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Old 03-02-2012, 03:34 PM
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Why no Toyota diesel in the States? Is there some agreement not to bring in their diesel eng's and market them. From all I've read on them they make rather good ones, any thoughts?
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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
Why no Toyota diesel in the States? Is there some agreement not to bring in their diesel eng's and market them. From all I've read on them they make rather good ones, any thoughts?
good question I saw some in mexico and they were bad ass trucks ,ran quiet and no smoke Id love to have one
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I don't think they meet emission standards.
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Originally Posted by Crabpot Man View Post
I don't think they meet emission standards.




True, actually many of the auto vendors have diesel models they sell in Europe, ie Suburu, but won't meet our crappy, bullshit, libtard, friggin EPA requirements.
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Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post
True, actually many of the auto vendors have diesel models they sell in Europe, ie Suburu, but won't meet our crappy, bullshit, libtard, friggin EPA requirements.



I was trying to be apolitical.
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Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post
True, actually many of the auto vendors have diesel models they sell in Europe, ie Suburu, but won't meet our crappy, bullshit, libtard, friggin EPA requirements.
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Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post
True, actually many of the auto vendors have diesel models they sell in Europe, ie Suburu, but won't meet our crappy, bullshit, libtard, friggin EPA requirements.
I think Mercedes Benz is in the same boat also
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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
Why no Toyota diesel in the States? Is there some agreement not to bring in their diesel eng's and market them. From all I've read on them they make rather good ones, any thoughts?

Read this. It might shed a little lite on the subject.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...diesel/4330313
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
Read this. It might shed a little lite on the subject.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...diesel/4330313

From the article:
"However if the U.S. fuel prices take off more abruptly than analysts predict, we could see a deeper penetration of both diesel and hybrid vehicles."


Obama's thinking exactly....at least for the electric car and green energy. Bring about necessity artificially, and the green will take over.


Back on topic, BMW has diesel options now, and are nice. Lot's of power for passenger vehicles, but they aren't economy monsters.
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
Read this. It might shed a little lite on the subject.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...diesel/4330313
thanks for the informative link! I'd buy a light diesel truck if it got say, 30+ mpg and could tow say 3500 lbs.
Mahindra was supposed to import a small truck but I understand there has been some legal complications involved with it. Kind of a "yugo" looking thing anyways LOL
http://www.dfwmahindra.com/
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Can anyone else recall seeing the British version of Top Gear that featured the attempted destruction of a diesel Tacoma? Or at least it was Tacoma sized... one of the models they sell everywhere but here...

That damn thing died more than 9 lives...and still managed to run.

One of their best shows.....
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I believe Mazda is planning on introducing a diesel car in the US next year.
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You want the real answer? Because Americans are stupid Mother Fuggers that think Diesel is still that "dirty smokey stuff" that they remember when GM tried their hand at it. They have NO idea the amount of power you get out of a gal. of Diesel v. Gasoline.

Google the 2008 Honda Civic Diesel. Then Google the 2009 Honda Civic Diesel, Then Google the 2010... you get the point.

The other huge problem is that without a turbo they suck with an automatic, and most Americans, again, are too fugging stupid to drive a manual.

Sorry, but -- it is what it is.

(Yeah, I've got diesel in my veins.)
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I had an 82 I bought new off the showroom floor. I could get 45mpg on the highway.
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post

The other huge problem is that without a turbo they suck with an automatic, and most Americans, again, are too fugging stupid to drive a manual.
I'm not too stupid to drive a manual, I just can't figure out how to text, drink coffee and shift at the same time!
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
You want the real answer? Because Americans are stupid Mother Fuggers that think Diesel is still that "dirty smokey stuff" that they remember when GM tried their hand at it. They have NO idea the amount of power you get out of a gal. of Diesel v. Gasoline.

Google the 2008 Honda Civic Diesel. Then Google the 2009 Honda Civic Diesel, Then Google the 2010... you get the point.

The other huge problem is that without a turbo they suck with an automatic, and most Americans, again, are too fugging stupid to drive a manual.

Sorry, but -- it is what it is.

(Yeah, I've got diesel in my veins.)
Not very powerful in a manual without a turbo either.You tend to loose top end because it doesn't work until it hits a certian rpm
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Originally Posted by davedowneast View Post
I'm not too stupid to drive a manual, I just can't figure out how to text, drink coffee and shift at the same time!
OldPete is just being old
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Why no Toyota diesel in the States?

Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
Because Americans are stupid Mother Fuggers that think Diesel is still that "dirty smokey stuff" that they remember when GM tried their hand at it.


Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post
crappy, bullshit, libtard, friggin EPA requirements.
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Originally Posted by nanjemoycat View Post
I had an 82 I bought new off the showroom floor. I could get 45mpg on the highway.
It won't happen today.I hear on diff. sites of people complaining about the mileage. I guess they expected more because it is deisiel.

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