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BUYING TOMORROW..MUST DECIDE....2009 or 2010 TRD?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MikeDeason, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Mar 24, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    MikeDeason

    MikeDeason [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I'm downsizing from my Titan into a Taco and I currently have 2 options.

    1) 2010 TRD DC LB with 12k
    2) 2009 TRD DC LB with 28k

    The price difference is 6k but the 09 has a folding type tonneau cover (which I want anyway)

    I'm leaning towards the 09 because it's less expensive, and I like the color better (White vs Silver)...plus I don't have to buy the tonneau.

    The only difference I could SEE was that the 2010 had Pirelli's and the 09 had Bridgestones.

    Any other changes in 2010

    What do ya think?

    THANKS!!!
     
  2. Mar 24, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    MotoXdoer

    MotoXdoer taco?

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    buy the 09 and some new tires. save ur cash for mods
     
  3. Mar 24, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    I Liquid I

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    Go for the 09. If the only good thing about the 2010 is the tires... well... thats just a moot point. I mean, 6k can get you plenty tires anyhow. As for the mileage, the only thing I can say is that in my experience, mileage means nothing to these trucks. Here in PR ive put about 33k miles on the truck in just one year. Since the roads here suck so much, 33k miles here, is the same as like 66k miles in the US anywhere... so yeah, take the 09, the 28k miles is nothing and the warranty that Toyota gives sucks anyhow, so the remainder of the warranty means nothing.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    Bullzi511Tacoma06

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    '09 for sure. You can do a lot with the $6k as far as mods go (including some really nice wheels.) You already said you like the color more and it's comes with the cover you want. Post pics after you bring it home!!
     
  5. Mar 24, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    MikeDeason

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    No other changes made for 2010?????...something I might have missed?

    Sorry not Bridgestones...they were BFGoodrich Rugged Trails...not a great tire but I'd roll them until the tread died then get some Toyos.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    x2 6k for mods is a lot
     
  7. Mar 24, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    TRDfly

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    09!!!
     
  8. Mar 24, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    i would go for the 09 and save some money....i love my titan but the tacoma is a close second.....good luck
     
  9. Mar 24, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    I'm going easy on the mods this time.

    I dropped about 25k in mods on my Titan and it dramatically DECREASED the resale value.

    I had a 6" Procomp lift, AR Teflon wheels and 37" Cooper STT's and on and on...I got hooked.

    Was a beautiful truck but w/all that rolling mass...the mileage was killing me.

    Will probably get some AR Teflons and a set of Toyo OC's.....what is the biggest tire size on a stock Taco TRD??? 33"???.
     
  10. Mar 24, 2010 at 9:42 PM
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    go with the 09 the only change they did was to the cup holders thats it
     
  11. Mar 24, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    eight3one_offroad

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  12. Mar 24, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    So a 32" on stock

    Thats fine by me.

    Just the cupholders changed eh? I never even noticed that!
     
  13. Mar 24, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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    That seems like a pretty big difference in price from what I saw when I was shopping. New vs two years old with the options I wanted were within 3k of each other. Miles from 12-40k. I went new.

    I assume these are both sports due to the LB. Are they at the same place? Is one 2wd? Just seems awfully large difference IMO.
     
  14. Mar 24, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    wow that's a sweet truck....I know you said that you were going to be purchasing this tommorow, but If you would be willing to consider an 06 Tacoma, I am selling my 06 Tacoma DC LB 4X4 Automatic with 36K miles for $26,999 OBO just to give you a heads up. But if not congrats on your new 09 Tacoma. These are sweet trucks....I am sad to let mine go

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    Beauty!!!!!

    That has a nice restrained lift...not too much....what is it?

    Love the wheel/tire combo!

    Mabe I will mod this truck after all!

    .....but I want at least an 09...raed there were some major interior upgrades.

    Thanks for the offer.
     
  17. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    Go for the 09. I think the cup holders are the same. The change difference are 05-08 and 09-10. Miles should not matter much for a truck that will go forever.
     
  18. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:48 PM
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    My first truck was a Toyota...it was just called TRUCK...there was no name!

    It was a 92 and I went over 200k and sold it for 6k...still going strong.

    You think they would at least have named the thing.

    Went to the garage and they asked what model it was and I said "TRUCK" and they looked at me like I was a nutbar.

    Glad to be coming back to Yota!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. Mar 24, 2010 at 11:33 PM
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    Buy the 09 , more mod money , same truck

    OZ
     
  20. Mar 25, 2010 at 12:08 AM
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    Buy the 09 and lock in some good APR with a good credit union. Toyota financial will rape you depending on your credit score.
     
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