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     The 3-Series is generally robust and reliable providing it’s serviced, which includes regular changes of coolant. Failing to change the coolant can lead to problems with corrosion in the engine and cooling system ancillaries. Check for a verifiable service record, preferably by a BMW dealer or recognised BMW specialist and walk away from any car that doesn’t have one.Engines, transmissions and drive lines are all reliable and give little trouble in the long term if looked after.Like all Euros brake wear is an issue, witness the build up of brake dust on the front wheels of most of them, so be prepared to replace not only pads on a regular basis, but disc rotors as well.Quality of interior trim components is quite high and they generally stand up well in our hot sun.

    Likewise the paint, even the metallics, withstands the onslaught of the sun well, and there’s little evidence of fading. Look instead for signs of accident damage and small dings caused by careless drivers.Dealer servicing is expensive, as are the factory parts, so look for a BMW specialist and you’ll save plenty. Dave Odorisio has owned his 318i for eight years. It has now travelled 135,000 km and still gives great fuel economy. He says the comfort and feel of road control make it too good to sell. Although he says the 318i lacks in performance Dave has fitted larger wheels and upgraded the suspension, which has made up for the lack of grunt.MG enthusiast Michael Tait bought his BMW 318i auto in 1998 with 32,000 km on the odometer. He says it’s a comfortable city and touring car, although its performance can be best described as leisurely. It has now covered 150,000 reliable kilometres, and in that time four tyres, a radiator and water pump have been replaced in addition to normal service items.

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2012 Toyota Hilux Models


    The new model, the new Toyota HiLux 2012 – which will be sold locally in Australia – has also been confirmed to have a similar design to the HiLux Vigo – the special design for sale in Thailand. The new vehicle has similar headlights to the LandCruiser 200 Series, bolder and squarer headlights, while the grille adopts a strong three-bar layout. It has a chunkier design for the lower bumper, bringing a solid stance to the HiLux. On the powering and transmission system aspect, the new Toyota HiLux 2012 doesn’t get a lot of changes that the new model of the upgraded HiLux range carries the current offerings. The HiLux range comes with three different engine options, including a 2.7 liter four-cylinder petrol – offering an output of 116 kW and 240 Nm –,  a 3.0 liter four-cylinder diesel that produces a power of 126 kW and 343 Nm, and a 4.0 liter V6 petrol engine, producing 175 kW and 376 Nm that comes as the benchmark.


    Although there has not yet been a confirmation from Toyota, the new HiLux 2012 models are guessed to be featured with electronic stability control (ESC) as the standard, coming after the lead of the Volkswagen Amarok. The new HiLux comes as the most popular light commercial vehicle in Australia and this year, it is the third most popular vehicle overall after the Holden Commodore and the Mazda 3. The new Toyota HiLux 2012 has a 24.6 percent share of the 4×2 pick-up/cab-chassis segment and 27.1 percent of the 4×4 pick-up/cab-chassis segment.

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2012 Jeep Gladiator

    The Jeep Gladiator (or Jeep Pickup) is a full-size pickup truck based on the large SJ (Jeep Wagoneer) platform that was built under varying marques from 1962 to 1988. The Jeep pickup design was noteworthy for being in production for more than 26 years with only minor mechanical changes. There were also military versions contracted by a number of nations in addition to the United States.

    The Gladiator concept features an open-air canvas roof, fold-down windshield, removable doors, and has an expandable truck bed. The Gladiator has a 2.8-liter, 4-cylinder common-rail turbo diesel engine that provides 165 hp (123 kW; 167 PS) and 295 lb·ft (400 N·m) of torque. The truck has a 6-speed manual transmission. Ground clearance is 13.7 in (348 mm), with a break-over angle of 23.2 degrees and an approach angle of 47.6 and departure angle of 38.0 degrees. Front and rear tires are 34 in (864 mm) and are mounted on 18x8-inch wheels.

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