I'm looking to buy a 4x4 ute; I want something reliable and cheap on servicing. I will be doing roughly 20,000-25,000 km a year. Ideally I want 3500 kg towing capacity and a decent payload. I have been looking at 2017 and newer manual and HiLux, but I keep hearing bad things about this whole class of utes. Just want to know what my options are, what will be best value for money, and not leave me sitting on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck? Happy to go new or demo.
The HiLux would be my first choice, followed by the Colorado.