Spare body parts could prove a real headache for Australian owners.
Even gentle off-road running can lead to scratches on the doors, guards and exterior mirrors because it has been squeezed through tight spots.
Feel and listen for body movement as it hits them.Get under a Prado and look for sand.A sensible cross between a full-on 4WD and a passenger carrying SUV, the Toyota Prado is built by the Japanese company thats now in its sixth decade in the off-road field in Australia.Prado is almost as capable in heavy-duty off-road work as its big brother LandCruiser, but provides better comfort and handling than the Cruiser.Some is normal, too much is a bad sign.
If you do find one either pass it up, or make sure you can get it for a good price.
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Spares and repairs are usually readily available, though if you're in the distant outback you may have to wait for unusual parts to be delivered.Look over the interior, particularly the back seat as kids can do horrible things to cars.Select RoverSsangYongSaab, about, contact us, all marks are the property of their respective holders.Not a lot better mind you, these Toyotas are nowhere near the same class as the big SUVs from, audi, BMW and, mercedes in the on-road dynamic stakes. .Insurance is usually towards the lower end of the premium scale for an imported vehicle, and we dont see any major differences in charges between the big insurers.Prior to the 2010 model, Toyota Prado was sold only as a five-door station wagon.It had either five seats or eight.But, as always, dont do anything that can affect safety.The Toyota Prado was launched in Australia midway through 1996 came with permanent four-wheel goldwing navigation system manual drive, something that wasnt common at that time.