Time to replace the trusty Pajero this year 😭
I looked at the RAV hybrid (nice vehicle) but they lack tow power and kerb weight. I was going to hold out in hope of a Hybrid Hilux or Highlander (avail in USA but not here). However, with an mport levy on diesel utes coming into force next year, I'm not prepared to risk waiting.
I would value people's opinions on which diesel ute is best at the moment.
Mitsi Triton is out - we have them at work and they lack headroom ad are the worst riding ute I have ever been in.
Ford Ranger is out - I've dealt with Ford before on warranty issues before and they were a nightmare to deal with.
I'm leaning toward Mazda because they have 0% 0 deposit 48 month terms at the moment, but trying to keep an open(ish) mind.
Must haves: -
- Tow 2T comfortably (boat);
- Kerb weight >2T (tail vs dog);
- Twin cab;
- Reasonable off-road capability (we beach launch on occasion);
- Reverse camera (the Chief Reversing Adviser is a bit average);
- ?What am I missing?
- <$55k rrp
This will also be my commuter (100km/day).