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Old 08-14-2007, 07:11 AM
 
Location: University Place, WA
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I was talking to a friend of mine about getting a Hummer2 or 3 when I retire to Arkansas because over half of their county roads are graded rock.

My friend said that he thought that Toyota may be coming out with a Japanese diesel engine in their pickups in maybe the next year or two.

He said that repair on the suspension would cost about half as much on a Toyota than the Hummer.

What do all of you think? Will Toyota make a diesel pickup in the next few years?

And the reason I prefer Toyota is that I like a stick shift and Toyota and Nissan are the only pickups that I found that had a T-handle emergency brake (for taking off on grades). Chevy, Ford, GMC, Dodge all had floor emergency brakes on their manual transmissions. Pretty hard to have a foot on the gas, a foot on the clutch, and slowly release the emergency brake.
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:47 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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I had thought I heard they will be. I would say that now they're into the 1/2 ton market (and supposedly moving into 1 tons) they will have to in order to compete...
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:49 AM
 
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I asked my husband who works as an auto tech for Toyota in fact just got his masters in toyota. He said most likely yes. but Toyota is the best at keeping secrets in the buisness. He also said if they announced a diesel for 2009 they would'nt sell near as many trucks in 2008
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:58 PM
 
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Lord hope it be a light diesel for the smaller applications.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Northern MN
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I guess the EPA put a stop to that.
Toyota does have diesel trucks, just not in the U.S market
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Yep and I dont understand it. I have been considering a diesel swap into a late 90's 4runner or pickup. It sucks because living north of Seattle there are a ton of imported diesel Toyotas an hour across the border in BC Canada......but you cannot bring them here.
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