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Dealer says, "No more regular cabs after 2014"

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by 2112, May 28, 2014.

  1. May 28, 2014 at 1:06 PM
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    2112

    2112 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I ordered a Reg Cab 4x4 about a month ago and it is a 6-8 week wait on this particular configuration.
    I call the dealership today for a update and got into a interesting conversation about the mighty little 4x4.

    He said 2014 is the last year for the regular cab Tacoma, no more will be built in 2015.

    I've always wanted the little I4 manual tranny 4x4 regular cab and am extremely happy knowing I got one before the cut-off.
    I am actually down grading from a very nice Tundra limited 4x4 but something in my bones told me to jump to the little Taco and I'm glad I didn't just keep dreaming about one.

    I'm not certain but this should be the end of a era of about a 35 year production run in this configuration.

    Moral of the story if you have ever wanted the tiny Taco you better hurry before it's to late.
     
  2. May 28, 2014 at 1:08 PM
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    Bellis

    Bellis friggin rad

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    I doubt this, dealers lie.
     
  3. May 28, 2014 at 1:19 PM
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    Bellis

    Bellis friggin rad

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    I'm confused, you think the dealers right?
     
  4. May 28, 2014 at 1:20 PM
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    ramonortiz55

    ramonortiz55 the group buy dude

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    this is new and exciting
     
  6. May 28, 2014 at 1:27 PM
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    if they would make v6 reg cabs they would sell a lot more, this is toyotas fault
     
  7. May 28, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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  8. May 28, 2014 at 2:55 PM
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    Who wants to drive a single cab that only gets 18 mpg hwy?
     
  9. May 28, 2014 at 3:02 PM
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    Plus the 5 lug reg cab is a common fleet vehicle. Doubt those are discontinued. 4x4 reg cab still sexiest truck.
     
  10. May 28, 2014 at 3:06 PM
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    With a 2.7 yeah. I get 23 with my 4x4 access cab @ 75 mph on the freeway.

    My previous comment was referring to a 4.0.
     
  11. May 28, 2014 at 3:13 PM
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  12. May 28, 2014 at 3:17 PM
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  13. May 28, 2014 at 3:33 PM
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    I would! I bought a truck, not a Prius
     
  14. May 28, 2014 at 3:37 PM
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    Then you might as well get a real truck, something that weighs 6,000-7,000 lbs and has 350+ HP.
     
  15. May 28, 2014 at 5:49 PM
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    Agreed...Tacoma's get dismal MPG based on their weight and power production at least in comparison to some of the newer full size trucks
     
  16. May 28, 2014 at 6:48 PM
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    I don't like full size trucks. I like Tacomas! I had a '90 single cab chevy slammed on 17's when 17's were big. Had roughly 400 hp and looked great. Also had an '03 single cab chevy with a v6. Also have a F250 7.3l diesel.

    The new Tacoma is my favorite out of all of them so far.
     
  17. May 28, 2014 at 9:13 PM
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    I still want to see a link from Toyota about this.
    Til' then when I see people talkin' 'bout it I'll think of Shreks face....lol
     
  18. May 29, 2014 at 3:08 AM
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    I work at the dealership here in my area and was told the same thing. I still prefer a double cab or access cab though.
     
  19. May 29, 2014 at 3:48 AM
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    It doesn't surprise me that Toyota is going to kill the regular cab, but it makes me sad... Bear with me, I'm gonna tell a story.

    At the risk of walking into a :crapstorm:

    My first new vehicle... 2006 Ranger Reg Cab 4x2 3.0 V6 5-Speed.
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    I loved my Ranger. It was a great truck and soo much fun to drive. I've never had the need for a full-size pickup so I got a small one. However, in 2009 I adopted my dog. He means more to me than a vehicle so I decided to get something with a back seat...

    I looked at this first... But couldn't get the numbers to work. A young Airman in the AF doesn't make that kind of money...
    [​IMG]

    Soo, I walked away from the Taco (my dream truck then) and bought a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Mistake... :facepalm:

    I got promoted and traded the Jeep for a WRX. Loved that car, but it wasn't great for road trips and everyday driving. Plus I began to miss having a truck. So after I got back from my deployment to Afghanistan, I traded my WRX for my Tacoma.

    Don't get me wrong, I love my Tacoma and it's perfect for my life now but the young kid in me misses my small manual transmission v6 Ranger. The compact pickup market is already dead. It officially died with the Ranger. But now the mid-size truck is dying too. I just don't need a full-size pickup and it makes me very sad to see the smaller trucks die. I expect my Taco to last a long time because I fear my next truck will be a full-size because the mid-size market may be dead by then too.
     
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    I hope they don't do away with all mid size trucks, my cousin has a 06 chevy crew cab z71with the 5.3 with a bullydog programer, cams, and soon to be headers. But I don't like to drive it, don't get me wrong it is a blast to drive, but its just so big and I can't see over the big hood as good as my tacoma, it gets 12 mpg on a good day. I just pefer a smaller truck over a full size one.
     
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