hey thanks guys!
this site feels like a great resource and definitely one of the great aspects of the web -im also into aircooled VW's and those guys have a huge online community going too.
so far i love the tacoma and it looks great. (though i would love to trade these black fake beadlocks for the bronze fake beadlocks...) previous company trucks were a late 90's dodge 1500, then a 2001 chevy silverado regular cab with the big engine (that thing ripped, despite the auto trans) then i was allowed to choose, so i chose a 2006-ish 2wd access cab tacoma with 5 speed, (hated the way those tiny wheels looked - but solid truck) then i was 'upgraded' to a 2008 4 door 4x4 F150, (not by choice that time!) and now finally this 2012 tacoma. tacoma wins the quality challenge of all of those, and yes i miss the space in the bigger trucks, but, i chose to downsize to avoid government "personal benefit" tax on my mileage....tax me into the ground if they could!
I knew i would suffer the downsize in cab but if i have over something like 28" rear legroom, then the Gov't wants a piece, like i've got some massive advantage over the rest of the population cause i dont pay for my trucks. what next?
anyhow! - thanks for the welcomes guys, im still gathering my thoughts to post int he 2nd gen forums.