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Top Gear Tries To Kill A Toyota


I was talking Toyota trucks with someone the other day and was surprised to find out that he had never seen the Top Gear series where the British trio tried to kill a Toyota pickup. You know, the one where they let it get swallowed by the ocean and drop it from a building (technically, the building was imploding). It was one of the most ridiculous, yet brilliant, pieces of automotive television I had ever witnessed.

 We landed on the subject after discussing my recently purchased 2008 Toyota Tacoma. While there was no argument that the resale value of the Toyota truck was impressive, we both agreed that the first-gen Toyota pickups from the late 1970s and early 1980s were the epitome of a simple, rugged and reliable truck. That conversation got me thinking how many others may have missed the attempted assassination of one classic Toyota truck. So, here for your viewing pleasure is the entire three-part series. Enjoy.




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