- Jan 29, 2014
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All that crap you gave @Bruce about betraying the family...I really didn't see the need for a 3/4 or 1-ton truck, so I settled for a VM Motori V6 with a mere 260 hp and 480 ft-lb of torque. It gets mid to high 20s with the ACC set to 10 over on the highway.
No, but late last summer, it became apparent that I couldn't haul all the people and things my wife and daughter wanted to bring with them on trips between the domiciles in the T'reg. Once I got it, I really started to wonder how the heck I'd made it to age 61 without having had a pickup. Full-size freezer? No problem. Gun safe? No problem. Deer going to the butcher? No problem. Etc, etc.You towing something these days?
I have, but I have not spent much time with it, only enough to verify that it talks to many (most?) of the modules in my truck.have you tried AlfaOBD on it yet?
So like the old Subaru Brat? I haven't seen one of those in ages.The silly Australians invented the ute, which inspired the Ford Ranchero and Chevrolet El Camino.
The Amarok strikes me as closer to a Tacoma/Hilux, Ford Ranger, or Chevy S10 than the car-chassis based things you mention, because it's a traditional body-on-frame truck.
So like the old Subaru Brat? I haven't seen one of those in ages.
You know the Turkish-built Transit Connect vans Ford sold here as small work vans? The were all imported to the US with two rows of passenger seats and rear windows. Once they got here, Ford pulled the passenger seats and replaced the rear windows with sheet metal panels. The bits that were removed were "recycled". Doing all this was less expensive than paying the Chicken Tax.Subaru got around the chicken tax by putting rear-facing seats in the bed of the BRAT:
Yep, lots of "silly" Australians but there are many, much-more "silly" inventions than the ute (and it's not really an "invention "- more like an application of a previous invention IMO)The silly Australians invented the ute,
Not sure what you mean. Can you provide an example?