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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by shockittillyareconizeit, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Sep 21, 2009 at 10:57 PM
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    shockittillyareconizeit

    shockittillyareconizeit [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tacoma Hybrids!!!!

    Am i the only one that thinks this?

    I think it would be really good. They already make the camry, prius and highlander, why not a Taco??

    I would totally get one if they made em.
     
  2. Sep 21, 2009 at 11:02 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    Eh!

    Not sure if it would be worth the added cost. Up front it would add about 5-10k to the sticker price. A big problem with hybrids are the batteries. When they need replacing it is about $3000.I have heard the batteries are good for 3-4 years.

    I'd rather have a turbo diesel Tacoma.
     
  3. Sep 21, 2009 at 11:07 PM
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    dylandercole

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    I would do a lot for a turbo deisel taco. a lot.
     
  4. Sep 21, 2009 at 11:15 PM
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    THE TECHNICIAN

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    Good thing they're warrantied for 10 years then, huh?
     
  5. Sep 21, 2009 at 11:46 PM
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    Spootypuff

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    +1 for turbo diesel. I had the privilege of driving a turbo diesel Land Cruiser while I was in Costa Rica and it was fantastic!
     
  6. Sep 22, 2009 at 12:17 AM
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    rossk35

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    I can't figure out why everyone is so crazy about a turbo diesel tacoma?

    Anyways, only way I'd buy a hybrid tacoma is if they put the lexus ls 600h L motor in it. Can't beat 438hp:D
     
  7. Sep 22, 2009 at 1:19 AM
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    genxer36

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    Turbo diesel is going to get just about the same mpg as a hybrid, with more power & torque.
     
  8. Sep 22, 2009 at 3:06 AM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    a hybrid truck would actually be pretty nuts...esp. if they used the 1GR as a base

    unless..a turbodiesel hybrid...

    haha that'll prob. add 10K to the price
     
  9. Sep 22, 2009 at 5:18 AM
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    My other vehicle is a Dodge Ram with the Cummins Diesel....

    I would trade my 09 tomorrow if they offered the Hilux's Diesel option for our Tacomas... Think 25-28 Hwy MPG, gobs of low end TQ and uber long engine life..... Just what our trucks need!

    I know this sounds crazy but my big heavy ass Ram 2500 with a 5.9L Cummins gets better Hwy mileage than my Tacoma and makes gobs more power....
     
  10. Sep 22, 2009 at 5:24 AM
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    I would rather see a Tacoma Diesel thats get over 30 miles to the gallon. I heard 3 or 4 years ago toyota teamed up with isuzu trucked to develop a diesel, but i could wait anymore.
     
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  13. Sep 22, 2009 at 6:36 AM
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    Current hybrid technology is a scam.

    You know a 1989 Geo metro will get just about 40 MPG.
     
  14. Sep 22, 2009 at 6:37 AM
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    What is keeping Toyota from providing that same diesel engine in the US?
     
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    A scam based on hype, marketing, And people who are to arrogant to do the research.
    Hybrid buyers are not saving money. hybrid sticker price, Vs. gas engine sticker price, vs. gas savings are a bust from the get go. As someone else said battery replacment can cost $3,000-$7,000.
     
  18. Sep 22, 2009 at 6:46 AM
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    turbo diesel jetta > prius. Sorry to not chose the toyota on this one, but its true.
     
  19. Sep 22, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    shockittillyareconizeit [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok, i'll refine my choice of words.

    More ECO friendly??

    Less emissions, more power, better MPG. That would be nice. :)
     
  20. Sep 22, 2009 at 1:01 PM
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