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

Barely Used Tacoma (2011, 2009) or new 2012?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by flashsplat, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Mar 12, 2012 at 7:35 PM
    #1
    flashsplat

    flashsplat [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2011
    Member:
    #50410
    Messages:
    217
    Gender:
    Male
    Augusta, GA
    Vehicle:
    2012 SM 4X4 DC TRD Off Road
    I put gas in it...
    So, the price difference between them is negligible. With the interest rate incentives, I could almost get the 2012 cheaper than a used one.

    My question is, what all has changed in the 2012 other than the nose job?

    Would i be better off / safer going with like a 2009 4D, 4x4 or have they made some awesome change in the 2012 that should push me in that direction?

    Or is there something in the 2012 that would steer me away from it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 12, 2012 at 7:38 PM
    #2
    LAoffroadin

    LAoffroadin BURY ME WITH MY TACO!!

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Member:
    #73783
    Messages:
    1,771
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joshua
    Northwest
    Vehicle:
    2012 offroad 4x4
    ICON stage 5 coilers w/ ICON ucas, dakar leaf pack with Fox rears, k&n cai, LED cab light, raceline 16 inch wheels , toyo m/t 33",painted front yota emblem gloss white, retrofit headlights with mirrimoto 3 " lenses running the 6k headlights. Bhlm, bestopper, wet okole seat covers (max 4), weather tech mats,winch with piaa fogs. All pro apex front bumper. Sliders etc


    well man , my selling point was simply this, buy new and know what its been through, i have a 2012 4x4 offroad and love it... the entune system updates are amazing in the 2012's
     
  3. Mar 12, 2012 at 7:45 PM
    #3
    Jholder70

    Jholder70 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Member:
    #69299
    Messages:
    201
    Gender:
    Male
    Iowa
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD Sport V6 Silver
    Still trying to decide...
    Look at it this way.. Get the 2012, no one else has farted in the seat yet ( of course this is a metephore)
     
  4. Mar 12, 2012 at 7:47 PM
    #4
    penguins_cc

    penguins_cc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    Member:
    #41874
    Messages:
    2,189
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    Bellevue, WA
    Vehicle:
    Timberland Mica Limo!
    Perkins Performance Sliders, Warn 9000, Brute Force Fab front & rear bumper, OME/Dakar lift, full ATO skids and hi-lift mount, satoshi, Wet Okoles, illuminated 4x4 switch, Diff Breather.
    Yeah OP. I'm not sure if I read anything in your post that would steer me away from buying a new one. I think in most cases you would be better going with new. Plus the new car smell is pretty cool.
     
  5. Mar 12, 2012 at 7:52 PM
    #5
    flashsplat

    flashsplat [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2011
    Member:
    #50410
    Messages:
    217
    Gender:
    Male
    Augusta, GA
    Vehicle:
    2012 SM 4X4 DC TRD Off Road
    I put gas in it...
    Ok cool. And most of the 2nd gen accessories still fit the 2012? Cept for the headlights obviously...
     
  6. Mar 12, 2012 at 8:59 PM
    #6
    tractng

    tractng Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2010
    Member:
    #42969
    Messages:
    490
    Gender:
    Male
    Not a metephore! It is true :).
     
  7. Mar 12, 2012 at 9:01 PM
    #7
    Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2011
    Member:
    #63637
    Messages:
    504
    Gender:
    Male
    Grand Junction, CO
    Vehicle:
    2012 AC TRD Sport
    Pretty much. Floormats don't. And anything on the front end (steel bumpers, etc) might not match up well. From the firewall back, it's mostly the same truck.

    The one major difference - the instrument cluster lighting is white, not orange. That alone makes the 12 better than 05-11.
     
  8. Mar 12, 2012 at 9:08 PM
    #8
    ceeeee

    ceeeee Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2012
    Member:
    #73643
    Messages:
    32
    Gender:
    Male
    Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD doublecab manual 4x4
    Interior in 2012 is better looking in my opinion-does anyone really need a 6 disc cd changer in the trd? And has the usb, ipod input. You know it has not been trashed by previous owner. Don't know if the 2012 is going to have the airbag recall eventually, as the previous years have had. The price for new has also come down, from what i checked. Got my 2012 for $4000 less than what someone i know paid for his 2011 new. I looked at 2009 and up before i went new, and the few sellers that had what i was looking for would not move on the price and wasn't much less for a used with 60000km.
     
  9. Mar 12, 2012 at 9:11 PM
    #9
    Rmesa1

    Rmesa1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Member:
    #72515
    Messages:
    111
    Gender:
    Male
    V6 has a new smog pump that interferes with installing an intake other than that I have no complaints. Plus I think the front end looks way better
     
  10. Mar 12, 2012 at 9:11 PM
    #10
    Kmacafee

    Kmacafee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Member:
    #54364
    Messages:
    55
    Gender:
    Male
    The 2012 vs the 2011:
    Better radio
    Blue tooth compatible
    gauges and switches were reorganized a bit - both 12v sockets are side by side instead of being on either side of the panel
    usb port
    white gauges

    I have consistently gotten over 22 mph highway the last 3 tanks of gas. Never got close to that on my 2011

    Oh and Weathertech floor mats fit -- the hooks on the floor are in a different place but they don't slide around at all.
     
  11. Mar 12, 2012 at 9:13 PM
    #11
    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Member:
    #55669
    Messages:
    6,325
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chaz
    South Dakota
    Vehicle:
    93 Pickup 4x4 [22R-E] 5MT
    OME suspension, LCE Performance parts, Konigs, etc. [see build]
    Interior changes were small but an improvement nonetheless. White dash lights vs orange is nice and the head unit is actually readable in daylight. My arm rests aren't that gay cheap cloth in the 12, um. . . Oh the whole entune is an option but I didn't even bother looking into it. Satellite radio is free for three months :D that's all i can think of but overall I would definitely buy new if i were you just for the incentives and warranties alone. GL
     
  12. Mar 12, 2012 at 9:14 PM
    #12
    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Member:
    #52731
    Messages:
    19,142
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zach
    TN
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD off road 4WD
    No mud flaps, plasti dipped emblems, and rear bumper, Weather tech digital fit, Bed mat from tractor supply. Pioneer 4400BH head unit. B.A.M.F bed rail tie downs. AVS vent visors.
    new 2012 for sure.

    lol. i was so mad at my friend he farted in my truck before i did. lol
     
  13. Mar 12, 2012 at 9:19 PM
    #13
    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Member:
    #55669
    Messages:
    6,325
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chaz
    South Dakota
    Vehicle:
    93 Pickup 4x4 [22R-E] 5MT
    OME suspension, LCE Performance parts, Konigs, etc. [see build]
    Also IMO, (that's an opinion disclaimer people) the headlights and bumper are an improvement, its just the grill, something about it that I've narrowed it down to, that looks semi-off about the front. I think the bumper is def better, but that grill. . . . . haha
     
  14. Mar 12, 2012 at 9:22 PM
    #14
    S7ICKlVlAN

    S7ICKlVlAN Cpt. Bubbleguts

    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    Member:
    #17250
    Messages:
    1,374
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD Sport DCSB
    TRD badged | Hunting Cage | Smoked Tails | LED Everything | Slim Cubby HID bi-xenon's | Spidertrax 1.25" | BHLM | FLM | S2000 Ant | 20% Shade | PL 8521 | OME 885 | Bilstein 5100's | Toytec 2" AAL | FN 18x9" Bronze BFD's | 275/65-18 Duratrac's | Wrinkle Red Valve Covers | 3M Di-Noc Wrapped Interior | Kode MB Push Button Ignition | Relentless Sliders | URD TCAI | Mr.Marv Enclosure | Arc Audio 10" | Hybrid Audio Clarus F/R | Alpine PDX-5 | Alpine INE-S920HD
    I had a 2009 TRD Sport and hands down appreciate the improvements in the 2012 enough to recommend getting the 12. Dunno why, the changes are minimal, but I just really prefer the 12 over MY 09.
     
To Top