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Ford & Toyota teaming up to build hybrid system

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by MountainEarth, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Aug 22, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    MountainEarth

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  2. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    I just read this and was about to post as well! Nuts aint it?!
     
  3. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    Just saw it as well. Interesting.

    Can't we just get a diesel option?
     
  4. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    wow, should be interesting
     
  5. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    This will be very interesting.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    Interesting.... but would still rather see more effort in developing a diesel our trucks.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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    If they did make a diesel tacoma it would probably sell better thank the gas ones. Is like volkswagens, you cant find used diesels and if you can they are crazy expensive because everyone wants one. 50mpg? ill take it. I think if they put a 2.5 or 3.0 diesel (cant remember the exact size) from a hilux, you would be looking at 30 mpg on the highway. Not to mention better towing, hauling, and so on.
     
  8. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    Dunno if ya'll noticed, but while it said it would be applied to the F Series of Ford and the Tundra from Toyota, there was no love shown to the Tacoma.

    Again this leaves me in a state of... WTF???
     
  9. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    Sounds interesting... anyone know how well the GM hybrid holds up? I think it's using the big block V8 and an electric system to work like the Prius. I haven't heard anything about it though other than what I found on GM's website. Hell, I've only seen one on the road!
     
  10. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    i would never buy a hybrid truck..just doesnt sound too great
     
  11. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    YEP...................I wouldn't buy it make a diesel already.
     
  12. Aug 22, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    True about the hilux diesels, those would be would be the best choice for our truck. Seems so simple, toyota should be able just to drop one in and away we go. I would hate to see how much bed space these batteries would take up..... full size tundra or f-series trucks or not thats also alot of added weight that goes along with them.
     
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    It just seems like an idiot thing to do. Hybrids are stuipd. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED!!!!http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Investing/Extra/the-65-mpg-car-ford-won't-sell-in-us.aspx
     
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    Dieseltoyz in AZ will do it for about 15K. Not worth it in my book.
     
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    Interesting !!!
     
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    thought they were in texas ?
     
  19. Aug 22, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    Depends on the specific system. Electric motors can produce some surprising torque!
     
  20. Aug 22, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    ...or just bring the entire hilux over
     
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