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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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Top2018 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR Double Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 77212 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

2018 TOYOTA HILUX GUN126R SR DOUBLE CAB 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC CAB CHASSIS UTE. GREAT HILUX COMES WITH BULLBAR, SPOT LIGHTS, SIDE STEPS, STEEL TRAY WITH TOOL BOXES, REVERSE CAMERA, BLUETOOTH AND CRUISE CONTROL. ASK US ABOUT OUR MARKET LEADING FINANCE DEALS AS WELL AS OUR 3 YEAR UNLIMITED KM EXTENDED WARRANTY AVAILABLE FOR THIS UTE. We have been the commercial vehicle specialist since 1987. Stocking over 400 used commercial vehicles including 4x4s / 4WD’s, Dual Cab Utes, Extra cab and Single c

$61,980Drive Away^
Acacia Ridge, QLD

Dealer used
12 hours ago

Top2014 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY14 SR5 (4x4) Glacier White 5 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Pick-up

  • 193421 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

** Local Private Previous Owner with a Great Service History ** Colour coded Steel Tray w/ Tool boxes mounted ** Genuine toyota Alloy Bullbar with spot lights mounted ** Fully Work Shop Inspected & Tested ** Financing & Warranty Packages Available With the world we live in continuing to change around us we understand that your wants and needs from a car dealership are changing with it. We have grown not only with our local community but with these ever changing global and national needs to off

$35,990
Rockingham, WA

Dealer used
20 hours ago

Top2006 Toyota Hilux Sr5 (4x4) 5 Sp Manual Dual Cab P/up

  • 279063 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Well presented and maintained 2007 SR5 Dual cab hilux for sale. Full service history available, 1 owner since new All recalls carried out and all service work, repairs carried out by our inhouse service team After Market Additions: ARB winch bar, side rails and steps Warn winch 2 x lightforce halogen driving lights Narva led light bar safari snorkel GC Colour coded Steel tray with large trundle drawer Dual battery Upgraded headunit with infill panel GME Hideaway 80chan

$35,000
Padstow, NSW

13 hours ago

Top2020 Toyota Hilux GUN126R Facelift SR5 (4x4) Black 6 Speed Automatic Double Cab Chassis

  • 43625 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

All vehicles are sold with minimum 3 months registration. This black TOYOTA HILUX SR5 (4X4) is in excellent condition. This is a 5 seat, 4 door vehicle with automatic transmission. It has travelled 43625 km during its lifetime. It has a diesel fuel system with consumption of 8 L/100 km. It comes with the following installed features: Toyota Nudge Bar; Weather Shields; Tinted Windows; Toyota Steel Tray; Tow Pack; Leather Interior; Rubber Floor Mat Set. It has an impressive list of standard fe

$66,990
Alexandria, NSW

Dealer used
21/06/2022

Top2018 Toyota Hilux GUN126R MY19 SR (4x4) White 6 Speed Manual Double Cab Chassis

  • 155289 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Mine spec 4x4 Hilux ready for immediate delivery. Reliable 2.8L turbo diesel paired with a manual Transmission. Features include black steel bullbar with front mounted spotlights, alloy work tray with frame, tow bar, roof mounted light bar and more. Workshop inspected and ready for work! Book your test drive today. Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independen

$48,980
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
29/06/2022

Top2015 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY14 SR Double Cab White 5 Speed Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 221431 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Absolute last of them 2015 AUTO! Log books with history Excellent example of the last of the best KUN26R Great condition throughout Modifications / features include: Genuine Toyota steel tray 32 inch Tyres Sunraysia wheels Factory Bull bar This is a great example and they are only getting harder and harder to find. All vehicles advertised with VIN number or rego number, any inspection is welcome. PLEASE CALL FOR ANY ENQUIRY due to wholesale nature of business vehicles are in and

$34,990
Blacktown, NSW

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2007 Toyota Hilux KUN26R 06 Upgrade SR (4x4) White 5 Speed Manual Dual Cab Chassis

  • 314000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

-TOYOTA HILUX SR DUAL CAB 4X4 -FACTORY 3.O LITRE TURBO DIESEL D4D -GREAT SIZE STEEL TRAY -READY FOR WORK OR PLAY -VERY ORIGINAL -TOYOTA RELIABILITY -5 SPEED MANUAL 4X4 -POWER STEERING -AIR COND -CENTRAL LOCKING -BLUETOOTH -KEYLESS ENTRY -X3 KEYS -TOWBAR -STEEL BULLBAR WINCH COMPATIBLE -ALLOY WHEELS WITH BRAND NEW TYRES -SERVICE HISTORY -DRIVES AND HANDLES GREAT -RWC INCLUDED -REGO INCLUDED -WARRANTY INCLUDED -PRICED TO SELL -BUY WITH CONFIDENCE FROM AN APPROVED VACC DEALER -FINANCE AVAIL

$21,999
Brooklyn, VIC

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2015 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR (4x4) White 6 Speed Manual Dual Cab Chassis

  • 123091 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Quality example, one owner with service history, not ex rental or mining, heavy duty steel tray, steel bull bar with scrub rails into side steps, tow bar, workshop approved and 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 quality passenger and commercia

$46,977
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

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

  • 19812 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

****IMMACULATE AND ONLY 19,812KMS **** Toyota Hilux SR5 2018 This Hilux workhorse is ready for anything. Kitted with genuine, bullbar, side scrub bars towbar and COLOUR CODED steel tray with central locking and finished in SILVER PEARL, . With a full service history and absolutely immaculate interior this has been one well looked after ute. It has a genuine sat nav unit that has Bluetooth capabilities and hands free. Come and see what all the fuss is about. LOCATED 45 MINUTES SOUTH OF PERT

$71,888
Mandurah, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2015 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR (4x4) White 6 Speed Automatic Dual Cab Chassis

  • 105131 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Ripper One Owner Dual Cab here travelled Low kms. Facelift Model. Optioned with a Steel Bull Bar and Scrub rails. Steel Dropside Tray. 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 quality passenger and commercial vehicles available und

$47,984
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2017 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 (4x4) Crystal Pearl 6 Speed Manual Dual Cab Utility

  • 99527 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

** Privately Owned local to our Dealership with a Full TSA (Toyota Service Advantage) history ** ** Genuine Toyota Premium Steel Bull bar with WARN winch and driving lights fitted ** ** Rhino Rack Pioneer Tray w/- roof racks ** ** ARB Frontier long ranger fuel tank (140lt capacity) ** ** Body coloured ARB lockable canopy ** ** Dual battery system fitted ** ** Front and rear Anderson plugs fitted ** ** Snorkel fitted ** Please do not hesitate to contact us we understand that in tough times

$54,989
Melville, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2017 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 (4x4) Black 6 Speed Manual X Cab Utility

  • 102683 km
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

TOYOTA HILUX SR5 XTRA CAB 4X4 +INTERNET SPECIAL PRICE ONLY+ We workshop test and inspect all our used cars TOW BAR STEEL BULL BAR WITH LIGHT BAR SOFT TONNEAU SIDE STEPS GREAT SERVICE HISTORY we located 1.5 hours north of Sydney and 40 mins From Newcastle. we also have finance options available to approved customers ask about our "delivery to your door" and interstate permit options available. any trade in welcome. we are big enough to compete against the BIG smoke dealers but also s

$47,994
Rutherford, NSW

Dealer used
6 hours ago

Toyota Hilux Sr5 Premium

  • 50100 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

Toyota Hilux SR5 Premium. 4WD Dual cab. Premium means full leather with seat warmers. Car has done 50k with 50k service just done. 4 new Tyres a week ago. Has ARB colour coded steel Bull bar, ARB Solis Led driving lights. Plastic tray liner , tauenau cover and Toyota tow pack. 1 owner, privately owned and driven. Always serviced by Co Op. Will suit new buyer. No wait time. Sale only. No trade.

$65,000
Lewisham, TAS

6 hours ago

2018 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR Double Cab White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 60936 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

IF YOUR AFTER A NICE ONE AND NOT ONE OF THE MANY AVERAGE ONE'S online with Fluro stickers and a rusty steel tray this could be the one for you! WE ARE A MAIN DEALER FOR ABSOLUTE PEACE OF MIND! This 2018 Toyota Hilux Automatic 4x4 ute comes with Low kms Full Service history, Genuine Toyota Tow Bar, Roof Bars and Black Rims. This Ute has been fully workshop tested, serviced and comes with warranty. For sale at a VW, GMSV and Holden Main Dealer for absolute peace of mind! We also offer a range of

$50,988
Rockingham, WA

Dealer used
7 hours ago

2007 Toyota Hilux SR5 Auto Turbo Diesel

  • 313000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.0L

Turbo Diesel, dual cab, immaculate condition, one owner, bought it new, has never been off road. Interior and exterior very well looked after. Service books available. Extras include tray lining, mag wheels, steel bull bar, tow bar, spot lights, CB radio.

$25,900
Illawong, NSW

7 hours ago

2013 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY12 SR White 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 117890 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Located in Darwin and NT registered. Single cab 4X4 Hilux with low kilometres and steel dropside tray. Fitted with a Geniune Toyota steel bullbar, KINGZ LED spotlights, spare keys, dual battery system, towbar, power windows, bluetooth connectivity, cruise control and power mirrors. Located in Winnellie, we are a family owned and operated business with an efficient sales team with over 25 years of experience. All our vehicles are workshop tested, we offer finance with great options and fle

$39,990
Winnellie, NT

Dealer used
7 hours ago

2007 TOYOTA HILUX 4 x 4 STEEL WHT TRAY TOW BAR

  • 300000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

TOYOTA HILUX UTILITY SR - TURBO DIESEL 4 x 4 STEEL TRAY - MANUAL 300k UHF LONG RANGE AERIAL - BULL BAR 6 MONTHS REGO GOOD WHEELS 4x4 SPARE TYRE SPOT LIGHTS STEEL TRAY TOW BAR SERVICE BOOK NO BEACH WORK SERVICE JUST COMPLETED NEW TIMING BELT CLEAN GOOD UTE GOOD CONDITION NO RUST AS IS

$18,000
Cairns, QLD

7 hours ago

2016 Toyota hilux Sr dual cab.

  • 175000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

2016 hilux, excellent condition genuine galvanised tray new SR5 rims near new Yokohama geolander tyres. Tool box not included. Can fit original steel rims and tyres and negotiate price if preferred. RWC supplied after deposit is taken.

$34,800
Junction Village, VIC

7 hours ago

2016 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR (4x4) Silver 6 Speed Manual X Cab Utility

  • 89535 km
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Rare Extra Cab travelled Low kms. One Owner From New. Smooth 2.8L Turbo Diesel. Otioned with a Steel Bar and Side Steps. Alloy Dropside Tray. 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 quality passenger and commercial vehicles availa

$50,984
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
8 hours ago

2014 Toyota Hilux KUN16R SR White 5 Speed Manual Dual Cab

  • 223500 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4

2014 Toyota Hilux Dualcab RWD SR Clean, tidy and very well looked after vehicle 3.0ltr turbo diesel and ideal as a work or trade ute Fully optioned 2014 edition with Bluetooth, airbags and more Ready for work with a bulbar, steel dropside tray and a CB Radio Come in today to arrange a test drive or talk to one of our friendly staff members South Central Motors is 30 minutes south of the Adelaide CBD at 353-355 Main South Road, Morphett Vale. Opening weekdays 8:00am – 5:30pm an

$19,990
Morphett Vale, SA

Dealer used
8 hours ago

2013 Toyota Hilux KUN26R SR White 5 Speed Manual Dual Cab

  • 262963 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4

2013 Toyota Hilux 4X4 KUN26R Dualcab Perfect trade vehicle with an ARB Bullbar, Toyota steel dropside tray, spotlights, snorkel, CB radio, sidesteps and more Fully optioned SR with cruise control, Bluetooth and airbags 3.0ltr turbo diesel manual with logbooks and service history Don’t miss out. Late model Hilux 4x4s are in short supply! Come in today to arrange a test drive or talk to one of our friendly staff members South Central Motors is 30 minutes south of the Adelaide CB

$29,990
Morphett Vale, SA

Dealer used
8 hours ago

2011 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY10 SR White 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 228195 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

2011 SR Hilux Dual Cab 4x4 , Manual , 3.0ltr Diesel , Steel ARB Winch Bull Bar , Spotties , Black Sunnies with Toyo Open Country Tyres , Steel Colour Coded Tray in Excellent Condition , GOOD LOG BOOK SERVICING HISTORY , Bluetooth , Electric Windows , Tow Bar , This Hilux Is in Great Condition and Is Sure to Impress Upon Inspection . RWC, and 12 mths National Warranty Network Warranty. NO DEPOSIT FINANCE avail.@ bank rates t.a.p...LOCATED BRISBANE SOUTH.. ***We are a MTAQ Member*** Trade-ins WE

$29,999
Coopers Plains, QLD

Dealer used
8 hours ago

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

  • 115007 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

2016 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Utility Double Cab 4dr Spts Auto 6sp 4x4 2.8DT Located in Darwin in the Northern Territory 2.8lt Turbo Diesel Automatic transmission Log books Alloy Dropside Tray Genuine Toyota Steel B/bar Reverse Camera Drivers and Passengers Airbag for Safety Window Tint In stock and ready for work or play Located in Winnellie, we are a family owned and operated business with an efficient sales team with over 25 years of experience. All our vehicles are workshop tes

$57,990
Winnellie, NT

Dealer used
9 hours ago

2014 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY14 SR Xtra Cab White 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 159924 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

2014 TOYOTA HILUX KUN26R MY14 SR CAB CHASSIS XTRA CAB 2DR MAN 5SP, 4X4 980KG 3.0DT You won't believe what we have in stock now! This 2014 Toyota Hilux XTRA Cab 4x4 has all the gear on it you want! Fitted for those heavy duty jobs, work companion or even ready to set up for a camping trip! Come in today and come check this beauty out! Exciting Features All Included! - RockArmor Bull Bar - Flares - Large Flatbed Steel Tray - Mudguards - Cable Tie Down Points - Mud Terrain A929 Tyres (LT265/70

$33,997
Capalaba, QLD

Dealer used
9 hours ago

2011 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY11 Upgrade SR (4x4) 5 Speed Manual Dual Cab Chassis

  • 238247 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

one owner with great service history, , looks and drives great , all the toys, steel tray, tow bat, big black wheels, etc. be quick these are hard to find at the moment 4x4 turbo diesel

$26,999
Sandgate, NSW

Dealer used
9 hours ago

2020 Toyota Hilux GUN126R SR5 Double Cab Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 19530 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

This beautifully presented SR5 comes with a full service history, 2 Keys and includes the following accessories: - PREMIUM STEEL BULLBAR - RAM HEAD SNORKEL - FABRIC SEAT COVERS - TAILGATE EZ DOWN STRUT SYSTEM - BEDROCK HARD PLASTIC FLOOR LINERS - STEDI SPOTLIGHTS TYPE X PRO 8.5” - TITAN 20” TWIN ROW LIGHT BAR - LINE-X SPRAYED OVER TRAY/TUB - ALL HALOGEN GLOBES ON VEHICLE REPLACED WITH LED We are part of one of the largest automotive groups in Australia and hold an extensive range of Pre-Ow

$66,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
9 hours ago

2010 Toyota Hilux TGN16R Workmate Cab Chassis 2dr Man 5sp 2.7i White Manual Cab Chassis

  • 192390 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

🚨🚨🚨 NEW ARRIVAL 🚨🚨🚨                        💰14900 2010 TOYOTA HILUX WORKMATES PETROL MANUAL ****** SUCH A GREAT CONDITION TRUCK THROUGHOUT 💎 LOW KILOMETRE 190000 💎 KEYS 1 💎 LOGBOOK SERVICE HISTORY 💎 STEEL TRAY 💎 NEW CONDITI

$15,900
Merrylands, NSW

Dealer used
10 hours 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

$49,990Drive Away^
Ravenhall, VIC

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2015 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY14 SR Double Cab White 5 Speed Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 221431 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Absolute last of them 2015 AUTO! Log books with history Excellent example of the last of the best KUN26R Great condition throughout Modifications / features include: Genuine Toyota steel tray 32 inch Tyres Sunraysia wheels Factory Bull bar This is a great example and they are only getting harder and harder to find. All vehicles advertised with VIN number or rego number, any inspection is welcome. PLEASE CALL FOR ANY ENQUIRY due to wholesale nature of business vehicles are in and

$34,990
Blacktown, NSW

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2014 Toyota Hilux KUN26R MY14 SR White 5 Speed Automatic Cab Chassis

  • 211548 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

TOYOTA HILUX, STEEL TRAY WITH TOOL BOX, AUTO 4X4, LOOKS AND DRIVES AMAZING. READY FOR WORK, WORKSHOP TESTED AND COMES WITH CURRENT ROADWORTHY CERTIFICATE. PRICED TO SELL. 3 YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY IS AVAILABLE ON THIS UTE. *** EOFY MASSIVE CLEARANCE SALE ENDS SUNDAY *** ### FREE $500 FUEL ON ALL VEHICLES ### +++ FREE 3 YEARS WARRANTY ON ALL VEHICLES +++ ALL PRICES HEAVILY MARKED DOWN!! HURRY SALE ENDS 5.00 PM THURSDAY 30TH OF JUNE, 2022!! DON'T MISS OUT!! + All Vehicles Workshop Tested, C

$34,995
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
10 hours ago

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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.