1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

1st Gens Too Old Now?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bigmikelakers, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Sep 3, 2011 at 6:46 PM
    #1
    Bigmikelakers

    Bigmikelakers [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Member:
    #62706
    Messages:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles
    Vehicle:
    '16 DCSB OR
    I bought this same topic up on T4R.org on the 3rd gen 4runners. I want to get folks opinions regarding the 1st gen Tacoma. I had a talk with my ex a few months back. I told her I was looking into a 4runner either 3rd or 4th gen. I also told her that I'll take a '99 if I like it. She said 1999 is over 12 years ago and is kind of old now for a car. I also told her about a 2001 Tacoma Double Cab and she said thats newer but, will be really old in like a year or two. Personally 1st gen Tacomas look better than the newer ones. The only thing that is better about the 2nd gens is the interior. Has anyone else ever had someone tell you that your 1st gen is an old car?
     
  2. Sep 3, 2011 at 6:55 PM
    #2
    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Member:
    #19185
    Messages:
    23,950
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Doug
    Lakeside, Ca / Gardnerville, Nevada
    Vehicle:
    No Truck..well, maybe
    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    No, but I agree about the 2nd gen interior, love it, as for the rest of the truck not impressed at all really.

    I'd still take my "old 2000" over a newer 2nd gen. just my $.02 :cool:
     
  3. Sep 3, 2011 at 6:55 PM
    #3
    JTacoma

    JTacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Member:
    #61109
    Messages:
    266
    Gender:
    Male
    Washington
    Vehicle:
    1995.5 2.7 4X4 5 speed
    Bilstein 5100, 31x10.5 Michelin LTX AT2
    Mine is a 1995. Nobody has ever told me it is old. Most people that don't know tacomas think that it is a 2000 something and they are amazed that it is 16 years old. It has 98,000 miles and the biggest ding on it is the size of a dime. 1st gens are not too old if they have been taken care of.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Sep 3, 2011 at 6:56 PM
    #4
    Oat

    Oat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Member:
    #61992
    Messages:
    1,169
    Gender:
    Male
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    2001 Prerunner
    Gibson Exhaust, Painted factory steel wheels, Chrome wheel caps, K&N Air intake, Tint, Regular Bilstein (yellow/blue) all around, Leveling spacer kit upfront, Partially de-badged, Westin Bullbar with skidplate, White, Double Cab Prerunner SR5
    Well put.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2011 at 6:58 PM
    #5
    oneBIGroom

    oneBIGroom SSS

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    Member:
    #62067
    Messages:
    971
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    SSS
    SSS
    Vehicle:
    SSS
    SSS
    I blow off the hate cause 1st gens is sexay! :D haha i dont like the 2nd gen's exterior may be just me tho. Their interior is cool tho but you can make 1st's interior cool too

    lighters.jpg
     
  6. Sep 3, 2011 at 6:59 PM
    #6
    Oat

    Oat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Member:
    #61992
    Messages:
    1,169
    Gender:
    Male
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    2001 Prerunner
    Gibson Exhaust, Painted factory steel wheels, Chrome wheel caps, K&N Air intake, Tint, Regular Bilstein (yellow/blue) all around, Leveling spacer kit upfront, Partially de-badged, Westin Bullbar with skidplate, White, Double Cab Prerunner SR5
    I like the 2nd's interior also, just seems more roomy? but the exterior seems a little to car like to me.
     
  7. Sep 3, 2011 at 7:02 PM
    #7
    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Member:
    #19185
    Messages:
    23,950
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Doug
    Lakeside, Ca / Gardnerville, Nevada
    Vehicle:
    No Truck..well, maybe
    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    Body wise mine has paid a price (not unrepairably so) I offroad quite a bit, mine has 172k, still starts right up, doesn't use any oil, doesn't leak a drop of anything but I'm also somewhat anal with maintenance , complete driveline lubes prolly 8-10 a year (or more if I felt it neccessary, same with oil changes tho not quite as often)
     
  8. Sep 3, 2011 at 7:03 PM
    #8
    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Member:
    #46536
    Messages:
    31,748
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    Kealakekua, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    Lifted 00 TRD Off-Road
    fox extended travel remote resivoir coilovers, 14" eibach 600lb coils, All Pro tubular chromoly 1" uniball upper control arms, All Pro expedition leaf packs, 10" bilstein 5150 piggyback reservoir shocks 265/75r16 Goodyear wrangler MT/R kevlars wrapped around 16" Helo 791 gloss black, Mini H1 retrofits with 6000k bulbs, 18" magnaflow w/custom exhaust reroute various decals, Sockmonkey retro hood stripes
    1st gens>anything else created by anyone, ever.

    any questions?:D

    I have a 2000 and love it. nobody's ever said it was "too old"...mainly because everyone in hawaii has a 1st gen
     
  9. Sep 3, 2011 at 7:04 PM
    #9
    Boerseun

    Boerseun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Member:
    #60538
    Messages:
    3,092
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ferdie
    Sarasota, Florida
    Vehicle:
    02 PreRunner DoubleCab TRD
    Bull bar, nerf bars, bed extender, tonneu cover, bug deflector, wish list,....
    1st gens are cool
     
  10. Sep 3, 2011 at 7:06 PM
    #10
    LBCdan

    LBCdan I got tiger blood.. WINNING

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Member:
    #42169
    Messages:
    908
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Long Beach , CA
    Vehicle:
    2012 MGM DCSB TRD SPORT
    Pioneer 4000NEX , grab handle GPS mount, Bakflip tonneau, OME 885, Bilstein 5100s, Wheelers 1.5" AAL
    Nope. I am buying a 1st gen DC soon!!
     
  11. Sep 3, 2011 at 7:17 PM
    #11
    Turp

    Turp Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Member:
    #49037
    Messages:
    134
    Gender:
    Male
    Virginia
    Vehicle:
    02 PreRunner SR5
    K&N panel/ snorkel removed Keyless
    I liked the 1st gens when they came out and have really only seen a few 2nd gens I liked. Agreed the larger size and interior of the 2nd gen is appealing.

    All said, I'd still take any gen Taco over any other make.
     
  12. Sep 3, 2011 at 7:31 PM
    #12
    G scott04

    G scott04 ...

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Member:
    #49443
    Messages:
    4,885
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Garrett
    Mesa
    Vehicle:
    04 PreRunner
    You probably should disregard her opinion, and listen to people who have owned a 1st gen/3rd gen. Especially since she's your ex, and sounds like she doesn't know what she is talking about..
     
  13. Sep 3, 2011 at 7:38 PM
    #13
    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Member:
    #17177
    Messages:
    17,826
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    AZ
    Vehicle:
    2005 TRD DCSB
    1st Gens are great! I'd still have the one I owned 5 years ago if it were 4 door....I traded it in for the 2nd gen I have now
     
  14. Sep 3, 2011 at 7:57 PM
    #14
    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Member:
    #19185
    Messages:
    23,950
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Doug
    Lakeside, Ca / Gardnerville, Nevada
    Vehicle:
    No Truck..well, maybe
    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now

    EEEeeewwwwww !!! Scott likes plastic......:p


    waaaaz crakin' buddy ??:D
     
  15. Sep 3, 2011 at 9:35 PM
    #15
    Rmodel65

    Rmodel65 Yukon Cornelius

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Member:
    #44090
    Messages:
    2,436
    Gender:
    Male
    Jawja
    Vehicle:
    1996 Yota 4x4
    Viper Red paint
    ive got a 96 4x4 i like it ok...its a little small for me but gets decent gas mileage and has ac that will freeze you out of the truck :)
     
  16. Sep 4, 2011 at 5:41 AM
    #16
    Mountainhound

    Mountainhound Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2011
    Member:
    #62532
    Messages:
    31
    Gender:
    Male
    SW corner New Hampshire
    Vehicle:
    95.5 tacoma
    New to me but certinly not new
    Well an argument could be made for mine being old it's a 95 with 260,xxx miles. But heck it's new to me I just bought it last week. Needs a tune up rear leafs and has a couple leaks, but hey it was cheap enough and still runs good and I am sure will run better once I get things all done.
     
  17. Sep 4, 2011 at 8:27 AM
    #17
    ohdrj1all

    ohdrj1all Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    Member:
    #55796
    Messages:
    148
    Gender:
    Male
    AZ
    Vehicle:
    2003 XtraCab 4x4 SR5 2.7L 5spd
    ???... nothing personal... but that sounds like a comment from someone who is too young (ie, doesn't know wtf they are talking about). There are tons an tons of 12+ year old cars and trucks on the road (especially Toyotas). I would disregard what your ex has said and be glad she is your ex! ;)
     
  18. Sep 4, 2011 at 8:30 AM
    #18
    Gregero

    Gregero TRD: Trail Ready Development

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Member:
    #35512
    Messages:
    4,266
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    El Cajon, CA
    Vehicle:
    Blue '06 Prerunner TRD Sport
    LED Spyder Tail Lights, Debadged Tailgate, TOYOTA logo on Tailgate, Uniden Radio w/ 4' Ant., Removed Sway-Bar, Rear 5125s, 8" King Offroad Shocks, Debadged Doors, 1.25" Rear AllPro Wheel Spacers, 33x12.50R17 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZs, AllPro Skid Plate, New Car Smell Air Freshener, OMD Ford&Chevy Leaf Pack, Glassworks Front Fenders, Engage LT UCAs and LCAs, Engage HD Tie Rod Ends, Kar-Tek Limit Straps, Camber Eliminator Kit, Removed Rear Flares, Blue LED Dome and Map lights, LED License plate lights, Black TRD Sport Rims, MBRP Catback Exhaust, 20W PA Speaker, 2 Meter Radio, AFE Stage2 CAI, Demello-like Bed Bar, Harbor Freight Dust Lights, Blacked-out Hood Scoop, Custom Pre-Runner Bumper
    If I knew about Tacomas more than I do now, I would have bought a 1st gen. They look like beasts when hooked up properly. I do like my second, but the firsts are just better.
     
  19. Sep 4, 2011 at 8:31 AM
    #19
    68vert

    68vert Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Member:
    #16722
    Messages:
    851
    Gender:
    Male
    AZ
    Vehicle:
    DCSB 4X
    Toyota trucks well kept and cleanly modded are cool at any age. Timeless IMO
     
  20. Sep 4, 2011 at 8:33 AM
    #20
    Stubbs95tacoma

    Stubbs95tacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Member:
    #47604
    Messages:
    3,281
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Blake
    Wichita
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5
    6 Inch Lift
    my 95 dosnt even have 95,000 miles on it yet haha
     
To Top