It looks like a Great Wall/Haval, but uglier............
Not entirely true, I hammered the crap out of my unmentionable 4wd when on the Kimberly trip in every respect to find out how well it was built, what was the weak points and what would wear out. I made sure I had plenty of $$ for recovery and insurance cover as well fully expecting something to give somewhere.I've driven thousands of outback kilometres in a Land Rover and a Jeep for no breakdowns. A sane person drives those brands like they are breakable, half expecting something to go wrong, where a Toyota driver may drive it like it's unbreakable and push a bit too hard. It's a bit like driving with no bullbar, you're way more careful than if you have full frontal protection.
It's a bit like the Y62. That's only sold as an infinity in the US.
too many people in general complain a vehicle is boring while failing to understand boring in good when you want a workhorse. I want a v10 toureg, but does that mean i should put up with it's issues, no.Let's hope so Matt. Toyota would have spent 8 years making sure it is predictable, reliable and dependable. Nothing better in a vehicle than lack of surprises when away.
Boring is good in vehicle reliability. That's what people buy, and Toyota sells.
You can look at their web site where they talk about an evolutionary approach to design, it's in their DNA. No, it IS their DNA. It is called kaizen. Fingers crossed the 300 isn't a half-arsed product release that isn't fit for purpose. If you want to gamble on new untried concepts that are unproven, and if you prefer form over function, then you'll have to look outside the 300 I'd guess.
Not true. The Y62 sold as the Nissan Armada in the US (with some minor suspension and driveline differences), with the luxury version being the Infiniti QX56/80. The same as the Australian LandCruiser/Lexus differentiation.
Not to derail but my vehicle when I was based out of Colorado was an Armada, and I hated everything about it - other than the power.
Its not that much bigger - 140mm longer and 35mm wider, but 15mm lower. Wheelbase is the same. The extra dimensions is probably just a different front and rear bumper and from what I can see some wider wheel arches. Its basically the same vehicleThe US Amarda isn’t a patrol.
The Amarda is a lot bigger 4wd.
Comparison would be our X trail to the patrol in terms of size. With the patrol being the X trail in this case.
Another example is our Ford Explorer. They have a Ford Expedition.
Its not that much bigger - 140mm longer and 35mm wider, but 15mm lower. Wheelbase is the same. The extra dimensions is probably just a different front and rear bumper and from what I can see some wider wheel arches. Its basically the same vehicle
I dont think so. What it felt like to me when I was thereYep, it is the same vehicle with very minor differences. The 2021 facelift might change things a little, I know nothing about them. But for the 2017-2020 ones, they are 100% both Y62s.
The X-Trail and Explorer comparisons are just completely wrong and misleading.
Because they are sucked into the belief that they are the most reliable car on the planet and that having a dealer in every town is vital. All BS
To be clear. There is a JD Power reliability survey which is as you describe. And there is the main JD Power dependability survey as per the one above. That specifically deals with faults that are to do with how dependable the vehicle is for faults that require more serious repairs. Nothing to do with cup holders. Things like crankcases, etc. You can look it up on their website.We have all seen the JD reliability reports, what most don't take into account a simple glitch that leaves a warning on the dash is a fault, a cup holder that breaks is a fault.