Condition report – The starter motor needs to be replaced, there’s paint fade on the bonnet, the front grille is damaged, the left front tyre is worn out, there’s a dent in the tailgate, a small dent in the passenger door and heavy damage to the rear bumper. It needs a full detail.
Odometer reading shows – 245075 kms, engine size 4, automatic transmission, seats 5, doors 5, four wheel drive diesel engine.
It was bought in Perth, WA
Paid cash for the car
In 2016, the Toyota Hilux was rated as one of, if not the top, favourite car of Australia. While this sturdy Ute is designed as a work-horse and an off-road monster, many drivers double its usage as a commuter car, a tow-truck, an adventure mobile, and even a good ol’ family vehicle. As a tradie-style vehicle, the Hilux is relatively basic when it comes to exterior design and interior features, so how did this car become Australia’s most popular vehicle?
The 4.0L, V6 engine makes up to 175 kW and 376 Nm for petrol and 120 kW and 343 Nm for turbo diesel and comes with either a manual or automatic transmission and the option for a rear or four-wheel-drive. The power in this Ute is plenty for any type of driving, from city to sandy beaches, and can tow just about anything. If it’s being used as a family car, it has a surprisingly roomy 5-person capacity plus containers under the back seats for extra storage. The large side mirrors make for great visibility and the ride is quite smooth if there is weight in the back.
The basic features include sport seats, cruise control, a decent sound system, alloy wheels, AUX and Bluetooth capability, ABS, and two air-bags. It has only earned a 4-star ANCAP rating which is less than the standard vehicle of today, but still sufficient considering its power and versatility and its ability to handle off-road driving. Fuel economy is quoted at 13.1L/100km for the V6 engine and as low as 8.5L/100km for the Turbo Diesel.
A few things to note for anyone buying or selling a 2007 Toyota Hilux: The 1KD-FTV engine options had a few reports of leaky fuel-injector seals which can lead to engine failure if it’s not sorted out. As a worker vehicle, the Hilux isn’t designed to be a quiet ride, so it’s important to test the vehicle out to see if the noisy ride if going to bother you over time, especially if the car has a lot of wear and tear. If you plan on having a large toolbox or canopy on the tray, be aware that it will likely block your vision in the rear window. If there are no people or cargo in the back of the cargo, the Hilux does tend to lose some traction on wet roads. If you plan to squeeze in 5 people or you make long road trips often, the Hilux may get a bit tight or uncomfortable for rear passengers.
Regardless of the potential downsides, of which they are few and often not a problem, Hilux owners tend to rate their vehicles with 5-stars. They are power houses that can carry anything, take you anywhere, and even double as a family car and a working vehicle.
If you’re not looking at buying or selling a 2007 Toyota Hilux, you may be interested in our Buying and Selling guides for the Hiace, Corolla, or Tarago. If you’ve got the info you need and you’re ready to sell a car in Perth, get in touch with us today!