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post #1 of 16 Old 05-18-2009, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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thoughts on new Mahindra diesels?

So, I saw a blerp in DP mag about it and was intrigued. Apparently Mahindra is going to be releasing small diesel trucks and an SUV in America coming up. Bear in mind, YES, it is a foreign truck. YES, it's little. I just wanna hear what you think about the idea of bringing the small diesel trucks here and do you think it'll spur others to release small diesel in the USA as well. Seeing as most companies that make a small truck have a diesel variant of the truck somewhere in the world. Maybe it could bring those to the USA

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I think it'd be great, maybe more people would realize that diesel is a much better alternative to gas then they believe.Which in turn would bring us Diesel Rangers and other small trucks. I kinda like how the front end looks too.

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put me down for that regular cab, point me to the mountains and ill show you how to drive that beast!!
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working overseas ive driven small mitsubishi turbodiesel pickups and they worked great. good fuel mileage and good torque, always wondered why we couldn't get the same thing in the states. hopefully this starts a new trend

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yeah, it'd be sweet to get one to go run around town in for errands and such.

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Man, those are cool little beasts They remind me of safari trucks you see in Africa.

I definitely see a market for those here, especially if they get a tow rating high enough to pull a boat

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It looks like a cross between a Jeep, a Land Rover, and a Nissan Pathfinder!

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i personally think those things are hideous, and wouldnt touch one. However i agree, i think its needed. Because it'll give a push to come out with turbo diesel motors in other vehicles in the US. I for one would love to see a diesel ranger, F150 and some of those awesome TD motors in small cars that europe gets and we dont. I think it will get people off the hybrid kick and get them onto the REAL fuel of the future... not this e85 and hybrid garbage that is nothing more than a fad and to shut the tree huggers up.

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I would buy one of the SUVs if it was a 4x4, for my daughter when she turns 16. Holy crap! that's only 9 more years, I'm getting old.

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I see it both ways. They are cool and promote diesel power, but look whats happening right now. The auto makers are being forced to make small eco-friendly cars and no one is buying them. Americans like big SUVs and trucks period. Now a diesel ranger would be even cooler cause its ford, but it can't haul my camper and boat like my super duty.

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