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Old 16 July 2013, 03:12   #51
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Vehicle dealers do seem a fairly useless bunch. When I was looking around to get a new truck earlier this year, I sent an email to every Mercedes commercial dealer in England to see who would offer me the best deal. Only half bothered responding to my initial enquiry and after a few follow up emails only 2 were left still talking! Amazing in the current climate!
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Old 16 July 2013, 03:42   #52
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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. ;-)
The unbreakable HiLux is the perfect vehicle for the job when you've got a heavy load on. It offers increased towing capacity, delivering 750kg unbraked across the range, 2250kg braked on 4x2 models, improved 2500 kg braked capacity on the 4x4 models

Not good for the maxi digger
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Old 16 July 2013, 05:33   #53
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The unbreakable HiLux is the perfect vehicle for the job when you've got a heavy load on. It offers increased towing capacity, delivering 750kg unbraked across the range, 2250kg braked on 4x2 models, improved 2500 kg braked capacity on the 4x4 models

Not good for the maxi digger
Crap innit? My L200 is 2600kg.

Digger goes behind the D4, it has a HD hitch.
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Crap innit? My L200 is 2600kg.

Digger goes behind the D4, it has a HD hitch.
That's why it's a Ford next time
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I had a '57 Navara - CD player packed in, clutch went, 4x4 packed up. The clutch was the only one I had fixed, and that cost 1,700.

Loved the game about what bit would fall off when you went over a speed bump.

A service was always expensive, something I hated to get done, and parts were mega money.
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Old 16 July 2013, 18:21   #56
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Would have to be a hilux for me. Towed an 8m north craft up to Mallaig no probs at all followed by a mate in his amarok who made it on the aa wagon with his Humber after losing a turbo and 4motion failure.
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Old 18 July 2013, 11:30   #57
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Ok so quick update

Received. Great quote on my preferred choice. The top spec Amarok. Trouble is 16 week lead time. Or I can take the standard model, which has no diff lock.

What's people's thoughts on that ? Would it be a mistake ?

I've also got a reasonable quote for the Nav, which is available to drive away same day.should I compromise on the Amarok, wait or go with the cheaper option of the Nav ?

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I would avoid the Navarra at all costs. If your circumstances, current vehicle, etc allow you to wait for the top spek Amokak, this would seem like the best option.
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If your hearts on the Amarok I'd wait .. but what method have you used to source the motor ? some brokers may be able to find one sooner as 16 weeks does sound a pain the bum ?
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I was quoted 16wks but in reality it was 9 months we extended this about 4 was to get into the new reg plate.

Mine was fully specked up but without diff lock option

Could have got someone else's cancelation but not the spec which I ordered
You can other dealers I found out they have Their quotas and and if they have reached that it is longer dont trust what they say on lead times

Worth the wait though
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