1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

1 gen tacoma vs 2nd gen..

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by sir1123, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:13 PM
    #1
    sir1123

    sir1123 [OP] Tacomas FTMFW!!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    Member:
    #46216
    Messages:
    1,378
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Charleston
    Vehicle:
    99 SR5 Prerunner, Black,3.4L
    3"Ebaich with 5100 Bilstiens, K&N cai, 5% 3M Tint, Magnaflow 18", Hella 500s with 35w 3000k hid retro, 33x9.5x15 BFG A/T
    Who has owned a 1 gen and a 2 gen?
    Which do you like better and why?
     
  2. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:15 PM
    #2
    rab89

    rab89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Member:
    #12578
    Messages:
    5,522
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ross
    Kelowna b.c canada
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCLB
    Grillcraft mx black upper and lower BHLM with Gloss black 265 70 17 bfg a/t center console light mini mag mounted in center console debadged bed lights 35W 5000k HID's
  3. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:18 PM
    #3
    sir1123

    sir1123 [OP] Tacomas FTMFW!!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    Member:
    #46216
    Messages:
    1,378
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Charleston
    Vehicle:
    99 SR5 Prerunner, Black,3.4L
    3"Ebaich with 5100 Bilstiens, K&N cai, 5% 3M Tint, Magnaflow 18", Hella 500s with 35w 3000k hid retro, 33x9.5x15 BFG A/T
    I literally just searched that and couldnt find it:mad:
     
  4. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:18 PM
    #4
    sir1123

    sir1123 [OP] Tacomas FTMFW!!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    Member:
    #46216
    Messages:
    1,378
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Charleston
    Vehicle:
    99 SR5 Prerunner, Black,3.4L
    3"Ebaich with 5100 Bilstiens, K&N cai, 5% 3M Tint, Magnaflow 18", Hella 500s with 35w 3000k hid retro, 33x9.5x15 BFG A/T
    thanks though
     
  5. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:21 PM
    #5
    whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Member:
    #27905
    Messages:
    35,266
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Christian
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Vehicle:
    10 MGM TRD OR 4wd Auto DCSB
    Banks Monster Exhaust, Pop n Lock tailgate lock, Hook-Ups tie down brackets, USA Spec Ipod adaptor, WO seat covers, color matched grill with Grillcraft insert, Tuffy locking bed box
    Without owning a 1st gen I will say they are built better. If you are looking for power, interior room and nifty traction devices the 2ng gen is the way to go.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:34 PM
    #6
    90YotaPU

    90YotaPU The Messiah

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Member:
    #37191
    Messages:
    2,930
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Union County, NJ
    Vehicle:
    1990 Toyota 4x4 (Pre-Taco)
    Aftermarket Stereo, 10 Disc CD Changer, Cap, Spidertrax Wheel Spacers, HF Air Horns, 3" Lift
    I've had both and really have to say they both have their benefits. Overall I'm partial to my first generation though cause it was my first vehicle ever and I think that sticks with you. One thing I liked about my '99 was that it was a little narrower so it felt a little more warm and fuzzy so to speak. My '10 is wider so to me it feels a little more ride open and cold. Can't really comment on power cause I went from a V6 to the I4. I like the gas mileage much better though.lol
     
  7. Dec 2, 2010 at 9:14 PM
    #7
    David K

    David K Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Member:
    #18969
    Messages:
    8,827
    Gender:
    Male
    San Marcos, Alta California
    Vehicle:
    2010 4WD Off Road DC
    Differential Breather Mod Light Bar: 2 Hella 4000 HID, 1 Kragen HID, 1 Cibie Halogen.
    I have had both...

    2001 extra cab 4WD Off Road
    2005 double cab 4WD Off Road
    2010 double cab 4WD Off Road

    The 2001 was awesome, never a breakdown. Only replaced the water pump at 90,000 miles during the routine timing belt change when they noticed it dripped.
    Put 136,000 miles on it in 5 years. Got me to love Tacomas.

    The 2005 had some issues... I liked the bigger size plus I stepped up to a 4 door as my kids out grew the hopper seats in the xtra cab. It was powerful and comfortable to drive. 4WD was great... but:

    1) The Harsh Ride/ Soft Suspension issue the dealer wouldn't help me with (didn't know about TSBs) that I fixed with air bags and 5100s in the rear after 2 years.
    2) ABS Brake issues... thought I was going to wreck on wet roads as the truck wouldn't come to a stop until past where it should have, as well as off road. There was also a brake squeel intermittent from 8,000 miles to the first set of new pads.
    3) Wire Harness failure that caused the airbag light to come on... about $300 to replace (and this should have been a warantee issue because so many others had this happen even though I was over 36,000 miles).

    Even with those things, the Tacoma was still an outstanding truck in all other areas so at 102,000 miles in 4.5 years I traded it for the 2010.

    2010 has been fantastic... almost 1 year old/ 18,600 miles. The only warantee problem was a tiny drip of tranny fluid on my garage floor... That was fixed (came from the plug on the speedometer cable port for right hand steering models.

    The problems I had with the '05 have not occured with the '10. The rear suspension was fixed... better springs that have not ever let my truck bottom-out. No brake issues: no noise, no problem stopping on wet or dirt roads.

    What stands out is this fantastic traction control system of TRAC and A-TRAC... I always wanted to have true four wheel drive (lockers on front and rear) and A-TRAC delivers that... My truck is like a tank off road... the only thing stopping it is me!
     
  8. Dec 3, 2010 at 1:57 PM
    #8
    KevinD

    KevinD I don't say to much

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Member:
    #47097
    Messages:
    187
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    NC
    Vehicle:
    09 PreRunner X-SP silverstreak
    Billit grill and window tent, HIDs, fog light mod
    At one point I had all three at the same time, an '84 4x4 extra cab pickup, a '97 single cab 2.7L 4x4, and a '09 4D prerunner. It does seem that gen 1 was built a little tougher. I put over 215,000 on my '97 and and only put a starter on it. It was my first truck and it was a sad day when i sold it. I still see it on the road from time to time. As for my '09 gen 2 prerunner is runs very well and has a nice ride. its my first 4door truck and I love it. But to beat them both is my '84 pickup. I love this thing. tough engine(22r) with the straight axel. Its my beater truck. I really cant pick just one so i'll have to say any toyota truck! lol
     
  9. Dec 3, 2010 at 2:06 PM
    #9
    amaes

    amaes Cuz Stock Sucks

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Member:
    #17658
    Messages:
    7,733
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Chandler, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2011 FJ Built
    ICON Stage 6, RCI Skids, Blacked out
    I had both.

    I had a 06 now I have an 2000

    Both have their pros and cons

    Things i liked on my second gen
    Interior was nicer
    Bigger on the inside
    less road noise
    imo better looking
    the seats
    Oil filter is easy to get to

    THings i like about my 1st gen
    Parts are cheap
    Easy to work on
    Boxed in frame
    Manual T-case
    4.10 gears
    all of the speakers are 6.5s
    I can disable safety features easier
    Seem to be built a little better
     
  10. Dec 3, 2010 at 5:30 PM
    #10
    Pig Punisher

    Pig Punisher Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Member:
    #40880
    Messages:
    204
    Gender:
    Male
    Dearing ,ga
    Vehicle:
    07 4x4 sr5, 99 4x4 trd
    Walker Evans coilovers, 285/75/16 km2's, Allpro tube bumper, Warn m8000, custom spare tire carrier, rear bumper work in progress: the 99; tec one coilovers 32" km1's on 17" stock chevy steelies, 1.5" rear shackles
    I have both in my driveway, and I have to say I'm partial to my 1st gen.My 07 is a great truck, and has never had an issue, but the 99 is built more like an old yota, just improved where it needed to be, and tough as nails. 2nd gen seems a little soft.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2010 at 6:27 PM
    #11
    KenLyns

    KenLyns Lord of War

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Member:
    #37674
    Messages:
    20,338
    Gender:
    Male
    Belly of the Beast
    Vehicle:
    4x4 TRD Off Road Full-Auto
    All-Pro Front Bumper, All-Pro UCAs, Icon ET Coilovers, Icon VS Rear Shocks, TSB Leafs, Timbren Bumpstops, CBI Sliders, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps, Deeza HD Sway Bar Links
    Adding fuel to the fire:

    1st Gen. frames are built by Dana.

    2nd Gen. frames (along with all current body-on-frame Toyotas) are built by Hino - real trucks. :D
     
  12. Aug 11, 2013 at 10:38 AM
    #12
    CelsisTaco

    CelsisTaco Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Member:
    #108805
    Messages:
    628
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anthony
    Des Monies, IA
    Vehicle:
    1995 Toyota tacoma Single Cab
    K&N intake, 3 inch, Kenwood head unit, Kickers and JL 8 inch sub, Firestone Destination A/T, manual lockout hubs, manual windows, 1.5" Spidertrax wheel spacers, Tinted windows, Rear 5125 Bilistien shocks, Jungle Fender Flares!
    my 95 Tacoma is the shit, that moment you turn the corner too hard and you hit something and you jump out of your car thinking shits broken, and everything is still nice and neat, it's build for abuse but I baby the hell out of it lol i love it! I'd say 1 gen, but only beacuse that's what i've always owned, most of my family only has a 1gen, some 2gen, they both have there ups and downs!!! Tacomas in general are the best trucks out there, dosen't get much better then a toyota!!!!!
     
To Top