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Anyone come to Tacoma via a late model Ford 4x4?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lightfire, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Dec 6, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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    lightfire

    lightfire [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The newer Fords look pretty good... I have been set on buying a Tacoma since Toyota trucks have been what I've had since 1979, but the newer Fords look pretty good. Higher Quality than the Tacoma?
     
  2. Dec 6, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    Fords quality has gone up, but, I look at which one will have a better resale value down the line? Hands down its Toyota!
     
  3. Dec 6, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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    If I were choosing today, I would take a serious look at the new Fords. The more I drive my Tacoma, although I really love the comfort and the overall truck, I'm starting to realize that I COULD be getting a much bigger truck without sacrificing much in the MPG department. Since I'm not offroad my Tacoma on any serious tight trails, the size isn't really a benefit to me. In fact, it sometimes can be a downside in my situation.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2009 at 8:58 AM
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    We have a new f150 for work. I drove it a few times and its not too bad. I much rather my Tacoma size wise. The f150 feels like a beast compared to my Tacoma. The Tacoma is much more comfy for driving long distances. Mileage didn't seem to bad in the Ford for a bigger truck. I'd still rather a Tacoma for looks, size and resale value but the F150 don't seem like a bad vehicle.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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    coming from a 94 and a 97 F150 (not 4x4) this tacoma is fun to drive.
    I haven't had a chance to drive the new fords, but im sure it's not too bad. My old trucks never left me broken down, milage was crap and the 97 had a dog of a V8 but I put almost 100k miles on each. I do still feel that my 97 was more comfortable, maybe it's these sr5 seats?
     
  6. Dec 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    I had an 04 Ranger. Although it was small, out-dated and largely unsafe, I really don't see much of a difference in quality between Ford and Toyota. Especially the newer Fords. Have you seen the new Taurus? WOW.

    I've been disappointed with my Tacoma (7 times in shop, still waiting for a radio) and will never buy another Toyota again. It's a shame because my wife wanted a 4Runner. I can't get rid of it because I refuse to take a loss but the new F150 sure is nice.

    I don't want to bash Toyota but a lot of the problems I experience seem to be common. The exception is I take mine to the dealer for a fix (over and over again). I refuse the sign for the truck (I have their loaner) until I test drive it and its fixed. They can keep it for all I care, that's what a warranty if for. If they didn't pump out crap it would be a non-issue.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    I came to my 09 Tacoma from a 05 F150 Supercrew FX4 that I bought brand new. Overall, the F150 was a pretty decent truck with no major issues during my ownership. However, it had very, very, very bad gas mileage and for a 5.4L engine, had no get-up-and-go. The truck felt gutless. When I got rid of it the tranny was starting to get very clunky and I had to change the pads and rotors at about 20,000 miles. I haven't tested a new F150, so they may have address the power issue. Just to compare, when you get in a Titan and step on the gas, that thing goes. But in my F150, not so much. I loved the room and the look of the F150 though and sometimes do miss it - until I get into my Tacoma.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Dec 6, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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    I had a 2006 f250 diesel crew cab that I traded for the Tacoma. I only had one issue with the truck that was a ford problem, it just happened to be the straw that broke the camels back. I had a quite a few issues that were caused by idiots and the sum of all those things made me not want it anymore. The only thing I really miss about that truck though is the massive power it made with only a $400 programmer. I'm happy with the tacoma but if I needed to trailer anything in the future i wouldn't hesitate to buy another superduty.
     
  9. Dec 6, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    I grew up around earlier fords, wife convinced me to get the Toyota, I liked the looks originally but was skeptical about buying a 'foreign' truck. Anyways, never looked back.

    Although the only new ford I'd really love to have right now is the Raptor, looks like it has some serious potential, but for a lot bigger pricetag..... ripoff.
     
  10. Dec 6, 2009 at 12:34 PM
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    +1 Raptor looks great.

    My first truck was a 99 F 150. Midnight blue with a camper top. It was like young kid meets grandpa. Papa Pimpin... lol
     
  11. Dec 6, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    Raptor is basically a manufacturer installed LT on an F-150. Pretty badass.

    Anyway, Ford these days is pretty damn good. I still think you get more quality with Toyota, but you get more price too.
     
  12. Dec 6, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    I don't like when people say Oh they're so nice!


    Yall realize that fit and polish doesn't end at the cabin right? Something domestic manufacturers seem to forget. And something they count on their customers forgetting.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2009 at 3:10 PM
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    I don't like when people drain their transmission fluid... Zing :rofl: J/k
     
  14. Dec 6, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    I'm going to drain your rectum with with a corkscrew; what do you think about that?


    Fugger.

    PS - I hate you and I hope you die.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    That's right you giant midget hobo anus lover.

    HA!
    With your Lie-nurd Sky-nurd.
     
  17. Dec 6, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    Ok you Alien vs. Predator wannabe roadie with your acheron lv-426.

    [​IMG]

    Is this you reading a book at your convention?! :D
     
  18. Dec 6, 2009 at 3:47 PM
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    That hurts. :(

    AVP fucking sucked. Both of them.
     
  19. Dec 6, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    :sorry:
     
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    Gotcha fucker! :anonymous:
     
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