and get a tune that turns the egr out at the same time, and they are usually pretty good
    Don't have to do any of that shit, all you need to do is take it for a good run, my thing is coming upto 60k and I've never had issues with the emission system. I only do 60km a day in it as well, granted mostly on an 80km/h road. I also take it for a good run weekly, but it's done regens on my commute. Maybe I'm just lucky?

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    Without knowing a budget its pretty hard to suggest but a Prado or Pajero is pretty hard to beat given your criteria.
    Agreed the Pajero sport is also a good ting if you can live with the appearance.

    Auto>Manual for towing and offroad also.

    Y62 Patrol would be my choice if budget allowed though.
    It Places the lotion in the basket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by takai View Post
    Yeah, whats the go with these, seem to review well.
    They do? Common themes... poor value for money, brown interior, shit rear seat layout, poor performance, average fuel economy and a punishing ride. This is reflected in the sales of them in Oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rj_astra View Post
    They do? Common themes... poor value for money, brown interior, shit rear seat layout, poor performance, average fuel economy and a punishing ride. This is reflected in the sales of them in Oz.
    Yeah, havent been in one yet, but all the major mags and review sites praised it for the 2016 model. Won out on several "Which SUV" tests etc.

    Although i notice a couple are revising their ratings now that the Paj Sport comes in 7 seat.
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    late model petrol prado. The 4L is a the benchmark for reliability and a smooth drive. Yes you'll burn a few more $$ in fuel but it'll never die if serviced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fly510 View Post
    late model petrol prado. The 4L is a the benchmark for reliability and a smooth drive. Yes you'll burn a few more $$ in fuel but it'll never die if serviced.
    I agree with this, plus the 4L if often far cheaper to buy into. Prado > tuna for what you want. The fold down seats and general economics is better.


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