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Old 08-20-2013, 04:57 PM   #21
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.....or why wait & just buy one of these & call it good!
I like this too. Would haul alot of fire wood don't ya think ??
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:02 PM   #22
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No chance. GM was supposed to come out with a new truck for 2013, but when Obama took over he fired all the car guys at GM and handed over control to the union. Unfortunately they don't know how to run a company, so all the new GM models for the past 3 years have been holdovers from previous years. All the design engineers went elsewhere.
Wow as a retired GM worker I get blamed for GM shelving what was a great engine at the time, well contrary to what you might think the engine would need major rework to bring it up to todays standard, my VW Touareg TDI does not even sound like a diesel.
I would love to argue the other part but I understand political views are frowned upon on the forum which is a good thing.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:46 PM   #23
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The major consensus in this country is that diesels are dirty. There are semis/pickups/pushers etc spewing black smoke, which is far from the norm these days. My Duramax is bone stock and I'm proud of that fact. It doesn't blow black smoke, it doesn't rattle like a freight train, only slightly louder than gas, and it doesn't smell like a diesel!!!
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:17 PM   #24
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The major consensus in this country is that diesels are dirty. There are semis/pickups/pushers etc spewing black smoke, which is far from the norm these days. My Duramax is bone stock and I'm proud of that fact. It doesn't blow black smoke, it doesn't rattle like a freight train, only slightly louder than gas, and it doesn't smell like a diesel!!!

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Old 08-20-2013, 11:22 PM   #25
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:24 PM   #26
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I have been thinking that a diesel 1/2 ton was needed for a long time. These smaller displacement engines are not exactly what I had in mind, though. If Nissan does a 5 liter diesel, that's about what I would think would be needed. The 3.5 that Dodge is said to be introducing seems a bit small to me, but then you could put your head into the cylinder bore of our diesels... in our choo-choos... 8^)... so... what do I know?
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:51 PM   #27
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There has been much talk on the Tundra forums about a 3/4 ton diesel Tundra, since a 3/4 ton Titan was brought up. Heck, Toyota even makes diesel trucks that are not sold in this country (at least from what I've seen.)
I don't think Nissan (and Toyota as well) are interested in the heavy duty truck market. Their bread and butter is their cars. Camrys, corollas, altimas, and their slew of crossovers. Fuel efficient vehicles is what their sales are built on, not trucks. Look at Ford. Their best selling vehicle by far is the F150. Now, without a doubt the new F150 Eco Boost is the most fuel efficient 1/2 ton with a good tow rating (Ford needs to suck it up and go with the SAE rating system.) But how does that compare to a Camry, Civic, or even a Fusion? Those vehicles get way better mpg's. In fact, all three domestic companies still rely on trucks for their sales.
When gas prices spike again (I mean REALLY spike), people won't hesitate to go with the small cars again. There goes Ford's strongest seller. As for the Japanese brands, their best sellers are designed for these situations. Tundras and Titans pad the bottom line, just adding a little extra icing to the cake.

I would be VERY surprised if they put a heavy duty on the market. They most likely have one designed and filed away, but most likely will never see the market.

As for the Titan, this could make for nice truck. Be anxious to see what it can do.
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Be careful of what we wish for. The auto companies are preparing to put diesels in a bunch of thier vehicles (passenger cars). Add the1/2ton truck market,and the demand for the already near capacity diesel production will drive prices very high. New refineries will never be built and it is too cost prohibited to convert current refineries to diesel. We will have to import diesel. Do we want to go down that road?
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:09 PM   #29
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ditch the 4 round/square headlight set up on those petes, and put on kingbee style headlites and call it done. much better look in my most humble opinion.
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I believe Toyota's has a major stake in the commercial truck line called HINO Motors.

We had a HINO bucket truck at work, ran like a champ, good fuel economy, looked dorky, and the brake system failed. They took it back. Never returned.
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