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My husband has always wanted a pick up, and I know nothing about cars so we ended up getting this car.
I don't know much about the technical things to do with this car but I have to say I really love it.
I am quite a short person (5ft 3) and the driving position of this car is really great for me. As it's so high up I can see a lot easier.
The features we have in this model (that I know of) are a 4 wheel drive option, cd player, electric windows, rear window heater (very useful), 4 doors.
It is so much easier getting in and out of this car, this may not sound like a big deal but after having a bmw that was so close to the ground you had to contort yourself to get out, it's really nice to step up into a car.
I find this car, really easy to drive, I thought it would be really difficult as I'm used to smaller cars (my first car was a seicento so a bit different!), but the gears change smoothly and driving higher up means it's easier to see obstacles.
I'm not sure if it's the same in every model but the indicators are on the right hand side of the steering wheel, which sometimes is a bit confusing but you do get used to it.
The back of this vehicle is so handy, especially for my husband who has to deliver large items occasionally, but a lot of people will ask you to do things for them because you can fit things in this that you can't in a normal car!
We have had a few issues with this, but they have only been minor things, a small oil leak and some sort of electrical plug issue. Ours is an 03 reg though so it's fairly old.
The fuel economy on these isn't exactly great, we drive about 200 miles a week and we have to fill up around every 10 days, and it costs about £70.00 to fill it right up. So it's not a cheap vehicle to run.
The best thing about driving one of these is how safe and solid they feel. Also not many people tend to cut out in front of you.
There are so many good points about this car, I am really impressed with it. I love the driving position and it's really easy to drive. If you are looking at pick ups I would really recommend these.
Basically the L200 is fine. Solid, reliable and safe with plenty of space and capacity in reserve as far as power goes. But: Simple things like the hinges on the bonnet rattle (fixed with double sided tape and foam under the bonnet hinge bolts). The rear door handles drop if you shut the doors often, leaving the windows that little bit lower down - if you finally notice at all - usually when it rains. You have to remember to push then up, or change the position of the handles to the vertical ... The paint at 2.5 years on the top of the door frame where the door rubbers meet the frame of the door on the vehicle itself is slowly wearing away - not enough on this area in the first place? Niggles: The radiator for the air-conditioning was replaced under guarantee, after no more than a couple of weeks - an oil leak at the top. The load bay protective liner rubbed a lovely long line of paint off the inside of the back door, would it have worn through altogether eventually? The front wheels had obviously not been balanced / lined-up before delivery, because they had to be checked due to uneven wear on the front tyres and re-aligned ... but before you see it the uneven wear is there. Would I buy another one? Ask me after at least another couple of years. The last Japanese 4x4 I had lasted 10 years and over 300,000 kilometres - I reserve my opinion on this one. I, like most people do not off-road like a wild thing. I bought mine for reasons of lower taxes, space and safety ...