@adamftw lol done and done
Actually bought it with blown heads (oops) and finished the job in 2018, including all the suggested upgrades and such. The process was my first big OG Oppo (RIP) build post thread.
@wbizarre Hadn't seen it before now and it looks... fine. Little bit like a beige bathtub with a tent on the top but that is most new cars these days. Some of the inbetween frames of this morph, however, would have been excellent. Chunky and truck-like but sophisticated? Yes please.
This is a really smart move, with the drive to eventually ban the sales of new ICE vehicles. This move gets them ahead of the curve on this shift while simultaneously dramatically reducing their fleet maintenance costs. This could be a major win for them all around.
@bbg2d Thats good to know. I would love to have some "renewable" fuel source for heat (wood, gas-powered electric, etc) and something for the summer heat, but since they buried our power lines we haven't had a power outage once, so its been working out okay. I have a Honda 2000 generator that covers my kitchen needs well enough. I think I will eventually get a tri-fuel 7k and a switch for the house.
@dipodomysdeserti I'm not saying Toyotas are bad. I'm just saying they're not magically better than all the other trucks. If you take care of them, and are willing to replace things when they break, any truck can last "forever."
Yeah, it’s definitely not magic. But it seems like owners value them quite a bit and are willing to keep them on the road longer, which ends up producing some crazy high resale values. The factory parts are also very high quality, which I think does play a role in their longevity.
My old ‘66 GMC is still being driven, and I own several nearly fifty year old motorcycles, so I realize it still takes work to get even reliable things to last. But it’s easier with some vehicles than others.