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tacoma diesel?

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by 2003greenbean, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Oct 4, 2007 at 9:15 AM
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    I don't think we're really disagreeing here. I'm not arguing against diesels, I would have bought one myself if it were available. I drove a diesel Volkswagen van while I was in the UK recently; it worked quite well, got great mileage for it's size, and had decent power. Plus, I was originally looking at the Dodge Cummins diesel but the truck was about $10K more than my Tacoma.

    The original question I responded to was are diesels better for the environment. As to biofuel, my only point was that as an environmentally-friendly fuel (as it's touted), biofuel isn't any better because there are other environmental effects besides greenhouse gases. With patroleum diesel you don't have the problem of huge tracts of land dedicated to fuel production, the biggest deal is getting it out of the ground.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2007 at 9:25 AM
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    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Okay, I follow you now. Yeah, the only two things that I like about bio-diesel in the states 1) it didn't come from another country 2) in a pinch, I could make it myself.
     
  3. Nov 2, 2007 at 12:28 PM
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    Can you say

    PLEASE IMPORT the HILUX
     
  4. Nov 2, 2007 at 12:55 PM
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    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Seriously! :D
     
  5. Nov 3, 2007 at 9:56 AM
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    do they still make the hilux diesel down near mexico? buddy of mine took pictures of one there on his vacation but wasnt sure if they sold them there or what
     
  6. Nov 5, 2007 at 4:52 AM
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    They are still sold in Central America, but not Mexico. Since the initialization of NAFTA (~1993, I think), Toyota pulled the Hilux from the market in North America. I don't know if that is a coincidence or not, but I found it quite interesting.

    Oh, that same year, Chrysler (DCX) pulled almost all of their diesel vehicles out of Canada. :confused: (themaster, correct me if I am wrong on that one)
     
  7. Nov 5, 2007 at 8:50 AM
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    Can't give too much detail on this. Mostly because I don't know how... :) but my friend drove his new 2006 HZJ79 Toyota LandCruiser pickup over to a BBQ we were at last night. Diesel of course.
    I believe it is a Toyota 1-HZ non-turbo motor.

    Still has the plastic on the seats and that new car smell.

    There are only a couple 1000 miles on the odometer....:eek:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Nov 5, 2007 at 9:45 AM
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    Thats pretty badass but it sure is ugly!
     
  9. Nov 5, 2007 at 9:47 AM
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    Wish I could agree but I hate the rounded look of most modern trucks.

    Love the retro-utilitarian look but to each his own. :)
     
  10. Nov 5, 2007 at 11:31 AM
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  11. Nov 5, 2007 at 11:37 AM
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    You are correct. :)

    This one came from the Middle-East. Saudi Arabia I believe.

    Since it is the 2006 is still has the 1HZ 6 cylinder diesel and not the new V8 Turbo-Diesel.

    Don't really know the details (kind of by choice) but he is able to get these in to the U.S. with a lot of research.

    If I am ever in the market for something like this price permitting I may look into it but as is now they are very expensive to bring in. :(

    Thanks for that link.
     
  12. Nov 5, 2007 at 12:49 PM
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    I like the look of the front end but i think it would look better as an access cab and i reallly dont like the bed. too shallow. I'd sure love to have that engine in my truck though!
     
  13. Nov 5, 2007 at 1:11 PM
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    True bed is a bit shallow but I love the tie-down hooks built in. Reminds me of the 1983 Toyota PU beds.

    Access cab would be really cool too but I guess when you are bringing in something like that you can't be too picky. :)
     
  14. Nov 24, 2007 at 4:23 PM
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    Nicely said, I myself am a big diesel fan, I appreciate all the diesels out there, but I love my V-6 gas 4.0 liter Taco. Good, durable, powerful engines are addictive, no matter what they drink. If toyota came out with one let's say in 2009 and the bio-fuels were coming along I would consider one, we will have to cross that bridge when we come to it, until then it is fun to talk about it. Drive on:thumbsup:
     
  15. Nov 24, 2007 at 4:37 PM
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    ok guys its a tacoma and its a diesel engine lol.... just picked up a 6.2 NA diesel v8 for in tacozilla... thought about putting small block in...then thought about one of my big blocks.....but I think the diesel will be sweet
     
  16. Nov 24, 2007 at 5:18 PM
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    Can't wait, would buy one yesterday. :)
     
  17. Nov 24, 2007 at 9:39 PM
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    I'm just thinking I've seen 22mpg in a NA 6.2 diesel suburban so should get around 25-28 I'm guessing in my taco
     
  18. Nov 25, 2007 at 5:44 AM
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    Man could it be true ? I'm starting to get that feeling, oh what a feeling ! :)
     
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