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Buying a 2008 Taco this weekend

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by AZtaco69, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Feb 24, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    AZtaco69

    AZtaco69 [OP] New Member

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    Should I buy the Sport or Off Road? The Off road I am looking at is 6 speed manual and the Sport is Auto... both are double cab 4X4. The sport looks better in my opinion but I would like some advice on the differances. Does the Locking Diff effect gas mileage that much compared to the LSD? For the most part I am not going to be huge in to off roading so just looking for advice. I can get either one for the same price so let me know which I should choose.
     
  2. Feb 24, 2009 at 12:36 PM
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    dwalden2

    dwalden2 Your mom goes to college

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    In my personal opinion, I think the Sport looks better. There's just something about that hood scoop. I have an Off Road though. It's a 6 spd. manual and I love that. I got tired of my automatic in my last car.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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    Demoncleaner

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    Welcome. I'd recommend spending some time searching here. Off-road vs Sport, Auto vs manual, LSD vs Locker, these topics come up alot and you'll get all the opinions.

    Then test drive each and see which tranny will best suit you. Good luck.

    btw, Locker can only be on in 4l0 so theres no mpg hit.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    drunkenbuda

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    manual all the way man :)
     
  5. Feb 24, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    AZtaco69

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    Thanks guys for the advice.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    surfsupl

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    People are going to tell you to buy what they have or what they are happy with. When it comes down to it, it has to benefit you and your needs. Is it a family vehicle? Is it for work where you may be towing heavy trailers? Is it all show no go? Their are many factors when buying a vehicle. Good luck!:)
     
  7. Feb 24, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    Delmarva

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    sounds like you want a sport... it looks better anyway... :thumbsup:
     
  8. Feb 24, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    xtirtzt

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    sport all the way!!!:D
     
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