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Unread 07-07-2016, 01:44 AM   #1
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Default 4x4 or 4x2 HILUX? Which would fit my lifestyle and would be more practical?

I intend to acquire a 4x4 G Diesel MT Hilux but what's holding me back is that a 4x4 might be too expensive in terms of fuel consumption and maintenance cost versus a 4x2 (G Diesel MT). Is there really a big difference between 4x4 and 4x2 other than the price? My daily routine would be.. home to my business (which is 5 km away) to school (4km away) plus purchasing activity in downtown area, picking up kids/family members from school/work, and maybe a 45km trip once a week. I'm worried that a 4x4 might be overrated for my daily routine/lifestyle rendering it underutilized. I want to go practical but own a high-end truck at the same time. Anyone who can help me with this? Thank you very much in advance!


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Unread 07-07-2016, 08:11 AM   #2
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Not sure about the UK market, but in the US 4x4 seem to retain their value much better and they are in much higher demand later in the life of the truck. Maintenance and fuel consumption differences between the 2x4 and 4x4 should be marginal.

I have said it many times: I have heard many a 2x4 owner wish they had a 4x4, but I have never heard a 4x4 owner wish they had a 2x4.
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You're absolutely right! I've never sold a 4x4 to anyone that says........"You know.......I sure wish I had a 4x2 instead of this pesky 4x4!!!"!!!!! LOL!!!!
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You're absolutely right! I've never sold a 4x4 to anyone that says........"You know.......I sure wish I had a 4x2 instead of this pesky 4x4!!!"!!!!! LOL!!!!
I'm a prime example. I had a 2wd 4runner and wished 2 months in I had bought a 4wd. Now I have a 4wd Tacoma and will never buy anything less than a 4wd again.
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