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    Comparison shopping: Colorado, Gladiator, Tacoma

    Eh...give it time. Compared to when these new emissions systems first came out (circa 2007), these modern ones are relatively refined and reliable. There will be further improvement down the road. Based on the needs of the trucking industry alone, the big OEM's and engine makers will have a...
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    Comparison shopping: Colorado, Gladiator, Tacoma

    Yes they are...and they're generally not well-regarded as truck engines. Really? I have to elaborate why a spartan Toyota 4x4 has "charm" but we all seem to assume that same "charm" exists for a Wrangler or modified Colorado? The removable top might add to the "fun" factor but it certainly...
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    Comparison shopping: Colorado, Gladiator, Tacoma

    Frankly, I don't care if you like or dislike the same vehicles that I do...but if you're going to call a vehicle "soulless" or "boring" without providing any context for that assessment, then be prepared to get some questions thrown your way. All of Toyota's 4x4's are very capable and very...
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    Comparison shopping: Colorado, Gladiator, Tacoma

    I don't know what you or the OP mean by "boring." What BOF SUV isn't "boring" as compared to the 4runner and please explain the reasons why. The Tacoma's AT hunts somewhat, the manual works just fine and is arguably the better way to go.
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    Comparison shopping: Colorado, Gladiator, Tacoma

    The transmission hunts because it's a 5 speed. The newer transmissions on the Tundra and Tacoma have 6 gears and generally have less gear hunting. As for 4runner not "exciting" you....then why are you looking to replace it with another SUV or pickup? It's a body-on-frame SUV...it's not fast...
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    2019 Ram 2500 or 2020 Ford F-250???

    I was thinking something similar. I'm sure this engine will be a decent workhorse, but it's an OHV engine that will produce decent torque and will likely be just as thirsty (or more so) as everything else on the market. It really doesn't seem to be breaking any new ground...but maybe I'm...
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    2019 Ram 2500 or 2020 Ford F-250???

    Are the torque and HP RPM stats even out yet? Does anyone know how the torque curve will look like? I'm sure it will be a decent engine, but from the way some people are getting excited about it, you'd think that Ford did something that's never been done before.
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    2019 Ram 2500 or 2020 Ford F-250???

    Can someone explain why there is so much excitement about the 7.3l? I'm not being rhetorical. Pushrod v8 with 430hp and 475lb-ft...I'm sure it will be a capable workhorse, if not a slight improvement over the v8's that FCA, GM and Ford currently offer...and I'm sure it will be just as thirsty...
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    Tundra vs F150

    So what is your proof that the F-150 uses lighter/smaller but still "better" materials? The Tundra is rated to tow/haul less, but it uses beefier components...my point is that ratings (even those using SAE methods) don't always live up to reality. There is absolutely nothing about the Tundra's...
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    Tundra vs F150

    The superchargers were offered with TRD logo's and 3 year/36k miles warranties (when installed by a dealer)....even if the designs were derived from Magnusson, I highly doubt Toyota would allow them to be sold with TRD badging and extended warranties without having some say in their development...
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    Tundra vs F150

    They might be small, but there are differences nonetheless between the different 3.5l v6 applications. As far as durability, Toyota is widely recognized for engineering their base engines and designs for durability. So why do they need to engineer even more for the Tacoma application? The...
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    Tundra vs F150

    What do you mean by outperform? It's faster? Pulling what weights and over what distance? Too many people analyze trucks and 4x4's with a sports-car mentality (drag times, paper stats, ect.). Does either (F-150 or Tundra) get the job done in the short run? Does either work reliably over the...
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    Tundra vs F150

    Not always, but for example in the case of brakes, bigger 4 piston calipers with bigger braking surfaces usually equate to better brake performance and longevity. The F-150 is rated to tow more but does so with smaller brakes...just food for thought. I'm sure there are small differences...
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    Tundra vs F150

    The f-150 is lighter, which no doubt plays a role in braking performance. It is rated to tow and haul more, but it most definitely doesn't get better mpg while doing so and some of its chassis components are arguably inferior to those on the Tundra. Ratings are great on paper. The relevant...
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    Tundra vs F150

    Just about everything in modern cars is electric...but the fact that Toyota offers a traditional transfer case with part-time 4Hi and 4Low is unique, and still old school, compared to most other OEM's who offer automatic transfer cases or no transfer cases at all. Not a problem...just an...
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    Tundra vs F150

    The Tacoma's shock mount location doesn't need to change; it's off to the side of the axle (close to the tires) so it has little to no impact on your ability to go over rocky terrain. Ford and GM tend to have the shocks mounted closer to the center of the axle, which affects your practical...
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    Tundra vs F150

    To my understanding, there were some tweaks Toyota made to the 3.5l v6, especially in terms of its fueling and injection strategies. That aside, Toyota's use of a global engine design is hardly different from what Ford did with its inline 4 ecoboost...you can talk about how it was derived from...
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    Tundra vs F150

    The LC and LX might get driven around as urban soccer mom rigs (at least during their first ownership period) but they are sure as hell much more durable and longer lasting than the GM and Ford SUV's which engage in soccer mom duty. That's why Toyota SUV's sell so well on the used market...
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    Tundra vs F150

    Well I'm certainly willing to admit that Toyota has been resting on its laurels to some degree...I'd like to see updated engines and improvements to some of Toyota's older designs (the Tundra in particular). But I also don't think Toyota's current vehicles are at much of a disadvantage, if at...
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    Tundra vs F150

    The Grand Cherokee is a lifted car at this point...I'm sure it rides nice, but it most definitely is nowhere near as robust or capable as even a stock 4runner. I'd sure as hell avoid taking a Grand Cherokee into some of the roads/trails that I've taken my 4runner. A Jeep Wrangler? Sure. But...
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