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What’s your favourite episode of Classic Top Gear?

I love the one where they tried their best to destroy a Toyota Hilux. Often touted as the “ Indestructible car" they took an old Hilux pickup with 190,000 miles on it and drove it down a flight of stairs, crashed it into a tree, tied it to a dock at when the tide was coming in and it remained under water for 5 hours. They also drove it through a garden shed, dropped a camper on it, set the inside cabin and covered bed on fire,and even hit it with a wrecking ball. After each attempt it would start. Sometimes a mechanic would tinker with some cables but it always started. Finally they put it on top of a 24 story building that was rigged for demolition. After recovering it from the rubble the frame had cracked but they drove it onto the Top Gear set and to honor this truly Indestructible vehicle they placed it on a suspended block above the soundstage where it stayed throughout the original presenters time on the show. They also drove a Toyota Hilux to the North pole. The very first time an automobile had made the attempt.

Why can't I own a Toyota Hilux in America?

You can. Its just not called the Hilux in America. The Hilux was produced and sold in America from 1968 as a Toyota Pickup, or as the SR5 for example, as Sport Rally 5-Speed. It was sold in America as the Toyota Trekker until 1984 in a camper format, until renamed the Toyota 4Runner. The Hilux framed pickup was replaced in North America by the Tacoma model in 1995. It is/was not uncommon for nearly identical vehicles to be sold under different names in different markets. The Mazda Cosmo I drove in Japan was sold to the rest of the world as The RX-5.

Is it possible in Australia as a tourist to hire a Jeep and drive right around the entire coastline of the contiguous country, or staying as close as possible to the coast? Starting in Sydney and returning to Sydney via Perth and the Cape York Tip?

Well, yes. You can just hit Highway 1 from Sydney and “chuck a lap” of Australia. And it is a wonderful trip highlighting some amazing and incredibly varied places. But … don’t underestimate the sheer size of Australia - it is a ,very, long and time consuming drive. At a total length of approximately 14,500 km (9,000 mi) it is the longest national highway in the world, surpassing the ,Trans-Siberian Highway, (over 11,000 km or 6,800 mi) and the ,Trans-Canada Highway, (8,030 km or 4,990 mi). And you need to add another 2,000 km to hit Bamaga at the tip of the cape (1,000.4 km each way from Cairns). Highway 1 (Australia) - Wikipedia And expensive - To hire / rent a 4WD is base rate about $70 per day. At best you’d want to travel about 5–600km per day (maybe 7 hours drive?) and as it’s 16,000 km that’s more than, a month of rental, and solid driving,, not counting day stops for sightseeing and activities. So the hire alone would be around A$2,500. Then, of course, there’s accommodation, food, fuel, etc. on top of that. Many backpackers buy cheap cars to do this drive and sell them after. Many buy or hire camper vans (mini RVs) to slash the cost. Some buy a cheap small car and only hire a 4WD where needed to cut the cost. Lots of Australians do this trip - mostly older folk with a big caravan (RV) and take months to do it (we call them “grey nomads”) so I’d not enter into it lightly! Certainly the experience of a lifetime if you do though! >>>>>>>>>> EDIT: <<<<<<<<<<< I didn't think so many would be interested in this answer, and I have answered several questions below. One of those answers seemed to add additional relevant information, so I’ve pasted it below. Cheers! ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: I took the reference to a “Jeep” as a generic 4WD. Jeeps are not generally thought of here as a 4WD in Australia. In fact, … some here refer to a Toyota as a ‘Jeep recovery vehicle’ - they are popular as an SUV, but not as a 4WD. The most common (almost ubiquitous!) 4WD in Australia is the Toyota - both Land Cruiser or Hilux. You can get parts for one almost anywhere but not for a Jeep (that’s mostly in the cities). Anyway, Whilst you wouldn’t need a 4WD to follow the highway all way around, you wouldn’t, as other answers and comments have pointed out, see that much! It would be a bit like driving a snow-ploughed road with banks of snow on either side, except this would be thousands of miles of roadside scrub bushes and trees. To see the sights, one must leave the ring road - which is in places hundreds of KM from the coast. There are commonly sealed and reasonable coast roads skirting the coastline, and this is pretty in terms of scenery, but this is slow. It is what turns the “you can get around in about 60 days” into “… you need months to do it properly!”. In other places, especially in that sector from about Geraldton in the West (about 2/3 up the left side of Oz) right across to almost Cairns (3/4 up the right side) you are on a ribbon of sealed road, … but most roads off of that are well made and graded dirt. The other thing is that this entire Northern area is subject to “the wet”. The wet season, also known as the Top End’s tropical summer, stretches from November to April. The yearly average is 1570mm (62”). Temperatures during this period usually range from 25°C to 33°C (77°F to 91°F) and humidity can reach higher than 80%. Towards year's end, tropical cyclones, monsoonal rains and storms are common and the roads suffer terribly, as well as carry pretty limited traffic. They are essentially local traffic roads and not economically viable to keep repairing a hard surface road for the level of traffic they are meant to carry. For that reason they are essentially dirt roads (made but not sealed) and re-graded (smoothed out) a few times a year, but usually not sealed. So that’s harder on the vehicles that use them too. The wet also means that creek beds that are almost dry for a lot of the year suddenly become raging torrents! Lots of places get “cut-off” for weeks at a time in the wet and it is definitely 4WD only - and not always possible then (they are supplied by plane). Some people look at Australia and say why don’t they build more cities up there? Well, we have Darwin (actually really nice these days) and it's tough work just keeping that standing up in those conditions. Rest are scattered settlements, mines and some agricultural enterprises like cattle stations, etc. But you DO want to get off that Highway, because there’s so much to see: like … And that’s all just in the Northern Territory. To get to there (anti clockwise) you’ve got to pass Queensland where it’s red (like NT) in the west and also rainforest meets reef on the northeast. And I haven’t touched 3/4 of the journey that IS on the highway (Surfers’ Paradise [above] is right alongside Hwy 1, but technically needs a deviation). As per my original post, many travellers choose to buy a vehicle and base from it -- hiring a 4WD for just the bits required, and staying in a backpacker resort / hostel when in larger centres. It is generally quite safe for them to pull up to council Showgrounds, etc. to sleep and there are free gas-operated BBQs at rest stops with toilets, tank water etc. in lots of areas too. At the end of the trip these are usually sold complete with all the camping gear, ready for the next traveller. Some have completed several laps of the continent! (I probably would steer away from those ones 😷). If you query “Australia backpacker car” You will find links to many books written about how to find, select, buy and fit out a vehicle for the trip. It’s a “thing” 😀 here. cheers. === ============= EDIT 2: Great question from Jim about roadside services etc, that led me to a lengthy answer. Although this post is waaaaay too long I’ve added it below as it contains a fair bit of safety advice (and etiquette fir outback driving) that I thought would be handy. Enjoy ( or ignore😀): +++++ Most populated areas in Australia are covered by a network of Auto Clubs which provide roadside assistance etc. If you have paid to join these clubs (and some insurance companies contract services as well) then they will arrange assistance (technically) wherever you are. In country areas most towns have a towing service that will bring you back to or forward to the nearest town where a mechanic can do work. But they won’t hold parts for every type of vehicle etc. So sometimes people are delayed awaiting parts to arrive etc. Unfortunately, when you hit the “outback” there is infrequent phone coverage, let alone a tow truck (wrecker) nearby. Here’s a map of Australian cell/mobile coverage: As you can see the phone coverage pretty much maps the population distribution. The above is mobile (cell) phone network, but there is a wider fixed line network (obviously not too many phone boxes on the side of some of these lonely roads though!). But as your question implies correctly, satellite phones work anywhere as do EPIRB beacons (personal locator beacons). They can be hired for use on a trip. And, surprisingly, the GPS in your standard cell phone can be used to locate you by telling emergency service which cell tower the signal is coming from. Unfortunately that may only narrow it down to about a 100 square km area. But You can download a free app (Emergency +] developed by Australian Emergency Services that you can use to locate yourself and indicate you need help. This app interrogates the cell tower and uses the phones GPS to show you the latitude and longitude where the phone is (not the tower). You relay this to the operator and they translate it to where you are on the map. Of course, it only works if you are in coverage. There are quite a few excellent sources of advice for travellers in the Outback. And lots of websites. 10 Essential Road Safety Tips You NEED to Read Before Driving in Outback Australia What they all have in common about Outback driving safety is the following: ===========================. Australia's outback is a diverse landscape. It can be dusty, muddy, flat or flooded. The roads can be empty but they can also carry 10-car-long road trains. You never know what's around the next bend. It's best to be prepared for every situation.Here are some tips for safe driving in remote Australia: Before you leave Work out where you want to go with a good map. Calculate how long it will take driving there. Determine all the stops along the way. Driving too far without a break will increase your chances of crashing. You should take at least a 15 minute break every 2 hours. Work into your time and distance calculations: meal and drink breaks rest stops scenic detours refuelling toilet stops overnight accommodation. Have your vehicle serviced before your journey. Just before you leave Check tyres, lights, windscreen wipers, battery, coolant and hoses, oil and fuel. Get plenty of sleep the night before — no alcohol. If you're heading into a remote area, give friends, neighbours or the police the details of your trip. Charge your mobile phone. It should work in regional centres but possibly not in areas between. Pack plenty of toys and games if you're taking children. Obtain a weather report—consider delaying your trip if heavy rain is forecast. Check ,road conditions,, RACQ, shire councils and local police. Standard equipment for your outback trip Pack into your vehicle first aid kit water (20 litres emergency use and 4 litres per person per day) food, in case of delays or breakdown fire extinguisher tool kit (jack, winder, wheel brace, spanners, screwdrivers, spare fan belt, hoses and fuses) 2 spare wheels tow rope shovel (in case you get bogged) toilet paper maps compass or global positioning system (GPS) tarpaulin cooler (esky / chilly bin) or fridge rubbish bags matches or lighter communication equipment. Your mobile phone may not work in the outback. Think UHF radio, satellite phone and or personal locator beacon (PLB / EPIRB). Unsealed roads Slow down. Dust may be disguising an oncoming vehicle, pot holes, loose gravel and slippery mud patches. Turn on your headlights where visibility is poor. Consider stopping if you can't see the road in front of you. Sunrise and sunset Many of outback roads have an east–west orientation. The sun rises in the East and sets in the West. When the sun is low in the sky, clear vision is impossible. If you are heading East in the morning, or West in the afternoon You could miss oncoming vehicles or hit an animal crossing the road. Try to avoid driving before 7am and between 4pm and 5pm. Fatigue Long distances and stretches of unchanging landscape can make a driver very tired. Stop for a break if you experience: sore or heavy eyes dim or fuzzy vision daydreaming or hallucinations tiredness, stiffness or cramps aches and pains delayed reactions wandering across the road. Prevent tiredness: take regular breaks at least 15 minutes every 2 hours pull into ,rest areas,, tourist spots and ,driver reviver stops,frequently don't drink alcohol before and during the trip eat properly (not too much or too little) check medications with your doctor get plenty of sleep before your trip don't drive for more than 10 hours a day wind down the windows every now and then for some fresh air share the driving plan ahead stop as soon as you feel tired or your attention wanders don’t start your trip too early in the day. Your body isn't used to concentrating before dawn or in the early hours. Caravans (RVs) If you are a member of a caravanning convoy, don't travel too close together. Other road users will become frustrated if they are unable to overtake safely. The law requires caravans and other large vehicles, outside a built-up area, leave at least 60m between each other. The distance is 200m in a road train area. Animals Don't swerve to avoid an animal on the road. This may cause you to roll your vehicle. Gently brake and slow down. Beep your horn to alert the animal. If you come across cattle or sheep on the road, stop and be patient. The animal might stop in the middle of the road to watch you approach. Just be patient, beep your horn and the animal will soon move on. If they are crossing the road as a group (herd) they are probably being herded by a farmer / stockman. Because of runoff from the road stock are sometimes (in dry times) herded along the roads to eat the greener grass there, so try not to split the herd. Weather warning If the roads are wet, be careful of slippery conditions and unstable road edges. Try to keep one wheel on the bitumen, if possible. When driving in wet weather: keep your windscreen and lights clean keep headlights on low beam. In foggy conditions, it is easier to see the low beam use your air-conditioner or demister to keep the windscreen clear slow down double your following distance after driving through water, drive a short distance slowly, with your foot on the brake pedal. This helps the brakes dry out. If you come across a closed road, due to flood, ,do not ,attempt to enter. You could face a fine or even endanger your life. “If it’s flooded - forget it !” If the ,road is flooded,, avoid attempting to cross. Wait until the level drops or use an alternative route. The force of the flood water could sweep your vehicle away. It can also have washed away part of the road under the water which you then drop into disabling the vehicle which becomes flooded. “If it’s flooded - forget it !” Hot weather Temperatures can rise inside a vehicle and in direct sunlight. Avoid heat stress by: avoiding long periods of direct sunlight wearing sunscreen wearing comfortable, cool protective clothing, a hat and sunglasses drinking lots of water. Incidents, accidents and emergencies Flat tyre Park on flat, firm ground. Leave manual vehicles in gear. Know how to use your jack. Tighten wheel nuts alternatively until all are fully tightened. Lower the vehicle slowly. Check wheel nuts again. Road accidents Stay calm. Check for injury. Call for assistance, including fire, ambulance, Flying Doctor and police. Don't leave your vehicle. Wait for help to arrive. In case of injury Don't move the injured person if it can be avoided. Apply first aid. Call for assistance, giving full details of location and injuries. Wait for help to arrive. Shattered windscreen Look out of the window or door to see where it is safe to pull over. Fill demister vents with paper or cloth. This stops glass getting in the vents. Remove glass. Wind up other windows. Drive on slowly. If the windscreen is just cracked, it may be safe to drive on. Replace as soon as possible. Lost or broken down Don't panic. Stay with the vehicle and wait for assistance. Flag down or phone for help. Make sure vehicle is visible. Conserve food water and energy. If you become mobile again, advise authorities. Other etiquette: Always leave a gate how you found it, (if it’s open leave it open, if it’s closed then close it behind you) gates are there for stock (animal) control, not security. (The farmer has a rifle for that!) Think about whether it’s private property before you camp,. If you suspect it is, drive to the house and ask if it’s ok. This isn’t just courtesy, it can be for your safety. The answer will almost always be yes, but sometimes they might say, just be careful coz there’s stock in there (who might lick you tent to pieces!!) or there’s a nest of snakes in the fallen tree, or there’s a cull (shooting) there tonight (!!!) or whatever. Sometimes (actually, often) they will even point you to a better spot (“there’s a water tank and compost toilet down by the waterhole, you’d be welcome to park there ….”) If someone is stopped in the middle, of ,nowhere,, pull over to see if they need help. You don’t have to get out of your car, you don’t even have to give them a lift, but you should make sure they at least have water and pass any request for towing or whatever at the next roadhouse, town or petrol station. If ,you MUST “cat scratch” (crap on the road side) Bury It! ,Your unhygienic toilet paper blowing across the landscape won’t improve it. Put your garbage in a bin, (trash can). There are big trash cans at every rest stop that get regularly emptied. DONT LITTER, and don’t dump next to the bloody bin! If it’s full, hang onto the rubbish till the next stop. Clean up roadside BBQs after use., Many rest stops have free gas BBQs with stainless steel plates. These are great for rest breaks and can be used to cook food (or reheat if wrapped in foil). But they get cleaned by the council only daily, so if you use it, think about the people behind you. While it’s hot, or reheat it, sluice it with water. This will ‘deglaze’ the plate (lift of anything stuck there and fats etc) then give it a wipe with paper towel, newspaper or even toilet paper. Using your high-beam head lights or spot lights/light bar., Correct etiquette is that as a car come towards you you can both stay on high beam until the oncoming lights start to dazzle you (or them). When one dips their lights so should the other. If he “flashes” you, it is saying to dip your lights now! Once past the other car you go back to high beam. If you are coming up behind another (slower) car, you should dip your high beam when you can make out the individual tailights of the car in front and don’t leave a long dark patch between cars (that a roo can jump into). When someone is passing you, (they may flash you from behind to warn you they are overtaking), keep your high beams on illuminating the road ahead until they pull out to go round you, then drop before they pull level with you. Once they are past the front of your car they should go to high beam to illuminate the road ahead for both of you. You stay on low beam lights until a gap opens up in front of you that starts to become dangerous, then go to high beam. on spotlights and animals, ,Australia is pretty dry in most places, and the best concentration of dew or rain runoff is next to the road. That means animals are attracted there. Mostly at dawn and dusk. They then get dazzled by the lights as you approach and will often panic and jump onto the road. That’s why most outback roads have that big graded (scraped) area to each side, so you can see them coming. Look for their eyes. Kangaroos, rabbits etc are red, foxes and dingoes green. Hitting a roo at speed is bad karma, so be prepared to slow down. If one does appear on the road, don’t jerk the steering too hard to try to miss it. You’ll roll the vehicle when you transfer the weight and momentum. Use of indicators to signal to pass., Trucks (especially) will use turn indicators (blinkers) to indicate whether it is safe to overtake. If you give one short flash of high beam when behind a truck it tells them you want to pass when safe. Remembering that we drive on the LEFT side of the road here - If they flash once ,left it means DO NOT pull out, (there is something coming). If the give you a right flash once it means it’s safe to pull out and pass. Don’t stuff around doing it, pull out carefully, accelerate well clear of the truck before pulling back into the same lane. BTW flashing left and then right means thank you! If the trucker does the right thing by you try to say thanks. Don’t follow a truck, or caravan, too closely unless you want a rock through your windscreen. Keep your two second gap (watch the vehicle in front pass a post and count seconds till you pass same - should be two or more). If you do you’ll rarely lose a windscreen to thrown rocks and be able to pull out accelerate and pass smoothly, - and remember the truck can’t see you unless you can see its mirrors. there’s probably a thousand more, but this answer is Waay too long already!

What it is like to travel for 6 months leaving the usual life in hibernation?

My partner and I do this regularly - following the "Endless summer" protocol (though where we are now, at a misty 12 degrees Celsius in Tasmania - the height of summer - I think something is broken...), 6 months traveling, 6 months in Amsterdam working. I have geared the companies I own to work in with this, so I am not depended upon for almost anything, so they run smoothly without me (but ,also ,run smoothly when I am there). For the past few years, we have returned to our home country, Australia, hopped in our camper, and traveled all around this amazing country. in 2012, we drove 22,000kms (13,750 miles) over six months. The camper has a small hot-water service, fridge, and cooker (all gas-fired), carries 120 litres of fresh water, and is on our "go-anywhere" Toyota Hilux. We go to remote places and camp, read, talk, relax, walk, sleep and explore. In future years, we're planning to set up a home in a city in another country - we're not sure where yet - and just live there for six months. Or maybe ship Betty Blue (pic above) to South Africa and drive to Moscow, or something (someone we know is driving from Alaska to the southernmost point of Chile!). As we travel around Australia, we often meet families with young kids doing a similar thing (we never did anything like this when we grew up),and it seems like a great learning experience for them - they are highly socialised, practical, and well-educated (by their parents). It's sad to leave our friends in Amsterdam, but Skype, Facebook and email helps stay in touch, and traveling lets us catch up with old friends and make new ones. We carry a 3G mobile internet / wifi device, that lets our widgets connect to the internet (assuming there is appropriate mobile phone coverage), so we can stay connected, and I can work sometimes - here's a pic of the setup (the mouse just died, due to the sensor bashing against something hard on a particularly difficult track). After purchasing the ute, making modifications to it, and the camper itself, we'd spent around US$90,000. Another US$10k for equipment (4WD "recovery" gear mostly). We've spent around 300 nights in it so far, so that comes to $333 a night for accommodation, I suppose. We'll get many more nights from it, so the cost comes down from there. Fuel is a notable expense - Betty is heavy, and while the engine is fuel efficient, to get 2.7T to 110kmh and hold it there, it's thirsty! Costs around US$160 to fill the fuel tank, and we do that twice a week on average. So, it's a great lifestyle, one that worked extremely hard to be able to achieve. I'd recommend it to anyone!

What are different car brands known for?

Because there are so many brands, lemme just break it down to countries, based on MY OPINION: Japanese brands: Best for making 4x4s and pickup trucks, I love the Toyota Hilux and Land cruisers. They really do say “Japan” to me. People say Japanese cars are boring, and characterless, but if there is any of their cars that have actual character, that would be their 4x4s. Subaru to some extent… renown to built cars with amazing 4wd systems that enable you go wild and crazy off the tarmac! German brands: Best for making qualitative cars, and cars of all kinds that also do their duties very well. It’s like, you get exactly what you need to satisfy a need. Have a delivery or construction business? The German have the best of the best vans. Need a camper for a trip far away? The Germans have the best gears, kits and everything you need to make your trip a great one. I love the Mercedes Sprinter and the Mercedes S-class, as well as the BMW i8, and 5 series! French brands: Best for making non-conventional, innovative and inspiring cars. All kind of cars they built, just seem to have something against conventional designs, they are the kind that dare to be different. They build cars that appear very attractive from certain angles. I’d say they’re best renown for their hatchbacks, small or mid sized vans, and minivans. They build the best budget cars. I love the Peugeot 807, other minivans, cargo vans, and new Renault Espace! British brands: It’s hard to say… They’re all owned by foreign brands. From my observation, I’d say they more renown to be driven by elderly people and people who like to live posh. I love the Range Rover Vogue and Jaguar XJ, they’re nice, and actually quite elegant! American brands: Again… hard to say, in North America and the Middle-East, they are huge and heavy duty-like… pretty useless on European roads, although it depends more on what are they being used for. I don’t know what else to add! Italian brands: Best known for their passion of styling and arts. Honestly! Whatever they do, just seems very beautifully done and appealing to look at! They do great mass market cars, they do passionate fast cars (of course!!), and they also do good utility vehicles (like Fiat vans, and Iveco). They may come across as not solid or sturdy… and unreliable… but they certainly appeal a lot. I love the Alfa Romeo Stelvio! Miscellaneous brands: Volvo, best known for it’s simple design luxury, conservatism, and safety! Volvo XC90 is my type! Skoda, Based on Volkswagen, but in an awesome way! Basically what Skoda does, is that they build cars which are far more practical, spacious, and qualitative at the same time! Skoda Kodiaq suite me! Seems like a young sister of the Volvo XC90… get it? Both suit family needs!! :D hehe Ford Europe: Best known for their driver’s appeal I guess? Seat, well again VW based, but… I think they’re said to be more for keen drivers? Drift enthusiasts? I honestly don’t know, but their sharp edged designs implies that they are indeed targeting youngsters!

Is the Toyota Hilux a good utility to convert to a camper van?

If you’re thinking about doing that try to picture yourself in an early Volkswagen van converted to what we called a Hippie Bus. Convert a Hilux and it too will roll like a pig wallowing in mud. Springs, shocks, torsion devices on a stock unit will convince you and if you think you can fix it get your wallet out. In fact before you drop a wad to try and correct those items check and see what it will take to Zoop up the engine so you can drive into the mountains to camp or worse yet up some dirt road to nowhere. Now maybe your pockets are deep and you go for all this. Here’s the ball buster. Look at the anemic tires and clearances to the fenders that will prevent much bigger pieces, Then, what if you have to put chains on? The above translates to No, are you out of your mind? Anything can be done if your wallet is big and deep. Make the call… Best from old Bob here in WA state

Is an Ibanez better than a Strat?

Is an Ibanez better that a Strat? Better at what? Which Ibanez? Which Strat? The Ibanez GRX20 (£129.00) ,is, ,not ,better than a US Strat Deluxe (c. £1000) at most things. The Ibanez JEM7V (c. £2000) ,is ,better than the Squire Bullet Strat (£115). I think you see my point - you should really be more specific, you're even trying to compare a model to an entire brand. You might as well ask “is a VW better than a Toyota Hilux?” Obviously one of those VW camper vans won't be as fast, but a VW Golf will be way faster. Beyond that, what does that magical word ‘better’ mean? Let's assume generic, equally-priced models of each brand. If you want to play high gain metal as fast as you can, choose the Ibanez; if you want to play soulful clean blues, choose the Fender. To my knowledge Fender don't make a 7-string model, so if more strings = better choose the Ibanez. If you want more range and versatility, choose the Fender. If you want better top fret access, choose the Ibanez… And on and on it goes. I hope you see that ‘better’ is a silly word to use, and that both brands are big players because they're both good. Figure out what you want out of a guitar, then go down the shop and play a few! There's no substitute for tactile experience with a guitar and you may just find that one feels more right for you than the other.

What is a good classic/older car for towing a 21' 3500 lb Dutchman camper trailer?

Get a 4x4, eg Toyota Land Cruiser, Jeep Grand Cherokee, car does not have torque required going uphill. Ideal get a diesel which has higher torque than petrol. Or a ute, eg Toyota Hilux, SUV.

Are there any vans that are similar to Westfalias but aren’t VWs?

Take your pick, in many countries either Japanese or Euro vans are commonly converted into ‘campers- smaller ones like the Toyota Hiace, Mitsubishi Express and the like are commonly used For those wanting a larger one, Mercedes Sprinter and the Ford Transit are popular- either with a ‘poptop’ or more common in the larger vans is using the ‘hiroof’ versions Also popular in some areas are 4wd based ones- often using the Landcruiser, Hilux, BT50/Ranger or Isuzu chassis…

Why doesn't Toyota build trucks well and why don't they dominate truck sales?

but they do build trucks, quite well. I have a 78 Toyota hilux with a camper on it. sits 10 months of the year, I can go out and start it up with no problems. the trucks they build are for their home market. very reliable and until recently very simple. American trucks have gotten too large, I own one I use daily and I get scared parking at Walmart, etc, it takes so much room to turn and very it’s hard to see the front or back corners.

  • What is the Number of Cylinders of Toyota Hilux?

    Here are the Number of Cylinders and variants of Toyota Hilux:

    Variants2018 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4 L-Edition AT 4x42018 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4 MT 4x22018 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4G AT 4x4 (IMP)2018 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4 STD MT 4x42018 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4G MT 4x4 (IMP)2018 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.8 L-Edition AT 4x42018 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.8G AT 4x4 (IMP)2018 Toyota Hilux Single Cab 2.4 MT 4x4
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  • Does Toyota Hilux has Front/Rear Side Airbags?

    Yes, Toyota Hilux has Front/Rear Side Airbags, which are: 2018 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4 L-Edition AT 4x4, 2018 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4G AT 4x4 (IMP), 2018 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.8 L-Edition AT 4x4, 2018 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.8G AT 4x4 (IMP).

  • What is the Knee Airbags of Toyota Hilux?

    Here are the Knee Airbags and variants of Toyota Hilux:

    Variants2018 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4 L-Edition AT 4x42018 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4 MT 4x22018 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4G AT 4x4 (IMP)2018 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4 STD MT 4x42018 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.4G MT 4x4 (IMP)2018 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.8 L-Edition AT 4x42018 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 2.8G AT 4x4 (IMP)2018 Toyota Hilux Single Cab 2.4 MT 4x4
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