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Old 06-11-2014, 04:17 AM   #1471
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new canyon and colorado coming out ina few months gets 30mpg with the 4 cylinder, over 30mpg with inline 4 turbodiesel which comes out in 2015
and 3.6L v6 gets about 25 mpg highway
300 hp, 300 lb ft torque

better than the ram 3.6L pentastar for mpg
same towing capacity and bed capacity
1500 pounds less weight

it can be had in WT with 4 cylinder gas and 5 speed manual too
https://www.gmc.com/canyon-small-pickup-truck.html
http://www.chevrolet.com/2015-colorado-small-truck.html
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:55 AM   #1472
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The BFG AT/KO is not a mud tire in any way, never designed as a mud tire and doesn't perform well as a mud tire. Maybe you're thinking of the BFG mud terrain/KM?



It isn't a gawd awful tire in the mud, but it's no mud tire. I've learned to respect the mud with them. But they're very nice in the snow - great traction. Mine are also siped. They're a little on the rough side, but then again I have the E-rated version on a 1st gen Taco.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:03 AM   #1473
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I see also that Nissan just released a 2015 version of the Frontier in Thailand, and I would imagine it will be coming over here.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:14 AM   #1474
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I see also that Nissan just released a 2015 version of the Frontier in Thailand, and I would imagine it will be coming over here.
Sure, right behind Toyota's Hi-Lux.
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Old 06-12-2014, 01:29 PM   #1475
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Sure, right behind Toyota's Hi-Lux.
And the VW Amarok
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:22 PM   #1476
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new canyon and colorado coming out ina few months gets 30mpg with the 4 cylinder, over 30mpg with inline 4 turbodiesel which comes out in 2015
and 3.6L v6 gets about 25 mpg highway
300 hp, 300 lb ft torque

better than the ram 3.6L pentastar for mpg
same towing capacity and bed capacity
1500 pounds less weight

it can be had in WT with 4 cylinder gas and 5 speed manual too
https://www.gmc.com/canyon-small-pickup-truck.html
http://www.chevrolet.com/2015-colorado-small-truck.html
I would really like to test that one when it comes out. Looks perfect sized for me. I would like a truck, just don't need a semi sized half ton.
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:30 PM   #1477
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I see also that Nissan just released a 2015 version of the Frontier in Thailand, and I would imagine it will be coming over here.

Is it my imagination or isn't that a rebadged Chevy/GMC Canyon/Colorado? Even the engine options are the same.
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:48 PM   #1478
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new canyon and colorado coming out ina few months gets 30mpg with the 4 cylinder, over 30mpg with inline 4 turbodiesel which comes out in 2015
and 3.6L v6 gets about 25 mpg highway
300 hp, 300 lb ft torque

better than the ram 3.6L pentastar for mpg
same towing capacity and bed capacity
1500 pounds less weight

it can be had in WT with 4 cylinder gas and 5 speed manual too
https://www.gmc.com/canyon-small-pickup-truck.html
http://www.chevrolet.com/2015-colorado-small-truck.html
Where do you find the specs on MPGs?
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:59 PM   #1479
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I read on the interwebz a short time ago, that Toyota will not be offering a Tacoma Reg Cab in 2015 . I stopped at my Toyota dealer the other day and asked the crack sales team if indeed that is true. They said yes, no Reg Cab Taco next year. Then they tried to sell me a 14 on the lot. I told them at 97,000 miles, my 03 Taco is just getting broke in.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:06 PM   #1480
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I read on the interwebz a short time ago, that Toyota will not be offering a Tacoma Reg Cab in 2015 . I stopped at my Toyota dealer the other day and asked the crack sales team if indeed that is true. They said yes, no Reg Cab Taco next year. Then they tried to sell me a 14 on the lot. I told them at 97,000 miles, my 03 Taco is just getting broke in.
I was thinking about trading my 2002 ranger. Maybe I need to do that later. Question is if there'll be a run on the regular cabs
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:28 PM   #1481
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Where do you find the specs on MPGs?
It's still speculation at this point, no official EPA ratings yet.
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:45 AM   #1482
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I hate to post this since it marks me as an old fart, but I bought a 78 Datsun King Cab back during one of the OPEC oil embargos. That thing with a five speed gas motor routinely averaged 25mpg and could get 30 back in those days of heavily enforced 55mph speed limits. That thing was fun and comfortable. It hauled a lot of bikes and Boston Whalers. Too bad it was, as the Car Talk guys once said of Vegas, made of compressed rust.

You could watch it evaporate. But mechanically it was the equal of the mighty Hilux and way better than my brother's Ford Courier. But we will never see little trucks like that again. By the time you put 15 airbags, an infotainment center, TC/ABS plumbing and computers, a back seat, double sided bed, two extra doors, water bottle holders and a dozen cupholders they aren't small trucks anymore.

But I would buy one again if somebody ever manages to cram all that mostly useless crap in a similar package.
I had one of those too, great little truck. Mine ran great when we traded it in with around 275K miles. Also 20-25 mpg winding the little four banger for all she was worth. I think this would be a a great truck for Hyundai or kia to bring in. Keep it cheap, lite, few comforts, great motor. They would sell.
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Old 06-13-2014, 04:36 AM   #1483
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I think this would be a a great truck for Hyundai or kia to bring in. Keep it cheap, lite, few comforts, great motor. They would sell.
The Soul is selling so well, how hard would it be to graft a bed onto it?

They showed a sort of silly, short, concept of it in '09, but nothing since then.
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:29 AM   #1484
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I was thinking about trading my 2002 ranger. Maybe I need to do that later. Question is if there'll be a run on the regular cabs
The bad thing about the 12+ regular cab is the bench only seat. For us short guys that sit close, it is very limiting for the passenger. Prior to 12, you could get SR5 pack with independent 60/40 split bench.
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:34 AM   #1485
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The Soul is selling so well, how hard would it be to graft a bed onto it? They showed a sort of silly, short, concept of it in '09, but nothing since then.
The Kia Soul is a great little scooter vehicle that does everything well. The only limitation is storage space behind the rear seats. That concept unit would have to be only a two seater to have any useful cargo space. In Oz they do a good wheelchair version of the Soul. http://www.freedommotorsaustralia.com.au/new-vehicle-wheelchair-accessible-conversions/kia-soul.php
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