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Does Toyota plan to but a small v8 in the Tacoma??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 1sicktaco, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Nov 9, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    1sicktaco

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    I'm wanting to buy a new Tacoma but i have been hearing rumors about Toyota putting a small v8 in the Tacoma's. if this is the case im willing to wait. just wondering if you guys have heard anything about this?
     
  2. Nov 9, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    Andrew H

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    Nope. Been talked about but they've all been rumors.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    No. This is not going to happen. As cool as it would be, they're not going to cannibalize Tundra sales.

    Also, the future is smaller, turbo-charged motors (see: Ford's EcoTec line of engines), not bigger blocks.

    Expect the redesigned Taco to be carrying the dual-VVT-i version of the 1GR-FE that's currently pimping the 4runner. No V8.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    Nah, the only V8 i can think of that comes in a midsize is a Dakota (i think) and that thing blows. I bought my Tacoma to get away from a V8.
     
  5. Nov 9, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    Agreed. If the new 4Runner had a V8 option, I'd say there's some possibility. But seeing that they dropped that with the redesign, there's no chance of it being in a Taco. Too bad - the new 4.6 would have been a neat option.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    Plus the direction the economy is going, sooner or later trucks will only come in a V6 unless you are a contractor and you need a V8.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    Fuel economy of the tacoma is already "not that good", I don't want to imagine what a v8 would give.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    it may yield better, just saying.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    You heard wrong......we already have a hundred threads on this already.......the answer is NO.
    As long as Toyota is selling a bigger truck with a V8 (Tundra), they will not be selling a Tacoma with a V8.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    v8 in the colorado for a couple years too... couple of those guys built the crap out of those things.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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    Well if you do see one, its probably the tailgate because they are fast
     
  12. Nov 9, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    Colorado's are a joke, i'd rather a Ranger over one of those anyday.
     
  13. Nov 9, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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  14. Nov 9, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    People who buy a truck, any truck, for the purpose of being fast are confused.
     
  15. Nov 9, 2010 at 4:30 PM
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    I bought a tacoma after having owned a 05 Dakota...with a 4.7l V8...that thing does blow!! 14 mpg....tacoma 21 mpg....I considder that good for truck this size. if you want 30mpg get a small car
     
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