We test drove a heap of new cars such as the narava, amarok, ranger etc. We bought the trailblazer (wagon version of colorado). It has the mod cons, drives well, auto works well and its cheap to run its average fuel consumption is 8.8lts since we bought it. We tow a horse float with two horses which is 2700kg and it does it pretty good its a little done on power but most small capacity diesel are. Remember the new 4wds are not really designed for heavy terrian work, if you want to do that stuff look at patrols, landcruiser or old hulixs. As for the skyline put it in the garage and fix it later if you own it.