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2021 Tacomas: Which configuration has the smoothest, most car like on pavement ride?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by verlaryder, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. Feb 21, 2021 at 1:51 AM
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    lol, everyone likes to parrot that line but its not true.

    You can buy basic bitch stripped down 2 wheel drive fleet pickups with crank windows but people don't buy them.
     
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  2. Feb 21, 2021 at 2:57 AM
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    I’ve owned two 2nd gen TRD sport models. When I started looking at buying a 3rd gen I decided to drive an OR just to make sure I wasn’t missing something. I found that I preferred the ride and handling of the sport.

    Just drive them and figure out what you like. I agree with another post though.... if you want a truck that drives like a car check out the Ridgeline.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2021 at 3:03 AM
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    The Sport Tacoma trucks that I’ve driven rode better than any Camry or Avalon. It has a really nice SUV ride quality, I love it
     
  4. Feb 22, 2021 at 12:40 PM
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    "Sporty ride" and "truck" don't belong in the same sentence. I also have a particular hatred for fake hood scoops. The automotive equivalent of stuffing your pants.
     
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  5. Feb 22, 2021 at 1:27 PM
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    I don't think you can find many vehicles at all sold in the US that even have crank windows anymore.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2021 at 3:19 PM
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    The 2021 F150 still has it as an option for the base model. The Dodge Dakota had it too before that was discontinued.
     
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  7. Feb 22, 2021 at 3:22 PM
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    I did read something that does confirm that base fleet F-150 indeed still have roll up windows, l doubt there are very many other vehicles outside of that if at all.
     
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  8. Feb 22, 2021 at 3:24 PM
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    Not many. I know the RAM Tradesman had it, but that article was 2015 so I'm not sure if that's still an option
     
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  10. Feb 22, 2021 at 4:06 PM
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    Those are all listings for older model year vehicles that have been redesigned or discontinued since then. From what l can find it looks like for 2021 the Chevy Spark LS is the only one left with roll up windows.
     
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  12. Feb 22, 2021 at 4:52 PM
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    Sport is harsher than OR?
     
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  13. Feb 22, 2021 at 4:53 PM
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    And I believe you can still get it with a 5-speed/3-pedal millennial anti-theft device!
     
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  14. Feb 22, 2021 at 4:59 PM
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    I like the softer ride of the OR for the $hit roads I have to endure. I will firm it up just a tad with 4600s this summer. Dont expect your Tacoma to handle like a sedan, whatever the configuration. I've got my lil' old RSX for that.
     
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    Yes, it has lower profile tires for going around corners.
     
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    I’ve only driven one 3rd Gen in my life, and it was my uncle’s 2017 AC Sport 2WD...
     
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  17. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:45 PM
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    Genuinely, and I'm not trying to be a prick, but consider a Ridgeline. Most car like truck you can get, and it does well enough doing mild off roading and towing.
     
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  18. Feb 22, 2021 at 6:22 PM
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    Don’t forget tires have a lot to do with ride quality. NVH can really be affected in a big way by tires.
     
  19. Feb 22, 2021 at 6:32 PM
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    Not sure what I just stumbled into but WTF???

    OP if you want to drive a minivan, go buy one. Want a minivan with a truck bed, buy a Honda Ridgeline.

    Looking for a truck that rides like a car, your in a way wrong place and sorry but people like you are why trucks are turning into soccer mom fashion statements for men and total shit beyond that. Because too many want to feel manly in a truck but want to to drive live a minivan.
     
  20. Feb 22, 2021 at 6:39 PM
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    I agree. I test drove a sport before getting the OR.
    Went over a speed bump once and knew to slow way down for the next one. Sport was very stiff compared to the OR.
     
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