Originally Posted by nicetaco
Im thinking of buying an 08 tacoma
i live in canada and just have a few questions about the tacoma.
are they a reliable truck ( i know most toyotas are)
Im thinking of buying either the double cab or the access cab.
can you get the TRD off road package in the double cab or only the access cab because from what i understood at the dealership its only available in the access cab here in canada.. i know ive seen the double with the off rd on the net...? so i may have to get the TRD Sport
whats the diffrences between the TRD Sport package and the TRD off rd package..
I am in Ontario. I have a Doublecab 4x4 6spd TRD on order. Delivery 1st week of June.
I assume the Tacoma is reliable because every Toyota I've owned has been reliable, and everybody I know who has owned a Toyota (except the guy who didn't believe in oil changes) has found them to be reliable. I am trading in a 1999 4Runner with 280,000 km. I changed the brakes and had the timing belt replaced. Thats it. Same exhaust, clutch, etc..
You might want to consult the Canadian Brochure.
The options available depend on whether it is a 4x2 or 4x4, as you can see. In 4x4, Access Cab options are slightly different than Double Cab. The SR5 packages are different as well, and the TRD packages biuld on the SR5. Access Cab TRD Package is 'Off Road' and has differential lock and protector plates. Double Cab TRD 'Sport' has limited slip differential.
Even though I'd like the protector plates, the packages are more expensive on the double cab, so I guess you get more stuff.
For me, it boiled down to whether I wanted to cram my brother into the back of an Access Cab when we go hunting, or treat him all civilized.