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Old 01 September 2015, 09:12   #11
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Ive been looking at a few 4x4 options to replace my Toyota landcruiser, plenty of reviews on here New & Used Boat Sales - Find Boats For Sale Online - boatsales.com.au

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Thanks, I'd actually read most of those before buying - the Aussies seem to write a lot of reviews!

The vehicle spec is different here however, more torque from a 2.5L engine and very different overall finishes. Same basic truck though. Toyota currently don't have the required plated towing capacity here, so were out of the running, which is a shame. I'd have happily bought an Amarok, Hi-lux, Ranger, etc. had the weights and finances stacked up.
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If I recall there was rather a LOT of tools, and boating related bits and bobs in the back of your Landy... any room for all that stuff in the new ride? Does it have a tool chest for the back?
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Old 01 September 2015, 11:32   #13
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It does now! First upgrade along with mud trays, a cow mat load liner and waterproof seat covers.
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Let's 'ave a look at this Gaylord of a pick-up then!
I'm afraid that it looks like every other Far Eastern pickup on the roads. No more waves for me from children and tourists. No more getting allowed out into traffic by landy owners and farmers.

She is giving me 33.5mpg on mixed driving, so happy with that! I like the heated seats and aircon too. Oh, and the stereo - I can hear it when under way. I think I got soft a long time ago and the transportation is catching up at last!

Her "Rite of Passage" is later this week
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I'm afraid that it looks like every other Far Eastern pickup on the roads. No more waves for me from children and tourists. No more getting allowed out into traffic by landy owners and farmers.

She is giving me 33.5mpg on mixed driving, so happy with that! I like the heated seats and aircon too. Oh, and the stereo - I can hear it when under way. I think I got soft a long time ago and the transportation is catching up at last!

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I see that you have ditched the L.R. for a more reliable mode of transport then willk
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It's September man!! What are you gonna do when it gets cold, fit a woodburner?!
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She hasn't been introduced to the willkcraft yet so it's too early to comment on her towing ability/manners but I'll update you later in the month.
OK - a couple of hundred towing miles later...

The Defender was an 18yo 110 300Tdi with a nominal 126hp available.
The Dmax is spankers with 163hp and a shed load of torque on tap.

On the hard and flat, the Dmax is very much superior to the Deafener while towing the full legal limit of 3500kgs (+). She still can carry another 500kg in the tray - I've probably damn nearly reached the 6.5 tons train weight and still she takes inclines that the Defender would have baulked at. Braking and handling is considerably better - but the main difference is in straight pulling power.

The Defender couldn't make as tight a cut while reversing.

However, the Defender totally outclasses the Dmax in low-box work - on slips, gravel and horsing the load around on poor surfaces it is unequalled.

Am I a happy camper - sure I am
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