I personally couldn't wait because the time was now, nonetheless I don't think I will regret it because what Toyota is going to do is get the Taco and the Hilux closer together reasons being cost of production and introduction of the Hilux to the USA. Toyota has seen the rise of work vehicles, see the MB Sprinter and wants its share of the pie via the Hilux. I can't say if the Taco will be water down or the Hilux brought up but I want to think the first because the Hilux can't be any more expensive that what it is now to compete.
As far as the Amarok, I drove one and its a piece of crap, the interior is falling apart and this was a factory vehicle I drove, it feels completetly inadequate for anything really, the design is attractive but the quality of build is crap.
Thanks for the input on the AMAROK.Yours is the first negative comments I have heard but that is not uncommon for a new production vehicle...especially from VW. I will definetly file your comments on it. No one else I know has driven one. Did you drive it in Germany?