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Center Console

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by danb86, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Sep 2, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    danb86

    danb86 [OP] East Ender

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    Anyone else bothered by the way the center console on the 2nd gens opens (ie, with the opening hinge on the passenger side instead of the rear)?

    I mean, it's great for the driver, but my wife/co-pilot finds it annoying that she has to reach over the top when it's opened to get to anything.

    We just looked at the 2010 Highlander today and that console hinges along the back edge. My wife says the Tundra also opens along the rear edge...WTF?

    Why does it make sense to open one way on the $40,000 Highlander and another on our $23,000 Tacoma? Do we have to spend the extra $17,000 to get some well thought out amenities?

    Can you replace the center console with a rear hinged console?
     
  2. Sep 2, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    Im not too good at fabbing stuff up but I would think you could simply add some hinges along the backside
     
  3. Sep 2, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    You could "probably" get a different design but it doesn't seem to bother me at all or my fiance...why doesn't she just keep her stuff in the glove compartment?? Seems easy enough lol :thumbsup:
     
  4. Sep 2, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    jrw1965

    jrw1965 Well-Known Member

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    I like my wife not getting in my center console, she has her own car and I dont get in hers
     
  5. Sep 2, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    danb86

    danb86 [OP] East Ender

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    The last two are very good ideas...she's standing next to me and I won't have to tell her myself...
     
  6. Sep 2, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    I like it. I don't keep much in there anyways. A washcloth to clean the windows, a Mini Maglite, a few pens and my checkbook.


    The girl keeps everything in her own bag anyways. Only the manual is in the glove box. Oh, and Mechanix gloves. :cool:
     
  7. Sep 2, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    I wish it locked....Simon opens the console with his nose.. once I came back to the truck & he had one of my cliff bars between his little paws munching away....
     
  8. Sep 2, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    Yes.
    yeah that bothers me too. It's fine if i'm getting at it from the drivers side, but I often enter through the passenger side to grab stuff and it drives me nuts.
     
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