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Can't Decide... help?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by wac91, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Dec 2, 2008 at 1:39 PM
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    wac91

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    Hey, Im going to get a 04 tacoma this summer and I can't decide what I want. Im definitely getting manual but im not sure if i want a prerunner because of the better gas mileage or 4wd. if you guys could name pros and cons, that would be great.
     
  2. Dec 2, 2008 at 1:43 PM
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    If you don't live in an area with snow and you won't be offroading, then why bother with 4wd? If there is any possibility of snow or offroading, then go for the 4wd. Gas mileage should not be your deciding factor here.

    It seems like most people here have a 4x4. I decided to not pay for it because I don't need it.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2008 at 1:45 PM
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    Welcome to the forum!

    Where are you from? Do you have snow in the winter? If yes - then get the 4WD. Much safer using 4WD in snow than trying to dry around in 2WD.

    Other than that - if you plan on going offroad, 4WD is better.

    You don't wanna get the 2WD and then regret that you should've got the 4.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2008 at 1:47 PM
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    that and the 4x4 switch scares him
     
  5. Dec 2, 2008 at 2:03 PM
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    haha
     
  6. Dec 3, 2008 at 1:14 PM
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    4WD is something you will regret not having. there will be a time that you will have regretted it, and i'm with lsocoee up there gas mileage shouldnt be your deciding factor. if you know that you will never ever need 4wd(strictly city driving), then settle with the prerunner
     
  7. Dec 3, 2008 at 1:16 PM
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    I could NEVER justify a 4x4......but I got stuck in some easy crud every year hunting. Now it's a requirement!
     
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    welcome to tacoma world! I have a 5speed 4x4 03 tacoma and i love it:D. Good luck finding the right tacoma:)
     
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    4wd is worth it man!!!
     
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    this is were the saying "more is better/bigger is better" comes into play..........
     
  11. Dec 4, 2008 at 5:20 PM
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    Thanks guys. But my main concern as of now is MPG. I know the prerunner gets a little better but if i got a 5 speed 4X4 would that be much different?
     
  12. Dec 4, 2008 at 5:22 PM
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    my 3.4 5spd 4x4 got 18-20 mpg!!!
     
  13. Dec 4, 2008 at 5:25 PM
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    what year? and Do you get 20 city or hwy?
     
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    Get the 4x4. a way to save gas is not punch the gas all the time.
     
  15. Dec 4, 2008 at 5:27 PM
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  16. Dec 4, 2008 at 5:31 PM
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    I got 24mpg with my 97 V-6 4WD.Even though it's Floride, I'd still get the 4WD. It's there if you need it, and really doesn't take much for the mileage. Good choice on the 5 speed too, good tranny.
     
  17. Dec 4, 2008 at 5:31 PM
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    see thats the thing, I go hunting alot but I live in Tallahassee FL. The only time i go off road is at plantations and the beach...
     
  18. Dec 4, 2008 at 5:32 PM
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    oh ok
     
  19. Dec 4, 2008 at 5:33 PM
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    it would be wise to get 4wd incase you get stuck at the beaches and you could get stuck in the mud one day when your hunting if it rained out
     
  20. Dec 4, 2008 at 5:37 PM
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    true that, but does anyone know the mileage difference if both were 5 speed?
     
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