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Old 11 July 2013, 03:32   #1
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VW Amorok - Navara - Ranger

Considering one of the above, new. Anybody have either ? Any feedback on them please. Undecided myself, need something comfortable for towing, long drive and occasional family use.

It will be on a 3/4 year lease with Balloon payment, to buy at end, or trade in for another lease. Who's the best lease provider ?

NOTE : let's not turn it into another Landrover or car bashing thread please. Looking for serious input only.

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Old 11 July 2013, 04:03   #2
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Navara for me, had one for 11 years and that's a record for me, did everything I ever ask it to do and I ask a lot, towing was ok but capacity is a problem, didn't stop me mind you. I would look at another way of buying it though, once you're into balloon payments you're never out, if money is tight you should explore borrowing the deposit and buy it on a 0% hire purchase might be a bit harder paying two loans but after four years it's your
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Old 11 July 2013, 04:48   #3
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+1 for the Navara I am on my third one just traded in my old 55 plate for a new one.

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Old 11 July 2013, 05:07   #4
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I have a Amarok 12 plate, overall I am very happy but the gear shift is a bit clonky.
If the new ranger was available at the time I would have looked but no regrets,
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Old 11 July 2013, 05:13   #5
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A friend who runs a motorfactors loves Navaras. They even keep halfshafts for them in stock
According to him they sell a disproportionally large amount of spares for them. which would back up the general consensus that there are far more reliable trucks out there......
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Old 11 July 2013, 05:45   #6
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We have owned as a company both the Navara, Ranger (older version) and the Hilux. Out of all of them the Hilux was the best for towing (auto) but we did get through a few rear wheel bearings. This was mainly due to dunking it in the water at slipways. Navara suffered from front wheel bearings (expensive to replace) and half shafts. From new we did 146,000 miles in the Hilux and 135,000 in the Navara. 90% of which was towing 8.5m RIBs around the country. My opinion would be the Hilux (although you didn't ask about it!) I have no info on the new Ranger but the old one was rubbish at towing but quite good at taking rubbish to the dump!

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Old 11 July 2013, 07:41   #7
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We have owned as a company both the Navara, Ranger (older version) and the Hilux. Out of all of them the Hilux was the best for towing (auto) but we did get through a few rear wheel bearings. This was mainly due to dunking it in the water at slipways. Navara suffered from front wheel bearings (expensive to replace) and half shafts. From new we did 146,000 miles in the Hilux and 135,000 in the Navara. 90% of which was towing 8.5m RIBs around the country. My opinion would be the Hilux (although you didn't ask about it!) I have no info on the new Ranger but the old one was rubbish at towing but quite good at taking rubbish to the dump!

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Thanks. Its good of you to post your experiences. Best go consider the Hilux now too.

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Old 11 July 2013, 08:43   #9
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Amarok. I love mine and have to say it beat my dads 2010 hilux invinsible hands down. Good drive, loads of space, good engine. I would wait for the auto to come into the country that's The only downside I have on mine
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On my Third Nav over 200,000 miles in them this one is an auto love it, but I fancy a change so I think the next one will be a new 3.2l Ranger 1300 kg payload and 3500 kg towing

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