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Do you let your sons (or daughters) drive your Tacoma?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by JWestie, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Dec 2, 2019 at 6:45 PM
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    dylantran97

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    I grew up in a household where my dad really enjoyed his cars but also enjoyed seeing his family be able to enjoy them too. He let my brothers and I learn on his sports cars and insisted that we learned how to drive a manual transmission. We would practice under my father/mother's guidance and pretty soon my parents would let us take their cars once they trusted us enough to be able to drive well.

    I agree with the messages above that trust is a two way street and must be cultivated on both sides... that being said, when I have kids of my own I would love for them to enjoy and appreciate my truck as much as I did my father's cars, given that they are able to appreciate and respect the privilege it is to drive someone else's valued possession.
     
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  2. Dec 2, 2019 at 6:49 PM
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    Dagosa

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    Well said.....the biggest use a Tacoma has, is to provide memories.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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    MaHoTex

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    It's just a truck. Who cares, here's the keys, knock yourself out. It is not like it is some exotic sports car.
     
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  4. Dec 3, 2019 at 12:14 AM
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    kjhadfield

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    :rofl:Does that mean your still smoking fags. But seriously, It’s a health decision for me (a scientifically proven, royal college of physicians recommended/published safer alternative)- see I didn’t want to quit smoking but I also want to see my girls grow up.
    you edited your post? On a quick search it looked like incomplete or biased research studies. No control group, no comparison to cigarette smoke, no levels for comparison (ex. If cigarettes are at a level of 100 and vaping is at .05 it makes a huge difference but You can spin anything by omitting data). I’m not advocating teen vaping (the truth is they’ll get there hands on anything no matter what restrictions are in place ie. alcohol and all it’s flavors, drugs etc) this is for adult smokers to have the right to choose a safer alternative.
    i apologize, I didn’t mean to sound like a knock at the door Sunday afternoon. Normally you see drinking and drugs so it through me off. I wasn’t trying to change your mind or parenting decisions but I do rely on my peers to vote and there is a lot of hate and misinformation so I’d just rather the facts be known first. So I see I came off pretty heavy when you were just replying to a post about kids driving your truck :anonymous: :hattip:
     
  5. Dec 3, 2019 at 3:12 AM
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    electricdgm

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    Not yet but maybe my Grandson when he gets old enough. Though by that time we should be flying cars around he is only 3 months old.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2019 at 3:22 AM
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    Oldewing1800

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    Wife drives it regularly, adult Son and Daughter both can drive it, Granddaughter is learning how to drive in it. Neither of our 3 dogs seem interested in learning..

    Even gets loaned out to close friends if they need it.

    Now my motorcycles...................THAT is different.
     
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  7. Dec 3, 2019 at 3:31 AM
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    THE_KiRRAx

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    No kids, no wife, just dogs.

    I wont let them drive though, they'd run it into a tree chasing squirrels.
     
  8. Dec 3, 2019 at 4:06 AM
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    GreyBaldTaco

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    Absolutely not, I wouldn't suck on my exhaust pipe or a robots dick either.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2019 at 4:06 AM
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    mgmdclb

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    What is this ??? Am I missing something here?
     
  10. Dec 3, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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    Dagosa

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    Yes I did.
    I did not want to ramble. But, because you asked, nicotine is the habit forming component. There are a plethora of substances in cigarettes that are carcinogens... to think there are still people around supporting the “benefits” of cigs is not surprising among smokers. After all, there are still those who believe the earth is flat too. :) There are No medical research facilities affiliated with institutes of higher learning, the government and healthcare professional organizations that agree with you about nicotine in general and it’s roll in cancer.
    I’m not wasting my time listing every major medical organization in the world.
     
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  11. Dec 3, 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    JWestie

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    Hahaha.
     
  12. Dec 3, 2019 at 12:39 PM
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    Toyota Connected Services, if that's what your referring to. Basically you set parameters for a guest driver. You then receive an alert if a set speed limit, max distance, geo fence, time limit or curfew limit is broken. Like I'd said, maybe the first few solo drives I would look at it but really feel that is too much oversight.
     
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  13. Dec 3, 2019 at 3:28 PM
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    Can you fit the tacoma in the kitchen?
     
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  14. Dec 3, 2019 at 3:31 PM
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    Gerard6778

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    Nobody drives my Tacoma, besides me.
     
  15. Dec 3, 2019 at 3:34 PM
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    Killowatt

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    I only let my son drive my Taco when I'm with him.

    He screwed up and told me a few things he did with my Z71 I had, smoking the tires was just the beginning.
     
  16. Dec 3, 2019 at 3:54 PM
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    Well, it isn’t like he’s going to smoke the tires on a Taco.
     
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  17. Dec 3, 2019 at 3:55 PM
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    TuRDLYFE

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    Not only no, but hell no. Drive the old CR-V.
     
  18. Dec 3, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    FauxPro

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    It is just money...
    Don't really care who drives it. Have thrown plenty of friends the keys without hesitation.

    Besides, it isn't mine. Just don't tell Toyota Financial that other people get to drive their truck.
     
  19. Dec 3, 2019 at 4:05 PM
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    Killowatt

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    True
     
  20. Dec 3, 2019 at 4:11 PM
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    Speedfreak

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    Not a chance my stepson or daughter will drive my truck! My stepson drives fine, just not happening and my daughter can't pass her driver's test! Sorry Victoria area residents! :anonymous: Also my daughter has this crazy notion that a Jeep ( pronounced Heep in Mexico ) is a better vehicle! Where did I go wrong!:annoyed:
     

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