Ute is used for work and play and is 4 years old with 230,000km on it now. Mine has been relatively trouble free mechanically (unlike others I know) but all the bits inside just fall apart – power windows don’t work, 6 stack cd player broken, plastic falling off, leather on gear stick fallen off, leather steering wheel coming apart, cruise control issues, the cab leaks somewhere at rear, this list goes on…
Great to drive over long distance. The engine lacks torque down low and is poor for low speed work. First and Reverse are geared too high and make backing trailers etc difficult.
Fuel consumption is higher than expected – ~11.3L/100km average. Ground clearance is an issue – do not buy to go offroad unless you want to modify with lift and underbody protection.
Would I recommend one – no – there are too many things going wrong and there are more reliable options out there.