What double cab pick-ups do you recommend?

I'm selling my 2009 Land Rover Defender 90. I want more comfort and rear seats. It'll mainly be used on rural roads and mild, non-damaging offroading - as well as for my property business. I like the idea of a Toyota Hilux for offroad ability, what are they like with 50,000 plus miles? Any other suggestions for a three-year-old double cab pick-up?

Asked on 3 November 2017 by neilnct

Answered by Dan Powell
The Toyota Hilux is a very good pick-up, although its reputation for toughness is reflected in its pricing, with used models commanding more than its rivals. That said, 50,000 miles on a Hilux shouldn't be a problem if the vehicle has a full service history. Official intervals are as high as 20,000 miles, but I'd choose one that's been serviced every 12,000 miles. The automatic boxes also need a fluid change at around 50,000 miles, so ask for proof that this has been done. For the full Toyota Hilux used buying guide, see: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/used-van-buying-guides/toyot.../

If it's refinement you want, however, then I'd also recommend the Volkswagen Amarok. It's good on and off road, while its interior is on par with anything you'll find in the Volkswagen car range: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/volkswagen/amaro.../
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