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Old Jul 22nd 2013, 6:38 pm
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
As indestructible as the Hilux?
Like the one on the plinth on Top Gear? That bugger was totally indestructible. Tacoma might be the equal. Hard to say. It is a damn good truck.
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Old Jul 23rd 2013, 1:29 am
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Originally Posted by dakota44
Like the one on the plinth on Top Gear? That bugger was totally indestructible. Tacoma might be the equal. Hard to say. It is a damn good truck.
Yeah, that one, they one they couldn't kill.
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Old Jul 23rd 2013, 4:01 am
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Saw a 1960's Rover at a local car show, was doing a Brit theme that day.

Also loads of MG's, Triumphs and Jensens....all very lovely and a couple Aston Martin's and Jags.

No Lotus or TVR's around though.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
As indestructible as the Hilux?
Not sure what the difference between the Hilux and Tacoma is, but they don't seem to sell both in the same markets. Either one or the other.
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Yeah, the Hilux is sold as a Tacoma in the US iirc.

Interesting thing, I know hillbillies that go mudding in these big trucks in giant mudpits back in the hollers of WV, they have respect for the little Toyotas.

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Originally Posted by lansbury
Not sure what the difference between the Hilux and Tacoma is, but they don't seem to sell both in the same markets. Either one or the other.
Apparently, I didn't know they were the same thing
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Originally Posted by MostlyYank
Yeah, the Hilux is sold as a Tacoma in the US iirc.

Interesting thing, I know hillbillies that go mudding in these big trucks in giant mudpits back in the hollers of WV, they have respect for the little Toyotas.

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Actually two very different vehicles in design, engines etc. . Hilux is not sold in the U.S. or Canada. They are not twins, so to speak.

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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
Apparently, I didn't know they were the same thing
They aren't. Even the frame is different. Different engine choices as well. In truth, the Hilux is a stronger, rougher riding truck.. The Tacoma was designed for the more subtle ride preferred by North Americans.

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Originally Posted by dakota44
They aren't. Even the frame is different.
Either way, I still didn't know.
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Ah, I assumed (oops ) that because the Hilux on TopGear looked so much like my friends old Tacoma they were the same thing. Perhaps they used to be?

I currently know two folks driving Tacomas, but newer ones.

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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
Either way, I still didn't know.
Most folks don't. Both good trucks though.
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Originally Posted by MostlyYank
Ah, I assumed (oops ) that because the Hilux on TopGear looked so much like my friends old Tacoma they were the same thing. Perhaps they used to be?

I currently know two folks driving Tacomas, but newer ones.

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The early Tacoma bore a resemblance to a Hilux. Very easy to confuse the two.
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Originally Posted by Bob
Saw a 1960's Rover at a local car show, was doing a Brit theme that day.

Also loads of MG's, Triumphs and Jensens....all very lovely and a couple Aston Martin's and Jags.

No Lotus or TVR's around though.
The only classic Loti or TVRs I'm aware of tend to be evenly distributed around the garage floor .
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