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2012 Tacoma owner here...new member:

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Alan in GA, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:40 AM
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    Alan in GA

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    Nice to have this web site for INFO.
    I visited here before to get help in making a final decision between a Tacoma double cab and a Tundra Crewmax....so being here you know I just purchased a......
    By the way, I had panicky buyers remorse the very evening I drove it home.....because...I hit my head getting into the driver's seat~! I thought "OH NO, I've picked the wrong one!" I've learned that there is plenty of room once inside, but to get in is like getting into a race car. It's my second Tacoma - purchased a new 1994 4x4 regular cab 2.4 engine. Sold it to my son soon after when I found out it just did not have enough room. He sold it and has had TWO Tacoma trucks since then. He said if I ever sell this one....he'd buy it, too : )
    One thing about the Tundra, even the big Crewmax...the seat bases in the back don't flip up, only the seat backs fold down [right?]..which still doesn't seem to maximize the space available in the cab.
    Liking my new midsize Taco.....and getting 16 mpg first 2 tank fills.
    It serves as both my WORK TRUCK and my PERSONAL TRUCK as I'm self employed.

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  2. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:43 AM
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    DEEVON911

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    Welcome! Great color choice!
     
  3. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:44 AM
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  4. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:44 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    Welcome from Villa Rica:wave:
     
  5. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:50 AM
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    Alan in GA

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    as an exterminator for 37 years, I know I don't want 'dead bugs and rats' logo'd all over my vehicle. I like a professional look of a technician. A lot of thought went into the simple logo!
    I came very CLOSE to buying a Honda Ridgline because of the 'hidden' tool box in the bed of the.....[almost said 'truck' : )]. I pull a fishing boat to remote launch ramps and a tool box in the bed of a truck is inviting to thieves. The hidden box in the Honda might have been a good thing because of that. I keep a vehicle a long time and the rumors are that the 2012 is the last year so parts for the Honda might get pricey....AND...my truck driving buddies asked if the Ridgeline came with pink driving gloves...... : I
    I'm enjoying the Tacoma!
     
  6. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:54 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    plus you will be working from a taco.. everyone should call the smart exterminator
     
  7. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:55 AM
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    Welcome aboard from the northeast!
     
  8. Dec 24, 2011 at 6:01 AM
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    Alan in GA

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    I got asked SO MANY TIMES: "So are you sure you need to have FOUR WHEEL DRIVE?"
    I finally started saying "oh no, I don't NEED to,....but I WILL be BUYING A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE" : )

    I bow hunt for deer and coyotes, and 4x4 is all I've had in my last 5 trucks. I may not NEED it, but when I HAVE TO HAVE IT...guess what?........ GOT IT.
     
  9. Dec 24, 2011 at 6:02 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    I got one too and was asked the same thing.. F em if the don't like it.
     
  10. Dec 24, 2011 at 6:03 AM
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    You made a smart choice! The ridgeline is hardly a truck! And that hidden tool box is not so hidden anyway if everyone knows about it. And I'm sure alot easier to break into than a locking metal tool box. Good luck with it, you find pretty much everything you want to know about it here!
     
  11. Dec 24, 2011 at 6:20 AM
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    I've both heard and experienced how dificult it can be to find a FITTING TOOL BOX/CHEST. I thought you might like to see what I found and am using.
    Likes:
    1) It fits PERFECT between wheel well shelves.
    2) INexpesive? on sale at Tractor Supply-said $109 on sticker, computor rang up $79~!
    3) leve with bed rails.
    4) lockable with standard padlocks.

    Dislike:
    1) lock hasps can keep lid from dropping down to final position and you have to walk to both sides of truck to place them in lock position
    2) Still not sure how I want to anchor it to truck to keep 'easy opportunity thieves' from grabbing it. Thinking I'll steel cable from inside box [small hole] to D anchors at truck bed [torxe heads but not everyone carries this size torx head driver].

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  12. Dec 24, 2011 at 6:39 AM
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    That looks good, don't know if you want to drill into the bed, but that would be a way to anchor it pretty secure is to dill into the bed and bolt it through the box. Also an idea might be if you wanted to take the back bed bolts out and run a bolt through that way.
     
  13. Dec 24, 2011 at 6:41 AM
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    Preach it brother! A two wheel drive truck is like a pair of pants with out pockets whats the fricking point! :eek:
     
  14. Dec 24, 2011 at 6:42 AM
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    Welcome Alan love the truck !!
     
  15. Dec 24, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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