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I want better MPG. No option for V6 Diesel in the states?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Airwolf NSX, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    Airwolf NSX

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    I currently own a Tacoma V6 2010 Double Cab and although it's great, I would like to see an increase in my mpg. (4x2)

    I imagine if my current v6 gets around 17 local / 21 hwy, imagine what the mpg would be like if it were a diesel! Better mpg and torque, sounds like a win win.

    I know the toyota hilux overseas is available in diesel but why is it so friggin hard to find a v6 in the U.S. with a diesel option? There are plenty of Ford/Dodge/Chevy models that are diesel but in a v8 model, but i'm not looking for power.. Just amazing mpg with the ability to put some stuff in the back for minor towing. FILL THIS MARKET VOID, please!!!

    Anybody care to chime in?
     
  2. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    JoshLV

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    Too heavy man.
     
  3. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    get a 4 banger, I'm pulling 25 MPG all day!!
     
  4. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    Stubbs95tacoma

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    you suck bro.... get a supercharger :D you will get 9... :D
     
  5. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    No thanks man, my last Tacoma was a 2005 4.0 V6 DCLB 4x4 and I was only pulling 19 MPG average, even that sucked!
     
  6. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    Toyota Truck fans have been asking for a diesel in the U.S. for years.

    I don't see it happening in the foreseeable future but you are right, it'd be awesome.

    Fink[​IMG]
     
  7. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    i wish i got that haha...
     
  8. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    You really think the big oil companies want you getting a diesel truck that gets great MPG? haha that's a funny thought.
     
  9. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    A lot of us on TW, would like to have the 3.0 diesel, that they put in the Hilux, that are sold almost everywhere but the U.S.. I have called every dealership in Orange County and none of them could get.
     
  10. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    im scared for the future of small/midsize pickups in the US. it seems as though the government is trying to jam us all in those damn Eco box clown cars. Ford is killing the ranger, chevy is killing the canyon/Colorado, and the Dakota is already killed.
     
  11. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    HID lights, LED dome,map,door panels, Flowmaster exhaust, leveling kit, thats all i had money for right now.
    I sent a letter to toyota VP asking about the diesels and they actually responded with a letter talking about how there is no foreseeable future of diesel trucks for toyota in american at all.
     
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    large trucks don't require emissions testing like cars thus diesel engines are great.
    small trucks get thrown into the "car" category. Toyota, Subaru, Ford all have 4 banger diesels oversees. None want to invest the money to meet Cali's(and others) CARB standards.
    Maybe things will change as higher MPG's are required in the near future.

    :D
     
  13. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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    Let's hope! I have no need or want for a full-size pickup. The Tacoma is the perfect size as is !
     
  14. Aug 28, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    They'll just stick with gas. Welcome to America.
     
  15. Aug 28, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    Go to like the middle east where you can buy a 1980 something toyota with crew cab AND a diesel engine, always wondered why only certain regions get certain kinds of vehicles, who decides what goes where and why?
     
  16. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    It'd almost be worth it to buy a Hilux (or other diesel Yota) overseas and bring it back here to the States with you - not sure how much of a hassle that would be but I'd consider it if I had the coin.

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  17. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    Guaranty those Toyota's there in the middle east have 300,000 miles at LEAST with all the driving and running away from American forces!
     
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    The better coast
    thats only a 6 mpg difference....
     
  19. Aug 28, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    That 6 MPG adds up quite a bit on a full tank!
     
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    Good luck trying to import anything less than 25 years old.
    the LC guys are always trying to get diesels imported. Its a nightmare
    and will cost you more then 2-3 times a new tacoma price tag. Even after all that you may get denied driving it on any normal street.
     
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