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Old 07-21-2003, 05:56   #1 (permalink)
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who uses the ute?

Well, staying in Fiji and I was wondering about buying a ute for my manager so that his delivery can be easy. However, then i got the idea of buying him a toyota hilux diesel engine because it is more fuel efficent.

Can anyone tell me which kind of people do the utes target in australia?
And why do people prefer a 2 passanger ute rather than twin cab trucks like ford rangers or similar?

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Old 07-21-2003, 06:26   #2 (permalink)
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Fit more coconuts in a two seater than a twin cab maybe??
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the tray in a dual cab is only good for carting square stuff and the angle to the cab is to steep to rest gear on ....
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can anuone tell me which kind of pll do the utes target in australia?
and y do pll prefer a 2 passanger ute rather than a twin cab trucks like ford ranger
Utes used to be targeted at tradies , although that has changed considerably these days.
A fair number sold these days are driven by office johnnies and younger folk who don't have a family.

As to why some prefer 2 seats over dual cabs I don't know.
They used to be predominantly 4 cyliners or diesels , but that has also changed these days as well.
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They used to be predominantly 4 cyliners or diesels , but that has also changed these days as well.

Just..."Slightly"!
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Just..."Slightly"!

I dunno the figures, but i would reckon that if you took a count of all utes of all configurations sold in australia i reckon you would see that the fair majority would still be 4 cylinders and/or diesel powered. I stand corrected if someone has the figures to prove me wrong.
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Old 07-22-2003, 17:11   #7 (permalink)
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I'm an 'office johnny' - the reason I bought the BA XR8 Ute is simple - I wanted a recreational car that would be fun, fast, look the part and be practical (I need somthing to carry the bikes and go kart) - SS Ute - Nah...!
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Old 07-22-2003, 18:10   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah leave us "Office Johnny's" along, I got mine because I carry scuba gear around all weekend, I do not like cartin around ungratful gits who spill mcdonalds joice all over your car, and I no longer want to drive a 4wd..

Simple as that, so you tradies get used to us johnnys, without us you will have shitty bashed up 2nd hand utes, not clearn looked after ones ;-)
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Simple as that, so you tradies get used to us johnnys, without us you will have shitty bashed up 2nd hand utes, not clearn looked after ones ;-)

And without us , you wouldn't have a home or a workplace to earn the cash to buy that nice car , or even a garage to put it in :s6:
We all need each other at some point in time.
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;-)

But without us, you would not have your power, your tools, your nice CAD drawings, your mobile phones, your credit cards, your taxs, your bills, your morgage..

ok, i will go shoot myself
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