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    Neil Larkens
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    Hi All

    Looking to purchase a Toyota Prado to do some overland travels specifically in Botswana. What i would appreciate some advise on is whether a petrol or diesel version is better with regards to the availability of either petrol or diesel in cross border countries. And if diesel is the grade available suitable for the latest model Prado?

    Many thanks

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    Dirk
    Dirk on

    Toyota Prado I don’t know but the diesel cars are stronger and cheaper on long distance.

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    Pandy
    Pandy on

    diesel

    why a prado?

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    Len
    Len on

    You getting the 3lt diesel or what?

    Toyota Landcruiser far more suitable and reliable

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    Dirk
    Dirk on

    Depending if the car is only used for travelling or also commuting?

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    Len
    Len on

    Check out page 62 on sa4x4 August 2017

    What modified parts You going to fit? Like fridge/ solar panels etc

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    Pandy
    Pandy on

    prado’s are high on the high jack list

    lank over priced

    have you looked at a suzuki jimny/

    that jimny kicks ass, very capable

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    JAP
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    This was printed in this months SA4x4:

    Off-road Test: Toyota Prado 3.0 D VX-L

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    JAP
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    If you are looking at long distance go for diesel but saying that it depends what you want out of your drive. Petrol gives you better performance / higher consumption and diesel more torque / lower consumption.

    Check if the prado comes with a fuel sedimentor.

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    Dirk
    Dirk on

    Usually Southern Africa will have both readily available. Perhaps the more central you go they have more petrol.

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    Steve
    Steve on

    Instant performance recommend petrol but for overland travel recommend diesel. Significant fuel saving over petrol.
    Cross border diesel is more freely available than petrol. 2ndary diesel filter easily installed for extra piecenl of mind.

    A Prado is a Land Cruiser albeit not a 70series however a heck lot more comfortable and still very capable. IMO a Jimny is very capable offroad but one would not use it for overland travel

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