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

'11 vs. '12

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by iwant1, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Sep 6, 2011 at 5:16 PM
    #1
    iwant1

    iwant1 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Member:
    #56646
    Messages:
    112
    Gender:
    Male
    I am in the market for my first Tacoma. A local dealership has the exact truck I want in the 2011 version. They offered to sell it to me for $300 below invoice. I told the salesperson I wanted to see the 2012 model before I made a decision. I understand there are some minor exterior changes to the grill and headlight, but I am in interested in the new Entune entertainment system. When I asked about the pricing on the '12, relative to invoice, I was told the price for the '12 has gone up AND to plan on paying $500 over invoice for the '12.

    So....$300 under invoice for the '11 versus $500 over for the '12. Does this seem about what you all are hearing.....for those in the market for a new Taco.

    Anybody hearing good things or bad things about the forthcoming 2012?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2011 at 5:20 PM
    #2
    Tigahshark

    Tigahshark Senior NEWBIE

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011
    Member:
    #61688
    Messages:
    8,255
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Isaac
    On a volcano, literally!
    Vehicle:
    2011 DC TRD off road 4X4
    Tint Weathertech floor liner, weathertech window visor Roll n lock tonneau cover Rubber bed mat Smoked license plate covers
    It cant be bad, its a Toyota!
     
  3. Sep 6, 2011 at 5:20 PM
    #3
    ouyin2000

    ouyin2000 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Member:
    #44773
    Messages:
    4,500
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Arlington, Virginia
    Vehicle:
    '11 DCSB TRD Sport
    Leer 100XL Canopy, OEM Side steps, TRD Oil Cap, TRD License Plate Cover, WeatherTech Digital Fit Liners, Elite O/R Hitch Shackle, Katzkin Leather Interior, LED Interior Lighting, Foglight Anytime mod, Illuminated 4x4 switch, Grom Audio Aux adapter, Redline Goods leather shift boot console cover and door handle pulls, Sockmonkey bedside decals, Dynolock electric tailgate lock
    Apparently the Entune thing is only coming with a 3 month free subscription, after that if you want full functionality, it'll cost you a monthly fee. Much like the Satelite radio
     
  4. Sep 6, 2011 at 5:34 PM
    #4
    LT1

    LT1 Noob-ish

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Member:
    #52354
    Messages:
    406
    Gender:
    Male
    SoCal-OC
    Vehicle:
    2012 MGM DC/LB/4x4/TRD supa sport!
    Limo Tint all the way around, tailgate theft mod, Console Vault, EGR vent visors, debadged emblems, TRD door emblems, Sockmonkey TOYOTA tailgate sticker, OME 3" lift w/aal, BAMF sliders, BHLM, MKW offroad M88 black 18" wheels.. for now..
    ^^^ like pogi says.. Entune aside, in the end you will recoup more than the $800 difference between the two. The price is right about where I was quoted for the '12 also. I'm getting mine Oct. 1st-ish.. cant wait!
     
  5. Sep 6, 2011 at 5:39 PM
    #5
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,683
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    11 = not ugly
    12 = not so much
     
  6. Sep 6, 2011 at 5:45 PM
    #6
    vtragweed

    vtragweed Beef Slut

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Member:
    #8454
    Messages:
    1,621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Willie
    VA
    Vehicle:
    08 2.7 SR5 Debadged
    afe pro-dry s filter, LCE headers, painted black steelies,color matched grill surround, URD short shifter, UWS black tool box
    man you really have it out for Ford dont ya?
     
  7. Sep 6, 2011 at 5:46 PM
    #7
    iwant1

    iwant1 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Member:
    #56646
    Messages:
    112
    Gender:
    Male

    I don't get it...maybe I am slow...but, what are you saying?
     
  8. Sep 6, 2011 at 5:46 PM
    #8
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,683
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Have you seen a picture of the 2012 yet ?
     
  9. Sep 6, 2011 at 5:50 PM
    #9
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,683
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
  10. Sep 6, 2011 at 5:51 PM
    #10
    PSJ

    PSJ Prerunners Work

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Member:
    #10620
    Messages:
    1,348
    Gender:
    Male
    Sebastian Inlet
    Vehicle:
    09 Access Cab Prerunner
    Rear Leaf spring TSB, Bilstein 5100's all around w/ front set at 1.75", 265/75R/16 Mickey Thompson Baja STZ's, Trailer hitch w/custom wiring, AFE drop in dry filter, Rear Diff breather mod, Debadged truck, customized stock TRD wheel center caps, added factory fog lights, bed mat, door sills, tinted windows
    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  11. Sep 6, 2011 at 5:53 PM
    #11
    PSJ

    PSJ Prerunners Work

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Member:
    #10620
    Messages:
    1,348
    Gender:
    Male
    Sebastian Inlet
    Vehicle:
    09 Access Cab Prerunner
    Rear Leaf spring TSB, Bilstein 5100's all around w/ front set at 1.75", 265/75R/16 Mickey Thompson Baja STZ's, Trailer hitch w/custom wiring, AFE drop in dry filter, Rear Diff breather mod, Debadged truck, customized stock TRD wheel center caps, added factory fog lights, bed mat, door sills, tinted windows
    2005-2012 will be the same truck minus the cosmetics...:cool:
     
  12. Sep 6, 2011 at 5:55 PM
    #12
    zul

    zul Professional Goofball

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Member:
    #58083
    Messages:
    910
    Gender:
    Male
    Oregon Territory
    Vehicle:
    '12 Pyrite Mica DCSB SR5 4WD V6 AT
    STOCK: DRL, Tow Package, All Weather Mats HAVE: Bed mat, Tailgate Lock, WANT: Rear Plate Bumper, Color-matched Grille, Heated Wet Okoles, Weathertech Floor Liners, Avid Step Rails
    He is saying, in his opinion, the 2012 is ugly. He owns an '09 so he has some bias weather he admits it or not. Personally the '12 look is growing on me the more I see it. If you like it, then go for it! I'm seriously contemplating a 2012 as well for my first Tacoma purchase.

    I also agree with the above statement that the difference in owning a '12 rather than an '11 in regards simply to resale value will make up for the difference in price. ALSO keep in mind the salesman is TRYING to sell you the '11 to get it off his lot. If you come back in two months you may be able to get a '12 for invoice or less.
     
  13. Sep 6, 2011 at 5:56 PM
    #13
    Night

    Night Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Member:
    #51613
    Messages:
    981
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    '11 TRD OR AC MagGrey
    Banks Monster Exhaust, aFe ProGuard 7, 3M Film, UnderCoating, alpine 920 headunit, alpine 6.5 components, 20% tint all around, JL Stealthbox, PDX-V9 Amp, Avid Lightbar, Avid Sliders, Full Metal JackRabbit Tonneau, TRD S/C
    I am definitely keeping my 2011 <3
     
  14. Sep 6, 2011 at 5:59 PM
    #14
    Boerseun

    Boerseun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Member:
    #60538
    Messages:
    3,093
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ferdie
    Sarasota, Florida
    Vehicle:
    02 PreRunner DoubleCab TRD
    Bull bar, nerf bars, bed extender, tonneu cover, bug deflector, wish list,....
    You will pay a premium for the '12 now, because of supply and demand. Wait a few months and you will get it for invoice or maybe some discount under that. If they still have '11s in stock by the end of the year you will get a really good deal on them then - but your choices will be limited.
     
  15. Sep 6, 2011 at 6:02 PM
    #15
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,683
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    This thread is about opinions now isn't it ?

    I don't have to form my opinion based on the year of truck that I own , that's retarded .
     
  16. Sep 6, 2011 at 6:06 PM
    #16
    PSJ

    PSJ Prerunners Work

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Member:
    #10620
    Messages:
    1,348
    Gender:
    Male
    Sebastian Inlet
    Vehicle:
    09 Access Cab Prerunner
    Rear Leaf spring TSB, Bilstein 5100's all around w/ front set at 1.75", 265/75R/16 Mickey Thompson Baja STZ's, Trailer hitch w/custom wiring, AFE drop in dry filter, Rear Diff breather mod, Debadged truck, customized stock TRD wheel center caps, added factory fog lights, bed mat, door sills, tinted windows
    I agree, why is there a question of his opinion based on his year of truck? :confused:
     
  17. Sep 6, 2011 at 6:07 PM
    #17
    vtragweed

    vtragweed Beef Slut

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Member:
    #8454
    Messages:
    1,621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Willie
    VA
    Vehicle:
    08 2.7 SR5 Debadged
    afe pro-dry s filter, LCE headers, painted black steelies,color matched grill surround, URD short shifter, UWS black tool box
    just seen a few of the recent posts, like when someone bought a ford in place of the tacoma and you mentioned sync and ecolose in place of ecoboost
     
  18. Sep 6, 2011 at 6:12 PM
    #18
    coylifut

    coylifut Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Member:
    #47028
    Messages:
    126
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    tk
    portland or
    Vehicle:
    2011 TRD Sport DBC LB
    Weather Techs, Wet Okoles
    I have the 11, like the looks better, but if i was in your position i'd opt for the 12. I've been in a similar situation in the past and regretted not getting what I perceived to be the updated model.
     
  19. Sep 6, 2011 at 6:13 PM
    #19
    mgrande

    mgrande iKill

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2009
    Member:
    #15830
    Messages:
    5,357
    Gender:
    Male
    Orlando
    Vehicle:
    2011 TRD off road
    Kings, AP 3" leaf pack, timbrens front and rear, TC UCA's, pro comp 7189's, baja ATZ's, CBI sliders and rear, relentless front, dynomax catback
    I waited and waited to see what the 2012 would look like, then this past week we all finally saw it. Earlier today I traded my 09 in for a new 2011. Why? the deal and because I dont want to wait forever for relentless to fab a 2012 bumper up. The only reason I traded in the fist place was to get an OR model in place of my sport.
     
  20. Sep 6, 2011 at 6:14 PM
    #20
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,683
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Congrats :D
     
To Top