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Junkyard Gem: 1984 Toyota Truck (AKA Hilux)

For fighting Soviets or hauling lumber, the Hilux was perfect

For fighting Soviets in Afghanistan or hauling lumber in California, the Hilux was perfect.

Toyota Hilux: Tough little truck turns 50

We take a look at the pickup through eight generations

If you were to rank vehicles that do what they're told to do, the Toyota Hilux might be one of the top five greatest workhorses of all time. For 50 years, over eight generations, the Hilux has proved itself to be reliable, durable, yet modest about its achievements.

Junkyard Gem: 1980 Toyota Pickup Truck

Known as the Hilux outside of North America.

A used-up example of the small pickup that made all its competitors look shoddy, the third-generation Toyota Hilux, found in a San Francisco Bay Area self-service wrecking yard.

Review: 2010 Toyota Tacoma 4x2 PreRunner is a troubled fish in a shrinking pond

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Report: Toyota fixed faulty steering arms for over a decade before recall

As investigations into how Toyota handled faulty steering relay rods in the company's pickup trucks and SUVs continue, critics suggest that it's quickly becoming clear that the company has mishandled repair and recall efforts. According to a USA Today article, Toyota had repaired vehicles with the defect for over 11 years

Questionable Aesthetics: Truck owners get in on the aero ecomods too

You might have thought that anyone who's willing to go to the trouble of modifying his ride with questionable exterior modifications in the name of fuel efficiency would start with a small, efficient vehicle in the first place. Apparently, that's not always the case, as can be seen by the Toyota T100 pickup truck above.

VIDEO: Toyota trucks - Nothing soft gets in

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Back to the Future Toyota Tacoma: Pickuptrucks.com tests Marty McFly's reborn ride

Toyota Tacoma Truck concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

Isuzu and Toyota expand their relationship

Last week, we told you that Isuzu and Toyota had announced that they were collaborating on a new small diesel engine. This week, they say that they are expanding that collaboration to also include new clean diesel exhaust technology. This agreement is between Hino Motors, Toyota's truck division, and Isuzu.

Toyota offers Tundra deal to dealers

At the risk of piling on, we bring you more news from the Toyota Tundra camp. Earlier this month Toyota told dealers they would be allowed up to $1,500 in incentives on the base-model Tundra in an effort to take some market share from the Big 2.5. Now, ToMoCo is offering Toyota, Lexus, Scion and Hino Motors Ltd. truck dealers $2,000 toward the purchase of a B-cab Tundra.

Toyota devoting two Super Bowl ads to new Tundra

OK, show of hands. Who else runs back from Superbowl fridge breaks to catch the commercials? OK, maybe it's just me. If there's anyone else anticipating the ad pitches more than the passes, add Toyota to your list of automotive advertising to watch for.