2016 Toyota Tacoma

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    Apr 07, 2015 2:37 AM GMT
    So disappointed by the new Tacoma , the design is so similar to the 2015 , you have to put the 2 together to see a difference .
    At least she can be equipped with crawl control as the Australian Hilux do .

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    When i first heard about the new Tacoma , i thought it would be similar as the Australian Hilux , G.M has done it with the Colorado , importing and modifying the Holden Colorado for U.S regulation , even offering a diesel this coming fall .

    Also why VW isn't exporting the Amarok to you guys in the U.S , it would do well over-there .
    Here is a video of a comparo Toyota Hilux vs VW Amarok

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    Apr 07, 2015 4:31 PM GMT
    Unless you need that bed space, give Subaru a look. I'm on my second one now, an Outback, after my first Forester. Both are larger now, the interior cargo space is huge, and the CVT is killer on MPG. In a few years, I'll probably buy another.
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    Apr 08, 2015 1:41 AM GMT
    I'll take a Toyota truck over a VW any day. Toyota trucks have a strong reputation of reliability and durability. VW, not so much.
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    Apr 08, 2015 1:46 AM GMT
    Toys are still good, but not leaps ahead of anyone. The 80s were a long time ago.

    I saw a new GMC Canyon...looked sharp. I wish Ford had a new Ranger.
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    Apr 08, 2015 1:55 AM GMT
    I really like the new Canyon/Colorado. But I can't get past GM truck interiors. Quality is so bad and shit starts rattling after a couple of years.
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    Apr 08, 2015 4:05 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidUnless you need that bed space, give Subaru a look. I'm on my second one now, an Outback, after my first Forester. Both are larger now, the interior cargo space is huge, and the CVT is killer on MPG. In a few years, I'll probably buy another.


    I totally concur with you , a mate of mine has a 2004 outback with the flat 6 , and his car is amazing on road and off-road , it is his 3rd one , and they all have been extremely reliable considering that he often takes them on bush trails

    That would be a perfect car for me ,but i need something for towing ...
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    Apr 08, 2015 4:11 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI really like the new Canyon/Colorado. But I can't get past GM truck interiors. Quality is so bad and shit starts rattling after a couple of years.


    I never owned one , so i cannot comment , but i have a mate than have owned 2 , and they don't rattle even after 3 years of driving on corrugated roads .
    Now that say , the Holden Colorado were 2 different G.M product until this year , as the U.S Colorado/Canyon were defintitely mediocre .
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    Apr 08, 2015 4:15 PM GMT
    timmm55 saidToys are still good, but not leaps ahead of anyone. The 80s were a long time ago.

    I saw a new GMC Canyon...looked sharp. I wish Ford had a new Ranger.


    We have had new Rangers here for the last 10 years , but Ford U.S has kept his own unchanged since the late 80's .

    It always surprised me , why Ford doesn't build or import one similar to the one we have here , but it might happen soon , G.M just did it with the 2015 Colo/Canyon.
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    Apr 08, 2015 5:19 PM GMT
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    We have had new Rangers here for the last 10 years , but Ford U.S has kept his own unchanged since the late 80's .

    It always surprised me, why Ford doesn't build or import one similar to the one we have here, but it might happen soon, GM just did it with the 2015 Colo/Canyon.

    Ford says it's consolidating its worldworld operations, to reduce the number of vehicle platforms, and produce more international models. Ford has made some efforts like that in the past, but without notable results. Perhaps now they're more serious.
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    Apr 08, 2015 9:59 PM GMT
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    neffa said
    We have had new Rangers here for the last 10 years , but Ford U.S has kept his own unchanged since the late 80's .

    It always surprised me, why Ford doesn't build or import one similar to the one we have here, but it might happen soon, GM just did it with the 2015 Colo/Canyon.

    Ford says it's consolidating its worldworld operations, to reduce the number of vehicle platforms, and produce more international models. Ford has made some efforts like that in the past, but without notable results. Perhaps now they're more serious.


    Well the Focus is a World Car, and the best selling car in the world. That's "notable".
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/101566962
    Fiesta is also a world car.

    Both are substantially the same in both markets. Although they have a 3 door hatch, and we have a 4 door sedan.

    The Fusion (US) is mostly the same as the Euro Mondeo. They have a hatch and a diesel.

    There will be exclusive chassis, for example our F150 and Mustang. Now the Mustang will be exported with R and L hand steering.

    There are rumblings about a Bronco/small p/u. So far Ford's excuse is that with the right engine/trans combo they got better MPGs than the old US Ranger. But the SIZE is what matters.

    I'd like to see something smaller than even the old Ranger. One idea is a Transit Connect based p/u, ala Honda Ridgeline.


    It wouldn't cut into F150 sales....the Golden Goose if there ever was an automotive equivalent!

    I used to see these from Mexico in SD.
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    Apr 09, 2015 2:32 AM GMT
    I wish Honda would offer a truck that isn't the Ridgeline. Would be great if they offered something similar to a Holden ute. Basically something with 2 doors and a usable rear bed. Most truck owners don't take their vehicles off road. They just need something with a large rear bed to cart stuff around.
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    Apr 09, 2015 3:09 AM GMT
    ANYTHING "Mexican assembled" (cars, fridges, televisions, shoes) I have purchased quickly turned into a troublesome, unreliable POS.
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    Apr 09, 2015 7:46 PM GMT
    rnch saidANYTHING "Mexican assembled" (cars, fridges, televisions, shoes) I have purchased quickly turned into a troublesome, unreliable POS.



    Q:What cars are made in Mexico?

    A:Many different types of cars are assembled or have parts manufactured in Mexico due to relatively low wages and production costs. Some examples are the Honda Fit hatchback and the Ford Fusion.

    The Cadillac Escalade EXT and SRX, Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet HHR, Chevrolet Silverado and Silverado Hybrid, Dodge Journey, Dodge Ram 2500, Dodge Ram 3500, Dodge Ram 4500, Dodge Ram 5500, Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid, GMC Sierra and Sierra Hybrid, GMC Sierra Crew Cab, Honda CR-V, Lincoln MKZ and MKZ Hybrid, Nissan Sentra, Nissan Versa, Volkswagen Jetta and Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen are all assembled in Mexico. Toyota Tacomas are assembled in both Mexico and the United States.

    Engines made in Mexico include those used in the Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Ram 1500, Ford Escape and Escape Hybrid, GM Buick Lucerne and Cadillac CTS line, Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, Chevrolet Cruze and Malibu, Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, GMC Yukon Hybrid and Mazda Tribute Hybrid.

    Transmissions made in Mexico include those used in the Dodge Calibur, Chrysler Jeep Compass and Patriot, Ford Shelby GT500, Nissan Altima and Maxima, and a wide range of GM vehicles.

    Mexico is currently the second largest exporter of vehicles to the United States and is projected to eventually overtake Japan.

    Consumer Report has recommended the Fusion for several years.
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    Apr 11, 2015 7:21 PM GMT
    I've always been reluctant to buy cars assembled in Mexico. But as workers get more skilled, the quality improves. But honestly, if I had a choice between a Honda Fit made in Japan or made in Mexico. I'd be all over the first one.

    Really surprised Honda hasn't expanded their Ohio or Indiana plants to build more models, like the Fit/HRV.