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First test drive and review of the new MAN TGX


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they may B a good truck

but so do all the other makers

most of the Euro trucks not suitable for Australia ...... they R not a common truck with backup, service & parts

The yanky type iron use common equipment ... all the yanky trucks use  Cummins, RR, Meritor, hendrickson etc

all or most these bits & service available @ all good corner stores which keeps the price down 

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Ted, both you and David Wild know that MAN is a great truck.

Are MAN and the other European brands suitable for Australia? Yes, and no. For ordinary on-road operation, I'll argue they have been market adapted. A lot of operators in Oz are running Scania with V8s, including the outback, and swear by them.

Mack in Oz is no longer the Australian Mack product we knew and liked. Now, it's just a Volvo with a Mack badge.

Paccar, despite its arrogant and snobbish corporate culture, has done extremely well. Kenworth displaced Mack in Australia years ago, this we all know. Paccar offers a broad range of models specifically designed for Australia.

But as in the US, Paccar is shooting themselves in the foot by trying to force customers to take their DAF engines (Paccar MX) over the Cummins, a hugely arrogant mistake.

I do agree that Paccar is mistakenly trying to push the old last-generation DAF CF into Oz. It's out of place.

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1 hour ago, kscarbel2 said:

Ted, both you and David Wild know that MAN is a great truck.

Are MAN and the other European brands suitable for Australia? Yes, and no. For ordinary on-road operation, I'll argue they have been market adapted. A lot of operators in Oz are running Scania with V8s, including the outback, and swear by them.

Mack in Oz is no longer the Australian Mack product we knew and liked. Now, it's just a Volvo with a Mack badge.

Paccar, despite its arrogant and snobbish corporate culture, has done extremely well. Kenworth displaced Mack in Australia years ago, this we all know. Paccar offers a broad range of models specifically designed for Australia.

But as in the US, Paccar is shooting themselves in the foot by trying to force customers to take their DAF engines (Paccar MX) over the Cummins, a hugely arrogant mistake.

I do agree that Paccar is mistakenly trying to push the old last-generation DAF CF into Oz. It's out of place.

This whole scenario with KW sounds terribly familiar  don't ya think if we don't got it you don't need it! must have hired some ex volvo people!

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Looks like they've raided the Scania parts bin for that Grille............

Swisho, those old T series Scania's were (& still are) a good truck..

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