1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Toyota Hilux Diesel spotted in Rome (of all places) ...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by boser65, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Jul 11, 2009 at 11:25 AM
    #1
    boser65

    boser65 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Member:
    #2389
    Messages:
    51
    Gender:
    Male
    Edmonton AB Canada
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5
    ... I like it! I should have snapped a few photos of the interior. Thoughts?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jul 11, 2009 at 11:36 AM
    #2
    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7822
    Messages:
    29,052
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TW'S Hippy Liberal
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    2002 4x4 4Runner
    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    It's so ugly. :(
     
  3. Jul 11, 2009 at 11:37 AM
    #3
    matthew5olson

    matthew5olson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Member:
    #11782
    Messages:
    483
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    matthew
    pittsburgh, PA
    Vehicle:
    04 ext cab 3.4L 5spd 4x4 sr5
    K&N cold air intake, doug thorley headers, rear sensor simulator, flowmaster 40 series, magnecor plug wires, Royal Purple synthetic gear lube, airaid throttle body spacer, Hyperground system, flex-a-lite elec fan.
    looks more like a frontier than a taco
     
  4. Jul 11, 2009 at 11:39 AM
    #4
    ozmon420

    ozmon420 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Member:
    #8699
    Messages:
    1,078
    Gender:
    Male
    miami, florida
    Vehicle:
    08 tacoma
    18x9 pro comp 7031 rims, alpine iva-d310 w/sirius sat radio, ipod connection, tv tuner, reverse camera, bug deflector, wet okole seat covers, tinted windows, running boards, toytec coilovers front set at 2.5'' , AAL rear,5100's rear, TC UCA, leer topper, bruteforce rear bumper, ARB rear locker.
    iv also seen them in costa rica
     
  5. Jul 11, 2009 at 11:47 AM
    #5
    mgtaco

    mgtaco Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Member:
    #18802
    Messages:
    15
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston TX
    Vehicle:
    09 PreRunner SR5
    After the Toyota T100 truck, the Toyota Hilux was introduced to the US market as the "Toyota Tacoma", thus (at the beginning, at least) the tacoma was just a re-badged Toyota Hilux for the US market. From then, the paths of the two trucks split apart and each one of the blood line started looking very independent.

    Funny thing that now, there are rumours than the Hilux would make it into the US market.

    source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Tacoma

    FYI the Hilux is one of the most preciated work horses in many world countries where thoughness in a truck is a must-have due to terrain and weather conditions: Most Africa, Australia, Thailand, most south america, etc etc etc. It is almost as legendary as the Land Cruiser :)
     
  6. Jul 11, 2009 at 11:51 AM
    #6
    ozmon420

    ozmon420 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Member:
    #8699
    Messages:
    1,078
    Gender:
    Male
    miami, florida
    Vehicle:
    08 tacoma
    18x9 pro comp 7031 rims, alpine iva-d310 w/sirius sat radio, ipod connection, tv tuner, reverse camera, bug deflector, wet okole seat covers, tinted windows, running boards, toytec coilovers front set at 2.5'' , AAL rear,5100's rear, TC UCA, leer topper, bruteforce rear bumper, ARB rear locker.
    i would definetly get one when they make it to the states
     
  7. Jul 11, 2009 at 12:33 PM
    #7
    IrishPilot

    IrishPilot Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Member:
    #19104
    Messages:
    809
    Gender:
    Male
    MN
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Off-Road 4x4 Double Cab
    Ive seen a few pictures of the Hilux that I liked...however many of them (that one included) make it look like a Ford Ranger variation...BLEH. Id have to see it in person to really know what I think. It has potential anyway!
     
  8. Jul 11, 2009 at 2:20 PM
    #8
    GoBlueFan

    GoBlueFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Member:
    #15428
    Messages:
    987
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jon
    Bossier City, LA
    Vehicle:
    08 SR5 PreRunner
    Step bars, billet grill with custom TOYOTA, MB Quart RSI 216 components, Hifonics ZXi 4410, RAAMmat deadened doors/back wall/roof covered with ensolite , 24" Magnaflow muffler, hand polished stock exhaust tip, tinted, OEM TRD Bilstiens all around with 1/4" spacers up front to level it out. Sport wheels added.
    Rome? GA? Kinda looks like it could be on Berry College campus.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2009 at 4:23 PM
    #9
    boser65

    boser65 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Member:
    #2389
    Messages:
    51
    Gender:
    Male
    Edmonton AB Canada
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5
    Nope ... Rome, Italy. Just got back from a European vacation.
     
  10. Jul 11, 2009 at 4:26 PM
    #10
    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Member:
    #17626
    Messages:
    13,625
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colton
    VA
    Vehicle:
    2012 Pyrite AC TRD OR
    See Build thread
    :puke:

    Heck, if it gets good mileage and it's a diesel, then I might think about it.
     
  11. Jul 12, 2009 at 10:24 PM
    #11
    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    10,000
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2016 Trail Premium 4Runner w/ KDSS

    i think it is too close to the Ford ranger xlt:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    But I would still like to see one in person.
     
  12. Jul 13, 2009 at 7:52 AM
    #12
    jla888

    jla888 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Member:
    #14472
    Messages:
    47
    Gender:
    Male
    looks very third world to me. those "roll bars" are a dead give away. those things are handles so all the dudes in the back can have one hand on the AK and the other to hang on with.
     
  13. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:19 AM
    #13
    DdayIsNear

    DdayIsNear Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Member:
    #18432
    Messages:
    6,499
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Crazy
    NW Jersey
    Vehicle:
    TRD Offroad
    All pro sliders
    absolutely, but it hink the roll bars can be pretty bad @$$
     
  14. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:30 AM
    #14
    Kmoney

    Kmoney Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Member:
    #15108
    Messages:
    313
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kelly
    Laramie, WY / Fort Collins, CO
    Vehicle:
    '09 Super White DC SPORT LB 4x4
    White Dog, K&N Drop in Filter, K&N Oil Filter, Tacoma All Weather Rubber Mats, Rear Leaf TSB, TW Sticker
    The Hilux is awesome. I used to drive one all the time when I lived in Australia.
     
  15. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:32 AM
    #15
    420Tacoma

    420Tacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Member:
    #4108
    Messages:
    118
    Gender:
    Male
    Long Beach, CA
    Vehicle:
    07 Doublecab Short Bed TRD Sport
    None. Stock with options - Roof rack, running boards, hood scoop, etc.
    Its not bad.. But I just like the Tacoma better.
     
  16. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:35 AM
    #16
    FL4x4Taco

    FL4x4Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Member:
    #17595
    Messages:
    323
    Gender:
    Male
    Isn't rome one of the best places you can visit? We loved it.
     
  17. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:43 AM
    #17
    DdayIsNear

    DdayIsNear Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Member:
    #18432
    Messages:
    6,499
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Crazy
    NW Jersey
    Vehicle:
    TRD Offroad
    All pro sliders
    yes rome most definately is...and yes the tacoma is much better i agree just looks more rugged and what a truck should look like
     
  18. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:06 AM
    #18
    sriley727

    sriley727 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Member:
    #16735
    Messages:
    148
    Gender:
    Male
    Aiken, SC
    Vehicle:
    08 Reg cab PreRunner SR5
    Bone stock
    I just want the diesel engine.
     
  19. Jul 13, 2009 at 1:51 PM
    #19
    JDCPA

    JDCPA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Member:
    #10777
    Messages:
    936
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    SW FL
    Vehicle:
    09 5 Lug Access Cab SR5
    Curt Hitch and etrailer.com wiring harness.
    We rented one there and drove it into the mountains to Jarabacoa. It had plenty of torque on the mountain roads.
     
  20. Jul 13, 2009 at 2:10 PM
    #20
    aocabrown

    aocabrown Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2008
    Member:
    #10056
    Messages:
    5
    I just spend a week in Nicaragua. Almost every truck we saw was a 4x4 Hilux Diesel. Looks like they offer 2 sizes of diesels in these. Why they don't market the same engine in the Tacoma is a mystery to me but I would buy the first one they make. I don't like the Hilux looks as much as the Tacoma but it wasn't a bad looking truck. Must be tough too because there weren't many roads in Nicaragua that were what I would call nice and smooth (and many weren't paved at all)
     
To Top