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Access Cab Question

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by The Shape, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Apr 29, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    The Shape

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    I am thinking of trading my regular cab in on an access cab. How useful are the rear seats in an acces cab? I really want to stick with a 4 banger, and I would like for the whole family to be able to ride in the truck. I have an 8 year old and a 5 year old.
     
  2. Apr 29, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    ClemsonTacoma

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    i test drove the access cab. the back seat was not very large. it might be ok for a 5&8 year old but not for verry long
     
  3. Apr 29, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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    ClemsonTacoma

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    thats what i think of it as. an area for a bookbag or some clothes or speakers really
     
  4. Apr 29, 2009 at 2:04 PM
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    The Shape

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    Thanks guys. Sounds like I will just stick with my regular cab for now. I am not ready to spend the money to move up to a V6 DC just yet.
     
  5. Apr 29, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    The back seats aren't good for anyone above 6 feet tall. They're perfect for kids and backpacks though. I'm 5'10" and I could sit back there for about an hour, tops.
     
  6. Apr 29, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    DanGer

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    They back seats are very managable for one person if they have room to sit sideways like old school seats.
     
  7. Apr 29, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    Patrick

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    yeah i really enjoy my acess cab. It is tough for anyone to sit back there. I sometimes dd and get a tall person in the back, they just have to lean over to the side. Its def nice to have to store stuff though.
     
  8. Apr 29, 2009 at 11:32 PM
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    I wanted a long bed for hauling my stuff for work, and I wanted the shorter wheel base so I could still wheel.

    Most people have vehicles to drive themselves.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:51 AM
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    06dak

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    My AC is perfect for me. I have a 5 and 2 year old, and they fit fine in the back. If you're not traveling long distances it would be a worthy upgrade. I moved from a older Dakota to the Taco for 2 reasons - fuel economy and the extended cab with 4 doors to fit the kids. It was definately worthwhile on both fronts.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2009 at 6:07 AM
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    Yeah...I wouldn't want to road trip back there or anytihng...but for short trips- No biggie. I like the "extra storage" area like most folks have mentioned and it's not a super long truck like a DC LB.

    The DC didn't come with the long box/manual trans/sport package I wanted....so I'm totally OK with it.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2009 at 6:34 AM
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    For the 1-2 hour drives to get to the campsites my 4 year old does fine, besides he's to young to know the difference yet. The 18 hour drive to Dayton this summer will be different, we'll see how that works out.:)
     
  12. Apr 30, 2009 at 7:37 AM
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    I have 6 and 7 year old girls they love it back there, they allways want to go in the tacoma. But on longer trips it's very hard for them to sleep, it's too strait up.
     
  13. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    i believe its a place to put stuff not people!
     
  14. May 1, 2009 at 5:09 AM
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    I bought my Access Cab for interior storage space. The rear seats are not suitable for any full-sized human and I would have liked to purchase the vehicle without any seats back there, just a storage area. I have put my grand-daughter's rearward facing car seat behind the pasenger seat but had to move the passenger seat quite a bit forward to put it in.
     
  15. May 1, 2009 at 6:21 AM
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    you can take the seats out!
     
  16. May 1, 2009 at 6:56 AM
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    I have stuffed 2 guys 5'11 or so in the back from santa cruz to phoenix 3 or 4 times, it just speeds up the need to pee.
     
  17. May 4, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    I went from an 01 4 dr 6 cyl to an 08 Access Cab 4 cyl and love it, my kids not so much. They are 16 and 11 and are good for about 150 miles before they start to complain. Seating is fine for most anyone under 6 ft that I have hauled around.

    Steve E........
     
  18. May 4, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    I just went from an 2007 reg. cab 4x2 into a 2009 access cab 4x2. I also wanted to stay with a 4 banger due to my daily commute. From my understanding, the back seats on the 2009 are designed differently than the past models. They are suppose to be bigger and more comfortable? I havent had the opportunity to have anyone in the back yet to find out. Also, there is a center console in the middle for the back passengers now.
     
  19. May 5, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    Well I pulled the trigger. I swapped my '07 silver regular cab 2WD in on an '09 2.7 Access cab 2WD. It has the SR5 package and I couldn't be happier. It is in my driveway now with 26 miles on the odometer!
     
  20. May 5, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    Good for piling in and going across town, wouldn't recommend it for road trips, had two 5'11'' guys in the back for a two hour drive and they later bitched about being uncomfortable
     
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