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Old 08-21-2013, 04:30 PM   #15
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I wonder how they'll do the service on that engine. I'm thinking Nissan doesn't actually have any certified diesel techs in the USA.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:48 PM   #16
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:23 PM   #17
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I wonder how they'll do the service on that engine. I'm thinking Nissan doesn't actually have any certified diesel techs in the USA.
I'm sure Dodge dealers didn't either before they put the 5.9L Cummins in the HD pickup. Hopefully better dealers will hire an experienced "diesel guy" rather than just send some random tech to diesel school, because if their techs aren't getting their experience working in the shop with an old hand, they're getting it through trial and error.

I'd double the usual advice of "wait a year to buy an all-new powertrain" if someone were asking me when to seriously consider this new Titan diesel and say "wait 2" but I'd just wait 1 for the VM Motori-powered Ram, since those dealerships should already have a good base of diesel experience. That's probably just because I like to keep a vehicle a long time, I like the bugs to be worked out before I mine is built.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:34 PM   #18
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Hopefully the transmissions will be up to par.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:40 PM   #19
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Toyota has had a diesel truck for years. They just don't import to the U.S.
The day will come I'm sure.
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This is something that has been shelved since the economy tanked in 2008. At that time, the diesel Titan was slated to be built in the same plant as the Ram truck, in Mexico, and was going to be a rebadged Ram, with Nissan updates. From what the article states, this is not going to be the case, but time will tell.
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Believe the reason they scrapped the Titan/Ram idea was because Fiat took over Chrysler.
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Toyota has had a diesel truck for years. They just don't import to the U.S.
The day will come I'm sure.
I believe just about all of the major players do. I saw a diesel crew cab Ford Ranger when I was in the Bahamas, and it was not the abortion that was sold in the US. It was a full sized, 6' bed Ranger with a 4 door cab. I wanted to bring it home but the cruise line said it would exceed my baggage limit.

Last small diesel pickup I owned was an 1982 Isuzu P'up with the small diesel, mine was a 4x4, slow, but had plenty of grunt power.

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