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3.4 ?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by HiTec, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Aug 30, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    HiTec

    HiTec [OP] Member

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    What is everyones opinion of the 3.4 V6 that is in the 03 models? I might have my 98 bought back and I am looking for another tacoma. Unfortunately I think the buy out will leave me to short to replace my truck with a tacoma.
    Thanks,
    Hi-tec
     
  2. Aug 30, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    JLee

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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    I love my truck I have the 3.4 it has just the right amount of power and MPG for me.

    So I say go for it!!!!
     
  3. Aug 30, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    747

    747 function > form

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    127k and no problems as of yet (that I know of; knock on wood).
     
  4. Aug 30, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    96er

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    I don't get your question, you aren't replacing your truck with a tacoma but you're asking about the 3.4 in a Tacoma?
     
  5. Aug 30, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    stucksucksnayota

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    I love it! I have 208k miles on it doesn't burn any oil, nothings ever been wrong with it runs like new!
     
  6. Aug 30, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    mattleegee

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  7. Aug 30, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    tacosuprem

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    the 3.4 from the 98 is the same as the 03
     
  8. Aug 30, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    Unknown

    Unknown He who angers you conquers you

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    194k here.. and runs perfect, and i mean it!
     
  9. Aug 31, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    crazyasu45

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    I think he has the 2.7 maybe he'll chime in and tell us which engine he has lol
     
  10. Aug 31, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    shampoop

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    the 3.4 is totally worth it. unless you find a 4cyl truck in amazing shape for an amazing price, get the 3.4. there is a very small difference in gas mileage relative to the additional power and drivability. both engines are awesome and last forever though.

    and if you want an auto, don't even think about getting a 4 cyl. all 4x4 4cyl automatic trucks always have been and always will be gutless.
     
  11. Sep 1, 2010 at 12:44 AM
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    ilove_taco_ma

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    nothing, all stock expect got a OE replacement air filter K&N.
    the 3.4 is good but i rather stay wit the 2.7. timing belt dont need to be replace for many years to come. imo.
     
  12. Sep 1, 2010 at 4:54 AM
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    STLharry

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    I had a 96 2.7L that was recalled. Dealer gave me 6800 and so I bought a 2001 V6 TRD for 8000. It was well worth it.

    If you can find a newer replacement V6 taco for close to the same price or even a few thousand more, jump on it.
     
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