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Difference between Gen.

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by MotorcycleJunky07, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Jan 23, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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    MotorcycleJunky07

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    I'm looking at buying a '08 tacoma trd off road sr5. How do I know if it's a 1st Gen or a 2nd Gen?
     
  2. Jan 23, 2013 at 4:43 PM
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    1st gen is anything before 04....it's a 2nd gen bud
     
  3. Jan 23, 2013 at 4:43 PM
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    2nd gens started with 2005
     
  5. Jan 23, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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    Its a second gen. In 2005 Toyota produced the second generation tacoma. So anything before that is a 1st gen, and anything 05 and later is a second generation. Its clear to see by photographs if you look at the bodes, just google up a 2004 tacoma and then a 2005.

    Both generations produced great trucks, with different sets of pros and cons. Second gen is just the newest version.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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    Yep, 2nd Gen as everyone else stated, 2 completely different styles of truck. Check out the first gen section, I'm sure you kind find some pics to show you the difference.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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    I almost feel there should be more than just 2 generations.. like the 80s model.. and a 00s model.. both in same generation just doesn't seem right when comparing body styles
     
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    in the 80's they were just "pickup" they were not Tacoma's yet.
     
  9. Jan 23, 2013 at 4:52 PM
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    Wasn't it considered like the T-100 in the 80s or something? And the Tacoma came out in like 1995 or something? I don't know, don't know my Toyota lore very well :eek:
     
  10. Jan 23, 2013 at 4:53 PM
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    Thank you! There was some confusion when I read that it didn't have to do with the year. In the article I read it said something like there was 1st and 2nd Gen in every year. Thanks for straitening that out for me!
     
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    T100 was the predacessor to the Tundra
     
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    Is the 2012 the start of a new Gen?
     
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    no just an updated body style
     
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    they may have but in 2000 still had T-100.. I just thought they all were tacomas (80-up) but that makes more sense now..
     
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    Ohh gotcha
     
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