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I have a Nissan NARVARA D40 but I would readily try the new BT50 Mazda if I could afford to...
I wouldn't mind an FJ Tojo if it were diesel. I think they look a little like a Queen Street Cowboy car.

BT50 Specs
4x4 dual cab xtr
5 cylinder turbo diesel.

12V Sockets - Auxiliary
17" Alloy Wheels
6 Speaker Stereo
ABS (Antilock Brakes)
Adjustable Steering Col. - Tilt only
Air Cond. - Climate Control 2 Zone
Airbags - Driver & Passenger (Dual)
Airbags - Head for 1st Row Seats (Front)
Airbags - Head for 2nd Row Seats
Airbags - Side for 1st Row Occupants (Front)
Armrest - Front Centre (Shared)
Audio - Controls on Steering Column
Audio - Input for iPod
Audio - MP3 Decoder
Audio - WMA Decoder
Bluetooth System
Body Colour - Bumpers
Brake Assist
Brake Emergency Display - Hazard/Stoplights
Carpeted - Cabin Floor
CD Player
Central Locking - Remote/Keyless
Chrome Door Handles - Exterior
Chrome Door Mirrors
Clock - Digital
Control - Dynamic Stability
Control - Hill Ascent
Control - Hill Descent
Control - Rollover Stability
Control - Traction
Control - Trailer Sway
Cruise Control

Cup Holders - 1st Row
Disc Brakes Front Ventilated
Door Pockets - 1st row (Front)
Drive By Wire (Electronic Throttle Control)
EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution)

Electronic Differential Lock
Engine Immobiliser
Fog Lamps - Front
Footrest - Drivers
GPS (Satellite Navigation)
Headrests - Adjustable 1st Row (Front)
Headrests - Adjustable 2nd Row x2
Illuminated - Entry/Exit with Fade
Independent Front Suspension
Intermittent Wipers - Variable
Leather Gear Knob
Leather Steering Wheel
Map/Reading Lamps - for 1st Row
Mudflaps - front
Mudflaps - rear
Multi-function Steering Wheel
Power Door Mirrors
Power Steering
Power Windows - Front only
Rear Step bumper
Seat - Drivers Lumbar Adjustment Manual
Seat - Height Adjustable Driver
Seatback Pocket - Front Passenger Seat
Seatbelt - Adjustable Height 1st Row
Seatbelt - Load Limiters 1st Row (Front)
Seatbelt - Pretensioners 1st Row (Front)
Seatbelts - Lap/Sash for all ( >14 seats)
Seats - 2nd Row (Rear) Flat Folding
Side Steps
Storage Compartment - Centre Console 1st Row
Storage Compartment - Under 2nd Row (Rear) Seat
Sunglass Holder
Sunvisor - Vanity Mirror for Passenger
Tacho
Tinted Windows
Trim - Cloth
Trip Computer

Pretty impressive line up of features Freon

There is no way in this day of common rail turbo diesels would I go back to a petrol motor
especially a V6 ........ you can kiss any fuel economy goodbye .. especially when towing.

The only saving grace for that vehicle is it being short wheel based ... so should be very maneuverable when 4x4ing in rough country.

But I doubt you will be doing much of that towing a boat & trailer.
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sherri wrote:
But you know some of the aussie men.
They would choke if a word of praise came out of their mouths. :wink:

Although Blue came close...'
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does the cup holder easily accomodate a latte ?
STAY CALM AND SANDDANCE ON

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Gnadsif the Mazda is so good how come the FJ won
2012 4x4 of the year

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Ferk knows :?

Now I never said that the MAZDA was "all that"

I merely stated that with a 5 cylinder turbo diesel it certainly would have some grunt

& it seems to have all the extras that your FJ has as well as being roomier than my Navara.

The only plus(as I said) for the FJ is the short wheel base & possibly better ground clearance.

the new NAVARA v6 turbo diesel has 550nm torque compared to the FJ's 380nm.

The only thing that is the same as the old 60's Tojo is the grill ..... it's built by Hino Trucks
& is based on the Prado chassis & running gear & has been on the OS market for nearly 6 years.

Oh nearly forgot ... the Mazda bt 50 3.2TD, the Navara d40 2.5 TD ltr & 3.0 v6 turbo diesel & the new Ford Ranger 3.2 TD all have bigger towing capacity than your FJ :wink:

And as you're loaded you will be able to afford the 16ltrs/100klm that the FJ averages for a non lead foot.
So I understand you putting in a long range tank ... you'll need it. hahaha :P
Anyways hope you enjoy it ...... btw why would you snorkel a petrol?
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Gnads how come you list stuff on the Mazda that must be included by law
like air bags and rear view mirrors does it come with seats or are they extras as well
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Your right Gnads it was designed around the Prado but if you look at the wheel position and body work
you can see the approach and departure angles which give it a much better 4wd credential
this vehicle is no slouch in that department I drive a diesel hilux at work and i can assure you
that this FJ is a pleasure to drive probably the best car I have driven it was released in Australia
last year but has been in USA for about 6 yrs and they love them

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Yeah Freon it's chunky designed was aimed at Yanks

specifically young yanks :wink: :lol:

I didn't doubt it's 4x4 capability ... I said that would be 1 of it's positives

the list of mazda features was merely a comparison to the list of features you quoted for the FJ.
Their seating/ rear seating is far roomier than the FJ.

And as far as seating goes(supposedly seats 5) the reviewers weren't impressed .... it's claustrophobic in the back
& hard to get in and out with only the passenger side front seat folding forward.

My main negative was as was the reviewers that it didn't come in a turbo diesel(that's why it was aimed at YANKS they love big petrol motors)
& at an average of 16ltrs/100klm its very thristy & would be worse when towing.

But hey as I said ... "enjoy".
Nappies & Politicians should be changed often. Both for the same reason.
I don't have an attitude I have a personality you can't handle.

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well its consumption isnt to bad 1st tank of fuel returned 12.4 lts per 100ks
that included a bit of highway cruising at 130-140 kph should improve a bit yet
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I thought ou aussies were into utes, this is not a ute, the women in the UK use these to do the school run, come on man up and get a decent off roader, for the record i have 2 hilux and 1 landrover

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captain beefheart wrote:I thought ou aussies were into utes, this is not a ute, the women in the UK use these to do the school run
they do here in Australia too... :lol:

thats the other thing that surprised me with freon getting one of these...

he's half a tradesman so you'd reckon he'd have got a ute or dual cab... :-k

i guess it's just a toy for him...

a real man would have got one of these... :D lol

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for the record, i've alway thought this model of the Rodeo was as ugly as sin as well with the boxy edges and square headlight etc...

but hey, its a working truck and is made to do a job...

nice low reving "torquey" Diesel motor ... drives real nice.. i luv it :D

If I’d have wanted something Pretty, and Fast, I’d have gotton a Volkswagen … :D
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it's not rocket surgery... :5dunce:

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Used for delivering milk here :lol: :lol:

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I love it Freon it is everything you said and more..
Yes sure will be good for camping..Can't wait to see it :D
You waited so long for this and now it is here..
Happy driving and stay safe..
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