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Wish we had the diesel again

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dave, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. Sep 10, 2006 at 2:38 PM
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    Dave

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    Wish we had the diesel again.

    I drool over the HiLux from the UK
     
  2. Sep 10, 2006 at 4:42 PM
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    jrallan26

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    Rumour has it, it will be available in 08.

     
  3. Sep 10, 2006 at 5:13 PM
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    EnolaGaia

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    I agree - I'd love to have a diesel in a small truck ...
     
  4. Sep 10, 2006 at 8:51 PM
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    potroast

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    Outside North America the Tacoma (Hilux) and 4Runner (Hilux SW4) are both available with diesels.

    I wish more manufacturers brought these options to the states. Dodge seems to be the only one that does... With the Liberty diesel, for example.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2006 at 8:02 PM
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    I wish I knew why we don't have the diesel options that the rest of the world has. Is it our emission standards perhaps? Does europe use "clean diesel"? But I think the rumor about a toyota diesel is mainly about that new huge-ass tundra that will be out soon.
     
  6. Sep 11, 2006 at 8:44 PM
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    potroast

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    it's a combination of factors. "clean" (low sulfer) diesel fule is one. Emissions standards is another. Availability is another. In Pac Northwest, Diesel #2 is EASY to get. In socal, however, it's limited. But the biggest reason, imo, is that we tried diesel as a country and it was noisy, smelly, smokey, unrefined, expensive, and unreliable. Today's diesel technology has made so much progress -- but getting over mass public opinion is hard to do.
     
  7. Sep 14, 2006 at 7:20 PM
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    Talking to the "Reps" they told me thast in the near future Toyota will be extending the hybrid technology to their truck line. However they didn't say anything about a diesel in the Tacoma but there will be one in the Tundra within a few years also with that diesel Toyota is working on a diesel electric hybrid.
     
  8. Sep 14, 2006 at 7:23 PM
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    I heard the same bout the hybrid technology. Did you hear when they're going to be incorporating that into the trucks?
     
  9. Sep 17, 2006 at 2:44 PM
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    What the "reps" told me it would be in 2-3 years.
     
  10. Sep 19, 2006 at 6:39 AM
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    So a truck that adds to the greenhouse effect with the black diesel smoke and then saves the ozone by burning cleaner emissions :confused:

    kinda like an oxymoron :eek:
     
  11. Oct 14, 2006 at 11:54 AM
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    So everyone here likes those small diesels? You like the $20 oil filters or going extra slow up hills? I think living with a diesel is more appealing since there are none in the US market. Anyone else remember the Volkswagen pickup with diesel? They were cheap to run, slow up the hills and not so cheap to fix.
     
  12. Oct 15, 2006 at 2:09 PM
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    I ran VW diesels for years, most had well over 300K on them when Igot rid of them.

    Those diesel trucks you joke about are still going for $2000 and up on EBay, with more than 200K on them. Here's one, a 81 with 125 on it, current bid is $5700. More than it cost new. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1981...ryZ15294QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
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    IT NEVER HAPPENED!!!
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  16. Jan 2, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    Snowman

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    Elisha Cuthbert isnt nearly as good looking in person. Some buddies of mine met her in a bar in calgary and got pics with them together. She aint ugly by any means, but she sure as hell doesnt look as good as that pic.... or any of the other pics found in maxim etc.
     
  17. Jan 2, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    I'd still hit it.
     
  18. Jan 2, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    /\ I'd imagine thats true but from the pics I saw of her with my buddies, I wouldnt think any more of her than the usual girls i see in bars. They said she was pretty plain jane.
     
  19. Jan 3, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    I don't know why alot of posters think that a diesel is so great, there is extra maintance, fuel filters need regular changing, injectors that fail, and are costly, mostlikely a $ 2k injection pump if that goes and Diesel fuel cost more, got to run blended in the winter or #1 fuel, plug the bitch in when it get to cold to fire on its own, and then after 400K miles you can throw the body away and use the engine for a boat anchor.
     
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