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1st gen or 2nd gen?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Slick8810, Apr 24, 2009.

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1st generation tacoma or 2nd generation tacoma?

  1. 95-04 Tacoma

    960 vote(s)
    59.8%
  2. 05-09 Tacoma

    646 vote(s)
    40.2%
  1. Apr 26, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    ive owned 2 88s, 1 86,an 02, and now an 08. my 02 was the best yota i ever had. the truck was built 100 times better than my 08.
     
  2. Apr 26, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    TEX357

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    2nd Gen :D
     
  3. Apr 26, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    higherlux

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    first gen
     
  4. Apr 26, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    life11

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    1st gen baby!!!!!
     
  5. Apr 26, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    JAG

    JAG Well-Known Member

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    This post may be a little biased since it is in the 1st gen section...:D

    Anyways....2nd gen all the way.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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    Tacoma02TRD

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    3inch Revtech lift,Flowmaster Muffler, K&N cold air intake, 33x12.5 Maxxis Bighorns, TRD stock locker, Hella 500 Fog lights, Scanguage II, 6k HIDs, Painted Black Rims
    I love my 1st gen and its treated me right, when ever its time comes some 1xx,xxx miles later then I'll be looking for a 2nd gen double cab.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    J-Byrd

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    I really like the style of these, although, I wish they had some of the features of the 2nd gen. The top mounted oil filter is sure nice...
     
  8. Apr 26, 2009 at 10:36 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    I had an 03 Tacoma. Pretty good truck, just too small.
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    I like my 2nd gen 05 Tacoma better. More room, more power, better brakes for when I tow my boat.

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  9. Apr 27, 2009 at 1:13 AM
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    TacomaDan

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    Love, Cobra 29 LTD BT CB w/ A2000 Highgear antenna, FOX/Fabtech Coilovers, Magnaflow
    95.5-97 all the way. You're crazy if you dont think those look badass!!!!
     
  10. Apr 27, 2009 at 6:23 AM
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    life11

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    whoa whoa whoa tacoma dan
    i do love first gens, but the badass 1 gens would be the 01-04's!!!!!
     
  11. Apr 27, 2009 at 6:26 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    The TRUE First Gens "95.5-00".

    All others are simply posers.
     
  12. Apr 27, 2009 at 6:41 AM
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    KraQr

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    I like the 2nd gen for comfort, family hauling, and as a grocery getter,,, i prefer the 1st gen for wheelin. Smaller size suits me better on the trails.

    I have my 09 2nd gen and I have a 96 2wd.

    Im looking for a 1st gen that I can build into a trail killer.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2009 at 6:53 AM
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    Bassetdad

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    The second generation Tacoma's will win the poll only because there are more members driving the second generatuion trucks :crapstorm: . But to answer your question, While the second generation has some improved features, I still prefer the first generation Tacomas. :yay:
     
  14. Apr 27, 2009 at 6:56 AM
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    MrSmackAttack

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    Same here... 1st truck and i love it.. making me change way i think about cars...
     
  15. Apr 27, 2009 at 6:56 AM
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    fletch aka

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    I have an 09 and like the size of the 09 but you can't beat the looks of the first gen's.
     
  16. Apr 27, 2009 at 7:20 AM
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    ClemsonTacoma

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    :frusty: i love my 2nd gen but i dont want to heavily mod it or take it offroad alot. i want to talk my dad into getting an older 1st gen to take offroad b/c he has a company car so we will not raise car payments where we cant afford them:notsure:
     
  17. Apr 27, 2009 at 7:21 AM
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    420Tacoma

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    None. Stock with options - Roof rack, running boards, hood scoop, etc.
    1st gens are nice 01-04. But I love my 2nd gen. Roomier interior, better bed liner, bigger, and it looks better IMO.
     
  18. Apr 27, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    Dustin03

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    I love my 1st Gen because of all the things I can do to it. Don't like the seatbelt dinger? Unplug it. Don't like the lock/unlock beep? Unplug it. Don't like the restrictor on the rear diff? Make a new ground.

    Working on Taconut's truck and my mom's FJ really make me appreciate how simple the 1st Gens are. The only thing I wish I had is that monstrous 1GR-FE. :D
     
  19. Apr 28, 2009 at 4:22 AM
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    thenrie

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    Magnaflow cat and cat-back exhaust, AFE Stage 2 cold-air intake system, 2.5" lift via Skyjacker leaf packs, Bilstein 5100s.
    Never did like the funky looking fender design of the 2nd gens. Didn't even know the 2nd gens don't have steel beds. I'd always be afraid of tossing my tools and chains in the back.
     
  20. Apr 28, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    bobwilson1977

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    none except for crappy hub caps and floor mats.
    I can't help but feel that the first gen tacos are actually a bit better-made than the 2nd generation tacos. There's something a bit cheap looking about the new trucks. That and as someone else mentioned, the first gen trucks are super-simple to work on... as if you hardly ever have to do it to begin with...
     
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