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Old 06-24-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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Out with the old in with the new

After 180,000 miles I traded my 2006 in on a 2013!

Double Cab, Long bed, 4x4 in Pyrite Mica.

Old one:


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Some observations pros and cons after all the miles I put on my dead reliable silver one.

1. The transmission shifts are much improved
2. The newer springs are better but still could use improvement.
3. I'm not sold on the new instrument cluster, I prefer the previous red gauges for night driving.
4. The front door map pockets were shrunk, by a huge margin! I kept workgloves, a few hand tools, misc stuff in those incl a spare flashlight.
Toyota bean counters at work.
5. The new head unit is a big improvement over the old radio but not as good as the Pioneer I had installed previously.
6. I like a spare holder in the overhead and they answered my request by moving the compass to the rearview mirror.
7. The new mirrors seem smaller to me. Are they??
8. More bed tiedowns! YAY!
9. They MOLESTED my 1GR-FE engine by adding a f%#!ing smog pump and EGR system Why?
10. They omitted the right front exterior door lock to save money. I occasionally used that feature but I guess no one else did.

Overall I love the new one but have fond memories of old faithful.

Good bye old friend, you will be missed but not forgotten.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:08 PM   #3
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Long bed both times, any reason? Just curious.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:22 PM   #4
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I tow a lot. I mean a lot! It's inherently more stable than a shortbed IMO.
I wore out 2 sets of leafs on the old truck. But from my reading on here that's nothing compared to some of the other Tacomas.

Finding a double cab longbed 4x4 was difficult. Almost had to order one. They ended up pulling one from another region.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:27 PM   #5
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congrats on the new truck. Nice color.
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Congrats and you can't do wrong by choosing another DCLB
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:00 PM   #7
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congrats! glad your not one of those guys I always hear saying "screw it im gunna go get a f-150."

I didn't know they added an egr system! I thought the variable valve-timing took care of that! like stupid dodge did, 5.9, no egr. efficient, good motor. 6.7+egr=inefficient, crap motor.

ohhh if only I had the resources to make cars
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congrats! glad your not one of those guys I always hear saying "screw it im gunna go get a f-150."
Thanks. No F-150 but I did spec one online. Nothing against the Fords, good truck but resale value blows chunks. I also heavily considered a Tundra. For $4k more I could have had an Access cab 4x4 with the 5.7 engine.

I was close until I opened my mouth. Then wifey dropped the hammer on that idea.
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I tow a lot. I mean a lot! It's inherently more stable than a shortbed IMO.
I wore out 2 sets of leafs on the old truck. But from my reading on here that's nothing compared to some of the other Tacomas.

Finding a double cab longbed 4x4 was difficult. Almost had to order one. They ended up pulling one from another region.
One of the best reasons given for getting a long bed, so true.
Nice truck.
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They omitted the right front exterior door lock to save money."

What was that?
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They omitted the right front exterior door lock to save money."

What was that?
I think he is saying you can't unlock the passenger door with a key.
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You could probably get a older assembly right?

I too use my passenger door to get stuff from the back... (Unlocking the passenger so I can open up the back.
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Congrats on the new rig, just curious was your 06 giving you problems? I hope to keep my truck til about 160 to 180k.
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Congrats on the new rig, just curious was your 06 giving you problems? I hope to keep my truck til about 160 to 180k.
My '06 was in good shape. As a matter of fact when I handed the keys over they already had three appointments to show it. I got really good money for my trade and they came thru with the right price on the right truck. Win win for all involved.

Since I work at a "stealership" there was no BS'ing involved on the deal.
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Pyrite Mica, the more I see it the more I like it. Nice truck.
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Congrats! Enjoy the new truck.
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Congrats! Wondering why you traded the flawless 06 ??
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4. The front door map pockets were shrunk, by a huge margin! I kept workgloves, a few hand tools, misc stuff in those incl a spare flashlight.
Toyota bean counters at work.
Yep that was the first thing I noticed when swapping all my crap over to my 12 from an 06 when I got it.

Doesn't really seem like that saves money?
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The 4.0 already had egr and the smog pump is not a big deal you just get used to it
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