1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

A Somber Day....

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by joedirt, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Jul 8, 2008 at 1:55 PM
    #1
    joedirt

    joedirt [OP] Revived and BACK baby!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Member:
    #4365
    Messages:
    1,322
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern VA
    Vehicle:
    05 Off-Road 4x
    SockMonkey Originals
    Well,

    It is almost a done deal. I stopped by my neighbors' dealership after work and put a deposit down on a 09 Subaru Forester. (Big Sigh)

    The only good news is that my dad is buying my truck so it will stay in the family, sort of.

    I am really going to miss the truck, but it has become unpractical for our family needs.
     
  2. Jul 8, 2008 at 1:57 PM
    #2
    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Member:
    #1475
    Messages:
    26,352
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    York,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '13 Silverado ext cab
    sorry to hear about you loosing your truck, but putting the family needs first man............awesome!!!:)
     
  3. Jul 8, 2008 at 2:02 PM
    #3
    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Thor

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Member:
    #872
    Messages:
    10,101
    First Name:
    Hotdog
    Vehicle:
    2007 PreRunner SR5 Double Cab
    Wet Okole Underwear
    how about a double cab???

    I like Subarus a lot. If I had to trade in my truck, I'd probably end up with the Forester XT. That thing moves pretty good.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2008 at 2:02 PM
    #4
    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Thor

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Member:
    #924
    Messages:
    17,320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Milton Juevos Portimous II
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    '06 TRD Access Cab, v6, 6-speed
    Scaffolding and a painted grill
    Life gets in the way but things work out as they should.

    You won't regret the Subaru -- they make a sweet product. Any pangs of initial regret will be canceled out by the smiles on your family's faces when you travel. It's definitely not a bad thing. :proposetoast:
     
  5. Jul 8, 2008 at 2:04 PM
    #5
    joedirt

    joedirt [OP] Revived and BACK baby!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Member:
    #4365
    Messages:
    1,322
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern VA
    Vehicle:
    05 Off-Road 4x
    SockMonkey Originals
    This is where my wife would smack me upside the head and say, "See, I told you I was right!" before knocking my beer over, kneeing me in the privates and throwing my keys into the briar patch. (j/k about that last part :))

    Yes this will be a big change. We'll see what happens.
     
  6. Jul 8, 2008 at 2:05 PM
    #6
    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Member:
    #1475
    Messages:
    26,352
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    York,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '13 Silverado ext cab
    shhhhhh......dont tell her:D!!
     
  7. Jul 8, 2008 at 2:05 PM
    #7
    Khaos

    Khaos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Member:
    #4570
    Messages:
    6,517
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bryant
    Tallahassee FL
    Vehicle:
    2005 Prerunner TRD Off Road
    265/75/16 BFG A/T, 18" Magnaflow, K&N Intake Filter, Ultra-Gauge, Kobalt Toolbox, Metal Tail Light Guards, Cobra 19 and 4ft fiberglass antenna, Plasti dipped Badges/lower valance/rear bumper/grill/bullbar/ac controls, black DIN kit, JVC KD-X40, Wet Suit Seat Covers
    Why not one of these instead? Still a four door after all. :D

    [​IMG]

    Good luck.
     
  8. Jul 8, 2008 at 2:10 PM
    #8
    joedirt

    joedirt [OP] Revived and BACK baby!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Member:
    #4365
    Messages:
    1,322
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern VA
    Vehicle:
    05 Off-Road 4x
    SockMonkey Originals
    She refuses to drive my truck even when she really needs it, like the time she wanted top soil and peat moss. She took her car, tried to wrestle the peat moss brick out of the back seat, it got caught on something and ripped open, peat moss all over the inside her car.

    I had mentioned a DB, but she wants something that is easier to park downtown. She can't park very well, either, so that's a negative to a bigger vehicle. Also, the area where her building is has had to get 24 hr security because of the pimps, hookers, drug addicts, shooters, etc. that happen to frequent the NE part of DC.
     
  9. Jul 8, 2008 at 2:14 PM
    #9
    joedirt

    joedirt [OP] Revived and BACK baby!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Member:
    #4365
    Messages:
    1,322
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern VA
    Vehicle:
    05 Off-Road 4x
    SockMonkey Originals
    After 30+ years of driving trucks, going straight to a car would probably give me a heart attack. The Forester is kind've like an inbetween vehicle, although I did tell my wife that we've taken one step closer to the dreaded minivan.
     
  10. Jul 8, 2008 at 2:15 PM
    #10
    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Thor

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Member:
    #924
    Messages:
    17,320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Milton Juevos Portimous II
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    '06 TRD Access Cab, v6, 6-speed
    Scaffolding and a painted grill
    That is a badass ride and on my short list in the event my truck rolls. :eek:
     
  11. Jul 8, 2008 at 3:46 PM
    #11
    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Member:
    #3142
    Messages:
    2,747
    Rochester N.Y
    Vehicle:
    06 Tacoma 4 door indigo blue
    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    Well said. :thumbsup:

    My wife has a Subaru since 2001 and it has been a great car, as much as it sux to lose your truck, this is a viable option, and remember; things change quickly and you could have an 09 Subaru and an 09 Taco, look toward the bright.
     
  12. Jul 8, 2008 at 4:02 PM
    #12
    joedirt

    joedirt [OP] Revived and BACK baby!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Member:
    #4365
    Messages:
    1,322
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern VA
    Vehicle:
    05 Off-Road 4x
    SockMonkey Originals
    If my wife had her way, I'd be driving a Honda Civic for the rest of my life.

    Wait a minute, I WILL be driving a Honda Civic for the rest of my life. Well, its life anyway.

    Yes, I get her car and she gets the Subaru.
     
  13. Jul 8, 2008 at 4:06 PM
    #13
    CometKat

    CometKat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2008
    Member:
    #6182
    Messages:
    435
    Carson City NV
    Vehicle:
    08 Tacoma 4X4 Regular Cab SR5
    My wife has a 02 Forrester that I drive all the time. It’s superior in many was to the Tacoma. I remember one snowy morning about two years ago hauling ass up to the slopes inspired by watching the World Rally Championship on Speed. There is no way a Tacoma could have kept up. You could have done a lot worse.
     
  14. Jul 8, 2008 at 4:15 PM
    #14
    joedirt

    joedirt [OP] Revived and BACK baby!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Member:
    #4365
    Messages:
    1,322
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern VA
    Vehicle:
    05 Off-Road 4x
    SockMonkey Originals
    Yes I could've. A Chevy Trailblazer. :eek:
     
  15. Jul 8, 2008 at 4:46 PM
    #15
    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2007
    Member:
    #3665
    Messages:
    2,572
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marc
    Into the mystic....(foggy Saint John, NB)
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport+Leather 4x4
    Front 5100's @2.5", Rear 5125's with AAL. Light Racing UCA's, Factory hood deflector, Sirius Sportster 5, TRD air filter, Weathertech's f&r, "Hello Kitty" steering wheel cover.
    Hope you're sticking around Joe and not leaving us for some Hussy Subaru forum.:D
     
  16. Jul 8, 2008 at 5:02 PM
    #16
    joedirt

    joedirt [OP] Revived and BACK baby!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Member:
    #4365
    Messages:
    1,322
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern VA
    Vehicle:
    05 Off-Road 4x
    SockMonkey Originals
    I'll never leave. I'm going to be like nd. Always here. :D

    I'll be trying out stuff on the truck for my dad. My current project is a deep dish grille, ala the satoshi grille.
     
  17. Jul 8, 2008 at 5:03 PM
    #17
    sawdust

    sawdust Unapologetic Texan

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Member:
    #2802
    Messages:
    1,294
    Frisco, TX
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Offroad Radiant Red V6 Auto DC
    Homelink mirror, tailgate lock, 2ndary air filter removal, Access LE tonneau, Bugflector II, hitch-based bed extender, vent visors, suspension TSB, stall mat
    Does she take your nuts out of her purse and let you use them when you really need them? :D
     
  18. Jul 8, 2008 at 5:36 PM
    #18
    piercedtiger

    piercedtiger Devout Atheist

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    Member:
    #3284
    Messages:
    6,361
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jon
    B.F.E., NY
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD OR DC SB 6SPD
    Bestop canopy, hood struts, relocated 7-pin, 3" Toytec spacer/AAL, 265/75 16 Yokohama Geolander ATS, Hi-Lift mounted in bed, fog light mod, turn signal mod, locker mod, driver seat mag light mount, step bars, reinforced tailgate, ABS kill switch, black grill surround, bed lights, Brute Force front

    I know what you mean. My wife and I refuse to get a mini*gag*van, but need something we can fit us and 4 kids in when we have her other daughter or cousin over. We've been thinking about getting a Subaru too when we finally replace the Corolla. Leaning towards a Rav4 with the 3rd row seating, but I've been checking out the Sub's too. Too bad they're usually MUCH more expensive. :( But being in NY with lots of snow/ice we also want something with AWD or 4WD.
     
  19. Jul 9, 2008 at 1:14 PM
    #19
    joedirt

    joedirt [OP] Revived and BACK baby!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Member:
    #4365
    Messages:
    1,322
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern VA
    Vehicle:
    05 Off-Road 4x
    SockMonkey Originals
    Nuts? What nuts?

    I had to get rid of them when we got married! :D

    I've been getting the "Forester is really safe, blah, blah, blah" conversation lately, but she clams up when I bring up the fact she's been driving her car around just fine. Had I been able to see far into the future, I would've gotten a DC and been in a better position to rebuke her arguements, instead of the precarious footing I'm standing on now trying to justify the ACC.
     
  20. Jul 9, 2008 at 1:18 PM
    #20
    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Thor

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Member:
    #872
    Messages:
    10,101
    First Name:
    Hotdog
    Vehicle:
    2007 PreRunner SR5 Double Cab
    Wet Okole Underwear
    kids are small, they can fit in the back of the access cab.
     
To Top