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Some Hilux competition from VW

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by NAAC3TACO, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO [OP] Just east of crazy

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  2. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    That is a hideous looking model and 163 horsepower isn't much to write home about. A bigger engine would be optimal.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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  4. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    I think it looks nice, and I like where VW is going with there new TDI engines. I purchased alot of their shares based on that and news they were building a large manufacturing plant here in the US.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    derekabraham

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    The front looks alright, but then it goes very wrong from there...
     
  6. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:13 AM
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    I never understood designing a truck or (anything heavy duty) with a seamless bumper. It just doesn't look right.. Trucks need to have distinct bumper assembly separate from the body.

    I think this is why the Frontier's front-end look less manly to me.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jul 1, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    That's more HP than a 2.7, and as mentioned above it will have tons of torque. According to a VW press release, around 300lb*ft of torque before 2000 RPM. Diesels are also more efficient than gas motors. The Euro version is rated at 8L/100KM which is nearly 30 US MPG. I have no problems with the engine, I would like to see more small diesel trucks in the US.

    What I do have a problem with is no selectable 4wd, meaning no low range. It employs a full time 40/60 power split. It has a tiny bed, and no option for a longer one. It is basically a diesel Ridgeline as far as I'm concerned.
     
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