New Contribution By Danny
10 Reasons To Consider If Want To Purchase Toyota Hilux 2.5 Double Cab 2.5 AT
Just want to share my driving and ownership experience after evaluating the car
performance of my four months old new Hilux bought on April 2010. If you are
thinking of owning it, please read the following experiences and product
performance evaluation based on the unit owned by me, please bear in mind that l
am one of the owners who is timely and routinely send it to the “Toyota
Service Centre” for regular service for every 5,000 km bearing the Merit
membership for being one of the loyalty customers.
WANT TO BUY TOYOTA HILUX? 10 REASONS & OWNER REVIEW
1. First, you must be able or mentally prepared to tolerate and be patient with
the situation of under-power performance: Based on my regular highway usage and
after-service centre inspection, l can’t achieved the maximum speed of more
than 100km/hour or 3.0(x1000) RPM, if you traveled on slanting or hilly road
condition especially in the Ipoh part of highway. Please don’t waste your
diesel even if you press the accelerator to the maximum. It just can’t go as l
expect it for a 2500cc vehicle. On the normal highway, 140km/hr or 3 (x1000) RPM
is the maximum l can go !
2. Accept the fact that old vehicle of other brand 4×4 vehicle will easily
exceed your new car performance expectation when you travel on the Toll highway
, Just like my experience , other older 4wheel car which bear the number plate
of WPH of other brand can easily overtake my unit bearing plate number WTT
easily while traveling on PLUS highway. May be there are some extra hidden
security feature installed in my Hilux unit to encourage me not to speed on
3. Thirdly, be prepared to spend more of your time to send it to the service
centre for problem inspection due to the service centre that equipped with
qualified personal to attend to it .As in my experience, they will ask you to
send it back for whole day car inspection after l had complained but the end
result is the same with the under-performing condition. Am told that my Hilux is
in normal condition and the rest of their other units are the same performance
as mine, so ask me to accept the fact of it!!! My second checking are
rescheduled in different city (Ipoh service centre), can u imagine that they had
put my vehicle in idle for 2 hours unattended and the very reason given was that
they don’t have enough staff or technician to check my vehicle. So l have just
to sit there and wait ….wait ….What a ridiculous excuse l ever heard in my
4. Don’t expect any product explanation on the car features because you are
expected to read the given car manual thoroughly on your own. For example, as in
my experience , l was not even guided or instructed on the feature of the
4-wheel gear usage during purchase or delivery or after-sales service. Even you
asked the servicing technician …they can’t scantly told me the actual
5. Don’t stick to one fixed Toyota service centre even though if you are
inconvenient in sending it to other location , In my situation, due to my
working location, l have to send to the nearest service centre for regular
service but after the third 10,000km service , l found that my vehicle can’t
perform as the condition of before-service instead deteriorating ! Now l have to
send my car to other city for checking and may be re-service to find out what
wrong with this under-power performance even l have hectic time table.
6. Before you buy, must go for car test driving! My previous ownership of Toyota
Vios told me that Toyota brand carried much weight in term of reliability and
trust-worthiness in it product performance satisfaction, that is the reason why
l trust and bought this Hilux without test drive. But now, the situation is
unpredictable, l am deeply regret!!!
7. Don’t trust fully what advertisement that depicted. “ 2500cc with D-4D
technology features a common-rail injection system that delivers atomized diesel
at high pressure for a cleaner, more powerful combustion, for that extra punch
in performance when you need it. This technology results in greater fuel,
economy, smoother power and cleaner exhaust emissions” Based on my experience,
l don’t buy it anymore!
8. Pride of ownership = Shame of ownership. I can’t feel any pride or
satisfaction of owning it due to all the above situation . A small family car
with less that 1100cc can easily exceed my Hilux maximum speed.
9. Be prepared for extra budget of disposing it if can’t fixed the problem. I
am very disheartened and disturbed now because my work required me to travel
extensively and the transport l have been eagerly want it can’t deliver and
eventually it had affected my work performance. Now l had to but find the best
way to dispose or get rid of it and incurring additional cost or expenses to
replace with other brand of 4-wheel car.
10. Think twice ! Think Thrice don’t get regret like me ….if want to own it
KDI : Danny submitted his regret message into our email. thank you for sharing. Nowadays, there are a lot of complaint on Toyota cars. The service center also are not as good as before.
Maybe they are really comfortable with their sales and good reputation before. This is a very bad issue. Especially when buying a car which is expensive. Not really worth for your money if you have big problem like this. So Toyota, wake up! You have bad reputation right now.