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Old 02-05-2013, 12:57 PM   #41
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Go for it and good luck. I-95 is fairly flat past DC all the way to Fla.

Should be no problem.

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Old 02-05-2013, 05:46 PM   #42
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Drive it like you stole it..... Did ya?
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:57 PM   #43
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Totally. I took my truck on a 2000 mile roady in November from Cali to Colorado to go elk hunting. It was great. New trucks were made for driving bro. Roady for sure.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:00 AM   #44
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Hey Everyone,

Wanted to get some other Taco owner opinions on a subject...

I have a 2013 DCLB with 1200ish miles on it. I've pretty much babied it so far, keeping it under 3k rpms except for 1 or 2 times I needed to gun it due to traffic conditions.

With a truck this new, would you take it on a 2000 mile road trip? I would be driving from MD to FL, so approximately 1k miles each way, straight down interstate 95.

If I set cruise control at 70 and aimed it south, do you think that many highway miles on an engine this new would be a bad thing? I'd be leaving late tomorrow night, so any thoughts would be greatly apprecieated.

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Old 02-10-2013, 11:21 AM   #45
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:29 PM   #46
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Once had a car with temp tags on Road America 150+mph... I put 20000 miles on that car, of which 6000+ were on road courses. A friend of a friend now has that car with last I heard around 90000 miles and hold your breath.... No powertrain issues.

These trucks with basic maintenance will run forever.... The body/frame will likely give out before the powertrain will.

I can't believe someone would hesitate to ..... gulp..... drive their new truck... C'mon... It's a tacoma, not a lambo
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Hey All,

I did take it, 2080 miles total. Got it's first sratch in the paint, spilled orange juice and coffee in the cabin, and cracked the windshield somewhere along 95... so my new truck is now officially used!

Drove like a dream, and so much more space than my 06 Access Cab. I put a bed cover on and had all the luggage back there, covered the back seat with a blanket for the dogs, and streamed Pandora the whole way down.

I did have the chance to drive it on the beach, which was a great time. Couple cold beers, Rolling Stones in the cd player, some sun and a warm ocean breaze made for a perfect afternoon.



Damn I'm loving this truck!
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:52 PM   #48
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Sorry to hear about the damage, but at least it came by enjoying your truck. I miss going to the beach.
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Hey All,

I did take it, 2080 miles total. Got it's first sratch in the paint, spilled orange juice and coffee in the cabin, and cracked the windshield somewhere along 95... so my new truck is now officially used!

Drove like a dream, and so much more space than my 06 Access Cab. I put a bed cover on and had all the luggage back there, covered the back seat with a blanket for the dogs, and streamed Pandora the whole way down.

I did have the chance to drive it on the beach, which was a great time. Couple cold beers, Rolling Stones in the cd player, some sun and a warm ocean breaze made for a perfect afternoon.



Damn I'm loving this truck!
Sounds like the beginning of all the memories you'll create in your truck...
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