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Monday, April 25th 2016, 4:59pm

4x2 versus 4x4?

I've been looking for a (old style) 3L FT 4x4 auto and have just test-driven a 4x2 auto at my local dealer. I notice that the 4x2 is also fitted with a diff-lock.

My question is: how much more able is the 4x4 over the 4x2. For example, would a 4x2 cope with the upper section of the Sani Pass and taking in some of the off-road tracks through Lesotho?

I'm fairly well experienced in 4x4s having done trialling and serious off-roading, etc, but how much less of a beast is a 4x2?

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Monday, April 25th 2016, 5:21pm

The 4x4 is much more capable and also take into account that the 4x4 Fortuner is fulltime 4x4
you have low range on the 4x4 so that makes a huge difference

You will be able to do Sani pass with 4x2 if the roads is not wet or snowy or if the road has not been washed away

get the 4x4 because you will buy one later on
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Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 7:53am

I agree with rjansen. I did Sani and parts of Lesotho with a 4x2 Hilux. Very capable but when the mud and snow starts you need that 4 wheel drive.

With low range the 4x4 can attempt obstacles at a slow, controlled pace, whereas with a 4x2 you generally have to go faster through an obstacle that can quickly damage your vehicle. Stability on gravel roads is also better in 4 wheel drive.

In my opinion 4X4 is definitely worth the extra cost.

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Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 9:22am

Yip I agree!

Sold my 4x2 Fortuner and bought the 4x4 Fortuner a month before doing Sani.
The 4x2 would've made it easliy in the dry, but glad I had the 4x4.

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Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 12:30pm

Thanks guys, I really appreciate your input.

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Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 8:20am

so when will you have it ?
or do you need to start looking for a 4x4 now

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Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 11:53am

so when will you have it ?
or do you need to start looking for a 4x4 now

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With the new FT out and people part-exchanging to upgrade, there will be a few about, I'm sure. I'm in no hurry jransen - but thanks for asking ;)

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Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 12:22pm

so when will you have it ?
or do you need to start looking for a 4x4 now

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With the new FT out and people part-exchanging to upgrade, there will be a few about, I'm sure. I'm in no hurry jransen - but thanks for asking ;)

I've seen a few Hilux 4x4 for sale privately and at dealers with plenty extras on so its going to be soon when the FT's will start rolling in so its wise to wait for a :pleasantry: bargain :pleasantry:

Keep us posted with what's out there and also we have a few Google's 8o on this forum that will give great advise if its a good buy ( price wise) or not
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Friday, April 29th 2016, 12:27am

A 4x4 is far more better off road any I agree with the guys when mud hits or even simple a recover is hard in to do in a 4x2.

If you buying and asking the question then rather look at a 4x4. The 4x4 will hold its value longer and then you have more options to go cross border and take a drive into the heavy stuff.

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