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Old 12-09-13, 10:45 AM   #26
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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The 1 question about the Tacoma and why I probably won't have one for quite some times is, why is it they get 20 mpg with the 3.5L while my Rav4 I average 27 mpg? My wife certainly does not baby the thing and drive it like a lady. She is Danica Patrick in the thing and still averages between 25 and 27 mpg. I've yet to see below 25 in it.
Because it's pulling around half a ton more brick-shaped curb weight
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c) buy an AWD CR-V and a cutting torch and make a 4-door pickup out of it.
I feel like I should photoshop this.
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Because it's pulling around half a ton more brick-shaped curb weight
Gearing, areo dynamics, engine mapping, so many variable add to fuel economy. My lifestyle sort of needs an SUV or truck, as I am very involved in scouting and we have boys who are 9 amd 12 so the scouting will continue for quite a few years I hope.
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If I had the need for a small truck today, I would either...
a) buy a pre-2005 Tacoma 4-door (you know, for kids), or
b) Just break the law and import an Australian Ford Ranger or Holden Crewman Cross, or perhaps a VW Amarok, OR...
c) buy an AWD CR-V and a cutting torch and make a 4-door pickup out of it.
Or wait for the Scion truck?

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Perhaps the CR-V might be better looking, particularly if I used a 2nd-gen (pre-2007) CR-V as the donor.
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