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2011 Winner Suzuki Equator

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by BartStar, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Jan 30, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    BartStar

    BartStar [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Jan 30, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    yeah we all know thats bogus
     
  3. Jan 30, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    Detective_Dan

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    no, its a rebadged turd :D
     
  4. Jan 30, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    It doesn't surprise me a bit. In the article you will notice price has a lot to do with their decision, hence the phrase "Best car for the money in 2011". Quite a few of the winners were not rated best in glass. Beyond the best bang for the buck, my own personal findings were the truck's driving ergonomics were excellent, much better than my 09 Tacoma and gearing was more truck use oriented. If i had a dealer in my area, I would be driving one.

    Motoretro
     
  5. Jan 30, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I'm confused,what does this have to do with 2nd gen Tacomas? :rolleyes:
     
  6. Jan 30, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    That truck actually scored nice w/ the guys at C+D... Seems pretty solid from the review... I will stick with my Tacoma though...
     
  7. Jan 30, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    She's bangin' someone else.

    Er, wait a second... What?
     
  8. Jan 30, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    This actually may be the case. On the review page, this sentence came up. "Check out our Nissan deals page to see what discounts and incentives might be available on a Frontier" when stating that the Equator is just a rebadged Frontier.
     
  9. Jan 30, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    i wont let it get to me because no one buys them. i've only seen one on the road so far
     
  10. Jan 30, 2011 at 10:08 PM
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    An Equator costs less than an identically equipped Frontier so there is some merit. Also many refuse to admit it but the Frontier comes with more options that the Tacoma doesn't even have and costs less doing so. Too bad it is so ugly and built for an old man.
     
  11. Jan 30, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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    same website: But, compared to what else is offered in this class, the Tacoma is your best option.
     
  12. Jan 30, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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    I'm guessing the 'money' has everything to do with that review... if the money is good.... and I ripped off the suzuki badge, I probably woudln't complain if someone GAVE this to me....


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  13. Jan 31, 2011 at 12:04 AM
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    moneyyy....

    move to lame ass chat section
     
  14. Jan 31, 2011 at 12:10 AM
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    Check the article itself ...

    Right under the heading Other Trucks to Consider it says, "If you’re looking at the Equator, you also need to look at the Nissan Frontier. The Equator is a rebadged Frontier. Only cosmetic differences, a slight price difference and Suzuki’s longer warranty differentiate the two. They’re even built side-by-side in the same factory."
     
  15. Feb 3, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    "The 2011 Suzuki Equator ranks 3 out of 7 Compact Pickup Trucks."

    Basically it is a mid-pack performer that happens to be well priced.
     
  16. Feb 8, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    the frontier and zuk were on my list, until I read about the aluminum front diffs that snap with ease
     
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