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1st gen or 2nd gen?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Slick8810, Apr 24, 2009.

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1st generation tacoma or 2nd generation tacoma?

  1. 95-04 Tacoma

    960 vote(s)
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  2. 05-09 Tacoma

    646 vote(s)
    40.2%
  1. Apr 24, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    Slick8810

    Slick8810 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was just curious what everyone prefers out of the 1st gen tacoma or the 2nd gen. I think most would say whatever they have but i figured i would ask. I have a 1st gen but like the 2nd gen better in my opinion.
     
  2. Apr 24, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    stikkimikki87

    stikkimikki87 Well-Known Member

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    uhh...everything? lol
    1st gen all the way, but only the 01-04s :)
     
  3. Apr 24, 2009 at 9:26 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    even more specifically...02 Impulse red ones :D
     
  4. Apr 24, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    stikkimikki87

    stikkimikki87 Well-Known Member

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    uhh...everything? lol
    damn right lol! <-- 02 impulse red :)
     
  5. Apr 24, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    J-Rob #3

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    I Love My '02. But then again my best bud has a '05 and i like it too.
    But I'm gonna have to still say the 1st gens.
    They're the best.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    tjgraner09

    tjgraner09 South Carolina Member

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    Too easy 1st gens!
     
  7. Apr 24, 2009 at 10:45 PM
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    edwinalink

    edwinalink robo-ninja

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    I want a 2nd gen with an 8 foot STEEL bed... that would be keen.

    everything else about the 1st gens bores me
     
  8. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:18 PM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    I have never own a 1st generation. But I love my 2nd generation Taco.
     
  9. Apr 25, 2009 at 6:54 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    X2. I always liked 1st gens but LOVE my 2nd gen and wouldnt trade it for nothing!!!
     
  10. Apr 25, 2009 at 7:03 AM
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    Fly5465

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    I've only had my 1st Gen for a couple months now. I was specifically looking to buy a clean 1st gen Tacoma, it took me a while to find the right one. I like the smaller size of the 1st Gen and the styling better. Seems like none of the manufacturers make a compact truck anymore (except Ranger) they have all gotten bigger, more of a mid size. Like I said, I like the smaller size. I rarely carry more than 2 people, so interior size was not that important.

    Fly5465 - Az
     
  11. Apr 25, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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    derekabraham

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  12. Apr 25, 2009 at 12:57 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i traded my 2nd gen(06 prerunner) in for an first gen(04 trd 4x4), and i like my 04 alot better than the 06 i had. i like the power of the 4.0 that was in my 06, but overall....the first gen is just better as far as im concerned.
     
  13. Apr 25, 2009 at 3:36 PM
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    JTech

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    I have had both a 1st gen and now a 2nd gen. The only thing I wish the 2nd gen had was a steel bed with real tie downs. I line-xed my 1st gen and loved it. I worry the composite bed isn't as forgiving as the steel. I did like the simplicity of the first gen.
     
  14. Apr 25, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    Janster

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    Combine the two of them....and that'd be the ideal tacoma!!!

    The ruggedness of the 1st gen
    The metal bed of the 1st gen
    The tried & true suspension (from the factory) of the 1st gen
    The heavy duty tailgate of the first gen

    AND put it with

    The bigger size of the 2nd gen
    The Access cab doors (LOVE those things)
    The 2nd gen styling / looks(it's grown on me)
    The 4.0L engine, towing package, power outlet and all the neat added features
    The LSD of the 2nd gen
    The colors of the 2nd gen
     
  15. Apr 25, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i do miss the power outlet in the bed of the 06 i had.
     
  16. Apr 25, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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    THXEY

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    2nd by far
     
  17. Apr 25, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    devilsalmostfree

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    i like the 1st gens better!
     
  18. Apr 25, 2009 at 10:31 PM
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    Burgman

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    2nd gen and i just tied the votes, go me
     
  19. Apr 26, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    Ry1984

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    i just love that old pick up look, 1st gen all the way.
     
  20. Apr 26, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    brian

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    I wouldn't trade my truck for a first gen period :p Sure they're still great trucks, but I absolutely love my truck.
     
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