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has anyone seen this truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hamsterhater, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Jan 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    hamsterhater

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    [​IMG]saw one on road the other day and thought it was a tacoma. suzuki equator.is this a knock off like mountaneer and explorer have?
     
  2. Jan 30, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  3. Jan 30, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    It is based on The Nissan Frontier, so essentially it is the same concept as the previous Explorer and mountaineer etc
     
  4. Jan 30, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    Dangit Chris. Beat my by .00001 seconds
     
  5. Jan 30, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    saw one two hours ago. . . theyre not the worst looking thing in the world IMO. but in the end it's not very original in any way and i would never buy one.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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    This. The Mitsubishi Raider is far worse.
     
  7. Jan 30, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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    somebody has to get a video of that thing takeing a jump. it would be a good laugh i bet:eek:
     
  8. Jan 30, 2012 at 7:27 PM
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    AWorthyOpponent

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    To me, it looks like a frontier attempted to take the 05-11 Tacoma front end and failed...
     
  9. Jan 30, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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  10. Jan 30, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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    this has been out for awhile now, but IMO its alot better looking than the frontier
     
  11. Jan 30, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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    hm there must be more in Canada than 700... I see them quite often here. Never knew it was a frontier though, found the resemblance to the Tacoma though!
     
  12. Jan 30, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    You can rock-crawl with mudflaps on!

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jan 30, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    [​IMG]i guess so?
     
  14. Jan 30, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    I think the Equator is slightly better looking than my Taco and and much better looking than my previous truck (Frontier) which is pictured below:


    [​IMG]
    Why can't Toyota make round wheel wells? The tires are round.:confused:
     
  15. Jan 30, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    I actually saw my first Equator when I went home from college this past Friday, they are not nearly as common as Rangers and Tacomas are around here.
     
  16. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    That's cuz they're too short to do anything.
     
  17. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    You are right. They are pretty scarce. The sales numbers have been very disappointing for Suzuki. I'm not sure what they were expecting though. They got Nissan to build a truck for them knowing that the Frontier is the slowest selling compact truck currently in production.
     
  18. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    Exactly what i was thinking. But the Frontier front end is pretty fugly to begin with...
     
  19. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    Yep! And the Tacoma will probably always remain at the top, since Ford axed the Ranger, and GM is axing the Colorado/Canyon in 2013 I think, there wont really be much competition for favorite pickup, I am pretty sure I heard rumor that Mopar plans to axe the Dakota in the near future as well but am not for sure. Sadly the compact/midsize truck market seems to be dying out, I hope Toyota keeps the Tacoma in production, they really need to consider returning to a actual compact truck though, one that is capable of getting around 30mpg, but I dont even know if there would be a market for those either.
     
  20. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    True enough. The Dakota is done but is rumored to return as a unibody pickup (garbage) based on the new Durango platform. I would also like to see a true Toyota mini truck but I doubt Toyota would downsize while current sized Tacomas sell well and sales numbers should climb with the Ranger and Colorado/Canyon being eliminated. Ford sells a zillion Rangers and those buyers will go somewhere. BTW the tiny dealer in Tifton Ga has about 10 new Tacos in stock so they gotta be selling well.
     
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