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Dealer says, "No more regular cabs after 2014"

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

  1. May 30, 2014 at 6:24 AM
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    Fordless

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    Don't you think that pulling something that weighs roughly 1300-1500lbs less should take less gas. I certainly think so. If weight savings weren't important then Ford wouldn't be spending money out the eyeballs to lighten their trucks. The power to weight ratio is fine, but how many people run their vehicles day to day like they're on a drag strip. I certainly don't. At low rpm cruising speeds the Tacoma should get significantly more mpg's. At least 10-20%.
    The reality is that the Tacoma sells so well that Toyota has gotten lazy and hasn't put any tech into the powertrains since 05. All the full size trucks have moved on with some going to DVVT and/or Direct injection and transmissions with more gears. Gas isn't 1.25/gal like it was when I purchased my first full size truck. The reliability is great but if you crunch the numbers every 3 or so years you could pay for a major repair (aprox $1000 in gas)just by getting 4mpg less.
    I so hope that Toyota puts major updates into the 2016 model b/c the Tacoma has been defeated by it's success.
     
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  2. May 30, 2014 at 10:48 AM
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    My Camry has a 6-speed trans and it sh!ts,gits and still gets excellent fuel mileage.
    Why they can't put a similar trans in the 2.7 reg cab trucks I don't know.
    My Tundra has a six speed and it does well for its size but I want to trade off for a smaller truck to ride in my woods going where the Tundra can't go.
    I don't want a access cab or double cab.Its just me and my wife now and the city mileage is great on these where my Tundra isn't and my Camry can't haul nothing.
    The Reg cab is a perfect middle ground and if Toyota takes it out of the choices then I dunno whats going to happen.
    I wouldve already got one but I'm waiting on generation changes.
    Just doesn't make no sense to eliminate a great product.
     
  3. May 30, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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    It's just a rumor. I can't imagine Toyota discontinuing the Regular Cab 2wd because it is a common fleet vehicle. They might do what they did with the Tundra and have a Regular Cab option but that option would only be 2wd. That would be a terribly sad day and I would have an "I think I'm going to throw up" moment.

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  4. May 30, 2014 at 3:36 PM
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    ecoterragaia

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    This is sad if true for those who want simplicity and the reliability that goes along with it. Love my RC 4x4 and wouldnt trade it for anything.
     
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