Toyota Trucks Can’t Be Killed

600 × 199
If you need a truck that can take a lot of hits and still keep running, look no further than a Toyota. Why? Because it’s pretty much impossible to kill one. 

The guys at Top Gear did a lot of damage to a Toyota Hilux truck in 2010 on the show. They submerged it in the ocean for several hours, ran it through a good-sized shed, dropped a small camper on it, hit it with a wrecking ball a handful of times and finally set it on fire. They weren’t allowed anything other than basic tools to start it up and it worked after all that! 

To try and put it to rest once and for all, the Top Gear guys then placed the Hilux on top of a 23-story building with a crane before it was demolished with explosives. They got it out of the rubble and, even with so much damage, managed to get it up and running once more! 

More recently, ICU manager Allyn Pierce burned his Tundra TRD Off-Road getting people, twice, from his hospital in Paradise, Calif. to safety earlier this month during the wildfires there. 

Pierce created @the_pandra in early 2017, an Instagram account dedicated to his adventures in and upgrades to his Tundra of the same name, which replaced his Tacoma. There are a few shots of his adorable dog Wade too. Naturally, he shared his story on his account and it went viral. 

“Here’s my @toyotausa commercial,” he said in his original post. “This truck literally saved my life today. My little town of Paradise was literally burning down around me and @the_pandra got me to safety where I could help others…twice.” 

600 × 330

Pierce’s Tundra may be on the extra crispy side, but it’s still running! 

When Toyota USA saw that, they, of course, made a promise to replace Pierce’s Tundra for free. 

580 × 116

The 2018 Tundra TRD Pro has been dubbed Pandra 2.0, while the burnt one is now OG Pandra.

If you’re needing a new truck, you clearly can’t go wrong with a Toyota Tundra
Images: Allyn Pierce/Instagram

Categories: Social, News
Tags: Tundra, Hilux