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1st or 2nd gen?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by azzurri, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Jun 29, 2008 at 6:01 PM
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    azzurri

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    so now i been looking at the 1st gen tacos but ppl are telling me to say away with them due to problems but a 2nd gen would be pimp'n now i know im going to get commnts liek get what you can afford i just want to see what people will say its between a 02 ext cab and a 06 access cab
    the 06 is sweet it was like love at first sight. i like this truck more then my gf and i dont even own this truck yet:cool:
     
  2. Jun 29, 2008 at 6:04 PM
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    '06.

    Bigger, faster, and more comfortable.
     
  3. Jun 29, 2008 at 6:04 PM
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    They are both great choices. I don't know of any major problems with the 1st gen trucks. FWIW, I wouldn't trade my 02 for a 06.
     
  4. Jun 29, 2008 at 6:21 PM
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    silver07taco

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    Both truck are awsome, but like 05TACOTRD said if you want more space go for the 06
     
  5. Jun 29, 2008 at 8:08 PM
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    Janster

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    The only problems with the 1st gens - is the frame rust issue and 15 year warrantee toyota put out on them. If you're looking for an 02 - you gotta be very careful to inspect the frame carefully and have a toyota dealer inspect it before you commit to buying.

    If you find a good one that passes toyota's inspection - then you'll wonder how long it will last versus how long you want to keep the truck. Will Toyota still give 150% KBB value in 5 years if the rust gets bad?
     
  6. Jun 29, 2008 at 8:12 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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  7. Jun 29, 2008 at 8:18 PM
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    chris4x4

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    IMHO, I think the first gens are a stronger vehicle. I beat mine like it owed me money, and it never coughed. I think they are the same comfort, just a little less elbow room. :)
     
  8. Jun 29, 2008 at 8:25 PM
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    JimBeam

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    the frame rust issue is from 95 to 2000...the 01+ dont have the extended rust warranty because there hasnt been a problem found

    now then...i dont know what "people" youve been talking to...but if im not mistaken theres been more TSBs/recalls etc on the 05+ trucks than the 95-04 trucks

    the only major issue that theyve had are the rust issue on the 95-2000...past that...on the 01-04 at around 90K your water pump will prob need replacing...but thats about the same with most vehicles...

    someone correct me if im wrong but im pretty sure that the only major recall/tsb/etc on the 1st gens is the rust issue and thats not even on all of them...just a majority of the 95-00

    the 2nd gens have already had major recalls on the accelerator, tailgate, and rear springs




    im not trying to turn this into another 1st v. 2nd gen argument...just helping the OP choose the best truck for his money...either way he's getting a toyota and he'll be better off...
     
  9. Jun 30, 2008 at 1:10 PM
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    The 1st gen interior is cozy, not cramped. There are luxuries available such as leather, VSC (04' only) and it's one tuff truck. I hauled 1500lbs of bagged gravel in the bed of my 02'. It was squating down a bit, but, took it like a champ! I'm not knockin' the 2nd gen, just speaking what I know.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2008 at 4:27 PM
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    i just remembered a recall on i think 01/02 trucks but im not positive on the years...

    we had some ball joints fail and they needed to be replaced/fixed

    mine fell into this category and i had no issues getting it fixed
     
  11. Jun 30, 2008 at 4:32 PM
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    I didnt have that issue- the only recall I had was for them to install a gas filler neck shield for explosion safety in a collision.
     
  12. Jun 30, 2008 at 4:34 PM
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    i guess now the 1st gens and 2nd gens are about even on major recall



    best bet is for the OP to drive both options and pick the one he feel's most comfortable with...either way he'll be getting a damn good truck
     
  13. Jun 30, 2008 at 4:38 PM
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    Agreed.
     
  14. Jun 30, 2008 at 6:32 PM
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    A good truck is a good truck, find one you like, have it looked at by a dealer or a good wrench, I'll bet you be happy with either choice.
     
  15. Jul 1, 2008 at 8:55 PM
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    At least it's your GF and not your wife.;) Anyway I only traded to a 2nd generation for more ponys and an extra gear in the auto. I had the other truck for nine years and was ready for something new. I like the fact of more room and more pep. My '99 was a great truck and maybe nicer in some ways but it was a LIMITED version that is not even offered now.
     
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  17. Jul 2, 2008 at 11:41 AM
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    The 06 will have way more room in access cab plus I just like the look better.
     
  18. Jul 6, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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  19. Jul 6, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    +1. I've done it all in both... both are great.
     
  20. Jul 6, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    I like the "look" of the 06 better too. It's what sold me.:)
     
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