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Old 02-17-2014, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Corbet View Post
I still don't understand why Toyota would turn to Cummins to buy a power plant. Its not like they are new to the diesel market. Drop the 4.5 in and go.
Makes no sense to me either. The 4.5L V8 is by all accounts a very nice diesel, quiet, accelerates almost like a gasoline engine. Why they would choose to duplicate by developing a rattling Cummins is beyond me. It's like they didn't learn from the made-by-Dana frame debacle on partnering with domestic subs.

Plus, diesel Tacoma. WTF. If you want to increase CAFE fleet average taking the Taco that outsells the Tundra 5-to-1 from 19 MPG to 30 MPG would help immensely.
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