Still an ugly duckling? Maybe, but reliability, support, powertrain, all-terrain ability, heavy towing and workhorse practicality mean BT-50 stays on my ‘recommended’ listRead More
The Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 have a lot going for them but I’m hearing rumors that these have recently been changed to a Chinese copy of the German ZF auto, and the Chinese one is just starting to experience problems.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
Bought the turbo diesel i30 following our conversation. THANKS HEAPS!!! Ben at your brokerage is helping me source a BT-50. I'd appreciate your thoughts (a quick call) re-HiLux or BT50. Thanks, Rob.Read More
Hi John, can you give me the contact name and number of a reputable Broker to assist with purchase of Mitsubishi Triton? New or demo is okay. GLX + duel cab 4x4 diesel automatic or Nissan Navara D4 RX or ST for 1 per cent interest over 3 yrs???Read More
I wish to replace a Holden Rodeo RA 2003 diesel turbo.
I would appreciate your advice on Hilux, Triton, BT50, Great Wall, Navara, etc.
What is the benefit of metallic paint, considering it is an extra cost.
Is the end of financial year sale a real saving.
Wary of common rail diesel.Read More
i'm looking at ether a Ford Ranger XLS 4x4 or a HiLux. i would very much appreciate your advice on the utes.