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  • #955576
    the cornish ba#t*rd
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     Anyone got one or had one recently? Thinking of getting one for work but would quite like some opinions please?


    #955577
    mursal
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    Loads of them over here, as they were pushed hard by the importer when introduced, a few years ago now.

    Haven’t got the second-hand value of the big names like Toyota etc, but that’s probably why you are interested?

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  • #955578
    welshnwilling
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    Is it the double cab pick-up you’re talking about Cornish ? There’s quite a few of those around here. They seem to go on and on for ever, with few problems. My neighbour has an eleven yr old one with god knows how many miles, which he hasn’t spent much on as regards repairs. Another friend has a newer one. He does a lot of miles annually and loves his, though he says it’s not brilliant off road (too big).


    #955579
    the cornish ba#t*rd
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     Yeah, double cab is what I’m after. Struggling to find anyone with a bad word to say about them to be honest.


    #955624

    Farmer Dan 6465
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    welshnwilling

    he says it’s not brilliant off road (too big).

     

    Ha Ha, one of our delivery drivers has a Rodeo and does a bit of ferreting in his spare time.  He was in one of our neighbours fields when he got stuck, towed him out with our L200.  The Rodeo is a nice truck though, know of a few round here.


    #955625
    mursal
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     Probably hit a bit heavy for you?

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    #955626

    sharpin
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    I have a 2006 one ive done 65k and havent had a problem yet other than wearing out breakpads and tyres but thats down to my driving. The seatbelt failing has been the only fault which is great because i thought there would be alot of different problems by now but have been pleasently suprised. I do love driving it occasionally sideways i hit a large dear the other day although it hit it then drove over the top of it and its great if i meet anyone on country lanes as u just fly up the verge. I will definatly get another but im getting a new car soon so i dont wear the truck up 2 quick, also dont get a navara it will fall apart straight away i now to many who do.


    #955580
    welshnwilling
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    the cornish ba#t*rd

    Yeah, double cab is what I’m after

    What are you planning on using it for ?


    #955581
    the cornish ba#t*rd
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    Agronomists’ run around. I do allot of miles but I need something that has a sensible tax code and is reletively cheap to run.


    #955582
    welshnwilling
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    the cornish ba#t*rd

    Agronomists’ run around

    I just feel that all of these pick-ups have got to big for running around, but there doesn’t seem to be a sensible alternative out there.

    Saw someone the other day collecting oil and parts in a brand new disco. Looked like a real one from the outside, but it was a van on the inside.


    #955583

    southernskye
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    I have no experience of anything other than my old P reg HiLux DC.

    Been looking at newer (2-3 year old) truck and I keep coming back to the L200 DC simply because it is the “smallest” out there.

    They all seem to be getting stupidly big. The new 2012 Ranger is bigger than previous, that VW thing is Huge….not sure what size the 2012 Rodeo is (just released in Thailand I hear)?

    http://www.vansa2z.com/All-new-2012-Isuzu-Rodeo-breaks-cover

    Hopefully no bigger than previous models.

     

    It would be nice to be able to get a truck suited to European roads. I.E…not huge!

     

    rgds

    S.Skye.


    #955584
    the cornish ba#t*rd
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    Yeah, I know what you mean. The Rodeo is smaller than the Hi Lux and L200, better on fuel and significantly cheaper. I could go for a commercial Freelander but the boss insists on having back seats “just in case”. So I keep coming back to the Rodeo.


    #955585
    cymro
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    go for it cornish,you wont reget it,had mine over a year now and love it


    #955586
    the cornish ba#t*rd
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    Right, just gotta persuade the boss now!


    #955587
    townie
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    We’ve been running a Ranger for about four years now.  Excellent vehicle on and off road, reliable and a fine tower.  Question is what exactly are you doing with the vehicle?  Do you need the pickups loading capacity and towing ability or is it mainly having four seats and some decent boot space with off-road capability?  All pickups are expensive to run compared to other vehicles.  Alongside the Ranger we run an Xtrail, which is good enought for muddy Welsh tracks and a bit of on-field work and can tow > 2 tonnes but returns over 40 mpg.  With the seats down you can get a lot in the back and it takes a lot of punishment.  As we’ve had that 9 years now I’ve been looking at a replacment: the new model looks as good and perhaps more reliable (our model required two replacement turbos, thankfully under warranty), but the other car we’ve looked at is the Forester, which is looking even better and gets around 50 mpg.

    Just worth a few thoughts before you leap.

     

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