Toyota Tundra

Submitted: Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 19:58
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I was on Hume Freeway heading to Melbourne on 24-10-2013 early afternoon just before the ring road and was passed by car carrier which turned west onto ring road and I went east , and on the rear of trailer was a vehicle badged Tundra .Was it a Toyota ?

It was white in colour and I could not even see if it was 4x4 ? 4 door ? , right hand drive ? as we had already started to go in different direction as the truck passed me, has anyone have any other news .

I know that test vehicles are quite often out here well before release , as another person and I had a F250 , Left hand drive , 7.3 Diesel , 6 speed manual , 4 door , 4x4 with an 8 foot ute body, in 2001 and had it for 60,000 miles between us doing normal day to day running about in earthmoving , having to do daily logs which were sent in weekly , also had meetings with Ford design people and other Fords here on test ta the same time , it was handed in at about 60,000 miles and I do not know its fate , although we were told it would be scrapped due to not meeting Australian regulations.

It would be interesting to know what is going on

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Reply By: garrycol - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 20:31

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 20:31
The Toyota Tundra is like a big HiLux and has been sold in the US market for quite some time. There are a number of grey imports in Australia.
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 20:51

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 20:51
There is a company in Melbourne that is importing and converting them for the Aussie market
It is funny how people want them here but if you talk to the yanks they wish they had the Hilux
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 20:55

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 20:55
The Green is always Grasser or is that frack to bunt?
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 21:25

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 21:25
Comparing the Tundra with a Hilux (Tacoma to the Yanks) is like comparing the F trucks to the Ranger

Tundra details
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Follow Up By: DiscoTourer - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 21:38

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 21:38
Tacoma is longer and wider than a hilux...it also feels bigger. I hired one in Hawaii....also had a look in a Tundra and it was about the same size as an Effie inside. The Tacoma would be a good car for Australia....bigger than the lux but not quite as big as an Effie.
We have a few Tundras in the west.
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Follow Up By: Lyn W3 - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 23:02

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 23:02
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Tacoma and Hilux are different.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 23:34

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 23:34
Lyn, the Tacoma is the replacement for the Hilux.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 00:32

Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 00:32
What makes you say that Peter D?
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Follow Up By: River Swaggie - Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 11:39

Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 11:39
I also saw a few in Hawaii, one was a lovely v8
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Reply By: Lyn W3 - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 21:02

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 21:02
Performax in Gympie have been doing them for a few years now.

Performax Tundra
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Follow Up By: Lyn W3 - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 21:06

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 21:06
There are a few listed on Carsales.com.au

Toyota Tundra for sale
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Follow Up By: Member - Wamuranman - Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 08:12

Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 08:12
Yes that is correct. You can buy them brand new from places like Performax who convert new ones to RHD in their own factory. They are authorised second tier manufactureres. They have a big shed at Gympie with about 80 brand new super 4x4 trucks in there at anyone time waiting conversion.....but mainly Silveradoes but I have seen some Tundras as well.
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Follow Up By: Lyn W3 - Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 11:27

Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 11:27
My Carsales link didn't work but there are currently 15 listed for sale on there.

Drove by Performax last week and there were 4 Silverados, 1 Ram and 2 Tundras out the front.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wamuranman - Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 11:38

Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 11:38
Were you tempted to stop, Lyn, have a test drive, and maybe buy one???


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Reply By: Road Warrior - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 22:28

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 22:28
No diesel available though.
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Follow Up By: Lyn W3 - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 23:07

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 23:07
There was recently some talk about Toyota fitting a Cummins V8 Diesel to the Tundra for the US market.
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Follow Up By: lancie49 - Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 19:20

Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 19:20
Lyn, it's been mentioned for the Nissan Titan as well.
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/09/27/nissan-titan-cummins-diesel-originally-meant-for-ram/
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 23:17

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 23:17
People across the road from us have big black Tundra, and you can hear it coming too. Money no object with this family :O

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