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Old 09-06-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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Why are Tacomas called, well, Tacomas?

I'm from Tacoma, Washington and I like to think they are named after the city I grew up in. Which is actually totally ridiculous considering Tacoma is a fairly average regular place (I'm being nice here!). When most people are talking about the city of Tacoma they are either talking about the smell or how it manages to be both ghetto and redneck all at the same time.

Anybody have any insight as to why they started calling the legendary Toyota Pickups Tacomas?
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:02 PM   #6
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All of these answers are, in my professional opinion, correct.
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Because calling the truck Washington State was too friggin ridiculous
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:35 PM   #9
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All of these answers are, in my professional opinion, correct.
Now you also know where your home town got its name
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:12 PM   #11
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Now you also know where your home town got its name
I'm one of the few people who is actually proud of being from Tacoma (which might say a bit too much about me actually lol), so I already new.
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the 2014's will be called the Toyota Kealakekua

just to piss all of you off
haha, wtf is a kealakua?
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haha, wtf is a kealakua?
better yet how do you per nounce that
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:46 AM   #17
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better yet how do you per nounce that
yeah, exactly .. ... key,al,ah,kua maybe?
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Because calling the truck Washington State was too friggin ridiculous
Toyota would have lost their ass on badging.
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Toyota would have lost their ass on badging.

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