Just met a gentleman who's replaced all his injectors and his turbo... didn't ask how old his Toyota was, though.
The IPV engine is relatively bulletproof, and you can expect trouble free running (with proper maintenance) for at least 200,000 kilometers, and up to 400-500k kilometers without any fuel system issues, if you're lucky. And it can run on veggie diesel, to boot, with no issues.
Isuzu also offers the four-seat D-Max with a non-CRDi variant, using the Crosswind 4JA1, which should be similarly problem free, and much better as a family vehicle than the IPV. Both are pretty cruddy cars compared to the HiLux, but if you're looking for a workhorse, they're pretty good. Ford also offers the base-model Ranger in non-CRDi format. Mitsubishi's base Strada (at 850k... both D-Max and Ranger non-CRdi are around the same price) already has a CRDi system, and is probably the most bang for your buck as a family-safe pick-up (best crash rating amongst pickups, too), since it has more power and more comfort than the HiLux, though cargo capacity isn't that great.
Last edited by niky; 05-06-2010 at 01:22 PM.
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Hi I am from England and be coming to live in the Phils by the end of this year, I was in Manila again last year and visted Toyota in Manila. I tried to look at the top model Hilux there and this was very basic to say the least, they wanted to sell me what they had which fall well below the standard of Hilux's here in England Europe and the U.S...which I though was really bad. I thought well I am the costumer so I am the one to say what I want and they give it to me...right?
Have you see what Australia as for there Hilux V6 power machine...just google it you will find it there...let me know if you have there in the the Phils yet??
Don't worry, the Hilux' D4D engine isn't affected by the current woes that the Fortuner & Innovas are experiencing.
The FX is more stylish, yes. And I guess it's not only perfect for business use but it's also perfect for family use too. It has this somewhat " classy " styling that the Isuzu hasn't or never will have.
It's funny actually that Toyota haven't stripped the features down on the FX. Chrome stuffs etc. etc.
The FX is worth the grab IMO. So until you've got the money and Toyota haven't stripped down the features yet ... get the FX. [/quote]
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Our church has a whole fleet of IPVs (some old, some new) for shuttle service, the old one is very jittery and loud but the new one is fine, having better seats, cooler aircon, softer ride and you won't be hearing much of the engine inside due to far more superior noise insulation compared to the old model (Fuego vs D-Max? layo...). The nice stereo is a plus too, and you can add subwoofers in the back if you want. Not sure about the Hilux FX, it's body and interior should be at least at par with the IPV and the engine much better in terms of performance, but never buy this if you live in far flung places... malulugi ka sa business mo sa pagrerepair ng choked engine due to bad diesel. And commonrail engine maintenance ain't cheap too.
Sorry I had to dig up this thread. I have an entrepreneur relative who is looking to buy a second hand business vehicle to replace their 2008 JAC Princess FB (which just recently had an overhaul ). They are looking between a 2009 Isuzu IPV and a 2009 Toyota Hilux FX. I would like to ask as to the fuel mileage of both and parts cost and availability for the Hilux FX? Anyone here who can help? TIA!
Anybody knows the actual dimension of the rear body (kaha) of the Hilux FX? We're interested in it, however, we want to replicate the dimension but modify some panels like the deletion of the glass, etc. (Jeep-Type kumbaga). Of course, my estimate is that it will be much cheaper.
I tried inquiring in various dealerships around manila. Not even the sales managers know this.
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