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  #1771998 28-Apr-2017 16:07
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Get the no bull opinion from John Cadogan. Quite a funny read/watch. He recommends the Mitsi Triton, Nissan Navara and Mazda BT-50s over the rest.

 

http://autoexpert.com.au/

 

 

 

Another good review site is http://www.caradvice.com.au/

 

Not sure how relevant these are considering they may be outside your price bracket.

 

 






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  #1772000 28-Apr-2017 16:10
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maoriboy:

 

Get the no bull opinion from John Cadogan. Quite a funny read/watch. He recommends the Mitsi Triton, Nissan Navara and Mazda BT-50s over the rest.

 

http://autoexpert.com.au/

 

 

 

Another good review site is http://www.caradvice.com.au/

 

Not sure how relevant these are considering they may be outside your price bracket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember he is talking new. The OP's budget is circa $25K so unless a basic set up we are looking a used.


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Getting some good advice here. Keep it coming. I am resigned to the fact I will be after a late model with high ks.




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I keep hearing good things about the Isuzu D-Max.

 

Manual 6 speed Rangers apparently have gearbox issues if owners do too much towing in top gear. The top gear ring isn't robust enough for the engine torque. If you don't tow heavy loads in top gear they last OK.





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  #1772242 29-Apr-2017 06:13
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Technofreak:

I keep hearing good things about the Isuzu D-Max.


Manual 6 speed Rangers apparently have gearbox issues if owners do too much towing in top gear. The top gear ring isn't robust enough for the engine torque. If you don't tow heavy loads in top gear they last OK.

what is your source for this assertion?

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Anecdotal, from family members with either direct experience or knowledge of owners who have had issues.




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BlinkyBill:
Technofreak:

 

I keep hearing good things about the Isuzu D-Max.

 

 

 

Manual 6 speed Rangers apparently have gearbox issues if owners do too much towing in top gear. The top gear ring isn't robust enough for the engine torque. If you don't tow heavy loads in top gear they last OK.

 

what is your source for this assertion?

 

 

 

I was told the same from a large gearbox rebuilder in Auckland, they'd done a few of them at 30k.




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Just to rap this up, I ended up buying a Holden Colorado 2014. All I need now is a canopy. Can anyone recommend a good canopy maker for a double cab. Also my 94 toyota surf is for sale.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/browse/listing.aspx?id=1359955076&/listing?rfm=1

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How many KMs and what was the price range you got it for if you don't mind me asking?





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  #1810279 1-Jul-2017 22:29
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Have a look at my trade me listing. 310k, 1994

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  #1810280 1-Jul-2017 22:30
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Wanting around $6500

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  #1810282 1-Jul-2017 22:33
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Oops misread you question. Colorado had 56k and $27k

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cleggy2: Oops misread you question. Colorado had 56k and $27k

 

Keep an eye on the oil level Holden had trouble with excessive oil usage on that model.


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