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Old 13 July 2013, 10:51   #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, 11:04   #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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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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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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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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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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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, 08:05   #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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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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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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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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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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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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Old 18 July 2013, 22:10   #60
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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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