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    I bought a Toyota!

    I've done something I never thought I would, I went into a Toyota dealer and purchased one of their cars new.

    I guess I like older style cars and couldn't bring myself to get the Everest (no manual option either) and I didn't really want a ute so that dropped out the Ranger.

    Arriving in March will be a nice shiny new 76 series Wagon with a few bells and whistles from ARB.
    I was honestly surprised how nice it was to drive given they have a reputation for being a bit rough. Both me and my wife loved it and it seems to be one of the few Toyota cars that has a bit of character to it.

    I'll let you know how she goes on the first off road excursion once it arrives.

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    hahaha, and Norm Thanked the posting, unbelievable.

    Congrats mate.
    I'm not fussed toyota ford whatever if your actually going to use them off road you go the brand what suits your needs and typically you end up being happy with the choice.
    I have a client up north just bought one 4mths ago - LOVES it and its a true offroader, heaps of torque !
    What ARB goodies mind filling in ?
    Look forward to your feedback in the future.
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    ARB goodies are

    Steel winch bar
    Warn Zeon winch + synthetic rope
    Recovery point
    Dual battery
    Compressor
    Kaymar twin swing rear bar
    OME GVM upgrade

    I figure that'll about do it for now and see what I need after that.

    The engine is surprisingly fun for a diesel, nothing like the GT but still fun.

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    Hope you asked for the GVM certificate upgrade

    Good std set up mate - they are the modern day Land Rovers of the past.
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    Out of curiosity, besides not being manual what were your reservations about the Everest? Too small?
    Lifetime proud Ford Falcon enthusiast and owner of the following models XR, XY, XB, XC, XD, EB, AU, BA and FG.
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    Secretly, I'm a 76 series fanboy as well. The prospect of a no-frills 4x4 interests me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WASP View Post
    Out of curiosity, besides not being manual what were your reservations about the Everest? Too small?
    Powaaaaaaaa

    V8 goodness

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    Despite the coldness attitude to the fridge company their off road products in general are very sound no matter what others think.
    Options options and overall suits peoples needs especially looking to tow and the 76 is a beast as is the 200series.

    Austin, was at the 4x4 Adventure show this morn, was checking out the V6 Amarok, I'm pretty close going that way next despite me loving the front design of current Ranger.
    Interior trim etc is up there.
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    My Falcon family heritage: XY V8 Falcon 500, XYGT, XBGT, XC 351 GS, XD 4.1 Spack, EF wagon, AU Wagon, AU2 Wagon, AU2 XR8, BA XR8, BF XR8, FG XR6, Lucky last: Sprint 8. Oh wait, AU3 XLS Marlin Ute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Vman View Post
    Especially a 200 series, or one of those Y61 Patrols.

    One thing I commonly read about the 76 series is owner complaints about the basic seats in them (not much chop for driver comfort especially on long trips) and the suspension isn't cutout for highway driving. Some people also complain about the 100mm track difference front to back but then others don't consider it an issue.

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