Dual cab Ute advice

soundmanjames

New Member
Hi I’ve read so very useful info on these forums so far regarding dual cabs under $25k au.
I think I’ve narrowed things down to either a Colorado between 2008-2011 with the 4jj1 Isuzu motor or a 2006- 2015 hilux with a Kun26r 3L diesel.
Both would be kms around 150-200k to fit in that budget.
My alternatives with low kms (around 100k) would be either a 2012-2015 navara d40 or triton 2012-2016.
I’m basically chasing a reliable second car for firewood runs, the odd beach afternoon and general light hobby farm work. We have a Prado 150 series for long trips and family things.
Is my thinking correct?? Any thoughts or suggestions?
Many thanks!
 

cam04

Well-Known Member
Solid choices. The hilux has a coil spring front end where the RC is torsion bar. Both as good as that style of Ute got at the time. Go for the best one you find.
 

Lost1?

Well-Known Member
If you are thinking about a triton try looking for a low km ML with the 3.2l motor. The 2.5 can be a bit hit and miss on the reliability front. 2006-2009.
 

megamung

Active Member
I had a D40 from new, for 8 years and loved it, for 180 thousand K.s it was faultless after that it started to become a nightmare.
 
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