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THE BEST VAN

Postby cracker » April 3rd, 2017, 8:27 am

So I am thinking about upgrading to a van I have been hearing a lot of talk that the new Ford Rangers are having a transmission problem. I do not have any proof whatsoever any one can shed some light on the topic? Also, what do you all think about izuzu?Thanks

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby eurotuner » April 3rd, 2017, 8:30 am

Subscribed, work situation is shifting me to something 4x4 I like the ranger and hilux . So would be taking in the advice given.

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Postby ADONI » April 3rd, 2017, 8:46 am

Any vehicle is a best vehicle, as long as you treat it right!

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby kamakazi » April 3rd, 2017, 9:15 am

Would like to hear what others have to say for a change

What have I seen so far
One man put a sticker in the back of his Toyota saying that it is a $300000 piece of trash
Another tuner was only to happy to sell his np300

My new opinions
Ranger is the best looking and most expensive and physically very solid

Consider a hilux not sold by TTTL

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby nemisis » April 3rd, 2017, 9:35 am

ADONI wrote:Any vehicle is a best vehicle, as long as you treat it right!
not all vans are made equal, c'mon man tis basic animal farm science here.....

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby VexXx Dogg » April 3rd, 2017, 9:35 am

What about the new sportero? If it's anything like the previous generation it will be rock solid. Not the best looking of the bunch, but a comfortable machine that can do work when required.

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » April 3rd, 2017, 9:36 am

There's an entire forum for Trucks & Pickups

There's a pinned topic on which van to buy
De Official " ..I eh know what van to buy " thread....
viewtopic.php?t=327141

Also check out the new Chevy Colorado. Great features for the price.
http://www.trinituner.com/v4/chevrolet- ... le-motors/

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby abbow » April 3rd, 2017, 9:37 am

consider maintenance cost...esp if you upgrading from a car to a van...

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby FLEX » April 3rd, 2017, 10:39 am

I am on my second ford ranger 3.2 from ansa and would go with a third when ready(once it continues to serve as it has). only problem is when you book an appointment for service it usually takes about 2-3 weeks(in P-o-S). just book when you are a 1000kms before due and you should be good. No problems

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Postby nick639v2 » April 3rd, 2017, 11:01 am

Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:There's an entire forum for Trucks & Pickups

There's a pinned topic on which van to buy
De Official " ..I eh know what van to buy " thread....
viewtopic.php?t=327141

Also check out the new Chevy Colorado. Great features for the price.
http://www.trinituner.com/v4/chevrolet- ... le-motors/


I second the new Colorado, especially with the vast availability of parts from the US market.

Only complaints from the owner of 2015 model were that the armrest on the driver side started to deteriorate an flake but it was like a 150us diy fix

Edit: he gets 700-750km per tank

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby hong kong phooey » April 3rd, 2017, 11:39 am

If you buying it new then no problem
if you buying it used salt
you cannot find parts not even in the firm , it always out of stock and the prices always a ripoff
i personally would not buy a ford again

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby eurotuner » April 3rd, 2017, 11:57 am

hong kong phooey wrote:If you buying it new then no problem
if you buying it used salt
you cannot find parts not even in the firm , it always out of stock and the prices always a ripoff
i personally would not buy a ford again


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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby Curtms » April 3rd, 2017, 12:31 pm

Mahindra

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby cracker » April 3rd, 2017, 12:58 pm

hong kong phooey wrote:If you buying it new then no problem
if you buying it used salt
you cannot find parts not even in the firm , it always out of stock and the prices always a ripoff
i personally would not buy a ford again

Can you get parts for izuzu?

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby hong kong phooey » April 3rd, 2017, 1:13 pm

I never own an Isuzu so i an not sure .
But i believe parts are even more difficult to find

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby pugboy » April 3rd, 2017, 1:16 pm

They all made in Thailand by the same factory allegedly

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby kamakazi » April 3rd, 2017, 3:44 pm

What defines Best for a van
Ride quality?
Ground clearance?
Reliability?
After sales parts and service?
Value for money?
Towing capacity?
Engine power?
Safety?
Handling?

2nd gen Colorado... Eats front brake pads for breakfast. Colleague goes through a set approx every 10000kms. His driving style is somewhat to blame but the van has good power. It also asks for dexos rated oil which is only available in semi or full Synthetics.

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby pugboy » April 3rd, 2017, 4:26 pm

maybe he should use his gears for engine braking

kamakazi wrote:What defines Best for a van
Ride quality?
Ground clearance?
Reliability?
After sales parts and service?
Value for money?
Towing capacity?
Engine power?
Safety?
Handling?

2nd gen Colorado... Eats front brake pads for breakfast. Colleague goes through a set approx every 10000kms. His driving style is somewhat to blame but the van has good power. It also asks for dexos rated oil which is only available in semi or full Synthetics.

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby Strugglerzinc » April 3rd, 2017, 5:44 pm

Car to van considered an upgrade?

Explains a lot.

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby kamakazi » April 3rd, 2017, 6:19 pm

Yep... Moving up... Vertically

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby kamakazi » April 3rd, 2017, 6:21 pm

pugboy wrote:maybe he should use his gears for engine braking

kamakazi wrote:What defines Best for a van
Ride quality?
Ground clearance?
Reliability?
After sales parts and service?
Value for money?
Towing capacity?
Engine power?
Safety?
Handling?

2nd gen Colorado... Eats front brake pads for breakfast. Colleague goes through a set approx every 10000kms. His driving style is somewhat to blame but the van has good power. It also asks for dexos rated oil which is only available in semi or full Synthetics.

It's an auto Colorado
Come to think of it... While gearing down can help you... It puts unnecessary stress or wear through the driverline components. Brakes are easier and cheaper to replace than a clutch.

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » April 3rd, 2017, 9:11 pm

local review of the Chevy Colorado here
http://www.ttautoguide.com/the-new-and- ... -colorado/

The fully loaded LTZ comes with leather interior, lane departure assist, hill ascent and descent assist.



Also check this local review of the Nissan NP300 Frontier
http://www.ttautoguide.com/nissan-np300 ... er-xe-4x4/


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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby Toyopet » April 3rd, 2017, 10:18 pm

After having experience with almost all the pickups in the market due to work, I will recommend the L200 Sportero, the 2,5 Hilux and the 3.0 DMax in that order. The Ranger us the most problematic from my experience, from the turbo to the fuel pump to the transmission. The 3.0 Hilux has injector issues and can cause your engine to run lean amd in turn lead to a meltdown basically. Nissan has pump and injector issues among others. I'll recommend the Sportero any day, takes way more abuse than the others

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby pugboy » April 3rd, 2017, 10:39 pm

What engines do the current l200s come in ?
In Paramin the old guys there tend to use either old hilux or old l200

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby Toyopet » April 3rd, 2017, 11:07 pm

pugboy wrote:What engines do the current l200s come in ?
In Paramin the old guys there tend to use either old hilux or old l200

If you're buying from Diamond Motors you will get a common rail vgt 4d56 or the 4n15 if you get it from one of the roro dealers however I recommend the 4d56 as service parts are more readily available

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby cracker » April 4th, 2017, 4:57 am

pugboy wrote:They all made in Thailand by the same factory allegedly

Are you referring to my question concerning parts for the izuzu? It not do you know anything about the availability of parts for the izuzu?

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby mitch1980 » April 4th, 2017, 5:29 am

I have a toyota 3.0 auto 6 years 175,000km....no issues at all with proper servicing
I was looking at the rangers or Colorado ....

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby nervewrecker » April 4th, 2017, 5:55 am

I love the np300.
Comfy ride and power for fays with 6 on the floor.
That new bt50 have some speed though. Ran one last week, was shocked at the speeds it clocked.

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Re: THE BEST VAN

Postby Syberfraggle » April 4th, 2017, 6:24 am

Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:local review of the Chevy Colorado here
http://www.ttautoguide.com/the-new-and- ... -colorado/

The fully loaded LTZ comes with leather interior, lane departure assist, hill ascent and descent assist.



The fully loaded LTZ comes in fabric. Lifestyle will provide a local vendor to wrap it in leather for 15k.....

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