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1st Generation Tacoma's ?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Mels05toy, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    Mels05toy

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    My son has just recently bought a 1992 Toyota Tacoma 4x4, so if the 1st gen. starts at 1995, whats this make his? And are there any forums in that class? I myself have a 2005, and I love it, along with all the helpfull Q/A:confused:
     
  2. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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  3. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    The whole '1st gen', 2nd gen' thing refers to the Tacoma's only, i believe. Think 'Tacomaworld'.

    My guess is that the 92' is a Toyota 'pick-up'.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    This says what most of us probably felt was the case about the 'Tacoma' starting from 95' on.

    http://www.edmunds.com/toyota/tacoma/history.html

    I had an 87 'pick-up' they marketed as 'Black Thunder' at the time. Had a silver check mark over black.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

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    Yep anything 95 down is the pickup. Or Hilux. Still the best pickups in the world!!!
     
  6. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:24 AM
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    +1 for pickup. great trucks, my friend has a 1990 and it's about to turn 400,000km
     
  7. Oct 25, 2009 at 8:43 AM
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    Pre-1995.5 pickups (variously labeled 'Toyota Truck' or 'Toyota Pickup') are often referred to as 'PreTacos'.

    Many Toyota-related offroad sites (e.g., Tacoma Territory; YotaTech) offer sections dedicated to the earlier pickups.

    There's also ToyotaMinis.com, which is an entire forum dedicated to the pre-1995.5 Toyota small pickups.
     
  8. Oct 25, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    I had Toyota pickups before Toyota even made 4x4 pickups. Yeah, I'm only 46 (which may seam old to most of you), but my 1st vehical when I was 16 was a 1972 Toyota pickup. It was 2wd, like I said, Toyota didn't make 4x4's (pickups) back then. It had an 18RC engine, and it was a stick. I don't think they even made auto trans either, but not sure. My Dad bought that truck new, and It became mine when I turned 16. I raced Motocross back then, so this was the best thing to have for hauling my bikes around to the track. Anyway, when I sold that truck for a Toyota 4x4 pickup, that 1972 truck had 300k+ miles on it, with no major work done to it, and it was still running strong. I do "think" that 72 was a Hilux though. But just not marked or logoed anywhere on the body of the truck. I know for sure my mid 1980's 4x4 Toyota's where Hilux's.

    Due to those old Toyota truck's I've owned, is why I went back to 4 cyl Toyota's. Since those days I've owned a LOT of different trucks and SUV's. Mostly American made, and as much as I hate to say it, American made = Total Junk. ALL of them where major POS. They all started having "major" issues at around 100k miles. That being my experience, I had no problem spending $7,000 on a 2000 Tacoma with 145k miles on it for my main everyday driver. I passed up a few 6 cyl trucks and held out for a 4 cyl. I know they are bullet proof. Now I'm happy again...;)
     
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