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What should I check for on a used Toyota Hilux?

I fancy buying a Hilux about two years old. Which engine is better - the 2.5 or 3.0? And is there anything particular to check out apart from what it's been used for?

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Both engines are good, although the 3.0-litre unit has more power and is better suited for towing or carrying heavy loads. As always, check the history; that means a full service book with oil changes every 10,000 miles or 12 months. Cam belts should be changed at 90,000 miles and listen out to knocks or strange noises from the suspension - this will indicate that the previous owner has overloaded the vehicle on a regular basis.

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