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Old 13 July 2013, 05:51   #41
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There's something about a 2ltr lump and the slighyly limp wristed styling that puts me off the 'AmmoRok. :-/ When I finally cut the L200 loose, a Hilux will sliding up the drive. ;-)
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Old 13 July 2013, 06:04   #42
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Friend of mine has the Ford Ranger and has trialled an Amorak and is very impressed, that said the dealer begged him to try an auto as by their admission the manual gearbox is dire!
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Old 13 July 2013, 07:53   #43
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A fine choice sir
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Old 14 July 2013, 12:45   #44
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Auto here too.Done well over 20k towing anything from our twin axle caravan through to Cherry pickers and never had any issues.
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Old 15 July 2013, 14:54   #45
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Ranger's probably the nicest looking out of the box and the canopy seems to look like it has actually been made for it.

Rok smartens up a bit ......

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Old 15 July 2013, 15:16   #46
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I've got a 10 plate Toyota Invinsible, I've put 35k on it and all its ever needed is fuel. I'm selling an 07 Ranger Thunder at the minute, its got 59k on it and its had an engine rebuild due to snapped belt and about 435 propshaft joints and requires another clutch...... Never again!

It's just been replaced with another Toyota.
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Old 15 July 2013, 19:02   #47
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I had a Mk2 Ranger crewcab (2005MY) for three years and 50,000km, with the naturally aspirated 2.9 diesel. I bought it because I needed a pickup for messy jobs (live out in the sticks and we have to cart our own fuel in and rubbish out). I didn't expect to like it, but it was ridiculously cheap. Nothing broke, and I grew to like it. The only bits I bought for it were tyres, wiper blades and filters in the whole time I had it. I never even bought a set of brake pads/shoes as far as I recall.

Have a 2011 (Mk3?) 2.5TD manual Ranger at the moment which I bought new, everyday car, and it's equally flawless - again I have never bought anything other than filters and wiper blades. I like it to drive on the road, it tows the boat well, nuclear heater in the winter and good in snow. Bit light on the back end and a bit bouncy when it is empty, but that is true of all crewcabs. Overall I can't really fault it.

Both have been used daily on surfaced and unsurfaced roads and are covered in mud for half the year. I won't even look at other options if I can get another one in three years or so, but the local importer has stopped doing them so I'll need to find a supplier first! If I couldn't get one, or they replace it with something rubbishy, I'd probably get a Hilux.
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Old 16 July 2013, 02:37   #48
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All pointing me to the Rok, still awaiting dealer to call back... I thought they were desperate for the sales at the moment!!!

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still awaiting dealer to call back... I thought they were desperate for the sales at the moment!!!
You'd have thought it but seems not. A neighbour wanting to buy a Merc B class can't get them to return calls either.
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Old 16 July 2013, 03:05   #50
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You'd have thought it but seems not. A neighbour wanting to buy a Merc B class can't get them to return calls either.
Tell me about it! Mitsubishi were on the phone the following day from viewing asking if I'd made a decision, unlucky for them - I had

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