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Difference Between 1st & 2nd Gen Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Sidehack, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Dec 11, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    Sidehack

    Sidehack [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am looking to get my first non-Ford pickup. I want a four door crew cab, and the Tacoma seems to be the best around. New is too expensive, so I am looking at used. Besides the size of the engine, what are the differences between a first generation Tacoma and a second generation Tacoma?
     
  2. Dec 11, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Hey Simi Valley!?!? Nice!! I loved out there for about 14 years!!! My parents still do off of Stearns St. But for the differences?!?! There is a lot!! Mainly the body style!!!:eek:
     
  3. Dec 11, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    Terrier

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    Second Gen. is bigger. I don't think they made a double cab 1st Gen.
     
  4. Dec 11, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

    Gr8WhiteTaco bishes love my haircut

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    Uhhh.... yeah they did.
     
  5. Dec 11, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

    Gr8WhiteTaco bishes love my haircut

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    2nd gens are bigger all around. Bigger motor, body, etc.
     
  6. Dec 11, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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    Whoops. I only remember seeing the access cab. My bad.
     
  7. Dec 11, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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    wtf are you talking about?? I have a feeling this is gonna turn into a 1st gen vs 2nd gen post. To the OP...depends on your budget and which model exactly you're looking for. These Tacoma's, 1st or 2nd gen hold their value fairly well.
     
  8. Dec 11, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

    Gr8WhiteTaco bishes love my haircut

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    hey its alright bud. :)
     
  9. Dec 11, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    I notice that you have only been on this forum for about 2 months. You need to relax. See the post I made just before yours. Probably crossed in the mail.
     
  10. Dec 11, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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    No malice intended I was just "surprised". yeah i saw it a little too late. It's all good.
     
  11. Dec 11, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    No problem.
     
  12. Dec 11, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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  13. Dec 11, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    1st Generation frames were made from extra salty peanut brittle.....:laugh:
     
  14. Dec 11, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    Looks 1st gen to me...:D

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  15. Dec 11, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    OK the differences. The towing capacity is larger in the 2nd Gen 6500 lbs vs 5000lbs. The truck is wider and therefore the inside is much more like a mid-size. The engines smaller 4cyl in the first gen was dropped and now the 2nd gen only have the 2.7 liter. The V6 went from 3.4 to 4.0. Manual tran in the v6 added a gear to make a 6 speed. while the auto v6 added a gear to have a 5 speed auto. the 4 cyl still have 5 speed manual and 4 speed auto. The 4 wheel drive system changed from a manual shift to a electronic switch in the 2nd gens. MPG also increased from 1st to 2nd gens. 2nd gens are available with a TRD sport package as 1st only have the TRD off road. The 1st gens seem to have an un beatable drivetrain (but do have frame rust) and the 2nd gens seem to be having a few problems with the rear suspension and some of the transmission (06 dbl cab with 60k and I haven't had a single issue.) Thats all I could come up wtih. Hope
    this helps.

    This is MSN autos comparing 1st gens vs. 2nd gens.
    http://autos.msn.com/research/compare/default.aspx?c=0&n=3&i=0&tb=0&ph1=t0&ph2=t0&dt=0&v=t98483&v=t109769
     
  16. Dec 11, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    Nice 1st generation double cab and house.
     
  17. Dec 11, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

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    1st gen is better!! But i guess im biased owning one and all.:D
     
  19. Sep 26, 2013 at 6:08 AM
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    None of the above responses really gave the simplest part of the answer! You all seem to know a lot about Tacomas, but I would like to know if there is a model year cutoff? Is my 2006 SR5(?) access cab, 4 cyl. a gen1 or a gen2?
     
  20. Sep 26, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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    You have a second gen. 05-present is 2nd gen.
     
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