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#1 by warriortom , Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:27 pm

Hey all. Firstly have to admit im not a fan of the teardrop cab on the new shape and the front end is a little soft. But raj has a perfect example of how much potential those trucks have. I was thinking of upgrading to an 07 hilux but looking around a can get an 07 l200 for 2k less and with less miles on the clock. If i did go down this road there are 2 things i need ti know... 1# is the space in the rear seats substantially bigger than the classic?? And 2# is the engine the same? The first being most important as even my kids are getting fed up struggling for leg room in the back!! My 58 plate rodeo had great legroom and the hilux is quite generous too!! Any info appreciated. Cheers all


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RE: new shape interior size??

#2 by Nick , Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:43 pm

I had a 2005 classic warrior before, it was a great truck but awful to drive and gutless when towing.
I now have a 56 plate warrior, only had it a week, the cab is loads bigger, more leg room in the rear, my step dad is 6ft 2 he has no probs with it.
The engines now are far better being 134bhp standard, pulls loads better.
Im sure someone will be along soon with their views.

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RE: new shape interior size??

#3 by Bootsie , Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:43 pm

There is more space in the back seats, the engine is far better both in performance and MPG and reliability, steering and suspension are much better and you have the advantage of using 4 wheel drive permanently anywhere if you wish.Service intervals are longer (07 is every 12.5k). Electrics are complex and expensive like all modern engines but they are OBD2 compliant so you can read the codes yourself
easily and there are plenty of sensors to point you in the right direction to diagnosis which saves time and money. Serviced regularly they are a vastly improved truck.
purely a personal opinion , others will differ, best thing to do is get a test drive first


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#4 by skotl , Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:18 pm

Tons of space in them. I bought mine off a guy who is 6ft five and he was comfortable in the back while I was doing the test drive.
More space in the back than my old 5 series, too.

I looked at Hiluxes too and you're right; you get the same spec L200 for £2-3k less.


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#5 by baz , Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:26 pm

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#6 by robert3040 , Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:00 pm

Bootsie , that's one he'll of a description of a pram.


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#7 by LezT , Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:39 pm

I think Baz's is far more descriptive...



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#8 by robert3040 , Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:23 pm

Lez , do you think that with the majority of membership being Classic owners that the Pram owners should be moved into a wee sub section ? We could rename the site ( Classic L200 forum). ;o)


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#9 by robert3040 , Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:27 pm

If you think this forum should be renamed Classic L200's Forum. Put your name here. If you think this forum should be named The Pram forum. Put your name in your own wee sub forum ;o)


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#10 by Nick , Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:32 pm

Quote: robert3040 wrote in post #8
Lez , do you think that with the majority of membership being Classic owners that the Pram owners should be moved into a wee sub section ? We could rename the site ( Classic L200 forum). ;o)


5 years and yours will all be buckets of rust, you can all then wake up and smell the coffee.
Prams are the future learn to live with it, its time to move on. I was like you lot 3 yrs ago!

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#11 by Warriorbez , Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:38 pm

Quote: Nick wrote in post #10
Quote: robert3040 wrote in post #8
Lez , do you think that with the majority of membership being Classic owners that the Pram owners should be moved into a wee sub section ? We could rename the site ( Classic L200 forum). ;o)


5 years and yours will all be buckets of rust, you can all then wake up and smell the coffee.
Prams are the future learn to live with it, its time to move on. I was like you lot 3 yrs ago!

Nick.



Are you having a laugh!!???


ours are all rust buckets NOW never mind in 5 years time

I will still be driving around with a fooked head gasket still in 5 years time


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#12 by Yoda , Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:40 pm

As an engineering accomplishment the pram is a better truck. Don't tell any one I said that though. Better mpg, better off road, bigger inside and a more powerful more reliable engine. It takes a lot of money to get a classic to be on a par with a pram. Major downside of a pram in terms of ones that matter, you can't run veg. But you do have better mpg anyway. But yes, they are still ugly as sin.

FYI, I was forced to write this, at gun point. Honest.


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#13 by robert3040 , Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:42 pm

Will post again in 5 years and we can compare my truck and your ....! I suppose it depends on what you want. Personally if I wanted a truck to look nice on the road I'd have bought a hi lux intimidator, I chose the classic for what it is and what can be done with it overall costing against the newer version and for me personally it was in my budget. Rab


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#14 by Warriorbez , Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:42 pm

I must admit it is the soft looks that are putting me off getting one........but one day i will have to and then i will have to make it look "Ard as nails like Manraj's"


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#15 by Tam , Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:44 pm

Please don't post useless opinions until you have owned both & know the difference


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#16 by Yoda , Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:47 pm

Anyone got a pic if that Orange one from Thailand or wherever it is? Tried to find it but can't. It's by far the best looking pram ever!! Long long time before the doom if the classic though. I would like to avoid getting one if I can. But if I do, I agree I has to be near Mad Max level modified.


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#17 by Nick , Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:48 pm

Quote: Warriorbez wrote in post #14
I must admit it is the soft looks that are putting me off getting one........but one day i will have to and then i will have to make it look "Ard as nails like Manraj's"


I have had a 2005 classic Warrior and now a 56 plate new shape Warrior, no comparison. Chalk and Cheese, the classic is like driving a 30yr old van, the new shape is far more refined.
Classic is slow and has the turning circle of the QE2, crap with a car transporter trailer loaded on it, but looks the part.
Pram runs and pulls far better, dont look as good i will admit, far faster, better MPG, turns better, has a better 4x4 system.


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#18 by Nick , Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:50 pm

Quote: Tam wrote in post #15
Please don't post useless opinions until you have owned both & know the difference


Tam,

I have!

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#19 by Warriorbez , Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:53 pm

Quote: Nick wrote in post #17
Quote: Warriorbez wrote in post #14
I must admit it is the soft looks that are putting me off getting one........but one day i will have to and then i will have to make it look "Ard as nails like Manraj's"


I have had a 2005 classic Warrior and now a 56 plate new shape Warrior, no comparison. Chalk and Cheese, the classic is like driving a 30yr old van, the new shape is far more refined.
Classic is slow and has the turing circle of the QE2, crap with a car transporter trail loaded on it, but looks the part.
Pram runs and pulls far better, dont look as good i will admit, far faster, better MPG, turns better, has a better 4x4 system.




The mistake i have made is buying the wife a £12k landrover thinking i'd get to use it but she wont let me near it as she loves it too much

so i need to save me some pennies back up and treat myself to a new truck


this one would do!! http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=orange+...29,r:4,s:0,i:96


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RE: new shape interior size??

#20 by NFT5 , Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:36 am

Before:


After:


Chalk and cheese, mate. Chalk and cheese.

Only the new Ranger/BT50 comes close for room in the back. And, you can do a U-turn in less space than the Queen Mary.



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#21 by NFT5 , Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:51 pm

Quote: Yoda wrote in post #16
Anyone got a pic if that Orange one from Thailand or wherever it is? Tried to find it but can't. It's by far the best looking pram ever!! Long long time before the doom if the classic though. I would like to avoid getting one if I can. But if I do, I agree I has to be near Mad Max level modified.


That orange one is a baby, compared to this:



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#22 by robert3040 , Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:56 pm

The pram looks rusty or is it just the paint ? :o)


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#23 by robert3040 , Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:58 pm

With all these angled glass sections and broken back it's like a modern day warship with it's angular paint job! ;o)


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#24 by Deleted User , Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:32 am

TBH i wanted to buy a hilux but when i went to the toyota showroom they were arrogant bastards who didint want to give me the time of day even though i was ready to buy one!!!!! I went to mitsubishi and they actually were interested and took me for a test drive, i went home as i wasnt toooo sure about the shape, did some research on the modifying potential and went back and bought it!!!! And iv never looked back and i have had hilux drivers ask me where i got my stuff from as they want to make theirs look more manly!!!! I wouldnt have bought mine if i wasnt going to modify it. The biggest difference is the wheels once u change those the truck gets completely transformed

Before


After wheels



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