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Compliments on your 1st Gen Tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dhawk1313, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    Dhawk1313

    Dhawk1313 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys! I was curious as to how often you get compliments on your Tacoma. If so, from who and where the most? Friends and family or more from random people? Around town or out off-roading? I'm interested because I've gotten a couple myself and It's completely stock. Just your typical 99' SRS extended cab 3.4 V6 stick and yet I've had a decent amount of people ask me if it was for sale. One of the cops in the town won't leave me alone about it :p. He pulls me over just to ask when I'm going to sell him the truck and to tell me how nice it is. Can't wait to see some answers.


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  2. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    Tacomadude89

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    I get them from time to time. Mainly that it's clean and that they like the stance.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    I get them all the time from everyone...random people, friends, family members and co-workers. The funny thing is my truck isn't really all that special it's a mildly modified 03' Lunar Mist DC but everyone likes it. I guess it all comes down to most people know and respect the Tacoma for what it is..a die hard bullet proof truck.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    SlimDigg

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    x2 ! :D :cool:

    I've had a few guys say it's what they wanted, but not what they got.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2011 at 12:05 AM
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    4WD

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    I'm still waiting for one.......:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:






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  6. Feb 17, 2011 at 12:11 AM
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    subtleshift

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    definatly from a few friends on cleanliness, but I'm a few parts away from being totally stock and factory perfect...

    then its on to the goodies!
     
  7. Feb 17, 2011 at 12:15 AM
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    G scott04

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    no... :(:(
    only one time, a week after I got it
    A guy asked If I would sell it...
    that is all :mad:
     
  8. Feb 17, 2011 at 12:20 AM
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    Anthony250

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    Yea I get compliments from friends and family from time to time, even one time my dad took my truck for a quick run to the grocery store and i was not there. He told me that a guy was offering 6K for my truck and my dad couldnt sell it cause its my truck. But that man wanted it. haha.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2011 at 12:22 AM
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    SpazzyB

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    I get compliments from the guys with lawn mowers lol and a couple from my brother in law but he drives a 1st gen too. haha
     
  10. Feb 17, 2011 at 12:46 AM
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    brettb

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    I hardly get compliments but this one kid who hates me just got a Taco cause of me but his has a LT kit. I know wayyyy more about tacos then he does. And mines taller :p
     
  11. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    Friend with green dc sonoma told me not to park next to him because it will make his truck look like crap.

    had mine for a week... all stock
     
  12. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    phoenix ray

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    Usually when I'm filling up at the gas station. Guys would would come by and complement my truck. My wife appreciates that I do things for her with the truck, so she has accessorized the bed...with a spray-in liner, bed extender, tool box and solid fold-up cover. It is a truck, you know. Besides, little trucks with big tires look cute too. Oh yeah, good girls like the truck too.
     
  13. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Just the overall looks and that they can't believe it's a 13 year old truck.
     
  14. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    Drewboto

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    Various friends and co workers and family members compliment my truck on occasion.
    I was offered straight up trade for a new ('03) Taurus with all the bells and whistles for my plain jane base model '04 once.

    Although I can't help but wonder if some of my compliments were coming from people who were used to seeing my driving my old caprice and liked the idea of my vehicle update. I'll just assume they think my truck is sexy.
     
  15. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    Conpliments on how clean it is from all my buddies and fam, then I wrecked it and had two offers to buy it the next day. I will never sell it. When we go in the hills everyone wants to ride in the yota, cuz they know they will never have to get out and dig to get it unstuck.
     
  16. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    jberry813

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    Oh I've been waiting for a thread so I could tell this story! So I'm on my way to work a couple weeks back and I get pulled over by this city cop. Mind you, I wasn't driving over any curbs or civics or anything. He comes up to the window and "informs me" that my front plate is missing. So I tell him, "Well, I found it, it's right there in the windshield." :D

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    In California it's still illegal to not have the plate on the bumper. The windshield is no substitution. I'm very familiar with this law as I've gotten two fix it tickets because of it.

    The cop's response was, "You've got one of the nicest tacomas I've ever seen. Get the hell out of here before I change my mind."

    I took it as a complement and went on my merry way. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    I've had a cop pull up next to me and told me to lower my window and he was telling me how nice of trucks tacomas are and how he has one too
     
  18. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    haha Nice! Tacoma saves the day :D
     
  19. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    I had a old lady at the gas station tell me it was the prettiest truck she had seen lol
     
  20. Feb 17, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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