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Old 01-04-2009, 12:45 AM   #21
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Ya I will be getting the 5 speed. Thats good to know!
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:57 AM   #22
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I have been wanting a 2nd gen Tacoma ever since they came out in 2005 and now I am going for it. I was excited to learn that for the first time here in Canada they are offering the 2.7L 4 banger 4x4 access cab! So I quickly orderd one in Magnetic Grey. The fuel economy and $3000 less msrp than the V6 Access cab made it affordable for me to get a new Tacoma. Will I be missing out on the V6 power? I haul a full size quad and plan on towing a tent trailer wit it. How are your experiences with the 2.7 4x4?
I love my 4cyl 4wd! Granted I use 4low pulling my boat out the water on the steep boat ramps to ease the clutch strain.

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Old 01-04-2009, 07:42 PM   #23
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I love my 4cyl 4wd! Granted I use 4low pulling my boat out the water on the steep boat ramps to ease the clutch strain.

That is great! Thats a good size boat. That makes me feel more happy about getting the 4 cylinder. I had a 1992 4runner 3.0L V6 and it made less horsepower when you consider that. BTW Your truck looks awesome with the TRD wheels and decal! Nice rig with the boat!
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Bud I can't speak for the new ones but I have my old 97 Tacoma with the 2.7 and that truck still has balls even at 135K. My dad uses it to haul lawn equipment and whatever he does not want to use his Tundra for more than a car. I used to drive the hell out of that truck and in 5th gear ( I know you are looking at the auto) it would pull a hill when my buddies with the V6 were shifting. If you have the option the manual tranny really helps to bring the 4 banger to life but it will cover your needs.
my 98 2.7 is hard to keep at 70. Little hills and it slows right down. And its std. Uh am i missing something????
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That is great! Thats a good size boat. That makes me feel more happy about getting the 4 cylinder. I had a 1992 4runner 3.0L V6 and it made less horsepower when you consider that. BTW Your truck looks awesome with the TRD wheels and decal! Nice rig with the boat!

Thanks for the compliment! I am sure that you will enjoy your tacoma. The 2.7 isnt like most 4cyls. It really make the same power if not more that the 60 degree smaller V6.
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Just got my 09 Access Cab 4x4 tonight! And although Ive only driven it around my neighborhood for about 15 mins, Im very pleased so far! Its got all the options I want, I find it very comfortable to drive, shifts smooth, fun, and its got more than enough pep (with no load anyway) Its really not as gutless as i had imagined. It reminds my of what the old Toyota pick ups were, the way Toyota started with theyre trucks, 4 cylinders and go forever little bombers.
I need to take some pics as soon as the sun is out again.
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Just got my 09 Access Cab 4x4 tonight! And although Ive only driven it around my neighborhood for about 15 mins, Im very pleased so far! Its got all the options I want, I find it very comfortable to drive, shifts smooth, fun, and its got more than enough pep (with no load anyway) Its really not as gutless as i had imagined. It reminds my of what the old Toyota pick ups were, the way Toyota started with theyre trucks, 4 cylinders and go forever little bombers.
I need to take some pics as soon as the sun is out again.
Good to hear Soundwave! I think you'll be pleased, as over all I have been more than pleased with mine. The only thing I regret is not getting it in 4x4. Hope to see some pictures of that good looking truck!
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Just got my 09 Access Cab 4x4 tonight! And although Ive only driven it around my neighborhood for about 15 mins, Im very pleased so far! Its got all the options I want, I find it very comfortable to drive, shifts smooth, fun, and its got more than enough pep (with no load anyway) Its really not as gutless as i had imagined. It reminds my of what the old Toyota pick ups were, the way Toyota started with theyre trucks, 4 cylinders and go forever little bombers.
I need to take some pics as soon as the sun is out again.
Congratulations. Excellent choice I am sure you will continued to enjoy it. Dont forget about the pics.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:35 PM   #29
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Its pooring rain here in Vancouver B.C. so I havent had any good chances to take pics, but first clear day it will be done! It looks great in Magnetic Grey!
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Just got my Tacoma yesterday and got a break in the weather to take a couple pics. I love the truck! The 2.7 is just perfect for my needs!
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:26 AM   #31
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Just take your time breaking in the engine. To really get it to perform you have to run it up to 4500 rpm or so sometimes depending on gear so don't be dissappointed if it's lugging in higher gears under 2000 rpm. It can stay in 4th on the interstate pushing 80mph if you want it to. I don't usually shift outa 4th till I'm passing 70mph. This thing is geared for the autobahn. If you don't know how to double clutch you should start learning. It's a PIA getting it into first at anything but a crawl without double clutching. Engine is very responsive. I'm wondering how it will be at high altitude on a pass. Think I'll run mine up the local one this summer fun.
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:12 PM   #32
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2.7 does have power

I pull 3 quads occasionally with my 2wd tacoma, i prob shouldn't but it gets the job done

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Old 01-09-2009, 04:29 PM   #33
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If it's under the load specs I see no reason you shouldn't be towing them. If you don't have a drop hitch I'd get one though.
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Low RPM's ???

Been thinking of the same thing. Decided I'd just run in 4th gear in that situation. Gets it done.
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:26 PM   #35
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yeah i have a hitch... 3 & 4th gears up the Cajon Pass... i tell you these 2.7's are tough
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:40 AM   #36
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So far I am very pleased. It has a lot more pep than I thought. 90% of my driving will be without a load or trailer so I know I made the right choice with the 4 cylinder. And the 10% of the time when I am towing or hauling I know it will get it done. I don't need V6 power to drive to work or get groceries. Thanks for all the feed back!

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Nice truck! Love the color.

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Old 01-22-2009, 10:13 PM   #39
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Thanks! I feel welcomed! LOL
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Congrats on the new truck Soundwave. You'll like it. I had an '89 Toyota pickup 4x4 regular cab (pre-Tacoma) that I put 220K miles on and then sold to a kid who wanted it badly several years ago.....I regret having done so, but still see the truck around town, it has to be pushing 300K on the odo now. I got an '08 Taco 4x4 regular cab and love it. I've done some towing and it's fine for moderate to light loads. I drove it from western Montana to Minneapolis and back this past summer, hauling a load of furniture/crap out there to my son, and kind of lead-footed it across the northern tier, ran 75-80 mph. Worked fine. Only problem is that mine is a base model and doesn't have cruise-control, and I definitely missed having that on that trip. But 95% of my driving is local short-trip stuff, so I can live without cruise. Anyway, enjoy.....
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