two 2021 Mazda BT-50 midsize pickup truck front 3/4 views
Trucks & SUVs

The Mazda BT-50 is the Banned Ford Ranger We Need

Darn it, other countries get the coolest trucks, including the 2021 Mazda BT-50, which we can’t have in the United States. The Mazda BT-50 is a former Ford Ranger based truck that takes work and play to the next level, and we wish we could have it.  Why isn’t the Mazda BT-50 in the United …

2019 Toyota Hilux Pickup parked in the desert
Trucks & SUVs

Why is the Toyota Hilux Banned in the US?

Remember the Toyota Hilux? The indestructible truck from the 90s before the Toyota Tacoma made its debut? With so many legendary titles being revived in the United States, the Toyota Hilux could also come back.  What Happened to the Toyota Hilux?  The Toyota Hilux was first introduced in 1968 as a compact truck that could …

Toyota Hilux pick-up truck on display at Brussels Expo
Trucks & SUVs

Toyota Trucks Are so Tough Not Even an Explosion Could Take One Out

Top Gear is perhaps the most popular TV show for gearheads, and fans of the show have probably seen Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond try to destroy a Toyota Hilux. The Hilux is a Toyota truck that’s unfortunately not available in the U.S., but still, it’s as tough and reliable as any other Toyota. Here’s a …

Ford Ranger vs. Toyota Hilux vs. Volkswagen Amarok
Trucks & SUVs

The Ford Ranger Takes on Europe’s Rugged Working Trucks

Besides serving as the basis for a number of overland and off-road builds, the Ford Ranger also makes an excellent mid-size working truck. It has one of the highest payload capacities of any mid-size truck and a host of standard features. However, overseas customers have several other options. One of the most popular and well-known …

1998 Toyota Hilux | Toyota
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Import or Modify: Toyota Tacoma vs Hilux

Part of the Toyota Tacoma’s appeal is its old-school approach to pickup truck design. Its interior may have some flaws, but it has enough modern features, like Android Auto, to make it livable. And apart from some models’ rust problems, the Tacoma is an incredibly reliable truck. But Toyota makes a truck that some consider …

1990 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 70-Series
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Importable Off-Road SUVs for Under $20,000

There are a few impressive off-road SUVs that never made it to the US. Various regulations also make it difficult and expensive for Americans to import them from abroad. However, once a vehicle’s 25 years old, you can freely import it. At that point, though, many vehicles have become valuable classics. But it’s still possible …