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Old 04-20-2011, 03:33 PM   #1
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Different country...different design for the same basic truck...why?

http://www.toyota.com.au/hilux/explo...T.ac=HiluxHPIG

The Hilux is basically Australia's Tacoma. (Although looking more like the new Ranger) Why go through the trouble of having completely different designs and tooling for different places. Seems to me economy of scale has to come into play. The "Americas" Tacoma looks beefier, but I cannot think that would be a reason to apply different designs from a completely aesthetic standpoint.
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People in different countries like different things. I'm sure Aussies think our Tacomas look like shit. It is what it is.
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I WANT A DIESEL TACOMA!

Damn Hilux.
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:48 PM   #4
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hilux is awesome..i'd have one over a tacoma if i could get one
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:50 PM   #5
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You Americans like the crappy 3 leaf pack stock , who's to question the Aussie's tastes ?

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Old 04-20-2011, 04:06 PM   #6
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I WANT A DIESEL TACOMA!

Damn Hilux.
I'm with you brother!!! Turbo Diesel with a functional hood scoop! Also 6 Speed manual with a long box.
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You Americans like the crappy 3 leaf pack stock , who's to question the Aussie's tastes ?

I wonder if the last V8 interceptor had the rear leaf TSB done to it. In the movie it didn't look like it did because of all the wheel hop during braking.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:10 PM   #8
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I wonder if the last V8 interceptor had the rear leaf TSB done to it. In the movie it didn't look like it did because of all the wheel hop during braking.
Actually , when it is upside down after Wez forces Max of the road , I believe you can see that he has the Dakars installed , probably to help carry the weight of his 2 oversized fuel tanks .
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Actually , when it is upside down after Wez forces Max of the road , I believe you can see that he has the Dakars installed , probably to help carry the weight of his 2 oversized fuel tanks .
I'll have to watch it again.

Are the 2 fuel tanks part of the Aussie Rugged Trail package?
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:29 PM   #11
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I'll have to watch it again.

Are the 2 fuel tanks part of the Aussie Rugged Trail package?
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I WANT A DIESEL TACOMA!

Damn Hilux.
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Maybe. But nearly as impressive as the vaunted Flight of the Navigator package.
That is an awesome package. It has Peewee's voice navigation installed.

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To the OP, I'm sure Toyota has extensive research to support the design of the Aussie Hilux. And they know that Australians are smart enough to not have a vendetta against diesel vehicles.

We get the "macho" Tacoma because Americans are "macho" and the majority of Tacoma buyers (few of which are represented on TW) probably still associate "diesel" with that dump truck you followed home that left you in a cloud of black soot.

Unfortunately, the discussion continues on diesel. The thing that no one seems to realize is that even if every single TW, Toyotanation, TTORA, FJCruiserForums, YOTATECH, etc. member signed a contract saying they'd purchase a diesel Tacoma as soon as Toyota made one - it still would not be enough to make it worthwhile for the company. And they obviously believe, the majority of their audience do not have an interest in diesel for this size vehicle.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:51 PM   #17
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We get the "macho" Tacoma because Americans are "macho"

Lol
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Lol
I'm being sarcastic, of course.
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I was in mexico not that long ago and they also have the helux truck.. Looks ok. i still like my taco better..
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