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Old 02-20-2009, 05:43 PM   #41
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In 2000 I bought the my first new vehicle. A 2001 4X4 tacoma Xtra cab V6 and I was in heaven! I babied that truck and had it until November of 08. I just had my 2nd child and needed a double cab for 2 car seats. I didn't want to sell it but had to. I went to the dealer and traded in my baby for an off-lease 05 dbl cab trd off road. They put my 01 on the lift and the frame was rotted through. This thing was garaged its entire life! So far, I love the 2nd gen, but I am a bit afraid of the durability. My 01 was unbelievable. I did nothing but oil changes and a timing belt in 125k. I hope my 05 doesn't let me down, because it is a much nicer truck to drive.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:22 PM   #42
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I've had both and liked them both but I like my 2nd gen better.
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:02 PM   #44
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love my first gen, but would dump it to get a dc 2nd gen...but i want to have my cake and eat it too, so when the first gen is paid off, i will go buy a nice dc second and wheel the hell out of the first gen
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I wish the first gens had foglights and a power outlet in the bed like the 2nd gens do.

Other than those two things, there is nothing that the 2nd gen has that I wish my first gen had!

My biased vote goes to first gen!
i have aux lights and a power inverter that i can throw in the bed...does that count?

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..well there's a WHOLE lot more 2nd-genners here than 1st, and it is undeniable that they always show the love for the 1st-genners whenever this type thread comes up. Having said that, I say while you already know MY feelings about the 1st, the 2nd has a set of attributes all its own that make it an alltime great truck-rugged tall and handsome, making the other guys look like a box on wheels-a V6 that thinks it's a V8-excellant materials-unbreakable offroad-and reliability. I say both gens have things that serve the owner very well!
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i had my heart set on a 2nd gen swb at one point in time...then i drove my 02...and havent fallen out of love yet

one day ill upgrade...but only to something able to tow my 1st gen to and from the trails
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:39 PM   #46
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What do you call the Pre-first gen trucks? Do they count. My brother had an 84 that we beat to hell and back and it never gave up. Then we dropped a Ford 351 V8 under the hood and that thing would climb walls. But if that don't count then I'm gunna have to represent the second gens (09 specifically). My brother has an 08 DC TRD now, and I have my 09. A couple of his buddies have first gens, but I think the 2Gs look a lot beefier, and are better equiped. Especially the 09's. I love my backup camera and LED taillights. The "rear" speakers suck ass though, but that is my only complaint.
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1rst gen FTW, nothing beats it, Trail tested I say the 1rst gen wins. they both have there bad points, frames and motor mounts. but in the end the 1rst gen is an amazing truck!
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1st gen until death....

There is just something about it you can't capture until you drive it. The you realize it has to be one of the best trucks ever made.
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^Hey, I didn't notice I made sig worthy. Nice! Way to represent!

I like the look of the 2001-2004 the most out of all of the Tacos, but I love my 2nd Gen. Bigger size, loads of power compared to weight. Comfort of a car with the ruggedness only a Taco can have.

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Here's my take on that because I really wanted the 1st gen taco but never got one. I'll be the first to admit Im glad I waited, BUT on that note... one could be the daily commuter and the other would be the "Toy" for off-roading, projects, modifications, mudding, etc. Yes two of the same gen. would be freakin' awesome, but variety is my spice of life too. Food for thought.
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:23 AM   #53
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^Honestly, I'm in "pay off debt" mode now, but when I'm done I want a 1st gen for a "fun" truck.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:07 PM   #54
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I have an 06, but as soon as that is payed off I'm giving that to the wife and buying a 1st Gen, I have always loved that boby style. I will have the best of both worlds, and a wife that loves to drive a Tacoma 4X4. We will even have a 99 Camry 4cyl paid off and in great shape.
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I originally fell in love the the 1st Gen Doublecab TRD Tacomas in Rad Red. I test drove it and it felt well built but lacked things to make me fork over so much $$$$. I didnt like he small bed, the very boring interior, and non beefy look. I mean, I loved it but just not enough to buy it. So I went with a sports car.

However this time around I got the 2nd Gen 07 TRD Tacoma in Rad Red. The body design, interior, large bed (SB), and peppy engine did it for me. Then I can't go wrong with $5200 off MSRP @ 3.9%. So I bought my new baby home.

I'd go with the 2nd Gen. However all Tacomas can't be a bad choice. I look forward in buying a 3rd Gen...
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We have 2, 16 year old boys and are getting them ready for their own Tacoma 4X4's. Sometimes life is very good.
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