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1st Gen vs 2nd Gen ---

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by edavidso, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    edavidso

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    So I have a 1997 Tacoma, high mileage, and am considering going to a 2009+. Thoughts? Should I put the money into mine to keep it running well, or put the money towards a newer one. Anyone have any opinions on the 2nd Gen vs the 1st Gen?

    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    Casey05Taco

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  3. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    capetaco12

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    Take an 09 for a test drive much comfier than a 97
     
  4. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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  5. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    get the 2nd gen as your daily driver, and make your 97 into your trail rig. Or even better, buy an 01-04 first gen!

    DO NOT get rid of your first gen...i have a feeling that if you did you will regret it.
     
  6. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    Stubbs95tacoma

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    1st gen is better quality everything ive driven a 2nd gen. It dosnt feel like a truck it feels like im driving a damn mini van.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    tc98tacoma

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    subd haha
     
  8. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    edavidso, I am, not quite certain if your 1st Generation 97 is part of the rusted frame group or not. But, I would confirm you have a good frame under you first before making a decision. I know 98s were part of the buyout, not certain if 97s were. You should inspect and confirm.
     
  9. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    I say sell the 97 and upgrade to 01-04 1st gen. Everyone knows 1st gen>2nd gen.
    Seriously.
     
  10. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    i can't speak about quality differences (yet), and my three prior "trucks" were a rubicon, a bronco, and a tahoe, but my '11 DCLB sport drives nothing like any of those "trucks" and i'm damn glad it doesn't. it's smooth, powerful, comfortable and handles well. i can pull 6500 lbs. and still get 20 mpg. if that's what its like to drive a minivan (i've never driven one), well, then i'm not complaining.:rolleyes:
     
  11. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    Can't speak on your financial situation but if you're putting more $ into maintaining the '97 (which I highly doubt) than a possible monthly payment on the '09 then go for it, other wise...
     
  12. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    I didnt knokw the 98's were part of it?? Im going to have to look into that, so if I got rust on my frame, so they can get me a new one
     
  13. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    lol...that would be alot of parts replacement to parallel the value of a truck payment :eek:

    We drive toyotas...not chebys...:D
     
  14. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    Its just too smooth in my opinion i like to fell the bumps hear the engine and hear the tires go "WOMMMMMM" :D
     
  15. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    True, but that's not the way a lot of people think about vehicle decisions, mostly it's the want > need.

    OP - or figure out what a monthly payment would cost you on a '09, save that up for 6 months and if it's not hurting you finncially then you know you can make the payments, maintain quality of life and you got a nice down payment already saved up. I'm not trying to preach, just my honest opinion, man.
     
  16. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    I agree! A mini van or a big Camry.
     
  17. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    I totally agree. I have one buddy that wonders why I don't trade in my 97 on a newer truck because its "old." :rolleyes: I have had minimal problems with my truck and can't afford a car payment. Why trade up, especially when I love my truck and it treats me great.

    I constantly have to remind him that its a toyota and the fact he has been through 3 cheby's in the time I have had my yota.
     
  18. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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  19. Nov 14, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    No.

    They'd buy back your '98 at just over KBB value and then crush it

    Plus it's more than just "rust on the frame." It would have to be to the point where the frame is completely deteriorated in spots
     
  20. Nov 14, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    Keep it and run it till it explodes.


    My neighbor back in WA had a 83' hilux pickup with the 22r-e, that has over 400,000 miles on it.
     
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