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    i'm considering trading in the old camry to help buy an old ute. probably a hilux like this:





    this one in particular has 425000 kms (264 083 miles) on the odometer. that's a lot. but it's a hilux, it's cheap, and appears to be in good condition. i'll go check it out tomorrow perhaps. could this possibly be ok or is that just too many miles?

    any recommendations for reliable old models? and any further ute-oriented discussion.

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    i'm gonna vote hilux also in terms of overall value. holden maloo would be cooler though. that vxr8 engine in a truck is like the ford lightning with the same supercharged v8 as the ford gt. it's just silly power but it's useful if you actually need to tow or carry heavy stuff a lot. however it does cost quite a bit more than a used hilux.
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    LOL, someone tagged the thread "danno's midlife crisis".

    the main reason i was inspired to get this thing recently is because i need to move house. other than that, i just want a ute.

    my concern with this one is the insane distance it's traveled. it can apparently come with a warranty though. that's pretty good.

    unfortunately, high power is out of the question for me. running costs would be too high.

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    Do you need a vehicle in the city danno? Guess I'd look at the costs (annual rego, insurance, fuel efficiency, how much use you're going to get out of it).

    Awesome nonetheless. The few friends I have with utes tend to be self-employed in trade, landscaping etc. and are able to claim fuel costs as a tax deduction.
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