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#1 OFFLINE   Mackintire

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 12:20 AM

With the new CAFE rules does this mean Ford will need to bring the T6 to the US market? If so I would like mine to be a 4x4 quad cab with upcoming a 2.7 liter Ecoboost (code named Nano) engine and a 6 speed auto please.

Please let us know, because otherwise I 'm going to probably jump on the Tacoma when they update the power train mid 2013







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Posted 30 July 2011 - 09:49 AM

With the new CAFE rules does this mean Ford will need to bring the T6 to the US market? If so I would like mine to be a 4x4 quad cab with upcoming a 2.7 liter Ecoboost (code named Nano) engine and a 6 speed auto please.

Please let us know, because otherwise I 'm going to probably jump on the Tacoma when they update the power train mid 2013


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Posted 04 August 2011 - 02:27 PM

Taco is overpriced, underpowered, and doesn't have a fully boxed frame or rear disc brakes.
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 02:37 PM

Taco is overpriced, underpowered, and doesn't have a fully boxed frame or rear disc brakes.


Does a compact/midsize truck really need a fully boxed frame and rear disc brakes though?
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 03:33 PM

Does a compact/midsize truck really need a fully boxed frame and rear disc brakes though?


Only if it's overpriced. ;)

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 06:46 PM

Does a compact/midsize truck really need a fully boxed frame and rear disc brakes though?


IMO, yes.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:07 PM

IMO, yes.




Overpriced, due to a lack of competition.


Add a class 4 hitch and the frame-rails become its boxed in. A fully boxed frame is probably overkill. It would be nice to have, but still overkill.

Edited by Mackintire, 05 August 2011 - 12:08 PM.


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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:04 PM

The Nissan Frontier has a more powerful V6 than the Toyota Tacoma. It also has a full-length boxed ladder frame and four wheel disc brakes on every single trim level.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 06:33 AM

I could see CAFE forcing the T6 and F150 programs to combine eventually, but probably not for another 10 years.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:21 AM

I could see CAFE forcing the T6 and F150 programs to combine eventually, but probably not for another 10 years.

Closer to 5-7 years.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 07:35 AM

In any case FGord will have to make it's best selling F Truck, the F150 more fuel efficient
but how they do that is the big question, hybrid? Echoboost? diesel? less weight?