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Old 06-13-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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Got thrashed about my Tacoma!

So I'm at a family cookout/swim party yesterday and my brother-in-law has a F-350 turbo diesel which happens to be parked in view near the pool. Sitting talking with my wife's family when my father-in-law starts. The whole family is old school in the sense of buying American made vehicles to give Americans jobs and are particularly Ford people. Now for those of you that don't know me, I traded a Dodge Ram Hemi for the Yota. Of course my father-in-law didn't like it. I didn't need the Hemi for towing so I traded for a smaller truck with better mpg's and overall quality, plus wanted a 4x4. So anyway, he has to make some sort of comment, which I pretty much knew was coming. So he ask's me if I'd hook up my Taco to the Super Duty? WTF? I mean if I wanted a truck for towing I would have kept the Ram. Not that it would out pull a diesel either but damn. I should have told him I would hook up to his truck though, a 94 F-150 2wd. I like him but what a douche bag of a question. Maybe I should have pointed out that I could hook up to Ford's small truck..............oh wait, they quit making it because it's a pos. Anyway, just wanted to vent, I know there is a thread on here about being ragged on for the Taco's but couldn't find it.
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:01 PM   #2
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^ Well if it makes you feel any better. I wouldn't buy a American truck. People are set in their own ways.

However, I wouldn't rag on someone on their choice of vehicle. Unless you buy a Smart Car. Not a Smart move.


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There's a good chance you're Taco has more American parts than the F350... You should ask him if he wants to hit up some trails sometime, unless its pretty heavily modded I would say you could get into/out of places he could only dream of.
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So I'm at a family cookout/swim party yesterday and my brother-in-law has a F-350 turbo diesel which happens to be parked in view near the pool. Sitting talking with my wife's family when my father-in-law starts. The whole family is old school in the sense of buying American made vehicles to give Americans jobs and are particularly Ford people. Now for those of you that don't know me, I traded a Dodge Ram Hemi for the Yota. Of course my father-in-law didn't like it. I didn't need the Hemi for towing so I traded for a smaller truck with better mpg's and overall quality, plus wanted a 4x4. So anyway, he has to make some sort of comment, which I pretty much knew was coming. So he ask's me if I'd hook up my Taco to the Super Duty? WTF? I mean if I wanted a truck for towing I would have kept the Ram. Not that it would out pull a diesel either but damn. I should have told him I would hook up to his truck though, a 94 F-150 2wd. I like him but what a douche bag of a question. Maybe I should have pointed out that I could hook up to Ford's small truck..............oh wait, they quit making it because it's a pos. Anyway, just wanted to vent, I know there is a thread on here about being ragged on for the Taco's but couldn't find it.
who gives a shit what they think. ask him in a couple years how many times hes had to replace the tranny. lol or challenge him to a little wheeling or the amount of money youve saved because of mpgs, overall quality of the truck (probably never have any big maintenance) or the cost of initially buying the truck. hope that makes you feel better
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:05 PM   #5
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thats as smarrt as saying wanna hookup your f350 to my tank
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:11 PM   #6
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There's a good chance you're Taco has more American parts than the F350... You should ask him if he wants to hit up some trails sometime, unless its pretty heavily modded I would say you could get into/out of places he could only dream of.
^^This. Plus, he's driving a Ford diesel, that thing's a POS and has been for a while. Tell him when he wants to be a big boy he should upgrade to the Duramax. Otherwise, you got it right, comparing a Tacoma to a diesel is just ignorant, different class of truck. Although, you can always ask him if the reason he's challenging your little Tacoma is because his Ford can't compare to the other full sized trucks
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:20 PM   #8
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Looking at the cost of ownership on Edmunds, a 2011 F350 w/ 4x4 costs about $53K over the course of five years. Older trucks generally cost more to maintain on account of lost efficiency and increased mechanical issues. I did not have enough information for OP's specific case, but a 2011 Access V6 4x4 TRD costs $40K over the same period.

In summary, your father in law is out a bundle because he is likely compensating for something. Heck, he is probably out more money than I am going to be spending on land very soon. Let us hope the need for such compensation is not hereditary, as who would want their children driving Fords?
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:28 PM   #10
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In summary, your father in law is out $20K because he is likely compensating for something. I hope the need for such compensation is not hereditary, as who would want their children driving Fords?
Not that it really matters, but the F-350 is not my father-in-law's but his son-in-law's. He was just throwing crap at me because it was in view and being a Ford man. My brother-in-law does indeed need/use this truck for his business, a travel trailer and uses it to pull a large flatbed trailer loaded with several four wheelers.
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So I'm at a family cookout/swim party yesterday and my brother-in-law has a F-350 turbo diesel which happens to be parked in view near the pool. Sitting talking with my wife's family when my father-in-law starts. The whole family is old school in the sense of buying American made vehicles to give Americans jobs and are particularly Ford people. Now for those of you that don't know me, I traded a Dodge Ram Hemi for the Yota. Of course my father-in-law didn't like it. I didn't need the Hemi for towing so I traded for a smaller truck with better mpg's and overall quality, plus wanted a 4x4. So anyway, he has to make some sort of comment, which I pretty much knew was coming. So he ask's me if I'd hook up my Taco to the Super Duty? WTF? I mean if I wanted a truck for towing I would have kept the Ram. Not that it would out pull a diesel either but damn. I should have told him I would hook up to his truck though, a 94 F-150 2wd. I like him but what a douche bag of a question. Maybe I should have pointed out that I could hook up to Ford's small truck..............oh wait, they quit making it because it's a pos. Anyway, just wanted to vent, I know there is a thread on here about being ragged on for the Taco's but couldn't find it.
take him wheeling.

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the way to always end this argument is say it's paid for. How many years until your last payment?
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:37 PM   #13
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the way to always end this argument is say it's paid for. How many years until your last payment?
I wish, only had mine for about 4 months now.
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there is no way you can compare those trucks.... there completely different.. my dad has a 2011 f350 dully, awesome truck.. it does what its built for haul a trailer n makes him feel cool haha but when i got my 2011 tacoma all he wanted to do was drive it, he loves the tacoma i just moved to dc n im waiting to get it from AZ n all i hear about how he drives it all the time... pisses me off cause its my baby haha
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Next time Pa starts ragging on yer Tacoma say "Hey! I f##k your daughter in that truck, so watch it!"
This is awesome and why im on this forum! Pretty sure Tundra is the ONLY truck in America made in America! Tell pa to suck it.
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