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pmccumber
10-14-2010, 09:41 AM
http://www.newsweek.com/2010/10/14/why-rebel-groups-love-the-toyota-hilux.html

pmccumber
10-14-2010, 09:53 AM
"It kicks the hell out of the Humvee"

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An experiment conducted by British TV show Top Gear in 2006 offers one explanation. The show’s producers bought an 18-year-old Hilux diesel with 190,000 miles on the odometer for $1,500. They then crashed it into a tree, submerged it in the ocean for five hours, dropped it from about 10 feet, tried to crush it under an RV, drove it through a portable building, hit it with a wrecking ball, and set it on fire. Finally they placed it on top of a 240-foot tower block that was then destroyed in a controlled demolition. When they dug it out of the rubble, all it took to get it running again was hammers, wrenches, and WD-40. They didn’t even need spare parts.

wesintl
10-14-2010, 10:03 AM
Bin Laden is said to have preferred the Hilux’s bigger brother, the Landcruiser,

my new nick name for the 80.. bin laden :eek:


Perry should be renamed a '"Technical" ;)

DaveInDenver
10-14-2010, 10:07 AM
Top Gear ... Hilux

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nakman
10-19-2010, 09:05 AM
Another story: http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/blog/2010/10/18/the-toyota-truck-weapon-of-choice/

MDH33
10-19-2010, 10:08 AM
http://www.newsweek.com/content/newsweek/photo/2010/10/14/toyota-trucks/_jcr_content/body/photogallery/image5.img.jpg/1286650293222.jpg

http://www.newsweek.com/content/newsweek/photo/2010/10/14/toyota-trucks/_jcr_content/body/photogallery/image14.img.jpg/1286650348144.jpg