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Diesel anyone

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacobill, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Oct 16, 2007 at 11:44 AM
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    Tacobill

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    I wonder if Toyota has ever looked at offering a diesel version of our Taco? I just bought an 06 VW Jetta TDI and love the fuel economy (35cty 42 hwy). I love my Taco also but, I would love it more at 30mpg or better <laugh>!
     
  2. Oct 16, 2007 at 1:15 PM
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    We hope some day it will come to be...:pray:
     
  3. Oct 16, 2007 at 1:16 PM
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    Toyota already makes a diesel version, just not in North America. The Hilux has a 3.4L turbo diesel (correct me if I'm wrong 007).
     
  4. Oct 16, 2007 at 6:33 PM
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    TRDeity: Close - The Hilux is offered in a 2.5 and 3.0 configurations.

    Tacobill: My last car was a 1998 Jetta TDI (old ALH engine). I averaged mid-40s to low-50s on a regular basis. At well over 200,000 miles, I sold it to my best friend who promptly took it apart to rebuild the engine and then got lazy. :(

    So, now I am trying to buy it back from him. We shall see.

    As for a North American Toyota Diesel - It looks like Toyota is concentrating on a diesel for the Tundra. Unfortunately it sounds like it is going to be a 6.0L+ size engine for serious work. It probably won't get any higher than 20 MPG.

    I am pushing to get a 2.5L D4D engine put into the Tacoma. With mid-20s for fuel economy and the power of a V6, I would be in heaven. It is more likely that we would get the 3.0L D4D and that won't happen for at least another 5 years. I am still praying.

    :pray:

    Cheers! :drunk:
     
  5. Oct 16, 2007 at 9:24 PM
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    Manofs

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    i could have sworn i heard about the tacos 2010 edition being diesel, of course i read that a long time ago. can anyone confirm
     
  6. Oct 17, 2007 at 3:59 AM
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    007Tacoma

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    There isn't any confirmation on that, but the rumor is that the 2010 redesign would include a D4D engine. While I would love that - I don't think it is going to come true. Besides, they probably won't do a major redesign until 2012 at the earliest.
     
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