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Toyota HiLux Used Car Review

The Toyota HiLux was the first ute to become Australia's best-selling vehicle (in 2016), maintaining its status in 2017. Since its release in 1968, the HiLux has gone on to forge a reputation for trusted reliability and 'unbreakable' toughness. A performance variant called the TRD (for Toyota Racing Development) and featuring a grunty supercharged V6 engine was introduced in 2008 though this lasted only a year in showrooms. The eighth-generation Toyota HiLux was released in September 2015, retaining its comprehensive line-up of body styles and variants but improving in key areas such as refinement and towing ability.

Pros

Cons

  • Latest model improves off-roading and towing ability
  • Vast range of models, from cab-chassis to dual-cab
  • Latest 2.8L turbo diesel more refined than older 3.0L
  • Renowned for its reliability and durability
  • Missing key safety features prior to 2014 facelift
  • Maximum 5-star crash rating from 2011 onwards only
  • Jiggly and bumpy ride when unladen
  • TRD supercharged model (2008-2009) could be a handful
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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1982 HILUX SINGLE CAB 4X4 DIESEL LN46

  • 12345 km
  • Other
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

1982 hilux single cab ln46 4X4 DIESEL runs and drives bit of rust in floor comes with new drivers floor just gotta weld it in. Tray was taken off and everything under treated and painted new tray put on but just gotta move the mounts to fit it. Has steelies and lift kit new battery and brake booster. Have the bench seat for inside it just been taken out so can see the floor. project these utes are rare and classic low ballers might swap with something of interest. Any questions just ask

$5,000
Clarendon, SA

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Toyota Hilux 1982 sr5

  • 163000 km
  • Other
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Selling my 1982 Toyota Hilux sr5 Front has had the previous model face lift done, so round headlights grill and chrome bar swapped in Have previous owners history right back to the beginning of the old blokewho first bought it Genuine kms car, outside has had a respray a few years back, was done by previous owner Interior is all original besides the centre console which is out of a different car, cut and made to suit Passenger seat has a patch repair done on it Original radio still works and al

$12,500
Hastings, VIC

20/06/2022

1982 Toyota Hilux

  • 200000 km
  • Other
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

1982 Toyota Hilux single cab. Great project truck for someone as these trucks are getting hard to find. Comes with alot of spares. 2 extra doors, 1 spare bonnet, 2 front guards, alloy bullbar and 2 front grills and both drive shafts. No engine but original gearbox and transfer case is there. Unlicensed and no rego. Been stored on a farm for the last 10 years. $3500 firm non negotiable. If the ad is up its still available. Ad listed in other places also.

$3,500
Murdoch, WA

17/06/2022

1982 ln106 hilux

  • 300000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

Have a 1982 dual cab hilux ln106 turbo for sale selling as whole vehicle not parting out was rolled last week still runs and drives body damaged but alot of good parts has a 2.8ltr turbo 5 speed manual. Motor was rebuilt about 6000kms ago

$4,000
Withcott, QLD

02/06/2022

1982 hilux ln46

  • 220000 km
  • Other
  • Manual

Great condition and low kms First generation diesel ute Ln46 All original parts Original radiator and stock rims with new tyres to come with, rims are in good condition, o.g radiator needs to be fixed, should be about $500. Not 100% commited to selling, but looking to see what offers I get. Supposed to go camping and off road for the ski season and my partners troopy won't make it so currently getting the hilux ready for the trip. Pros New brakes front and rear New radiator - have original i

$13,000Negotiable
Sydney City, NSW

22/05/2022

Rn46 hilux

  • 500000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

Early hilux up for sale don’t have time or room for it was a project an a lot of work has gone into it needs a few things to finish off it’s now running a 2.2d engine I have plenty of photos if needed of work that’s been done it has NO rego it NEEDS pitting it NEEDS work I won’t reply to is this available cheers it’s a 2.2 diesel the v8 does not come with it

$4,000
Gawler, TAS

22/05/2022

Toyota hilux 4x4 rn46

  • 100000 km
  • Other
  • Manual

Rolling hilux eoi looking for offers it's mod plated for turbo 6 cylinder 1jz will come with r151f 5 speed that has been fitted has the diff centres out of early 2000 model v6 hilux as they are stronger has sunroof painted in Morpheus purple from Holden commodore has 2 inch body lift will be sold unregistered

$3,500Negotiable
Harristown, QLD

16/03/2022

Overview of the Toyota Hilux

Overview of the Toyota Hilux

The Toyota HiLux was the first ute to become Australia's best-selling vehicle (in 2016), maintaining its status in 2017.

Since its release in 1968, the HiLux has gone on to forge a reputation for trusted reliability and 'unbreakable' toughness. A performance variant called the TRD (for Toyota Racing Development) and featuring a grunty supercharged V6 engine was introduced in 2008 though this lasted only a year in showrooms.

The eighth-generation Toyota HiLux was released in September 2015, retaining its comprehensive line-up of body styles and variants but improving in key areas such as refinement and towing ability.

TOYOTA HILUX GENERATIONS (SINCE 2004)

2004-2015

2015-present

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption (current model)

4.0L V6 petrol (discontinued late 2017): 11.5-12.0 litres per 100km

2.7L 4-cylinder petrol (discontinued): 10.4-11.1 litres per 100km

2.4L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 7.1-8.5 litres per 100km

2.8L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 7.3-9.0 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

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WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: TOYOTA HILUX

Huge reputation for reliability hasn't been a fluke, and the latest Toyota HiLux continues that theme.

However, like any modern, common-rail diesel engine, the Toyota's is subject to all the caveats. Those start with fuel-injectors that can fail, comfortably within the first 100,000km. They're expensive to replace, too.

Injectors seem to wear faster with heavy use, so a HiLux that has been used for towing big loads is one to be wary of. A service record is absolutely critical to know that you aren't buying expensive trouble. We'd also be very careful with a HiLux that's been modified for serious off-road work. Not that they won't handle it, but everything wears out faster with harsh use.

Ex-fleet examples have usually been well serviced and don't present too much of a problem, but the one we'd run away from is the ex-mine vehicle. The seller will try to convince you that the vehicle has never been underground (in a mine) but that doesn't matter: The mining industry kills vehicles dead. Best avoided.

And don't pay extra for a car with Bluetooth: Toyota's Bluetooth was rubbish and even the dealers couldn't fix it.