I just want a diesel light pick up that'll run forever and ever. Why isn't that made anymore? How can I find something like this in the states? I don't need to tow or haul extreme weight. I just want the reliability, reparability, and the flexibility of a bed.
>>25920281Buy little taco put old VW or merc diesel in it. wala
>>25920281Your choices are finding one of the old 1980s diesel S10s that get like 48MPG or buying a truck of your choosing and putting a DT466 in it.
I'm not sure why they don't make them anymore. It's like a reliable diesel that just lasts. If automakers and governments truly cares, we would have diesel cars that last for 1 million miles and get 60mpg with ease. (you know, like we used to have)
>>25920285how is a taco little
>>25920288There is nothing small that a dt466 can fit in
>>25920340We never had 1 million mile vehicles that got 60mpg. We either got diesels with 10-20mpg that can tow (5.9 cummins, other large truck engines) or we sometimes got smol slow diesels like the vw rabbit diesel engine.I still think the demand wasn't there, and when it finally came CARB fucked diesel's over.>>25920281I sometimes see 80's diesel smol pickups for sale but they all seem like project trucks.
>>25920364this. if you want an engine that lasts forever, get one that's slow as shit, but also guzzles gas.
>>25920281They still make these, just not for burgers. In the Philippines, for example, you have, like, a half dozen choices of mid size pickup for about $25k equivalent. Most of the big boy Japanese automakers are there and also Ford and Chevy.
>>25920352Tacos are fucking itty bitty my guy
>>25920281A Iron Puke or a TBI 4.3 powered S10 will pretty much last forever. Fuel costs are pretty irrelevant with the high cost of diesel. If you're creative you could always chop the back off of a TDI Golf wagon.
>>25920455They used to be little
>>25920288>>25920355>1,425 lbs dry weightDon't worry about it bro, it'll drive fine it's a diesel. Just put a medium-duty engine in your truck.
i want a NA diesel subaru brat
>>25920470Picrel has a DT466, I didn’t imply to put it into a midsize
>>25920544this whole thread is about small trucks
>>25920547OP said light duty, that technically includes up to 1 ton equivalent
>>25920281VW rabbit pickup with 1.9
>>25920281import one from Japan.
>>25920364I was talking about vw diesels specifically. My first car was a naturally aspirated 1.6 liter diesel. Only made 52hp but if you kept up on the maintenance it would essentially never die. The rest of the car would rust depending on where you live.It's not a truck. But the same concept applied to a truck would yield good results
>>25920759Oh and I meant to say 50mpg because that's what my golf got regularly. I can imagine 60 would be possible if cars didn't need to weigh 8 tons and have load aof safety features and stuff like they do now.
>>25920759With the mercedes diesels people worry about the bosch injection pump failing. The engines only ever failed downstream of running with bad injectors for 100k miles, and fuel washing down the cylinders. Did these VWs have the same sort of injection pump setup? Curious as to what is really the best diesel setup for longevity.
>>25920759The reason we don't get new ones are>muh crash safety+pedestrian standards>muh emissions>muh loud engine>muh spec sheet POWER AND CAPABILITYThat is why. I am surprised we get sub 3L diesels in medium sized pickup trucks(dodge 1500, colorado, etc).Hopefully the maverick sells well with the hybrid design. If anything that is the spiritually successor, just with E rather than Diesel.
>>25920549>>25920544intertrashional. i work at a 13 letter shit spreader dealer and, while the pre-e 466's are the best internationals, cummins' i6's btfo them
>>25920776the vw's use a very similar setup, literally 5 techs at my international dealer have old vw tdi's as dailies they're about as good as you'll find
>>25920450That's legit a serial killers car
>>25920281"easiest" option might be to get a diesel wagon and take out the backseat.Here, in Finland, it´s fairly common to take out the backseat from a Wagon and register it as van(for tax reasons). No open bed, but it will haul small stuff really well.
>>25920281toyota hilux was given a diesel engine option in the 80s. you can find them in the states imported from canada, but they're super rare
>>25920896Cummins don’t last nearly as long as DT466s, you can get double the miles out of s dt466 than you can any featherlight Cummins block.
new US Army battle-buggy is based 90% on Chevy Colorado 2.8l diesel.Only rated at 22mph on hwy. :(180 measly hp, or about 100 less than Rav4 Prime PHEV suv.
>>25920281that is every pickup we get.why do americans want to own utility vehicles as daily drivers?a van is a better choice 9 times out of 10 anyway.
>>25921381>he thinks we have diesel wagons
>>25923374>why do americans want to own utility vehicles as daily drivers?Americans in general don’t drive vans as daily’s
>>25923632a pickup truck is also a utility vehicle. it's just a less versatile one.
>>25923844Half tons aren’t anymore of a utility vehicle than a car.