As some of you know I had 2018 N80 SR dual cab. It was set up as a tourer, had GVM upgrade, canopy, lithium, long range, bar work and much more. I bought it brand new in 2018 and sold it in October 2022, had 150 000 kms of mostly trouble free driving with exception of some DPF issues which were sorted.
I sold it for couple of reasons, it was outside of warranty (back in 2018 they were giving only 3 years warranty), and it had 150k on it. Not to mention that I sold it for a fortune. During my ownership this car seen many remote locations including Cape York in 2022.
When I sold it, I thought trying another brand (do not shoot me please
), so I fell for a next gen ranger V6. Which I got in October 2022.
It turned out that vehicle (if you can call it that) is a complete lemon. In only 3 months of having it it spent more time at the dealership than with me.
It had failed tailshafts, failed wipers, failed turbo, failed software glitches, centre console, instrument cluster, bonnet that wants to fly off every time truck passes by etc
The only thing that's kinda good on that bucket is V6 (so far).
So promptly decided to get rid of it before I invest any money on accessories.
Back to Hilux and trying to forget this ford nightmare, I got new 2022 SR 4x4 auto, same I had in 2018.
Nice to see some changes since 2018, instrument cluster, line keeping, adaptive cruise control, increase in power.
Now let the mods begin. Photos will follow.
Waiting for BFG KO2's next week, snorkel, bash plates and long range tank.
Then tray with canopy etc