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VW TRUCK...not to bad looking

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by 65tacodude, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Mar 6, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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    65tacodude

    65tacodude [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Mar 6, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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  3. Mar 6, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    Janster

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    Very cool....

    It probably can't haul or tow nearly enough....to compare it to a 'truck'
     
  4. Mar 6, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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    eh. probably has a mini-van frame and it's so so in the looks department.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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    Cmurder

    Cmurder 2011 TX TRD Offroad

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    nothing cool
    it says "Canyon". I wonder if GMC will veto that name? I agree it looks more like an SUV with a small bed.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    A German truck huh? It would be hard getting passed that vw badge. The top lightbar isnt bad. Farfignugen
     
  7. Mar 6, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    Both of you are actually wrong, not only is it built on a truck frame but also tows about the same as our Tacoma's.

    This is just a new trim level of the already existing VW Amarok. See attached thread.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/general-automotive/125031-vw-amarok-would-ya.html#post2424444

    There are actually about a 1000 of these trucks sitting in the Port of Baltimore (or were sitting there) that were rumored to be going out as VW roadside service vehicles in the US.
     
  8. Mar 6, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    Gabassman

    Gabassman Drive it like a 4WD

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    Kinda like the ford sport trac that was a fail.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    KenLyns

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    The truck is competent. Then again, a Frontier is also competent, yet we shun them. :)

    Because of the chicken tax, in order to sell the Amarok here, VW will have to open an assembly line in North America to build them. VW will also have to put in a gasoline V6 (maybe borrowed from the Toureg). These factors probably prevent the Amarok from being offered in the US for the forseeable future.
     
  10. Mar 6, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    tacoman15

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    I wish they would bring this back. It is my uncles and it is pretty bad ass. It what I learned to drive a stick in.

    [​IMG]


    EDIT: The ratchet straps you see is what is holding the muffler off the ground until he learns to weld lol
     
  11. Mar 6, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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    None of the important bits in that article or the wikipedia article, other than it's a diesel (duh). I want to know about the 4wd system and suspension method, along with payload and towing capacities, before I can be bothered to give a shit.
     
  12. Mar 6, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    I love those too!

    agree :cool:
     
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    I still wouldnt care
     
  14. Mar 6, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    If VW brought the truck to the US, I would wait a couple of years to see how the reliability is, then decide. Toyota is about the only engine mfr I would trust with a new engine design in its first year of production.
     
  15. Mar 6, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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    Definately needs to get rid of that passat looking front end.
    :der::frusty::notsure::puke:
     
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    It is admittedly a lot better looking than the Hilux. :)
     
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    VW and reliability have an on again/off again relationship.
     
  18. Mar 6, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    I'm sure the US EPA regulations would kill off the TDI as well and disappointed that there wasn't much more to the article. I did find it interesting that the first mules were hilux bodies on the VW underpins... kinda cool to see what the other manufactures are doing even if it'll never come here.
     
  19. Mar 6, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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    Not gonna lie....it looks bad ass

    And for those saying, "It's still a VW".....people were saying that about Toyota at one time too. Wake the hell up; VW was very recently the largest auto manufacturer in the entire world.
     
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    My brother-in-law in Namibia owns a VW Amarok and he loves it. It is a very competent truck, and it is actually bigger than the Tacoma.
    It was built to be a truck, and not just a truck body on an existing platform. VW spent a lot of time designing and testing it.
    My brother-in-law is a surveyor and he spends most of his time off road while working. He had a Hilux before the Amarok and although he loved the Hilux, he says that the Amarok will go anywhere and beyond where he took the Hilux.
     
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