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Buying a tacoma!!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dcollins1, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Nov 1, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    So i am on the market for a new truck i have narrowed down my search to a tacoma i want a single cab preferably and prerunner style i already have a jeep so dont need 4x4. so my questions are what is better motor the 3.4 or 2.2 and whats better stick or auto. i know use the search button i did and couldnt find anything.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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    it's all personal preference. Just find the one that calls you and get it.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    The obvious answer is it depends on what you want and what you're doing with it... Both are good motors with good reputations. Stick or auto just comes down to personal preference
     
  4. Nov 1, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    ok one isnt more reliable then the other for trans?
     
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    Do you want more power or more gas mileage? I've had the 2.7 and a 3.4 motor. I got about 18-20 mpg with the 2.7 and only 16-18 with the 3.4. You'll definitely lose power with the 2.7 though.

    Also, if you're not getting a 4x4, definitely get a prerunner. You'll have more options with lifts and stuff
     
  6. Nov 1, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    i know im set on a prerunner i was wondering if the gas was much different. i like power!!!!!! so thats good to know
     
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    ^^which looks better to you guys?
     
  10. Nov 1, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    i want a reg cab 3.4 stick that sounds like fun right there but wouldnt mind a ex cab 3.4 auto
     
  11. Nov 1, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    oh damn ok and how long should the v6 taco last beacuse it has 185k
     
  12. Nov 1, 2011 at 2:44 PM
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    ok so im gonna check that white one out today anything i should look for when im test driving and inspecting???
     
  13. Nov 1, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    there is no snow here in sunny california and i meant the ex cab i was thinking about buying 3 carfax reports for like 69.99
     
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