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 utesRead 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
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?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
I'm thinking of purchasing a new Toyota Hilux SR5 to tow a car trailer. Should I get the tow pack thrown into the deal and then go to a suspension place like Pedders and have the suspension upgraded or should I go to Pedders for the lot? Thanks, Chris.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.