ScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1490 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4925 times:
the episode from last sunday where they tested all the british leyland cars was probably one of the funniest i have seen. it was pure gold. A guy at work has a triumph and he said so much was true, especially bits falling off.
DLOnur From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 290 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4909 times:
Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 3): youre going to make me break my golden rule, buy a Truck
Well, you have to realize that the Hi-Lux is only available in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Oceanic countries....not in the US. The one they tried to destroy was a diesel model--we in the US don't get any Toyota diesels--probably the best diesel engines in the world (with the possible exception of the Cummins turbo diesels or the Deutz engines).
I prefer older Toyota pick ups with solid front axles and leaf sprung front and rear. A real workhorse and a decent buy if you can find one in good condition.
The episode where Jeremy drives Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason's Enzo is pretty cool. Nice videography. I couldn't find a clip that showed the end where a crew loads the Enzo into a transport and Nick Mason flies off in his Gazelle.
DLOnur From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 290 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4848 times:
Quoting Siren (Reply 6): I am fairly sure the Hilux was available in the United States - under a different name. I think it was the "4x4". Anybody ever see "Back to the Future"? It had one of those in it.
The named Toyota truck "Hi-Lux" was never brought into the US domestic market per se. People have imported them in--especially in southern California and in the Northeast, but as a name plate, the Hi-Lux not available in the US.
Toyota mainly used the name "mini truck" as the name plate in the US domestic market. Some argue that the Hi-Lux was available in the US in the early 70's. That's sort of unknown because they were also importing the "Stout" truck which is sometimes seen as interchangeable with the "Hi-Lux" in the US. Information is sketchy on this point.
That said, the Tacoma is the US version of this truck. But anyone that owns a Hi-Lux from outside of the US knows that there are significant differences in what we get in the US as the Tacoma and what the rest of the world gets as the Hi-Lux--both aesthetically as well as drivetrain and chassis. Of course, the most significant is the lack of diesel option in the US whereas the rest of the world gets this as a base model (the petrol model is much less popular due to the lack of clean petrol in many of the markets that the Hi-Lux is used in).
Francoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 11 Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4838 times:
One of the most hilarious clips of TG was when Clarckson turned an old S-class into an english cottage complete with a wood stove, chimney, deck floor (over a concrete slab...) armchair, curtains and teaware.
He then sent Hamster and Cap'n slow to test it on the track...
I almost killed myself laughing that day.
JJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 1689 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4787 times:
Quoting DLOnur (Reply 12): Of course, the most significant is the lack of diesel option in the US whereas the rest of the world gets this as a base model (the petrol model is much less popular due to the lack of clean petrol in many of the markets that the Hi-Lux is used in).
I'm sorry? Diesel is the preferred option worldwide because it gets better mileage and torque than a comparable petrol, which is exactly what one looks for in a truck.