Best Value 4x4 Ute to Buy 2019

rogerazz

4x4 Earth Contributer
#2
I see where he is coming from. I tend to agree. He does take into account, price ( Triton one of the best for your bucks), back up service ( Mazda), mechanical Navara??? Colarado??? and a couple of others????
Ford back up service??? hmmmmm! ahhhhh! wellllll !
Other thing is you don't have to pay a great price to go 4 wheeling, unless you want to look good, drive in comfort, go shopping at the mall, go cruising. Why bush bash, I mean really bush bash in a car worth lots of money????
Anyone got a BT 50 single cab with tray and full aluminum canopy (back and side openings) with some good fruit like winch, pull out fridge slide, pull out kitchen (maybe), uhf, recovery points, light bars, spotties, not lifted and all that suspension and big wheel crap, to tow my small van etc. etc.:D
 

mikehzz

Well-Known Member
#3
Last year he put crap on Mitsubishi because of the 5 speed auto. He should also read the thread on here about the Triton. That only leaves the Mazda?
 

CaptainBanana

Well-Known Member
#4
Last year he put crap on Mitsubishi because of the 5 speed auto. He should also read the thread on here about the Triton. That only leaves the Mazda?
I bought the triton because objectively it should do the job and warranty should be better than Ford.... It's not. As for the 5 speed it's an old Landcruiser auto (maybe hilux too) and with the tritons narrow but meaty tourqe it works reasonably well, shifts clean and doesn't hunt much.

On a whole his videos are ok but not without fault.
 

rogerazz

4x4 Earth Contributer
#10
Not really to do with customer service as that varies from dealer to dealer, mechanic to mechanic etc.
More to do with back up under warranty, back up after warranty from the manufacturer.
Just do some searches on the Holden Colorado oil problems, Fiat / Chrysler on Jeeps electrical and other problems, Ford on Ford Focus transmissions etc.etc. They all dig their heels in and manufactures pass it on to dealers who pass it back.
Important thing for all of them is to try and get out of doing any warranty,repairs, etc. because no money in that.
 

CaptainBanana

Well-Known Member
#13
Damb,

No one told him mitsubishi have crap window wipers.

Other than that I think he had a few good points

Ford, Holden terrible customer service ( tick )
Hilux DPF $/):);@:&/&/ ! ( tick )
BT50 good value ( tick )
Which is exactly the reasoning I used to choose my triton. Whilst I know car manufacturers will often try anything to hope you go away even I'm shocked at their warranty handling.
 
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#14
Which is exactly the reasoning I used to choose my triton. Whilst I know car manufacturers will often try anything to hope you to away even I'm shocked at their warranty handling.
I think your problems stem from an incompetent dealer service department. All cars have their issues and manufacturers will generally pay out genuine warranty claims as long as processes are followed correctly by the dealer. I haven't seen any other Tritons with your particular fault, but i'm confident if it had presented at my workshop it would be diagnosed and rectified properly.
 
#15
What I can say is where sold absolute rubbish compared to the States and at INFLATED prices....

Would be good if people vote with there feet and bought nothing until they rectify this issue,even the Tundra like the Hilux equivalent even has a V8 in it...
 

CaptainBanana

Well-Known Member
#16
I think your problems stem from an incompetent dealer service department. All cars have their issues and manufacturers will generally pay out genuine warranty claims as long as processes are followed correctly by the dealer. I haven't seen any other Tritons with your particular fault, but i'm confident if it had presented at my workshop it would be diagnosed and rectified properly.
It was an issue that sparked recall on '14/15 outlanders, you'd think that alone may have caused them to look harder than just turning them on in the car park. Also I think the previous gen triton had a wiper recall...it's not news for Mitsubishi.
 
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CaptainBanana

Well-Known Member
#17
What I can say is where sold absolute rubbish compared to the States and at INFLATED prices....

Would be good if people vote with there feet and bought nothing until they rectify this issue,even the Tundra like the Hilux equivalent even has a V8 in it...
The states have pretty decent lemon laws, something like 3 attempts to repair and you get your cash back ... Cars like Audi's a4 with the cvt fault ended up in mass lawsuits where as here in Oz they're on car sales being given away as unknowing owners are up for their second or third trans rebuilds. The Ford focus debacle would not have flown in the US yet the one we bought for my mum has been slipping and shuddering from new which Ford blamed in her and then tried charging her $180 for a re calibration ... Which basically induced tonnes of clutch slip at take up to hide the shudder but ultimately worsen the original fault. Australia's laws regarding lemons are a joke.
 

cam04

Well-Known Member
#18
What I can say is where sold absolute rubbish compared to the States and at INFLATED prices....

Would be good if people vote with there feet and bought nothing until they rectify this issue,even the Tundra like the Hilux equivalent even has a V8 in it...
The hilux equivalent is not the Tundra which is a full sized yank tank, it is the Tacoma which is only available in 2.7 petrol or an optional 3.5 v6. Yank 4x4 enthusiasts have long been jealous of our diesel variants which aren’t sold there. Be careful what you wish for.
 

Albynsw

Well-Known Member
#19
The hilux equivalent is not the Tundra which is a full sized yank tank, it is the Tacoma which is only available in 2.7 petrol or an optional 3.5 v6. Yank 4x4 enthusiasts have long been jealous of our diesel variants which aren’t sold there. Be careful what you wish for.
Yes and the Tacoma is a bit bigger than the Hilux but not as tough, the yanks would love to have the Hilux. Isn’t it funny how the grass is always greener.......
 
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