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2004, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RSCUE, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Dec 13, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    RSCUE

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    Hello,
    I am looking to buy a used Tacoma, and from what I gather not much has changed (mechanically) since 2005. If this is a gross generalization I apologize.

    I can almost assure the forum I will be buying A used Tacoma, but I'm not sure what year...first responder work doesn't pay like it should...

    In your humble opinions, what would be the optimal year assuming milage and condition are relatively the same.

    If anyone wants to throw in any further advice on buying a used Taco I'm all ears.

    Thanks and respect up front.
    -Jeff
     
  2. Dec 14, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    This thread took off in the "2nd Gen" Topic.

    You can read it here:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/192823-2005-6-7-8-9-10-a.html
     
  3. Dec 17, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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  4. Dec 17, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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  6. Dec 17, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    You want a 2007 Tacoma 4x4 double cab in Superwhite! lol its all up to you really man, All the years are pretty stable i believe, I think the 05s had the most. Ive got an 06 at 110 with zero problems and regular maintenance. Get a double cab if you need it, Or even just to be prepared. Also goes with 4x4. If you need it, Or if you just want the comfort of having it there.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2011 at 7:23 AM
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    any of them! I still like the 1st. gen. the "04" would be my first choice.
    BUT; whatever comes along as a GOOD DEAL, in any year, would satisfy me.

    don't know when they went to a composite bed, but newer ones don't have a steel bed, and as mentioned, 2nd. gen's are bigger. I also like LO hubs, and manual 4-WD drive lever. newer ones don't have these. no big deal though.
     
  8. Dec 18, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    In 2009 the star safety system became standard. That means you are sure to get ABS, TRAC, VSC, A-LSD, and emergency brake assist.

    Some think that's a drawback, but I've never regretted having the safety systems on board. Doing donuts in a parking lot is just not the same level of "important" to me as not spinning out on the highway in a snowstorm.
     
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