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Cons. Reports - Tacoma voted worst for tall drivers?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by cycledrum, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Feb 27, 2008 at 4:17 PM
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    lawnrevenge

    lawnrevenge Well-Known Member

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    My mirror was all the way up. I tried flipping it and it didn't help enough to give up the night setting since I drive a lot on freeways at night and 50+ sets of headlights in the back window would be horrible. I bet a lift and taller tires (I'm hoping for some competition to TC before I buy something) will fix the visibility thing...
     
  2. Feb 27, 2008 at 4:18 PM
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    lawnrevenge

    lawnrevenge Well-Known Member

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    I have no trouble getting in and out, of course my last two cars were compacts. (My old bug had so much headroom I could wear a top hat)
     
  3. Feb 27, 2008 at 6:22 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Same here. 6' 235lbs and I have no problem fitting in my truck. What are they comparing it against? Full size or other midsize?
     
  4. Feb 27, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    1killerkaw

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    6'2" and 215. I have never hit my head when getting in. I do have to look under the mirror to see to my right at a stop. The seat could be an inch or 2 higher for better leg room. I find myself constantly moving my legs to find a comfortable position. The emergency brake is in a bad place also.
     
  5. Feb 27, 2008 at 8:19 PM
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    lawnrevenge

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    You must have a stick. The autos have a foot-parking brake.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2008 at 8:26 PM
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    dsds

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    Imagine over $40,000 for a TRD double cab before taxes up here in Canada. I KNOW Toyota has it figured.
    Rant over.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2008 at 8:54 PM
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    lawnrevenge

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    For $100 and 10 minutes you can add intermitent wipers. The only difference is the stalk which can be bought at the stealership or online. There is a DIY article on another site, don't have the link though. Cruise control is about $150 in parts to add and takes all of 10 minutes (unless you have a stick, then it's 30 minutes)
     
  8. Feb 27, 2008 at 11:10 PM
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    danusa

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    I m 6' 3" and wear a Stetson. I have three gun racks over head. The shotgun rack is just over the seat.
    What is the problem?
     
  9. Feb 28, 2008 at 5:02 AM
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    GTiVR6r

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    Oh SNAP!:cool:
    I tried this and it helped more than I thought it would!
    Raises the lower edge of the mirror about 1/2" enough to make a noticeable difference. I still need to duck to look under if I'm too close, but its worth doing with the standard mirror for some added windsheild. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Feb 28, 2008 at 5:36 AM
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    It's all in my head at the moment...
    I was holding my breath waiting for DanUsa to chime in with a comment about an arsenal he probably has in his cab that DOES not impede his in cab movement.

    Hell, My face never even changed colors.

    Thanks for keeping it fresh Dan

    Fart.gif
     
  11. Feb 28, 2008 at 5:38 AM
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    Dan is definitely The Man. :thumbsup:
     
  12. Feb 28, 2008 at 6:23 AM
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    danusa

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    Thank you for the kind and not so kind Jr. comments.
    I like weapons.
    They have put food on my table and saved my life.
     
  13. Feb 28, 2008 at 6:40 AM
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    Tacomojo

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    So this is your idea of getting a Dutch Rub? :D

    Seriously, though, I'm 5' 6" and routinely smack my head getting into mine. :( Guess there is too much spring in my step. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Feb 28, 2008 at 6:41 AM
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    BulletToothTony

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    Im six foot even but i have a friend who rides with me and he is 6"6' and he has no problem, he just has to lean the seat back alittle.
     
  15. Feb 28, 2008 at 8:05 PM
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    thanks.

    Stealership, well put, just paid $28 for 2 small rubber plug/gaskets for front/back of cylinder head/valve cover. Then sales dude wants to (really) sell me a $21 tube of *special* Toyota silicone sealant (price at auto store - $5.49) oh brother.
     
  16. Feb 29, 2008 at 7:12 AM
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    I smack my kids head when I put him is his car seat.. does that count .. he's only 2 feet tall (2 years old) :D
     
  17. Feb 29, 2008 at 7:15 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I'm thinking of installing a spacer for my seat. I wish the bottom was tilted up a bit more.
     
  18. Feb 29, 2008 at 8:13 AM
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    I agree with the spacer idea. I believe that I will do the same as well. Just raise the front of the seat up about 3/4" to 1 1/2" would make the driving position more comfortable.

    My 1989 4Runner with 250K miles on it even has this simple seat adjustment on it. It makes a world of difference in driver comfort.

    You would think that a 2008 Tacoma would have this seat adjustment as well.

    Respectfully,

    VIPER131:)
     
  19. Feb 29, 2008 at 9:43 AM
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    I placed 3 or 4 washers under the front position and used a longer hardened bolt to ensure thread engagement. It may not seem alot but I think it made a difference.
     
  20. Feb 29, 2008 at 9:48 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I'm coming from a Lincoln that had some of the most comfortable seats available, so I have to figure a way to get the Tacoma right.
     
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