Thought I should finally get around to doing a build thread. After several years of wanting to get a Hilux again, I went down to the local Toyota dealership with my two boys to look at twin cabs. I soon realised how little leg room there was and how little room there was in the back seat with two car seats in. The sales go showed me some 120 series Prado's to compare.. Hmmm I'm a tradie, so I need a ute... but hang on I'm keeping my Rodeo and my truck maybe I don't need another ute... What to do... What do we all do in this situation, we ask google, Hilux vs Prado.. What did I find.. Pradopoint. Well after a lot of lurking and taking onboard many threads, I started looking at 120's, then came across the 150. If you ask my wife I was in love again.. with a bloody Prado.
So the search started, I ended up picking up a late November 2009 build 150 Turbo Diesel Auto GXL, Graphite (Silver Metallic according to Toyota) from Ballarat Toyota. The previous owner was an older guy and it was well looked after.
I picked her up in mid Aug 2012 with 78,000 kms on it, very stock standard, it even had the genuine towbar removed and fitted to previous owners new 150. Now for the fun to begin!