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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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Top2021 Toyota Hilux GUN126R Facelift Rugged X (4x4) Silver 6 Speed Automatic Double Cab Pick Up

  • 19898 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

LIKE NEW! UNBREAKABLE HILUX RUGGED X! FIRST TO SEE WILL BUY! FINANCE AVAILABLE AND TRADE INS WELCOME! DONT HESITATE! THIS WONT LAST LONG!

$79,995
Jandakot, WA

Dealer used
19 hours ago

Top2017 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR (4x4) Silver 6 Speed Manual X Cab Utility

  • 68359 km
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Stunning SR EXTRA CAB, LOADED WITH EXTRAS, genuine low kms, turbo diesel 4x4, set up for touring, no expense spared on extras including TJM bull bar with scrub rails into side steps, winch, TJM airtec snorkel, dual batteries with TJM DC/DC intelli charger, Kaymar rear bar with swing away spare wheel carrier and jerrycan holder, full length DRIFTA rear drawers, fridge slide, tow bar, roof console, upgraded suspension, hot water system, built in air compressor, and much much more, must be seen to

$57,977
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
24/05/2022

Top2018 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 145852 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

NOT AN EX MINER! ENQUIRE ONLINE TODAY to secure this 2018 TOYOTA HILUX SR 4X4 AUTO at the SPECIAL INTERNET PRICE (DISCOUNTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN APPLIED). Our quality pre owned vehicles are carefully prepared for sale and presented in excellent condition. Each vehicle has undergone a 110-point vehicle inspection, to ensure our buyers are only buying vehicles free of major accident damage (PPSR available upon request) and in preparing our vehicles for their new owners we can demonstrate that our e

$45,980
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2019 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 73500 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

VEHICLE PRESENTS AS NEW!! SR5 + Premium Interior We are a long established and reputable family business owned and operated by the same family, at the same Tasmanian premises for over 40 years, with a long standing record as a friendly, reliable, customer oriented dealership, dealing in new, used, prestige & performance vehicles. We also operate a fully TACC approved workshop, and offer competive service pricing as well as having loan car's available while your car is being serviced. As a one s

$64,950
Derwent Park, TAS

Dealer used
24/05/2022

Top2010 Toyota Hilux KUN26R 09 Upgrade SR5 (4x4) Sterling Silver 4 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Pick-up

  • 105000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

FULL SERVICE HISTORY, BULL BAR AND ROOF RACKS. 2010 TOYOTA HILUX SR5 AUTO 4X4 DUAL CAB TURBO DIESEL UTE PRESENTED IN STERLING SILVER. VERY TIDY AND WELL MAINTAINED ICONIC UNBREAKABLE UTILITY. DO NOT DELAY ENQUIRE TODAY. Call our experienced team NOW to secure this AMAZING INTERNET ONLY special price! Family owned Toyota dealership in PERTH, with the biggest range of quality used cars, with an exceptional personal touch. WHERE THE GUEST ALWAYS COMES FIRST..... Rigorously inspected 100 point mec

$34,888
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

Top2017 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR (4x4) Silver 6 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 139238 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Exceptional Toyota Hilux SR 4x4 Cab chassis. NO Red Dust or Ex Miner. Hard to find in a colour. Optioned with a dropside alloy tray, Rear tool boxes and ladder racks. Smooth 2.8L Engine. Fully Workshoped. Priced to sell. Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspected and road tested for your peace of mind. With over 2000 late-model qua

$42,995
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
23/05/2022

2009 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY10 SR5 Silver 4 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 238440 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

*** This vehicle is still available *** Call us for a Live Virtual Walk around video demonstration on any of our Vehicles. We are located only 5 minutes from Parramatta's CBD, just off the M4 Church Street exit. Ready For Work/Play Toyota Hilux SR5 4x4 Dual Cab in a D4D Turbo Diesel Automatic fitted with lots of extras; - Lift Kit - Brand New All Terrains - Bullbar - Sidesteps - Satellite Navigation - Reverse Camera - Weather Shields * Ask us about our live video walk around demonstration

$29,950
Granville, NSW

Dealer used
23 minutes ago

2018 Toyota Hilux GUN136R SR Double Cab 4x2 Hi-Rider Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 71159 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

*** HAVE A LOOK AT THIS! A FULLY PACKED WORKHORSE! 2018 TOYOTA HILUX SR HIRIDER DOUBLE CAB! *** BULL BAR *** TOW BAR *** STEEL TRAY *** ALL TERRAIN TYRES *** BLUETOOTH *** CRUISE CONTROL *** SERVICE BOOKS + HISTORY AND SO MUCH MORE, *** THIS IS THE ONE! DON'T MISS OUT! GET IN AND DRIVE AWAY. *** OPEN 7 DAYS Come see why we're one of the HIGHEST SELLING NEW and PRE-OWNED DEALERS in Melbourne! We start with a GREAT SELECTION of PREMIUM VEHICLES and continue on to provide a GREAT SERVICE EXPERI

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Ravenhall, VIC

Dealer used
33 minutes ago

2018 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Silver Sky 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 139233 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Up market dual cab with the powerful well proven 2.8 litre turbo diesel engine, six speed Tiptronic auto, SatNav, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, push button start, Bluetooth, selectable high/low range 4WD, diff lock, side steps alloy wheels, colour coded lockable canopy with roof carry rack, tow bar plus reverse camera. 140,000km with full service history. Ready for adventure.

$48,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
33 minutes ago

2013 Toyota Hilux SR5 (4x4) turbo diesel FINANCE FROM $88PW

  • 247000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

4X4 TURBO DIESEL DUALCAB GEM ! MECH A1 LOOKS AND DRIVES FANTASTIC $29990 PLUS ONROADS OR FINANCE FROM $88PW EASY TERMS FINANCE FROM $65PW EASY TERMS ON A LARGE RANGE OF OUR VEHICLES NEED FINANCE FOR SOME NEW WHEELS ? STLISH RIDES HAS YOU COVERED LOCATED AT 41 MOSS ST SLACKS CREEK OVER 100 CARS INSTOCK 2 FINANCE BROKERS ONSITE TO ASSIST WITH ALL YOUR FINANCE NEEDS STYLISH RIDES PTY LTD IS YOUR 1 STOP SHOW FOR ALL YOUR VEHICLE AND FINANCE NEEDS ! FINANCE AVAILABLE FROM $88PW EASY TERMS O

$29,990
Slacks Creek, QLD

Dealer used
38 minutes ago

2019 Toyota Hilux GUN126R Rogue Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 25747 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

As new condition with just on 25,000kms *Colour coded ARB Bull Bar. *Intensity Spot light. *Tint. *Weather Shields. *Rubber Floor mats ready to go Located a short 2 hour drive north of Sydney or 30 minutes from the airport. We will happily pick up from your flight free of charge! We can even arrange delivery to your door Australia wide! This car is located at our Multi-award-winning local family-owned dealership for over 50 Years. Enquire today & request a personalized honest video for you

$73,990
East Maitland, NSW

Dealer used
48 minutes ago

2016 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 105912 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Need a work ute this EOFY??? Look no further this one got the gear and ready for immediate delivery. - Premium Leather Trim - Toyota Ally Tray w / ladder racks - Tow Bar - Nudge Bar - 4 New Tyres Located a short 2 hour drive north of Sydney or 30 minutes from the airport. We will happily pick up from your flight free of charge! We can even arrange delivery to your door Australia wide! This car is located at our Multi-award-winning local family-owned dealership for over 50 Years. Enquire tod

$55,990
East Maitland, NSW

Dealer used
48 minutes ago

2013 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY12 SR Silver 4 Speed Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 133250 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

TIPPER are rare and near impossible to find and 4x4 loaded with yes we can finance you and we do trade in's as well workshop and 100 point inspected listed below the features Safety & Security Airbag - Driver Airbag - Passenger Airbags - Head for 1st Row Seats (Front) Airbags - Side for 1st Row Occupants (Front) Seatbelt - Pretensioners 1st Row (Front) ABS (Antilock Brakes) Central Locking - Remote/Keyless Engine Immobiliser Comfort & Convenience Cruise Control Voice Recognition Illumi

$36,981
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
48 minutes ago

2009 Toyota Hilux KUN26R SR5 Silver 4 Speed Automatic Dual Cab

  • 230111 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4

******TOYOTA HILUX SR5****** * Turbo Diesel * Auto * 4 x 4 * Sunraysia Wheels * Canopy * Tow Bar * Bull Bar * Winch * Roof Racks * Reverse Camera * Side Steps * Driving Lights * Plus More * Top Truck!!

$29,999
Bayswater North, VIC

Dealer used
48 minutes ago

2019 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 23276 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

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$66,990
Cheltenham, SA

Dealer used
58 minutes ago

2019 Toyota Hilux GUN126R Rugged X Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 30695 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Toyota National New Car Warranty till 12/2024 and 3 years dealer warranty. Log books and service history, vehicle has full clear wrap and fitted with AUTOMATED open & close hard lid. Skip the waiting list and get this vehicle now, special Toyota Finance offer available on this vehicle. Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Promise - Only the best vehicles are eligible +Full-service history +Independent CarHistory® background check +Comprehensive quality inspection by qualified Toyota Tech

$73,888
Castle Hill, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2018 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 139511 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

WE ARE OPEN FOR OUR BUSINESS. ALL OUR USED CARS ARE SANITIZED AND READY TO BE PICKED UP OR WE CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CAR TO BE DROPPED OFF TO YOU. WE ARE LOCATED 30 MINUTES FROM SYDNEY CBD AND 20 MINUTES FROM PARRAMATTA.... JUST ARRIVED FULL LOG BOOK SERVICE HISTORY DRIVES SMOOTH AND PERFECT ARB COLOR CODED CANOPY AND ROOF RACK THIS VEHICLE PRESENTS IN GREAT CONDITION BE QUICK...... CAR READY TO GO ARRANGE FOR A TEST DRIVE TODAY.... ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL NO DEPOSIT FINANCE BEST

$52,888
Waitara, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2019 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 80381 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

This beautifully presented SR5 comes with service history and includes the following extras: - Upgraded Suspension - Fuel Alloy Wheels & Brand New All Terrain Tyres - UHF Radio - Touchscreen Head unit with Netflix - Weather Shields - Towbar We are part of one of the largest automotive groups in Australia and hold an extensive range of Pre-Owned Vehicles, giving you the widest choice. All our vehicles undergo a rigorous 130-point safety & mechanical check for 100% peace of mind. We welcome

$62,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2015 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY14 SR5 Double Cab Silver 5 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 156374 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Used KUN26R MY14 SR5 Utility Double Cab 4dr Auto 5sp 4x4 835kg 3.0DT

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Strathmore Heights, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2018 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Silver Sky 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 98578 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

LOCATED IN HOBART ,SOUTHERN TASMANIA. Hilux SR5 Dual-Cab Ute! Economical 2.8L 4cyl TURBO DIESEL engine with a smooth automatic transmission. Captured in Silver Sky duco. Features include side steps, alloy wheels, satellite navigation, reverse camera, climate control, dual range 4x4, cruise control, power windows, ABS brakes, airbags and much more! Be quick, this wont last long! Available for immediate delivery, test drive TODAY!! Buy with confidence from Australia's longest continually opera

$62,990
North Hobart, TAS

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2020 Toyota Hilux GUN126R Rugged X Double Cab Silver Sky 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 12914 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Please note all our internet specials are FIXED PRICE ONLY and not applicable with any other offer. Perth's one stop shop for TOYOTA CERTIFIED pre-owned vehicles, Our commitment to quality service begins with our customer relationships and extends throughout the entire operation. All prices you will find to be market leading, so add that to a reliable service backed by Toyota. OH WHAT A FEELING !! We provide a wide range of New and Used Toyota Cars, Hybrids, SUVs & 4WDs, Utes and Vans to view,

$84,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2013 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY12 SR5 Double Cab Silver 4 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 113846 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

We are Tasmania's largest and most reputable automotive dealer; stocking one of the largest ranges of vehicles throughout Australia. We have a variety of competitive finance and warranty options available and have an after sales team that provides service second-to-none. We welcome trade-ins and guarantee a competitive price for your existing vehicle or vehicles. Take delivery of your used vehicle at any of our locations throughout Tasmania or we can deliver it to your home if it makes things e

$44,990
Launceston, TAS

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2020 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 24238 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

2020 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Manual Utility

$67,990
Christies Beach, SA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2013 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY14 SR5 (4x4) Silver 5 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Pick-up

  • 236062 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Great value 2013 Toyota Hilux SR5 Turbo Diesel Dual Cab! Exceptionally well equipped with features including Fibreglass canopy, Alloys, ABS, Alloys, 3.0L Turbo Diesel Engine, Hi/Low 4x4 and much much more. Hurry in for a test drive today! This Vehicle is located in Perth, Western Australia! Extended Warranties and Competitive Finance Packages available, Top trade in prices offered, all less than 20kms North of Perth CBD! We are a Western Australian, family owned/operated business. We stock over

$33,888
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2010 Toyota Hilux KUN26R 09 Upgrade SR5 (4x4) Sterling Silver 4 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Pick-up

  • 105000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

FULL SERVICE HISTORY, BULL BAR AND ROOF RACKS. 2010 TOYOTA HILUX SR5 AUTO 4X4 DUAL CAB TURBO DIESEL UTE PRESENTED IN STERLING SILVER. VERY TIDY AND WELL MAINTAINED ICONIC UNBREAKABLE UTILITY. DO NOT DELAY ENQUIRE TODAY. Call our experienced team NOW to secure this AMAZING INTERNET ONLY special price! Family owned Toyota dealership in PERTH, with the biggest range of quality used cars, with an exceptional personal touch. WHERE THE GUEST ALWAYS COMES FIRST..... Rigorously inspected 100 point mec

$34,888
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2015 Toyota Hilux SR (4x4)

  • 181865 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

WE ARE BACK AND OPEN WITH A BANG ALL CARS REDUCED TO SELL, BUY WITH CONFIDENCE GIVE US A CALL AND SPEAK TO ONE OF OUR FRIENDLY STAFF FOR ANY ASSISTANCE* ALL VEHICLES WILL BE SOLD WITH A CURRENT RWC AND REGISTRATION 2015 TOYOTA HILUX SR D/C UTE *ARB ROOF RACK *ARB CANOPY *ARB ROOFRACKS *BULL BAR *SCRUB BAR *KINGS WINCH *KINGS LED SPOTLIGHTS *SIDE STEPS *MUD TYRES *TESLA HEAD UNIT *SNORKEL *SERVICE BOOKS Fantastic Car Sales is a family operated dealership that offers quality used cars at l

$39,999
Williamstown, VIC

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2018 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 88370 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

1 ELECTRONIC KEY & 2 MANUAL KEYS NAVIGATION PREVIOUSLY COMPANY OWNED FULL SERVICE RECORD SIDE AIRBAGS REVERSE CAMERA Our entire team will provide you with an amazing purchase experience. Our mission is to ensure your car ownership experience is simple, easy, and more importantly enjoyable, with constant communication on how to best care for your car. DELIVERY OPTIONS NATIONWIDE Free Delivery within 100 kilometres Interstate transport available at very competitive rates FLEXIBLE FINANCE We

$57,988Drive Away^
Oakleigh, VIC

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2022 Toyota Hilux GUN126R Rogue Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 525 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

As new up market dual cab with only 400km, new car warranty til 2027, powerful well proven 2.8 litre turbo diesel engine, six speed Tiptronic auto, SatNav, luxurious leather trim, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, lane departure warning, forward collision mitigation, push button start, Bluetooth, Apple/Android connectivity, heated front seating, selectable high/low range 4WD, diff lock, side steps, black -out alloy rims, front and rear sensors, reverse camera, roller shutter, tow

$83,977
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
11 hours ago

2006 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY07 SR5 Silver 5 Speed Manual Utility

  • 221029 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4

2006 TOYOTA HILUX SR5 3.0L D4D TURBO DIESEL 4X4 MANUAL - DUAL CAB UTILITY # NEW ARRIVAL # TURBO DIESEL 4X4 # ALLOY BULLBAR # SPOT LIGHTS # TOW BAR # SIDE STEPS # REAR STEP # SR5 SPORTS BAR # AFTERMARKET STEREO CD, AUX, BLUETOOTH COMPATIBLE STEREO # AIR CONDITIONING # OWNERS MANUAL # AUGUST 2021 REGO # FINANCE AVAILABLE T.A.P # WORKSHOP TESTED Call Dave on..... Call Ryan on..... Call Jay on..... ?? Hunter Wholesale Cars is a family owned and operated b

$24,990
Mayfield West, NSW

Dealer used
13 hours ago

2019 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 43117 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

2019 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Utility Double Cab 4dr Spts Auto 6sp 4x4 2.8DT. Why wait 12 months, when you can drive this one away today. One private owner with a full-service history. Give us a call today and ask to speak to one of our Pre Owned team members to find out more! We are a family-owned business, so come in and experience the award-winning customer service. Located only 30 minutes south of the CBD, we have a commitment to offering unparalleled service. All our salespeople breathe

$60,490
Gosnells, WA

Dealer used
15 hours ago

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

SIMILAR MODELS TO TOYOTA HILUX

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.