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Anyone know why our tacomas are called tacomas?

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by VooDoo, May 30, 2010.

  1. May 30, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    VooDoo

    VooDoo [OP] More Cowbell!

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    So i was doing a little research but couldn't find much on why toyota decided to name our truck "tacoma." Personally, i love the name but all i could find out is that it is a city in west central washington and that it mean snowy mountain peak in Navajo (which i thought was badass) Anyone have a reason for toyota's choice?? :confused:
     
  2. May 30, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    KaoskrewPB

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    All I know is there is a city named Tacoma :D

    Why are Scion XB's, TC's, XA's etc called XB's, TC's, XA's etc..

    God I hate the punk ass kids that drive TC's...
     
  3. May 30, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    TacoRan

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    Because just calling it the 'pickup' sounded lame.
     
  4. May 30, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    Ry4nVan

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    Guessing here...

    Tacoma, Washington is a beautiful area in the Pacific Northwest. With forest landscapes, great off roading areas, mountain terrain outside of Tacoma and a perfect place for the Tacoma truck. It can be used in the downtown area but also driven in the dirt/mud areas.
     
  5. May 30, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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    KaoskrewPB

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    Has nothing to do with the name but it's still pretty cool...

    "During Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom, multiple Toyota Tacomas have been observed in use by special forces units of the U.S. Army. Typically, they have been Double Cab models, with SR5 and TRD packages.

    Despite the fact that the Hilux, which the Tacoma is based on, is extremely common in the Middle East, SF found it to be easier to purchase them from American dealerships, modify them appropriately, and ship them to their areas. The Tacoma and Hilux share a similar body, but the chassis is significantly different in the Tacoma and believed to be much weaker. The gasoline engine used is significantly quieter than the diesel engines used in the HMMWV. These were modified by eliminating the factory radio, along with almost all exterior lights and door buzzers. The front headlights have been modified to work in IR, in order to work with night vision. The engines are unmodified, but the vehicles have been fitted with brush guards, Warn winches, and a rollbar with a machine gun mount."
     
  6. May 30, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    btkicker

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    Yeah, in the old days it was called "toyota pickup". Which I don't mind.
     
  7. May 30, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    tacomaprerunner

    tacomaprerunner Dang liberals.

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    It's called a Tacoma because it's badass. It's as simple as that.
     
  8. May 30, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    Better than "T100"

    :eek:
     
  9. May 30, 2010 at 9:37 PM
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    i like "hilux" thats pretty badass!
    "tundra" isn't bad either!
     
  10. May 30, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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  11. May 30, 2010 at 9:41 PM
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    "the name "Tacoma" comes from the [Native American] name..., Tacopid, meaning "She who gives us the waters." NationMaster.com gives a similar explanation, Tacobet, or "mother of waters." Others have analyzed the original name Tacoma or Tahoma to mean "snow covered mountain.""

    sounds good enough for me for the most awesome truck ever made
     
  12. May 30, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    yea i'm in agreement with you guys...tacoma is way cooler than 1500 or F-150

    i do like "sierra" by gmc though
     
  13. May 30, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    I've read two different versions of this. One is that it was named after the city of Tacoma Washington. The other version is that it was named after an indian word for Mt. Rainer
     
  14. May 30, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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    MTgirl

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    I believe there was also an indian chief named tacoma...
     
  15. May 30, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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    Use to live in tacoma! Nice place if you like fucking rain every day of the year!
     
  16. May 30, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    Yes I do know,

    It is named after Mt. Rainier.

     
  17. May 30, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I heard it was first named nd, but the guy responsible for badging the truck was cmack.......
     
  18. May 30, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    I heard it was translated from a word in Japan, meaning in Japanese "It drive you long time".
     
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