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Old 09-03-2013, 05:18 PM   #23401
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The U.S wont allow any vehicle in that fuel efficient.. They wont even legalize it. Hence why the ford ranger diesel never made debut in the U.S but are a big hit in other countries..

The focus is money.. They can care less about keeping money in YOUR pockets.. That Hilux has no fancy stuff on it.. The engine is so basic that anyone can work on it.. Good thing is.. Parts are interchangeable from the old hilux to the new.. Cant have that type of nonsense happening in the U.S
You hit the nail on the head. Couldn't have said it better myself.

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Beautiful doesn't come to mind, but it's cute.
When you grow up outside of the US you learn to appreciate the smaller vehicles. For one thing, it gets about 25mpg city and over 35 mpg highway and still has over 300 lb ft of torque.
At a full 2 ft shorter and about a foot narrower it is much smaller. But get in one and you'd be surprised by the amount of space inside.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:21 PM   #23402
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Sick call of duty jeep at my appartment complex today. 50" LED bar across the windshield, and it had their little SR mini bars on top of the tail lights for reverse lights. I'm normally not a jeep guy but this was sweet.
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Sick call of duty jeep at my appartment complex today. 50" LED bar across the windshield, and it had their little SR mini bars on top of the tail lights for reverse lights. I'm normally not a jeep guy but this was sweet.
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I'd rather it be a two door,but that's a good looking Jeep!
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:30 PM   #23404
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Sick call of duty jeep at my appartment complex today. 50" LED bar across the windshield, and it had their little SR mini bars on top of the tail lights for reverse lights. I'm normally not a jeep guy but this was sweet.
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Is it just me or is that a little bit of Carolina Squat on a Jeep? Otherwise, nice ride.
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Is it just me or is that a little bit of Carolina Squat on a Jeep? Otherwise, nice ride.
It's on an incline.
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Is it just me or is that a little bit of Carolina Squat on a Jeep? Otherwise, nice ride.
I was thinking the same thing,If it was level or the rear a tad higher than the front it would look better.
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Try being up here in Canada. F350 platinum diesels are about 83K, and a king ranch depending on options can be 80-83K
@lilcrazyone Can Canadians come to the US and purchase a vehicle then take it back home to avoid the high pricing there?

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These aren't built as rock crawlers. Their purpose is more along the lines of an overland truck. I'm originally from South Africa so I'm thinking off road Toyota Hilux pickups that are famous for being indestructible. Whole point is having a vehicle with enough cargo space for provisions for a few weeks, rugged reliability, and still be able to carry enough people and gear. Not so much about tackling the big mountain as it is about getting to the next mountain. Out there, it's about long distance survival so when you see a big mountain, you go around, not over. Here's an example:

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They truly are indestructible!!! If any of you are familiar with Top Gear UK, you may have seen this but for those of you that haven't, block out about 20 min to watch this. Jeremy Clarkson tries his best to destroy a toyota hilux, and believe it or not, he fails. Those things just don't die!!! Here's the links:

Part 1 Killing a Toyota part 1 - Top Gear - BBC - YouTube
Part 2 Killing a Toyota part 2 - Top Gear - BBC - YouTube
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Many of my family members have Hilux's.

This is pretty much what my Cousin has
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And this is identical to what my uncle has
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Both are 3.0d 4X4 Raiders. They really are awesome.
I watched the videos, they are hilarious. Especially the first one with the guy driving down the stairs and running into stuff on purpose. I wonder why they don't make them like that here in the USA. I know back in the day cars could take a pounding and last a long time. I had an Electra 225 back in the 80s that had been in an accident, ran over stuff and everything and the body of it held up and it still ran. But nothing like on that video tho...LOL
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@goneFXcrazy The airborne picture is so cool. I like it.

I watched the videos, they are hilarious. Especially the first one with the guy driving down the stairs and running into stuff on purpose. I wonder why they don't make them like that here in the USA. I know back in the day cars could take a pounding and last a long time. I had an Electra 225 back in the 80s that had been in an accident, ran over stuff and everything and the body of it held up and it still ran. But nothing like on that video tho...LOL
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Is it just me or is that a little bit of Carolina Squat on a Jeep? Otherwise, nice ride.
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It's on an incline.
LOL...I'm still laughing at the whole Carolina Squat look. Yeah that jeep looks like it is CS...ha ha ha. Jackedup00, goneFXcrazy and BrowningSCrew, y'all know ya better join the CS club...ha ha ha. Why lift, when you can squat...LOL. I'm in tears laughing now.
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It was just parked on a slight incline. And the front fender has more clearance than the rear. But it sits level. I saw it driving last week but didn't get a pic.
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