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2012 i4 double cab, sr5 question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TOYPARTS, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Sep 10, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    TOYPARTS

    TOYPARTS [OP] Member

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    I am ordering a 2012 I4 double cab online from work (Toyota).Never had a Tacoma before. I see there is a Conv. package and a SR 5 package what one would be your choice? Also what are the best colors. Thanks for any input.
     
  2. Sep 10, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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    bjmoose

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    If you're ordering it, I like pyrite. Don't usually see it on tacomas.

    Not sure what "conv package" you're talking about.
     
  3. Sep 10, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    Have you test driven an I4 double cab?
     
  4. Sep 10, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    this is what i found on the toyota website for 2011, I would assume 2012 are quite similar

    convenience package:
    Remote Keyless Entry System, Cruise
    Control, Sliding Rear Window w/ Privacy
    Glass, Steering Wheel Audio Controls

    SR5 package:
    Remote Keyless Entry System, Cruise
    Control, Variable Speed Wipers, Chrome
    Grille Surround & Rear Bumper, Color-Keyed
    Front Bumper & Overfenders, Sliding Rear
    Window w/ Privacy Glass, Bucket Seats w/
    Driver Lumbar Support, SR5 Fabric Trim,
    Metallic Tone Instrument Panel Trim,
    Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel w/ Audio
    Controls & Leather-Wrapped Shifter (A/T
    models only), Dual Sunvisors w/ Mirrors &
    Extenders, Tailgate-Handle Integrated
    Backup Camera Linked w/ an Auto-Dimming
    Mirror w/ Monitor, SR5 Badge

    i think the SR5 package is a MUCH MUCH better idea because it is only $500 more and you get the back up camera and the color coded front fender and overflares and chrome bumper, so to me it looks a lot better, but some people like the offroad look of the black trim.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2011 at 6:53 AM
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    Variable Speed wipers made it a no brainer for me, Plus all the other goodies. Resale value will also be better as well with the SR5 package. ;)
     
  6. Sep 11, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    My 4 is pretty gutless, I can't imagine hauling around another (what, 800lbs) plus your stuff.

    Gutless I don't mind, it's all the shifting to basically go nowhere; in my opinion I'd get an automatic, I think you'd be alot happier putting your shifting efforts elsewhere (like tuning the radio or drinking a coffee); shifting gets old.....quick.
     
  7. Sep 11, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    TOYPARTS

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    I have not test drove the trucks, looking at the I4 for MPG.
     
  8. Sep 11, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    Lol, it NEVER gets old for me, I'll shift all day everyday in traffic or in the countryside! plus the manual 2.7l shows better Mpg's !! The 2.7 and manual make an excellent pair and you'll be able to squeeze out a little more power with it too!!
     
  9. Sep 11, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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  10. Sep 11, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    I would go with the SR5 package - better bang for your buck.

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    Went and looked at some 2011's today, was hoping to see the 2012. Sat in a white TRD and a red SR5. Only i4 they had was a standard cab 5 speed.
     
  12. Sep 11, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    Definitely would recommend you drive a DC I4 before buying .. even more so if you want it to be a 4x4.
     
  13. Sep 11, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    Ok. Are you talking about this model?

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    5 lug, 4 cylinder, double cab.




    As I said before, it's ugly as fuck. I've yet to see one on the road. If you want good gas mileage get a car. If you need a truck bite the bullet and get at least a V6 double cab PreRunner.
     
  14. Sep 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    Yeah I'm a big fan of the shifting, my MPG has increased so much since my last vehicle its crazy.
     
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    The I4 double cab I'm looking at getting is a prerunner, the one pictured above is a base double cab (non-prerunner).
     
  16. Sep 11, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    That base 5 lug dc is.....perfect.
     
  17. Sep 11, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    Use carsdirect or edmunds.com for the car buying service & you will get a good deal. If you are a Bank of America customer, they have a new car buying service that beats any other car buying services in price. All of these are free! If you order off the Toyota website you won't get a good deal on the vehicle. The car buying services set you up with dealers that have the vehicle you want or can get the vehicle you want. Usually with a no haggle price some where around invoice price or below.
     
  18. Sep 11, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    Thats the first I seen a non prerunner double cab! I thought it was just a myth. Why is the non prerunner so ugly with those tiny ass wheels? The 1st gen non prerunners looked way better than this.
     
  19. Sep 11, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    There's an I4 double cab PreRunner? I definitely would not want to be pulling all that weight with a 4 cylinder but that's just me... :eek:
     
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    here's a picture of the 4 cyl prerunner, they are pretty much identical except for there are no fog lights. A few weeks ago I tried really hard to find one in super white, all the dealers could price me out on one, but they couldn't get one, or know when one was going to hit the lot, they were saying they were getting sold before the dealers even received them. I liked the idea of a little bit more gas mileage, but never managed to drive one. I did drive the nonprerunner 4 cyl access cab, and I'll be honest the V6 felt a LOT better

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