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Auto vs. Standard?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cjos, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    cjos

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    Hi, I've decided to buy a Tacoma but am having trouble deciding which model. I live in Wisconsin (it snows a lot and I have a quarter mile driveway) I plan to do some off-road driving but also a lot of traveling/car camping. I'm wondering what people's thoughts on 4x4 vs 4x2 and auto vs standard are. Thanks!
     
  2. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    MTLTaco

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    4x4 is a must where you are. For the manual trans depends.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    Larry

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    4x4 auto

    Done.

    /thread
     
  4. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    Crownedcustoms

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  5. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    memario1214

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    I would also say 4X4. I live in Montana so I find myself with some winters as well... There are some situations where I wouldn't have gotten out had I not been 4 wheel. Also, I say auto. I personally would have a manual if there was a decent one in the tacoma. Sadly, there isn't...
     
  6. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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    schiz94

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    def get a 4x4 i promise you wont regret it
     
  7. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    ktmrider

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  8. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    tacosupreme54

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    better to have the 4x4 and never need it than to not have it and need it one day
     
  9. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:40 PM
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    OH-MAN

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    I had a 4X2 and within a year I ended up with a 4X4
    Save the time and do it first time!!
     
  10. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:43 PM
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    You won't regret it, ever!
     
  11. Sep 7, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    4x4 Auto.
     
  12. Sep 11, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    I've decided to buy a 4x4 regular cab Tacoma, but am having a hard time deciding on auto or standard. I live on a farm in Wisconsin so I need to be able drive in bad winter weather. Thanks!
     
  13. Sep 11, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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  14. Sep 11, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    tuckr2

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    Auto- IMO- Better gas mileage- Will handle anything a stick can- Several have complained about squeaks and poor fuel mileage with sticks (probably related to gearing). Although, have had a few issues with Auto trans. Mostly shifting/lagging issues. Easy enough fix because it's electronic, there is a dealer TSB to fix that.
    As to handling in winter weather, seems to do as well as the next truck. Just make sure you put a bit of weight in the truck.
    Do make sure to get some decent tires. The stock ones are crap.
    good luck. Ken
     
  15. Sep 11, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    chopper

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    There's times I wish I had a auto, but I like the standard.
     
  16. Sep 11, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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    Manual for sure...much better control of the vehicle. Automatics are for lazy people.
     
  17. Sep 11, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    10trdgirl

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    I have an automatic but like driving standard.
     
  18. Sep 11, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    LRH

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    Unless things have changed for 2010/11, regular cabs PreRunners/4WD's only come with a 5spd manual (in the current body style). Only 5 lug small chassis regular cabs come with automatic as an option. The previous body style did have automatic with the PreRunner, but I think a manual was all that was available with reg cab 4wd's with 4cyls, I cant remember if regular cab V6's were ever built, and if so what driveline pkgs were offered.
     
  19. Sep 11, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    JB3CK24

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    No..they are for Sport Cars and Cheap versions of other Vehicles.

    I love my AUTO on the Tacoma DC.. Loved stick all the 7-8 years I drove my M3s. It's like riding a bike, you never forget. I'll have a stick again someday soon.
     
  20. Sep 11, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    Avsguy33

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    I have a 1st gen regular cab V6 but I dont think they ever made one in the 2nd gens.
     
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