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Diesel or a Tacoma

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by countryboy22, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    countryboy22

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    I have a bad itch right now i want to sale the tacoma and get a diesel. but not sure if its the best choice. I love the power and ability of diesels but i also love my tacoma i wish i could have both. Lets here some input anyone ever felt of currently feel this way?
     
  2. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    mntbiker2008

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    do you ABSOLUTELY need a diesel? if your hauling heavy equipment (not fat chicks) all the time... i could see the need... but it wouldnt make sense if the heaviest load is going to be a few bags of mulch here and there.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    Those Duramax's :drool:

    But what do you really need the power and extra space for? thats what stoped me...well not really but ya
     
  4. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    well i plan to eventually get a nice toy hauler. And i also would be hauling some heavy equipment here and there (bobcat, backhoe).
     
  5. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    ya i hear ya those new duramax's are bad a$$.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    I've been thinking the same thing about a bigger truck, either a Crewmax Tundra 5.7L, or a quad cab short bed Dodge Cummins. I only need the extra ability once in a while, but it would be really nice to have more interior space along with it. A properly built cummins would be awesome IMO, but it would be a major PITA to park around town in the parking lots and at college every day.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    Ya if i was to get a diesel i would be tossed between the duramax or cummins. if i got a duramax it would be auto for sure. if it were a dodge i would like an auto but would definately have to build up the tranny. but wouldn mind a manual cummins.
     
  8. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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    If you plan on towing frequently then a diesel is hands down the best!

    I just made the switch from an f250 6.0L and I miss it dearly but I could no longer justify it as an expense.

    Oil changes were 15 qts, fuel filters...... If you take care of them they run forever but I just got tired of the noise. Newer diesels are incredible quiet nowadays though. It was a work horse that
    I wasn't workin.


    If your plan is to go over the top huge rig, a diesel is the ultimate power plant for big tires. And they get relatively good mileage for their size. About the same as a stock Tacoma.
     
  9. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    parking is always a challenge.....
     
  10. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    Well if you are hauling heavy equipment I say diesel but if not TACOMA BABY!!!!
     
  11. Apr 27, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    ya that is the down side they are a much bigger expense.
     
  12. Apr 27, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    As far as heavy equipment and towing, I've towed this stuff with my taco:
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    I know a Tacoma is no substitute for a diesel heavy duty truck but they can work quite well for their size. :cool:
     
  13. Apr 27, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    My next truck will be either a reg cab taco or a F250. most likely i'll get the F250.
     
  14. Apr 27, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    how big of camp trailer do you think i could safely pull with my truck. maybe a 22 foot lite.
     
  15. Apr 27, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    Check out some of the campers guys are towing in the "show us what you tow" thread! :eek:
     
  16. Apr 27, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    there was a guy on here a while back that was asking about towing his 24 ft lite ( i think... something like that) from canada to vegas. sounded like he towed it around his area no problem. trailer brakes would be a must...
     
  17. Apr 27, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    ok will do
     
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