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3rd Gen Tacoma.....brainstorm thread

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by ItalynStylion, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Feb 14, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion [OP] Sounds Gooooood

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    We've been rocking the 2nd gen since 2005. While 2012 had some visual changes, it didn't offer a whole lot more than that. Assuming we survive this year's apocolypse in December, we might see a 3rd gen Tacoma sometime in 2013 or 2014. Truth be told, the 2nd gen Taco is still the best midsize truck out there with the Frontier coming in at a close second. Because of this, I don't blame Toyota for sticking with what's clearly working.

    That being said, we're bound to see the 3rd gen come down the pipe fairly soon. I'm curious to hear what you WANT to see in the 3rd gen and what you think we'll actually GET.
     
  2. Feb 14, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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    Andrew H

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  4. Feb 14, 2012 at 8:40 AM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion [OP] Sounds Gooooood

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  5. Feb 14, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion [OP] Sounds Gooooood

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    Yeah, after reading all 7 pages of that other thread I've decided it has AIDS and would like to continue discussion in this one NOT in the 2nd Gen forum....it's safe here

    From what I've gathered the biggest WANTS are the following...
    -Diesel
    -Better MPG
    -Tech updates
    -Optional front and rear lockers
    -Frame coating
    -Stronger manual tranny

    But I think those requests will fall into the following updates. There will be a new engine more than likely but I don't think it will be a diesel. The possibility of a turbo model is there but it would be a smaller sized turbo. Normally I'd have said that a turbo engine would be a long shot and that they'd simply use the 4Runner or FJ 1GR but that hasn't happened in the last two model years when it would have been very simple to do so. I'm almost suspecting a larger change is in the works. I think better MPG will be included because if this update.

    I'm thinking there will be more technology updates. The Entune was the first step but I think the next model will have more "features". Stuff like all of the window switches have auto roll down instead of just the drivers side. Heated mirrors maybe but heated seats more likely.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see a more hardcore version of the Off-Road. Something similar to the Raptor. I thought the Raptor would be a total failure but I've seen a TON of those things running around so apparently they're actually selling fairly well. I wonder if Toyota will try and get in on the action. It makes more sense to have a desert runner type model of a midsize truck than a full size truck. It would be nice to see lockers too.
     
  6. Feb 14, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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    Very good topic :). I am thinking about buying a Tacoma but think a generation 3 might be on its way. I test drove a 2012 about 2 weeks ago and like it a lot. Currently driving a Honda passport 1999 :(.

    Never thought I like a truck but its been so useful hauling the jet skis around, carry loads from Home Depot for projects at home, etc.

    tntrac
     
  7. Feb 14, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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    I wish they would widen the roof so the doors close under the roof instead of over the roof. That little feature on the 80's Nissan 720 that is clearly missing on my Taco pisses me off.[​IMG]
     
  8. Feb 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion [OP] Sounds Gooooood

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    I think we can use some airbag charges to accomplish that. I'm thinking we also label the oil and tranny drain plugs so idiots don't mix them up.
     
  9. Feb 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    ItalynStylion

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    I'm hoping there will be more tie downs in the bed too. The pair at the rear is like a bad joke.
     
  10. Feb 14, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    Hahaha, is there enough room on the tranny for that size font?
     
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    i don't think the 3rd gen truck is coming out anytime soon. prob 2015, since well, Tacoma models have lasted around 10 years each.
     
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    i got some front tie downs in mine after the wreck the repair shop musta put them in thanks guys they help alot
     
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    Economy and performance gear ratio options.
    MT option all models.
    Galvanized frame.
    Better body panel corrosion control.
    More suspension travel.
    More ground and tire clearance.
    Less gadgets option.
    Durable plain jane interior option.
    Lower price.
    Metal bed w/ strong factory tie downs..

    Expect:
    Small gas engine w/ increased MPG but lower performance.
    No gear ratio options.
    AT on larger models.
    Practically uncoated light gauge frame.
    No body panel corrosion protection improvement.
    More gadgets all models.
    More sophisticated car like interior that shows age after a few years.
    Higher price.
    Composite bed w/ better tie downs.
     
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