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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.