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Saw a Toyota Hilux in Salt Lake City, Utah

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by mgage10, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Jun 11, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    mgage10

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    I was driving on the I-15 freeway in Salt Lake City yesterday afternoon and a Toyota Hilux pulls up next to me on the on ramp! I pulled my phone out as soon as I could to snap a picture.

    It's in front of the white Honda Pilot. I did not recognize the plates on the truck and am pretty sure they weren't American. This totally threw me off though!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jun 11, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    tacoma>hilux
     
  3. Jun 11, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    I haven't seen one of those since Afghanistan
     
  4. Jun 11, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    :thumbsup:

    I've never seen one in person. It threw me off cuz everyone says they will never be in the states and sure enough one pulls right up next to me.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    Yeah they look badass and they run good, sounds familiar don't it?
     
  6. Jun 11, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    Haha sure does! Gotta love our tacos. I would go for a diesel version in a heart beat though.
     
  7. Jun 11, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    I saw a brand new one here in Phoenix last year. Pulled right next to me at QT.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    Not really sure how taco > hilux.. visually yes but technically they have a better, more robust drivetrain (talking new to new), fully boxed frame, diseal, among some other things. They are ugly as sin though.... taco's got them way beat on that department.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    Thought I was special there for a few minutes:rolleyes:
     
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    I wonder if an engine swap would be a reasonable possibility:confused:
     
  11. Jun 11, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    I have the best of both worlds - the easy route. Have a taco that is debadged and ready for the new hilux badges i got from sockmoney!:)
     
  12. Jun 11, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    Cheater!
     
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    I see quite a few older right hand drive hiluxes around my neck of the woods , not sure where they are coming from but in BC there are a lot of right hand drive vehicles imported from Japan .
     
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    IMO of course :p

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    Sorry for the giant pic...
     
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    I don't hate them. I'm sure a lift, tires, and wheels would make it look like one mean mother
     
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    They aren't aggressive enough for me. I'd never drive one. I don't care what's under the hood.


    But yeah, I see them from time to time here in San Diego. They all have Mexican plates.
     
  18. Jun 19, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    I just wish they'd offer a diesel option engine like on the Hilux on American market Tacoma's. I fired off an email to Toyota letting em know that, they say they have no intention of offering a diesel Tacoma in US in near future, that sucks!
     
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    That's really frustrating.
     
  20. Jun 28, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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    in honduras, virtually everyone drives hulixes, the new ones are nice, but the hulix is more of a work truck that is bare bones, no creature comforts like the tacoma
     
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