It’s an injector pump. I’m off new (used) car shopping.
I have noticed used car prices increase since covid hit. Not the best time, but if you have to you have to.
Not ideal mate, but it’s gotta be done. I just missed out on a sensational 2013 Amarok through stupidity. Good buys are out there. I won’t screw up next time around
Mate not trying to tell you what to buy, but my dads mate owns a mechanic shop and he does road side breakdowns, he said almost 90% of his call outs are Volkswagons, and the majority are Amaroks, he also said steer clear of Jeeps as well. He regularly has an Amarok on the tilt tray, good for his business though
I appreciate all input. Not being overly mechanically minded, it’s always a little daunting making the decision to purchase. The one i missed out on was a 2013 model, diesel, 8 speed auto with 6 months rego, 3 year warranty, was going to install a timing belt for me as apparently they’re due every 105kms and steel tray, bullbar and was absolutely spotless inside and out. I’ve spoken to friends, sales guys, mechanics and had a pretty good idea that the Amarok was a good bet. More than happy to consider others. But I’ve only got 25-30k to spend tops. Im wanting something with around 150kms on it or less. Hilux’s just don’t fit into that category, Navarra’s - Im told have their issues, BT50s, Tritons, Rangers are all on the table. Looking at a 2010 Ranger tomorrow around 25k with 120km or so on it. Really would like a 2012 or later model car if possible. Otherwise, I’ll be looking at Pajeros again or Prados.
I owned a 2009 PK Ranger, sold it with 72000km on it when I got a another job which included a company Ranger. I can tell you that my Ranger was a great car, I would still own it if I hadn’t changed jobs, and I sold mine for $20k in 2018. 25k is is a bit rich, but the car if looked after should last you a heap of years with only 120000km on it, plenty of torque, mine was a 5 speed manual and I used to get anything from 8.2 to 10.5 litres to the 100km depending on driving. Good luck with the search mate, I changed the oil and filter on all my diesels every 8 to 10000km, bought them online for cheaper than a retailer, and I have never had an issue with any of them, they included Pajero, Ranger, Fiesta, Polo, the later 2 being my daughters cars
These types of vehicles have increased in price during Covid. I looked at it and for 25k the 2010 ranger wasn’t for me. Rangers and Hilux have quite the rep of late. A few years ago all I ever heard was talk of Isuzus.