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2011 or 2012

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by S.Tacoma, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Oct 2, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    S.Tacoma

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    Hey I was just trying to get some opinions on whether I should buy a 2011 or buy a 2012 Tacoma DC SB/LB.

    I know I could get a great deal on a 2011 right now but its my first truck, should I just go all out for the 2012??

    Is the 2012 new features really all that good? Havn't been able to check any out.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    Go check both out in person. I have only personally toured an '11 but I hear the 12's are great in person. The front looks much better in 3D and the interior is far superior, from what I hear. If you look at both and dont think the '12 is much better, go with the '11 :)
     
  3. Oct 2, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    The only substantial difference is the Entune. As the new front end is purely cosmetic. Is Entune really worth it?
     
  4. Oct 3, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    Yeah I need to check out the 12s in person, just worried I wont be able to find an 11 i want
     
  5. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    Funny, I just went through this discussion with my wife, except it was our second Tacoma. I would check out the 2011s and see what you can find. We ended up going with the 11 and got around 3,000 off (before military rebates and all), and I'm really OK driving last years model.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    i did the same, bought an 11 because there was no running gear change. and you can get them for much cheaper... :D
     
  7. Nov 24, 2011 at 7:15 AM
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    I am in the same boat. I have been looking for a DBL Cab 4x4 TRD Sport. I can get about $3k off MSRP on a 11 and $2.5K off on a 12. The 12 does state 21MPG as the 11 states 20MPG. Does anyone know what may have increased it by 1 mile in the 12? Also all DBL Cab 2012's alllow you to use bluetooth for phone and audio streaming. I have been unable to determine whether 11's with bluetooth and jbl 7 speaker stereo could stream audio.

    It's a tough choice but I think minus the $500 rebate toyota if ofering on the 11's the 2012 Tacoma may be worth the extra dough of just $500.
     
  8. Nov 24, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    Remember,the 2011 is already one year old still setting on the lot.You may get a $500 rebate but a year from now it will more than a $500 difference in value.Two years from now if you want to trade a 2011 will be a three year old truck weather you but it now or bought it last fall.I always like buying at the beginning of the model year.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    If you get the 2011, just make sure the discount is substantial enough to negate the additional year of depreciation. Look at KBB or NADA and see how much the trucks depreciate year-to-year over the time period you plan to keep the truck. If you keep your trucks for ten years, it probably doesn't matter much. If you buy a new truck every three years, you will need a substantial discount to offset the reduced value of a 2011 vs. 2012 three years from now. One caveat: if you lease, the monthly payments matter more than the depreciation (but that is another discussion).
     
  10. Nov 24, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    I am going to research a little. Its about $500 only since the options are the same except the 2011 has the upgraded stereo with bluetooth and its standard in thd 2012 dbl cabs. I think i may havr to splurge on the 12 which i will also get to choose color. The 11 is available in black or white locally.

    Decisions... decisions.
     
  11. Nov 24, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    I was in the same dilemma. The 12's interior is much nicer. Basically Toyota fixed all the small things that were wrong with the 11s. I went with the 12. They didn't have any 11's in the config that I wanted but I would have gone with the 12 even if they did. The 11 would have been 2000 less had they had what I wanted. They had some really low prices prerunners. Pretty much getting rid of them.

    Also, the thought that the 11's have been sitting in the sun and elements for a year or longer is a huge turnoff for me.
     
  12. Nov 24, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    2011...better deals on them and their better looking :)
     
  13. Nov 24, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    I honestly got 6100 bucks off the price of my 2011 3 weeks ago. I would go onto the lots with one of them on it and give them what you'd be willing to pay for the 2011. They may initially say no, but i'm sure eventually they will call you and give you your offer. They did with me anyways.

    I got a 2011 DCLB, I love it... But I am bias cuz I don't like the front end on the 12's :p

    Edit: Also, to answer the MPG questions, the '12 is supposed to get the same gas mileage as the '11.
     
  14. Nov 24, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    In response to this, my Tacoma was built in July. So it had been sitting on the lots for maybe 3 months. Not a deciding factor for me.
     
  15. Nov 24, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    I settled on a Tacoma because they added fixed tie downs in the front of the bed on the 2012s. This was a deciding feature for me because I bought the truck to haul motorcycles and I like having a solid tie downs low in the bed.

    -Jeff
     
  16. Nov 24, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    2011. the 12's are sick AF but for the price? ugh. ya know what.... get a first gen! ha
     
  17. Nov 24, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    That is a great deal! You could probably trade it in on 2012 at a different dealer and still come out way ahead.:)
     
  18. Nov 24, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    A black 2011 DC LB... :drool:
     
  19. Nov 26, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    i am leaning to the 2012, because i like the upgraded features in the base stereo (i do not want to pay for an entune package)..
     
  20. Nov 26, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    Yeah the base stereo on Doublecabs looks sick! All of my needed features come stock with it - AUX, USB, CD, and bluetooth is cool too so I can do handsfree calling. And it looks GREAT! I just may upgrade the speakers and add a sub later, money permitting...
     
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