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2nd gen considering 1st gen

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TACOFEAVER, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Nov 10, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    TACOFEAVER

    TACOFEAVER [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So, I think - after having my 09 access cab for 6 months, lifting it and putting tires on it, and doing a satoshi - I'm going to sell it... My wife asked me the other day... why did you get a truck and lift it if this is all you're going to do with it. If we're going to go wheeling - lets go all out.

    Yes - I have a special wife!

    So looks like I have someone to take over my lease, and pay for the acc's and mods... so I can sell the truck at with 8,000km and be break even - even with the modifications.

    and I think i'll get a 1st gen - maybe 04 double cab trd - and GO NUTS :D

    now - back to the drawing board!
     
  2. Nov 10, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    NWtacoma

    NWtacoma Well-Known Member

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    sounds like a terrible idea.
     
  3. Nov 10, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    I like it. :cool:
     
  4. Nov 10, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    NumNutz

    NumNutz One of the original 7928

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    Lots.
    Sounds like a cool idea to me if you do go ALL out on your 1st gen.
     
  5. Nov 10, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Dude.....Keep the truck.

    Buy a 'beater' truck as a separate vehicle. Build it and wheel it.

    But keep the 2nd gen as your dependable non-wheeling reliable transportation.
     
  6. Nov 10, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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    TACOFEAVER

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    Have 2 other dependable non wheeling "cars" :D

    05 Jetta GLS 1.8t modded (about 230hp)
    2010 Matrix
     
  7. Nov 10, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    mwild

    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    im thinkin about doin the same thing
     
  8. Nov 10, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    Bearskill

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    Soooooo......... Whats your question? I know some people have gone from 2005+ to a 03 or 04 and have been happy, but damn. After all you have done to you 2009...... Your going to lose a crap load of cash if you trade now.
     
  9. Nov 10, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    i say divorce your wife so i can marry her :)
     
  10. Nov 10, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    Janster

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    Sell the Matrix. :D
     
  11. Nov 10, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    Carson

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    So your saying you can make all the money you paid for it including mods back? If so, go for it, only if you are going all out on the first gen though. uhh long travel fuel cell caged, etc etc :D
     
  12. Nov 10, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    I went by my dealership today and they just got in a 2004 double cab 4x4 very clean with 52,000 miles on it..............they want 16950.00 for it....its tempting.....
     
  13. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    TACOFEAVER

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    Yup - I'll actually be up about $300

    Long travel, exo cage, custom bumper, winch, etc, etc, etc

    Anything I can think of will eventually be done


     
  14. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    DOOOO ITTTTTT :) 1'st Gens are BadAss!! Might as well have a truck that you can use for the money you put into it!
     
  15. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    SwampThing07

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    Yeh i thought about that once too. The first gens hold up a lot better than these new ones.
     
  16. Nov 10, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    PacoTheTacoMan

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    Weathertechs, personally fabricated tailgate lock, tint, extra D rings, Exactfit seatcovers, re-enforcing the tailgate and adding a leaf next week.
    I keep reading that here. I had a '96. My new one seems pretty comparable. Some things I liked better on my '96, some I like better on my new one. As far as holding up, isn't it too soon to tell? The '05s are only five years old. Are a lot of folks already having that much trouble with the 2nd gens? If so, what's wrong?
     
  17. Nov 10, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    shoot. if anyone of you 2nd geners want to trade for a 04 ext cab prerunner with 58k miles mostly highway HIT ME UP!! ill throw some money at you too if its a double cab. dolla... dolla... bills!!!
     
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