If you know your 4x4s, you'll know the Toyota HiLux is a fine vehicle. You'll probably also know the pick of the HiLux range is the SR5. This month Fine Choice Auto Sales have a superb example of a one owner, immaculately kept SR5 HiLux Dual Cab 4x4 ute. Powered by a gutsy 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, this model is particularly appealing. Toyota introduced this advanced turbo-diesel engine into its one-tonne 4x4 utility class in 1999, but in a mid-cycle upgrade in 2002 (when the V6 petrol was introduced) Toyota upped the torque of the turbo-diesel to 315Nm @ 2000rpm (up from 295NM), while retaining 85kW of power @ 3600rpm. It was in 2002 that the SR5 Dual Cab 4x4 specification was also significantly improved, gaining higher equipment levels.
This included sports front seats - with improved side bolsters for better support, adjustment on the driver's side for height and lumbar, plus new trim. The SR5 came equipped with four-speaker audio with CD, power windows, power mirrors, keyless entry, chrome exterior appearance pack, sports truck styling, side steps, rear sports bar, chrome rear bumper and wide alloy wheels with 255/70 R15 Light Truck tyres. This vehicle features all of those upgrades, and is also equipped with a superb ARB canopy with sliding tinted windows, plus a protective tub liner. It has an alloy bull bar, rear step bar and tow bar. Inside, the vehicle has a 5-speed manual transmission, high and low range 4x4, power assisted steering, cloth seat trim, moulded door trim, front sport bucket seats, power windows, 4-speaker radio/cassette/CD?player, passenger vanity mirror, centre console, lockable glovebox, two front cup holders and fire extinguisher.
Externally the vehicle is finished in silver and looks a treat with plenty of chrome trim, all of which is in top condition. It has had only one owner, travelled less than 64,000 kms and at $34,900+ORC, is priced to sell. This highly specified top-of-the- range Toyota Hilux SR5 must be seen to be believed. Fine Choice are keen to do business and after 19 years are still the largest independent 4x4 dealer in Victoria. They are a great team to do business with and can arrange finance and delivery. Give them a call on 03-9557 3244.