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Buying a Used Colorado

I watched your review on Utes with great interest which trained my eye towards the Colorado 4x4 crew cab. I will only be able to afford $25,000 when the time comes and going by your reviews, all Colorados in that price range are only three star for safety. Is it still ok to buy a 2008 – 2011 Colorado or maybe look for other 4x4 alternatives which body types are classed as station wagons.

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4x4 Utes: 2015 Mitsubishi Triton Exceed -Vs- Toyota Hilux SR5

2015 looks like being a big year for Australian utes and traybacks. The 2015 Mitsubishi Triton debuted in late April, and an all-new Nissan Navara will be launched this year as well, alongside updated versions of the Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 (but these last pair are likely to be largely styling upgrades). Let's see how the Mitsubishi Triton Exceed stacks up against the Toyota Hilus SR5 - the vehicle widely regarded as the king of utes

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Should I Buy a Nissan Navara or a Holden Colorado?

I've just been chasing the best price I can get for a dual cab ute (style side). At the moment the best I've found is the Nissan Navara D40 and the Holden Colorado. Nissan Navara is about $42k with bullbar and tow bar. Holden Colorado is about $45k with the same accessories. I was wondering if you were able to find me a better deal? 

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Should I Modify my Nissan Navara for Towing?

l have just bought a 2006 3.0-litre turbo diesel Nissan Navara dual cab ute. l bought it thinking it would tow my six-metre fibreglass boat without too much trouble, but it does struggle when towing uphill. l to have heard about these Hiclone systems that are supposed to give you more power and use less fuel. I have also been told about some chip that you can install and l have also been told to install a larger exhaust system, and so on. I am getting very confused!

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Should I Buy the Holden Colorado LX?

I'm interested in a manual Colorado 7 LX with tow pack and bulbar. I'd like to know if it's worth paying $42,000 for this model. I've never bought a 4x4 dual cab ute before and I'm quite nervous if I'm making the right choice, if you think it's worth the plunge as I would like to try some weekend bush drives with my kids but mainly town driving, also a decent broker for a car loan please.

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Best 4WD Ute Review

The dual-cab 4WD ute market is drowning in choice. Incredibly, one you combine the mainstream entrants with the new 4WD utes from 'sideshow alley', there are more than a dozen models on sale - with multiple spec levels of each dual-cab ute to contend with. This video cuts through the entire 4WD dual-cab ute market and identifies the top three vehicles. It's not about finding the cheapest 4WD dual-cab utes; it's about finding the best.

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What 4WD Ute Should I Buy?

The 4WD ute segment is knee-deep in dogs. Once you flick the utes with fleas, the utes that are just under-done and the ones with expired use-by dates … there are just three 4WD utes you should consider buying. Let’s leave personal preference and marketing spin to one side and use the hi-tech miracle of objective criteria to process today’s dual-cab 4WD utes through the automotive abattoir. We’ll see which three manage to escape the knife.

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Should I Buy a Holden Colorado?

Why do Toyotas, including the Toyota HiLux, have higher resale value in the second-market than Holden Colorado? Is that due to the quality of the cars? (I saw some reviews involved in quality problem of Colorado online.) You know I am not worrying about it too much as Holden provides 5 years warranty at this time, however I am worrying about taking time out of my job if the Colorado happens to broken. Can you give me some information about the quality of the cars? 

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Which Ute Should I Buy: Holden Colorado, Toyota HiLux or Mitsubishi Triton?

I am hunting a ute as a contractor for cabling. Normally, I drive everywhere mainly on flat streets for handiwork, but sometimes I drive in the country. I need a dual-cab 4X4 auto ute as I have kids to pick up. You know it is by the end of financial year. I'm trying to decide between the Holden Colorado LT 4X4 auto($38,000 + 5 year warranty + 3 years free serving), Toyota HiLux SR 4X4 auto ($43,000 + 3 years warranty) and Mitsubishi Triton GLX 4X4 auto ($32,000 + 5 years warranty). I have no experience with the ute yet. Which one should I buy?

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