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Need advice on which 05 model to get. Will be 4x4, diesel, not sure on auto or manual. The tacoma(in aust. is called hilux) was released about 6 months ago. The frontier( navara in aust.) is about to be released. Could I please get your objective opinions on 05 models only; what's good/bad about them. I'm also leaning toward the upper spec models for each (SR5 and ? nissan). Basically need to know if one is alot better than the other. Have any of your 4x4 magazines done comparisons - all help appreciated, B.

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I'd prefer either a ford or chevy...but i'd get the Taco if given that choice

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Well, I haven't driven a Toyota diesel PU since the late 80's... but I've been more than happy with my past two 4-Runners. The fit and finish of my Toyotas has been significantly better than my brother and sister's Nissans. Especially after the miles started piling up.

However... Nissan can build a REALLY nice engine. The new Nissan engines seem to put a bit more power to the ground than the Toyota. Of course, my only experience with them is with gas engines.

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the chevy d/a hd is the best truck i have ever had , ( just kills the ford and doge hands down )

but i gotta say the toy is a super product,

i just love getting toy's in my shop , they are so easy to work with and almost never have any problems,

there quality is way better than gm's ( and i hate to say that,---but the truth is what it is )

god i have a 03 ford diesel in my shop now ( trans , and injectors )

and and 04 dodge (trans ).

the ford and doge stuff is kinda ok to work with , but the diagnosis and the quality is sad !

the little toy stuff is just so cool it is way better !

some of the gm stuff is good ,---but its not like the toy.

i wont even take a Nissan in my shop🤣

those things are a pile ,-----just run it off a cliff :banghead:

when toy gets there hd diesel truck out and working ( and they will )

( 4 new plants will be opened in usa next year )

toy will own the market, ford , gm, and dodge will be hurting units :banghead:

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go with the yota!

mine has over 200,000 miles on it, and it runs great

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He is talking about the Hilux, which is leaps and bounds better than our Tacoma. Without question, get the Hilux!!

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Thanks for all the replies. Seems like there is no comparison; Toyota it is. Thought your Tacoma was the same as our Hilux (these have a bulletproof reputation here,and resale very good as a diesel). One last question to owners/mechanics. The manual/stick is $2000 cheaper than the auto., but only the auto comes with cruise control. Never owned a diesel before, so is it better with a stick or auto box? cheers, B.

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Asked why not a chevy/ford? By the time they are converted to right hand drive and duty added etc, too expensive. For example, Ford diesel 4 door with all extras (F250) is about $70,000 , compared to high spec Hilux/tacoma is 52,000.

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He is talking about the Hilux, which is leaps and bounds better than our Tacoma. Without question, get the Hilux!!

If the Hilux is good enough for the Taliban.....

I have to admit these Tacomas seemed to do a pretty good job.

Seriously though, I really do wish the Tacoma got the diesel that the Hilux gets. :banghead:

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Can you tolerate not having cruise? I'd prefer the stick and could probably live without cruise. I havn't had it for awhile now... :banghead:

Here you can get cruise control on a manual shift truck, it's wierd they don't even offer it.

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