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Toyota Hilux (2000–2005)

Last updated 1 April 2016

It's the pick-up that Top Gear couldn't kill. Tough, dependable and, it seems, literally bombproof. Sweet gearbox and steering.
2.5s not very powerful and fairly low geared.
Updated 13 July 2013

On belt-cam 2.0 and 2.5 litre diesel engines the waterpump must be replaced at the same time as the timing belt. They are prone to breaking up and when they do they throw the belt off.

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