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1st gen tacoma vs. 2nd gen tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by beacher, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Apr 17, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    beacher

    beacher [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, i bought a 99 taco 4x4 v6 sr5 a few years ago. it had the frame recall .. long story short, I ended up getting the deal and buying an 09 tacoma. I have now had my new truck for almost 3 years, has 55k on it already. but i dont like all the electronics and traction control and safety features , i miss my old taco very much because i could beat on it and have a good time. i only owe 7 grand on my 09 before its paid off. but im thinking about selling it and buying a 2004 because they seem more bulletproof and they dont have all the traction control and safety alarms and sh**. i found an 04 with trd , 54,000 miles selling for $15,000. DO I keep my 09 tacoma? or do i trade or sell this truck and buy an 04? any advice / thoughts helpful. thankyou everyone :p
     
  2. Apr 17, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    ontarioyota

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    Seems like you already know which truck has your heart...i say get the 04!!
     
  3. Apr 17, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    achirdo

    achirdo I Weld!

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    pull all the fuses on the "saftey sh*t" :p
     
  4. Apr 17, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    Amazing how many people ride trains because if man was meant to fly, he would have wings???

    The traction controls work... glad that after they have been on other Toyota models for so long, they finally gave them to the Tacoma! If you like spinning tires that don't help you move, (and wreck the roadbed) then hold down the VSC button and turn them OFF! You do have a choice of TRAC or NO TRAC.

    Good luck, but the '09, '10, '11 is a superior off road driving machine compared to my good '05 or my great '01 Tacomas (all Off Road 4WDs).
     
  5. Apr 17, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    04 for sure
     
  6. Apr 17, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    You missed the simple 2nd gens by one year! :D

    08 has none of what you describe haha. Like a newer bigger 04!

    08 also rated most reliable truck made by anyone by Consumer reports and JD Power. No "VSC" "TRAC" "ATRAC" etc. Drive train, locker, etc, done.

    I can beat on this guy no problem :D

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  7. Apr 18, 2011 at 7:48 AM
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    "Magic Brakes"?? Interesting term... However, most think of 'brakes' for stopping... The traction controls (that brake a non-traction tire so the good tire gets the power) keep you GOING!
     
  8. Apr 18, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    05-08 FTMW !!:D No expensive electronics to worry about. Buy Lockright for $270 and hammer away. :)
     
  9. Apr 18, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    hahaha that works...

    I think you should get the truck that you enjoy driving the most... sell the 09, buy the 04, and put the extra money into parts and mods for the 04. =)
     
  10. Apr 18, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    agree with styx. but your new truck is almost paid off so ehhh
     
  11. Apr 18, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    yeh, i only owe 6800.. its a six speed and it only gets 19mpg with my allterrains on it. i heard the autos get better milage. maybe i could find an 08 with low miles? i like the 04 too though.. its a tuff call. haha
     
  12. Apr 18, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    Old gens were fantastic vehicles. If you could find an 04 with Low miles it would be a great catch. If you want the roomier more modern new generation, pre 09 like I said has none of that fancy stuff.

    Beef it up a bit like the pic I posted above and you can beat it up just fine!
     
  13. Apr 18, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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  14. May 18, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    i just found an 04 double cab with trd and 65k for $15,000. dealer said theyed only give me 16,500 for my 09 on a trade though..
     
  15. May 18, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    Ehh... that's awfully low trade in value. I'd haggle, haggle, haggle until they offer quite a bit more on the 09. And if in the end they won't budge, then time to move on to the next good find (which will eventually happen! :D)

    On a side note, I had no idea the 05-08 didn't have the fancy electronics that the 09-present have. I guess that's a good thing?!?!?:confused:
     
  16. May 18, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    no nannies here. i could also live without the occasionally hyper-active ABS. i would however like to have the ATRAC option...didn't research enough before purchase.
     
  17. May 18, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    Electronics are good thing on 3 year old car. Then when they start going and you need to pay for troubleshooting and replacement that's where all fun goes through the door.
    Give you example Audi A8 original price $120K sold for $few K due to electronic system dead. Car had low miles too.
    I am looking for 4runner transfer case and I found few of them but none have actuators take a guess why.
    Give it few years and this forum will be filled with "my traction system not working and dealer wants $7000 to repair, what should I do" :D
     
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