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1st. Gen Tacoma Buyers Guide

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by ERG80, May 14, 2011.

  1. Nov 26, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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  2. Nov 26, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    UPDATE:
    updated post 5 with opinions on tacomas vs other truck options.
    updated reliability section (post 6) with ZenkaiTaco's thread on common problems.

    Road Test moved to post 10 in the "Which engine to get" section
     
  3. Nov 26, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    Should be stickied
     
  4. Nov 30, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    ERG80

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    Updated post 5
    added Nowhereman04's thread about Things people dont like about their 1st gen
     
  5. Nov 30, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    WOW, great information
     
  6. Nov 30, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    Awesome thread, thanks for the hard work in putting this together. THIS is why this site is so great. :cheers:
     
  7. Nov 30, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    really good right up :thumbsup: but, not all 95-97 4x4s got a center console. mine doesnt
    edit: or were you just stating that its an option?
     
  8. Nov 30, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    Are you referring to year-to-year changes in post 4? If so its just an option.
     
  9. Nov 30, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    yeah thats what i was talking about
     
  10. Nov 30, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    Thanks for all the kind words everyone. I'm glad to do it and glad its helpful.

    Please feel free to add anything or make any recommendations.

    Ill keep adding to it as I learn and see new things I think belong in here.
     
  11. Nov 30, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    I've edited the post. Thank you for the info.
     
  12. Nov 30, 2011 at 11:10 PM
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    Mods, why isn't this stickied?

    Ben? Hello, Ben?
     
  13. Dec 1, 2011 at 3:18 AM
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    Idk if this matters to alot of people, but it did to me when I was looking for a 1st gen. In 2003-2004 Toyota started using ETCS-I (Electronic Throttle Control Sytem - Intelligent) this is when the throttle bodys are electronically controlled, but also had a cable for back up in case the electronic system failed.
     
  14. Dec 1, 2011 at 4:30 AM
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    That kind of info is exactly what this thread needs. Ill add it to the yty comparisons. Thank you.
     
  15. Dec 1, 2011 at 4:56 AM
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  16. Dec 1, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    Stickied! YAY!!! Thanks Mods!
     
  17. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    updated post 4 with a link to a more detailed description of the history and changes in model years.
    updated post 5 with opinions on the best years to get.
     
  18. Dec 1, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    Just realized you used a thread that I started :thumbsup:
     
  19. Dec 1, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    Your thread was a good read. Rangers can be decent trucks but just dont seem to have the longevity of Tacos.
     
  20. Dec 1, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    thanks :D exactly
     
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