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Old 08-20-2014, 11:58 PM   #1
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We owned a 2007 Jeep GC diesel and it towed extremely well. Unfortunately, we got a lemon and it broke down twice, once in the middle of northern BC taking 7 days to repair while on holidays. It was only 2 years old and other things were starting go wrong. I miss the torque of the diesel but can't see myself buying another until the reliability is proven. Too bad Toyota doesn't come out with a small diesel for their their current line of SUV's or small pickup in North America.
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:00 AM   #2
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The big 3 won't allow it . If they did they would never sell another truck , ... ever .
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Maybe Toyota is concentrating on the world market. Think how many trucks they sell in Syria, Gaza, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria. Hundreds of low mileage vehicles that need to be replaced after every skirmish.
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:19 AM   #4
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Maybe Toyota is concentrating on the world market. Think how many trucks they sell in Syria, Gaza, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria. Hundreds of low mileage vehicles that need to be replaced after every skirmish.
Maybe one like this?

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Old 08-21-2014, 09:27 AM   #5
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The big 3 won't allow it . If they did they would never sell another truck , ... ever .
I'm not a Toyota fan, sorry... I just wish Ford would follow the diesel movement as Dodge has done.
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:06 AM   #6
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I hope that gm has sucsess with the diesel canyon/colarado and will jump in with a 1/2 ton diesel. There are rumors, but only rumors of them playing around with the diesel project that they scrapped a couple of years ago.
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:16 AM   #7
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We owned a 2007 Jeep GC diesel and it towed extremely well. Unfortunately, we got a lemon and it broke down twice, once in the middle of northern BC taking 7 days to repair while on holidays. It was only 2 years old and other things were starting go wrong. I miss the torque of the diesel but can't see myself buying another until the reliability is proven. Too bad Toyota doesn't come out with a small diesel for their their current line of SUV's or small pickup in North America.
I'm pretty sure Toyota sells Tacomas overseas with diesels. I've bugged my favorite Toyota salesman for years about when Toyota is going to bring them here. He says he doubts that they ever will as they are going other routes with hybrid and turbo as possibilities and aren't really investing in diesel.

Ok - that is way of topic - sorry
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Regarding Toyota diesels… met these Austrian folks in Ventura, CA last April. They picked it up in Saudia Arabia, drove it back to Europe, shipped it to Canada, drove across Canada and up to Alaska before parking it last year in Vegas. They had just picked it up. We told them we were going to Texas and they told us they were going to Chile! You can see the snorkel, extra tires, solar system and how the back end was modified with a fiberglass shell and pop top. We have been keeping a photographic record of unusual rigs we have run into on our travels. There are a large number of folks shipping their rigs to Canada and the U.S. to travel for extended periods of time. To a rig… they have all been diesels.
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I think this thread has gone sideways
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:29 AM   #10
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I think this thread has gone sideways
Hmmm... Think I can justify my post as these folks were truly traveling with full tanks.
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