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Am I the only one that would buy a Diesel Toyota Tacoma or Hilux in a heartbeat?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Killer, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Sep 1, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    Killer

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    Am I the only one that would buy a Diesel Toyota Tacoma or Hilux in a heartbeat?

    I love my son's 1998 TRD Tacoma but, I smile ear to ear every time I fuel up my Diesel Jetta. I am averaging 44 mpg in the Jetta and it has decent power.

    Anyway I have been thinking of how much I would love to have a small engine diesel extended cab 4x4 Tacoma. The only way it could be any better, if it was a 1st Generation Tacoma.
     
  2. Sep 1, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    No. I think a lot of us here would buy them if they were sitting in dealer lots.
     
  3. Sep 1, 2010 at 9:04 AM
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    You are definitely not the only one. I would buy a diesel Tacoma/Hilux in a minute.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    I would give a nut! Well id give up my taco at least
     
  5. Sep 1, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    ^what he said!!
     
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    Maybe some smart fellow around here, might be able to teach us how to import some Diesel Hiluxs. I would take 2.
     
  7. Sep 1, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    You're not alone!

    Toyota has been teasing us with their Tundra Diesel concept for years. They say the market just isn't strong enough for them to mass produce it. I think they are wrong... dead wrong.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    The Tundra is too big. I have a Dodge 2500 Diesel right now that is collecting dust. I want a small turbo diesel 4x4.
     
  9. Sep 1, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    If the Hilux Diesel was available to be purchased here in the states,


    HELL YEH!!!
     
  10. Sep 1, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    I would break my vow of never buying a brand new vehicle if toyota came out with one.

    Even if they only made a tundra in deisel I would sell the taco and buy a tundra.
     
  11. Sep 1, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    I don't know about selling my taco, but adding to my Toy collection, defiantly. Each would have its own application and be loved equally.
     
  12. Sep 1, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    I would trade my Taco in for a diesel HiLux in a heartbeat. The wife would be pissed but she would have to get over it.
     
  13. Sep 1, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    yep, toyota can have my truck and all the mods for a stock hilux diesel
     
  14. Sep 1, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    I would LOVE a diesel taco...My dad just bought a new jetta diesel, he has a 2002 diesel jetta already thats a manual. His knees were bothering him so he wanted something he wouldnt have to shift. He got the DLS Transmission...or something like that, its pretty sweet though. Anyway...I bought his older jetta off him ^_^ Its got 200,000 miles but runs like new. It's a champ, and gets 54 mpg. For whatever reason, the '02 models had the best mpg out of all the diesels. Though, it has a WAY lower HP than the newer ones...but I love it. I do miss driving my taco around as a daily driver though... :-(
     
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    I would love to see a diesel Tacoma or Hilux make it over here! I'm hoping that VW and Audi will spark some interest with their smaller diesels and make other manufacturers think about offering theirs in the states. The Tundra diesel concept is way too big in my opinion. The concept I saw looked great but it was an 8.X liter monster.
     
  16. Sep 1, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    Sadly, I think you're correct. If the diesel Tacoma ended up costing another $4-5,000, there's no way I'd buy it. I'd go with a full size for that price. Toyota would have to find a way to make a cost-effective diesel engine somehow.
     
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    Yes you can Import them , but the catch is you must register them for off-road use only. But I bet there must be a way around that during the emission test etc.
    my brothers got the D4D , a sweet truck
     
  18. Sep 1, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    Because the engine is manufactured outside of the US, they tax you >$15K for not being made local. That's why the Amarok did not made it onto US soil. If Toyota build the engine here it would be so much cheaper. I bet the emissions are way lower than those cummins etc. you don't see them smoke, or hear them idle. I speculate there is more tractors in the US "harming" the environment than the Hilux diesel engines, But you go tell those farmers their tractors should pass an emission test, they will shove that test in your face.
    my c5
     
  19. Sep 1, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    I agree with you , I just use an example of complaint by people against diesel engines. "too loud or stinky" . If I can have a diesel truck I'll be driving the Land Rover Defender 4 liter tdi , or an Toyota Land cruiser.
     
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    Its definitely a chicken vs. the egg argument.
     
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