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View Poll Results: 1st generation tacoma or 2nd generation tacoma?
95-04 Tacoma 947 59.48%
05-09 Tacoma 645 40.52%
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:49 AM   #41
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I looked at the 1st gens before I got my 08. I love the size of the 1st gens but the smoothness and power of the 08 is great.

I'd say its a tossup.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:00 AM   #42
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1st Gen, because I own one. But 2nd gens are sexy.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:36 PM   #43
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I liked my 99 better than my 08
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:11 PM   #44
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:13 PM   #45
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I sold my 2003 Xtrcab Prerunner with 162,000 miles for my 2009 TRD DC. When I sold my 2003 it ran as good as the day I drove it off the showroom floor!!!!!!!!!!! Never had ONE single issue with it!!!!


I love the way my 2009 looks, but the drive and response is nowhere close to my 2003!!!

I voted 1st Gen!!!!
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:16 PM   #46
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i just test drove a TRD first gen DC.

holy shit that thing is tiny, and why the hell is the CD player on the floor!!!!

still, a fine choice for someone else.
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:08 PM   #47
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size and style - 1st gen

power and comfort - 2nd gen

the latter is far more important than anything which sways my vote for 2nd gen
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i just test drove a TRD first gen DC.

holy shit that thing is tiny, and why the hell is the CD player on the floor!!!!

still, a fine choice for someone else.

on the floor?

mine is in my dash
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:09 PM   #49
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on the floor?

mine is in my dash
i need my climate controls BELOW my cd player, I'm gonna use the cd player a lot more than the AC!
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:09 AM   #50
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Honestly, I never liked the original 1st gen Tacoma's ('95 1/2-'00). That's why I kept my original Toyota Pickup ('92) for so long. When the '01s came out, I loved the new body styling and wanted one right away. I bought my '01 DoubleCab 4 years ago and love it. I do really like the 2nd gen Tacoma's (when they're built right) and want to get one someday, at least just for the extra room and power. My neighbor down the street has a beautiful one that's lifted with rims/tire, etc. and looks really nice. I need to get him to join this sight!
I'll still never get rid of my '01 though, I love it!
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Had my '98 for 2 years till Toyota bought it back because of rusted frame(thank you Toyota).I loved it, plus it was payed off.But the 2nd gen. I love even more. It's kinda like picking your favorite child.
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I've only had my 1st Gen for a couple months now. I was specifically looking to buy a clean 1st gen Tacoma, it took me a while to find the right one. I like the smaller size of the 1st Gen and the styling better. Seems like none of the manufacturers make a compact truck anymore (except Ranger) they have all gotten bigger, more of a mid size. Like I said, I like the smaller size. I rarely carry more than 2 people, so interior size was not that important.

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x2 I too like the smaller size of the first gen.
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:16 PM   #53
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2nd Generation - IMO...Better Power, adults can actually fit in the double cab back seat, better looking front end, and excellent aftermarket support. However, if I had to drive anything else it would definitely be a 1st Generation. Kind of like splitting hairs.
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1st gen. perfect size, the 2nd gen is too damn big.
the 01-04 double cab, however, isnt as good looking as the 05-09 double cab. access cab is the best.
I like the 95.5-97 front end the best, but they have pickup leaf springs, not taco ones so overall not the best.
plus, i really dont like automatic (not hating on the autos, just cant stand driving them), and the 2nd gen is much more common in auto (in my experience).
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:46 PM   #55
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Ive had both, a '99 TRD 4x4 and now i have an 08 4x4 sr5. Its really a tough call... I guess i would have to go with the 2nd gen. There both really good though!
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:55 PM   #56
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1st gen!!!!

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Old 05-18-2009, 06:08 PM   #57
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I love the 1st gens and wanted one.. Just could'nt find the one that I wanted when I was looking. So bought a 06 and it has grown on me huge ..I love it now!!!
Bitch is the toyota dealer is selling an 01 in mint shape right down the street from me now, thought about trading for it.. but as everyone says your truck grows on you.
So my vote is 2nd gen, just cause I have one!!
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The TRUE First Gens "95.5-00".

All others are simply posers.
Pfffffffffffffffffffffft whatever Ben.

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Same here... 1st truck and i love it.. making me change way i think about cars...
Same here man. Before I bought my truck, I was looking for a WRX. After buying my truck, cars like WRX/STI's and Evo's dont even turn my head anymore haha.

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i need my climate controls BELOW my cd player, I'm gonna use the cd player a lot more than the AC!
For me, the placement it perfect. My truck has a manual transmission, so if I need to change the radio station my arm is in the same position basically as when I shift.
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I loved my 96 I really liked the looks and it was bullitt proof I put 327,899 miles on it prior to Toyota buying it back. That being said I would not trade my 08 Double Cab Rugged Trail for my 96. I guess if I could have my 96 back to just wheel in that would be fine but all around the 08 is light years ahead of the old truck.
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