8 Utes on test.

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Originally Posted by Snagglefoot
Very cool. I recall New Zealand and Australia leading the way in small 4 door pickups before they arrived in North America.
exactly, those are small 4 door pickups, not Utes. a Ute, short for Utility, or Coupe Utility is a car Chassis with a pickup type bed. a Vehicle class we used to have here in the states, Vehicles like the Chevy El Camino, Ford Ranchero, Dodge Rampage, VW Rabbit Pickup/Golf Caddy/Caddy to name a few examples. Hrm... the Wikipedia page for Ute(Vehicle) seems to say that I'm wrong... I Stand Corrected... "Historically, the term "ute" (short for 'utility vehicle') has been used to describe a 2-door vehicle based on a passenger car chassis, such as the Holden Commodore, Australian Ford Falcon, Chevrolet El Camino and Subaru BRAT. Australian produced utes were traditionally rear-wheel drive and with the cargo tray integrated with the passenger body (as opposed to a pickup truck, where the cargo tray is separated from the passenger body). In the 21st century, the term has become more broadly used, for any vehicle with a cargo tray at the rear (which would be called a pickup truck in other countries)" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ute_(vehicle) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coup%C3%A9_utility
 
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It WAS a good test. A bit surprised that the Mitsu won...but then again Mitsubishi is a dying brand here in the US. One thing I really liked was they had the same rubber on every vehicle. thumbsup
 
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Originally Posted by JLTD
It WAS a good test. A bit surprised that the Mitsu won...but then again Mitsubishi is a dying brand here in the US. One thing I really liked was they had the same rubber on every vehicle. thumbsup
Yeah, I liked this test because they really tried to make it even starting point.
 

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By picking the 2.0 twin turbo for the Ranger, the other engine option was in the BT50, so no double up on the 5 cyl. The Ranger is the most popular here, followed by the Hi Lux and Triton, but the Triton is so much better value for the money it's an easy win.
 
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Interesting, unfortunately we can't get any of them in the States. The closest would be the Colorado and Ranger.
 
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Yes, I thought the reaction would either be total lack of interest because they aren't available in the US...or, some interest in what they can't get.
 
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