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Mahindra Diesel Trucks?

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I figured I would throw this up here to try to help satisfy my curiosity. Does anybody here have any knowledge or experiance with these trucks? They are supposed to be coming to the U.S. soon and I just curious what they are like, build quality, reliability, performance, ect.... Real honest opinoins, please no flaming.

 

mahindra-pickup-truck.jpg

 

http://jalopnik.com/tag/mahindra-appalachian/?id=5162845

 

http://jalopnik.com/354774/mahindra-appalachian-full-details-on-the-curry+flavored-diesel-hybrid-pickup-coming-to-america-by-2010

 

http://www.pickuptrucks.com/html/news/mahindra/dieselhybridandmore.html

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I figured I would throw this up here to try to help satisfy my curiosity. Does anybody here have any knowledge or experiance with these trucks? They are supposed to be coming to the U.S. soon and I just curious what they are like, build quality, reliability, performance, ect.... Real honest opinoins, please no flaming.

 

mahindra-pickup-truck.jpg

 

http://jalopnik.com/tag/mahindra-appalachian/?id=5162845

 

http://jalopnik.com/354774/mahindra-appalachian-full-details-on-the-curry+flavored-diesel-hybrid-pickup-coming-to-america-by-2010

 

http://www.pickuptrucks.com/html/news/mahindra/dieselhybridandmore.html

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Lets see, professionally speaking, how can I sum it up?

 

JUNK!

 

They dont have a good reputation for anything really. India they will drive a car as long as the drive wheels will propel it, and that same engineering is carrying over.

 

They will make Yugo look like a top notch product (I researched it, as i liked the looks of the truck).

 

 

nipper

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I have never heard of anyone brag about the longevity,reliabily, or crash worthlyness of indian vehicles.so i dunno.

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had to reply to this one....

 

mahindra made a jeep like vehicle and bought it to australia in the 90's

it was pretty much junk

 

every other country has high efficiency diesel engines available in all kinds of vehicles but not in USA:mad:

 

in Australia we can get small trucks(toyota, mitsubishi, mazda etc) with exceptional turbo diesel power - my brother has a mitsubishi with a 2.8 intercooled turbo diesel that drives great those engines are also avialable in SUVs as well as the cars like VW and peugot

 

just my *************** for the day

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Diesels are coming. Older diesels are sooty machines and for some reason untill recently the rest of the world didnt mind breathing in the soot. We seemed to have a problem with it as it blocked our smog. Europe did not have a partciculate standard on diesel exhaust untill recently.

 

But also the gasoline engine isnt down and out yet either.

 

 

nipper

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My 2001 VW TDI STINKS - I'd much rather smell Diesel fumes.

 

VW put some sort of catalytic converter on it. It really STINKS.

 

I just bought a 99 a week or so ago - another TDI - smells like Diesel fumes - I like it!

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That's too bad they're junk. I got all excited that they brought the bed hooks back. If they threw some wind wings on there, I'd really have a tough time saying no.

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Check out Acme TDI conversion kits. You can swap a VW TDI motor into a Suzuki Samauri or Toyota pickup. If I had the resources I'd build a long wheelbase Samauri with a TDI engine and Toyota running gear.

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Check out Acme TDI conversion kits.

 

Now how will Wil E Coyote ever catch the Roadrunner that way? I dont think you can use nitro in a diesel.

 

nipper

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