Toyota Hi-lux Review from Costa Rica

2006 Toyota Hi-lux DX 2.5 turbo diesel

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired20 kilometres
Most recent distance27000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Nice looking slow truck

Faults:

Strange noise (hit) coming from rear differential when starting from 0. Have sent the car 3 or 4 times to dealer and still unfixed. Going to have to live with it.

Strange noise coming from dash, unfixed. Haven't sent it to the dealer.

General Comments:

Good interior room space, seems to be reliable, but lacks power.

Have put in ego problems in the past due low output. Very cheap interior, all plastic.

No ABS, no airbags, and don't even think about EBD or something similar.

Paid 31.000 US$ for it. Bottom line is the truck is a truck, and nothing more than that. Built in Argentina; I will have to wait some years to see its reliability.

Good looking.

The L200 seems more powerful and cheaper, and is Japanese built, but at the end Toyota is Toyota, and this assures you some quality.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2007

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review