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2wd Mistake?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bextreme, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    Bextreme

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    So last Saturday I went into the dealership to buy a 2010 4x4 SR5 Tacoma. After speaking with the salesman and listening to my wife, I drove off with a 2wd SR5 TRD Off Road. The next morning I was kicking myself because I did not get the 4x4. My wife said I was being negative in saying that the truck I bought would suck if we moved back up north or got into beach sand (I live in FLA now). So we went to the beach and proceeded to bury the truck. When I spoke to my salesman, he said he would make it right and ordered me a new 4x4. He said that he should be able to get me out of this and into that with just the loss of tax and title $ (which I deserve for being an idiot). My question is... Do I really need the 4x4?...I tow a 16' cc(approx 1600lbs with trailer and gear) approx 5 Florida miles to a nice boat ramp, I may be moving up north and into the snow eventually, and seldom, if ever, drive onto sand or on a trails. Realistically, what can the 2wd do? Any thoughts?
     
  2. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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  3. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    Andrew H

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    dude it sounds like youre going to be mad at yourself if you dont have the 4x4, then you'd be mad that you did get the 4x4. good luck.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    The driver not the truck is the really important part. I like having 4x4 but I drive in 2Hi most of the time.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    macgyver

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    My opinion is no you dont "need" it....but its sure nice to have in case you do need it. I don't use my 4wd very often but the few times I have needed it i'm glad I have it.

    My buddy has TRD OR prerunner and he said he got stuck in a clients front yard recently. He had to move his truck out of the driveway and they told him just to pull in the pinestraw next to the driveway so they could back out..well under that pinestraw was mud and he got stuck. Had to call his dad from across town to come pull him out.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    I've stuck 4WD's in the sugar sand around Sarasota. I have no idea if you should have a 4 or 2 wheel truck, but you obviously wanted the 4WD to start with and got talked into something else.

    I feel that if I am making a truck payment that I should be paying for the truck that makes me happy. Get what you want. In the end the money doesn't make that much difference if you are happy every time you get in to drive it.

    As long as the keep the truck 10+ years then you will get your money's worth.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    where in florida are you?
     
  8. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    I live in NKY, and we get snow frequently in the winter, and to be honest I use the 4x4 in the snow but could get by without it. I think you should just be happy that you saved about 2-3k and got a 2x4. If you had a 4x4 really how much would you use it?
     
  9. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    4x4 has greater resale value.

    I think you'd be happy with either. I can't say which to get cause where I live, 4x4 is necessary on the roads I travel. That being said, if I say get a 4x4 you'll have the 2x4 crowd shitting a brick calling names and throwing dung.


    (Let it begin. :p)
     
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    tell us more about the moment when you realized it was 2WD

    :stirthepot:
     
  11. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    You have a locker so you should be good for most stuff.
     
  12. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    If you don't have 4wheel drive, you want it.
    If you have it you don't use it.

    Living in Colorado, it was a no brainer for me, not to mention it's next to impossible to find a pre-runner in CO.
     
  13. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    WHY the heck would they still charge you tax??? Title makes sense and thats usually about $15 but why the duece would they charge you for tax TWICE!! Dispute that, I bought a truck then came next day and switched for another and they didnt charge me tax twice.
     
  14. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    FUNNY!! Tell them take it back and make it right fo ya, good luck

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    4x4 is great to have it when you need it.i live in nj and our winters suck so 2wd is never an option.i have a friend who owns a 2wd avalanche.he bought it when he lived in fl. now he is back in nj and he will be ugraded to a 4x4 again
     
  16. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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  17. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    You need to get want YOU want, not anyone one else including your wife. This is a big ticket item and you can not just easily correct a bad desision later down the road.

    I live in Clevelan Ohio...a 2WD pick-up truck up here in the snow is asking for problems!!! If there is even a possibility that you'll move to a snowy place, the 4WD WILL be needed. Plus, it's a truck, and inevitably you will be asked to help someone out and that may include useing it to pull out shrubs...the 4WD will help with that because you'll be less likely to spin a tire on their grass because you'll have a second tire with power, maybe even all of them if you lock the diff and or chose from the 4 million other power possibilities that the truck has on it.

    True, you may not need the 4X4 all the time, but when you do, it will be nice to have it. Just go on your gut feeling!
     
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    Gona get some slack for this, but its not a capable truck unless its 4x4.
     
  19. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    - You wanted a 4x4 but were talked out of it.
    - On occasion you said you will drive in sand.
    - You have a brand new truck you already have gotten stuck in the sand.
    - Now, you have an option to undue the mistake, though the penalty is another 'tax and title'. My guess is this 'option' has a shelf life.

    No brainer, or live with the haunt of 'should have'.
     
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