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Best thing I've bought for my Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DC Taco, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Mar 21, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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    DC Taco

    DC Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here it is... the hooptie. With all the bad weather that comes in the summer, I just couldnt stand the thought of my Taco ending up like this

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/207789-hail-damage.html

    So I bought this from my pops for $800 to drive back and forth to work. A/c and everything still works. The Taco stays in the garage now. Seems like it hailed at least twice a week in Charlotte last year, so I dont wanna take any chances. Anyone else use another vehicle during the week. Show us your hoopti
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Mar 21, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    sinaptic

    sinaptic Well-Known Member

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    Fog lights, back-up camera, TRD cat-back exhaust, towing package, int. wiper stalk, Weathertech floor liners, color-matched the front bumper and grille, TSB leaf packs, Front Bilstein 5100's at 0", Eibach/Toytec coils (approx 1.25" front lift - sits almost level), rear Bilstein 5100's.
    Nice! I need a hooptie too.

    Hopefully I can find some little roller-skate of a car that gets 25+ mpgs. Just for back and forth to work, like you're doing. Not too much hail up here, but gas is crazy and people here drive like crap. My old Taco got rear-ended twice during rush hour; hoping to avoid that with the new one.

    Knowing my luck though, it'll just wait and happen when I take the taco out for a hike on the weekend. :facepalm:
     
  3. Mar 21, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    DC Taco

    DC Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This thing gets pretty good fuel mileage, about 22, but I only have a 10 mile commute each day.
     
  4. Mar 21, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    My dd. 28 mpg with a few donuts mixed in :laugh:
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  5. Mar 21, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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    SnowroxKT

    SnowroxKT AK SnowroxKT

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    AE86? :jellydance:
     
  6. Mar 21, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    yeah. Definitely the funnest car I've ever owned.
     
  7. Mar 21, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    DC Taco

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    Never see these things around anymore....looks like its in good shape too
     
  8. Mar 21, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Yeah I saw it pop up on CL, had to buy it since you never see them. It's even got the whopping 112 HP 4AGE in it:D
     
  9. Mar 21, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    DC Taco

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    reminds me of my CRX....106 hp for the Si model (until I did an engine swap), fun as hell to drive though
     
  10. Mar 21, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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    haha, must be a southern thing.

    No one up north buys a junker for the summer. We buy them for the winter and drive the crap outta our real cars from june to September.
     
  11. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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    2004TacomaSR5

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    This was my DD before the Taco, 11mpg on a good day, 8 on the rest!
     
  12. Mar 22, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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    DC Taco

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    Holy shit....I hope didn't have far to drive. Go broke putting gas in that beast.
     
  13. Mar 22, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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    i wanna get a daewoo lano for my dd
     
  14. Mar 22, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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    lol my buddy has a daewoo ... best part is hes from boston, came out to chico state for college and his parents shipped the damn car cause they didnt think it would make the drive lol

    far as i know he still has it, actually lives in san diego now so if you see a green one with a dented to shit left fender and a boston red sox logo on the back window its probably him
     
  15. Mar 22, 2012 at 10:07 AM
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    A little lift & some extra steel....

    Same here....hail storms a few times each summer. I got you beat with an ugly hoopti ;).....Scion Xa....gets about 32mpg.



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  16. Mar 22, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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  17. Mar 22, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    I would hate driving a junker while my beautiful, almost new Tacoma just sat there unused. If that means the Tacoma gets miles put on and "abused" from time to time, so be it. But whatever floats your boat.
     
  18. Mar 22, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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    But damn, it's a Tacoma, not a Bugatti! Maybe relatively speaking, it is to you. But to me, I buy em to drive em. If they get destroyed, they make more. If it's damaged, it gets fixed. Where's the fun in parking it and driving a beater like that?! I have a buddy who's two family cars got assaulted by those softballs last year. He has a nice Mini Cooper that looked like a golf ball. Insurance fixed it up. New glass and not a ding to be found.

    Just sayin.
     
  19. Mar 22, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    This is my DD. :bananadance:[​IMG]

    ugly_car.jpg
     
  20. Mar 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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    DC Taco

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    I just don't like having something like that on a carfax, hurts resale value and insurance goes up. And yes, it is a Bugatti to me. I'm too anal about my vehicles, this truck will never see the trails, I just bought it for versatility, wanted another pickup, and its the best looking and most dependable in its class.
     
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