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F-150 Man

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by nocarsallowed, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Sep 23, 2008 at 10:10 AM
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    nocarsallowed

    nocarsallowed [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Been looking at your forum . I'm a Ford guy so be nice :D
    Been with Ford Ranger and F-150 for past 13 years since I was 22. I have F-150 now and with gas prices the way they are I have to go back to mid-sized.
    So far haven't had probs with my Fords until they started to age. I'm now looking at Toyotas.
    I want the Tacoma access cab or another Ford Ranger access cab and I can't make up my mind. I'm little hard on trucks specially on highways. Would like to know if you tacoma owners have to do a lot of repairs from aging, if so what kind of repairs/problems?
    Plz...no salesmen! I want to hear from consumers.
     
  2. Sep 23, 2008 at 10:14 AM
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    DFPTaco

    DFPTaco It's TACO time!

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    I have a Taco now, and my last truck was an 05 Ranger Edge extra cab. The tacos are larger and are amazing. I love my taco. I loved my ranger but I love love my taco. Well not "love love" cause that would be wierd and I'm sure hurt. My point is I really like the taco, get a taco.:bananadance:
     
  3. Sep 23, 2008 at 10:15 AM
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    missileman125fw

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    Welcome to TacomaWorld!
    I've had my Tacoma for about a year and haven't had any problems. I've always had Chevys but when the 05 Tacoma came out, I was sold. I don't think you'll regret leaving Ford.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2008 at 10:15 AM
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    SocalMan22

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    The only the aging would have been my tires thats all these trucks are solid, are you looking for new or used?
     
  5. Sep 23, 2008 at 10:16 AM
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    eordonez

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    Welcome to the Forums!

    Well im liking my Tacoma a lot i've had it for about 6 months now, gas is getting better, cause im getting used to it, coming from a 4cyl 2.0l car

    What kind of engine you are looking into? 4 or 6 cyl??
     
  6. Sep 23, 2008 at 10:18 AM
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    Agent475

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  7. Sep 23, 2008 at 10:37 AM
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    Khaos

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    My Dad had several Fords when I was growing up, I've always thought Ford built one hell of a truck. He had two Explorer Sport Tracs (one 4x4, one 4x2). Great little trucks. I would love to have one, but I like my Taco way more.

    I bought my Tacoma because of its reputation as being a reliable truck and an off road beast. Don't let its off road ability fool you, its great on the highway. Tons of acceleration, smooth ride, and great gas mileage. I average 20-21MPG in my V6, and thats saying something.
     
  8. Sep 23, 2008 at 10:46 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    welcome to tw!!!! i was a ford guy too.........i still like ford, and especially the ford trucks, but i really dislike the new body style they gave the f150 in 2004. anyway, i switched over to toyota from a 2002 f150, and honestly, i'll never look back. toyota's just last, can be put thru ever living torture, and still they keep going. my f150 was decent...as i did a few good power mods for it, but the tranny shitted at 1k miles after the warranty ran out, and ford basically told me to piss off...even though i let them do the tranny services. so i came over to toyota, and having the tacoma(had an 06 before my 04), i have peace of mind that i have one of the best trucks on the road.:)
     
  9. Sep 23, 2008 at 10:58 AM
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    Jester243

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    I had a 2000 Tacoma, I loved it, and never had any major probleems. I also like the newer body style and was impressed enough with the quality that I bought a 2008 doublecab. I would say that they tires are not up to the quality of the rest of the truck however that is easily changed.

    -Dan
     
  10. Sep 23, 2008 at 11:04 AM
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    Dad's got a '97 single cab I4 (manual) - got it brand new. He uses it for daily commute to work (60+ miles round trip) every day, and is currently using it for re-doing our house. Almost 12 years old, 164,000+ miles on it, no problems at all.
     
  11. Sep 23, 2008 at 11:31 AM
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    311offroad

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    My dad has a 94 4x4 that we use around our land (haulin seed, tools, etc) That thing runs like its BRAND NEW, and looks like it too! Also has the coldest A/C Ive ever experienced.

    My 05 is incredible. I am coming from a Lexus IS300 and i swear the Tacoma rides better and is more comfortable. You CANT go wrong with a TACO
     
  12. Sep 23, 2008 at 11:49 AM
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    tacoskim

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    welcome to TW!
    are you seriously here asking our opinion between the best truck against a FORD RANGER??

    thats like asking whats better, a tasty steak, or dog shit
     
  13. Sep 23, 2008 at 12:21 PM
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    nocarsallowed

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    any probs at all with 00 tac? What parts did you have to replace? I don't really care about the tires either. If I can squeeze over 50,000 miles on them, I'll be happy.
     
  14. Sep 23, 2008 at 12:23 PM
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    I actually wanted to identify the common problems the tacoma has from aging. I never bought Toyota before so I don't know.
    Can you drill your dad what problems if any at all (not wear and tear of course). Surely his truck must have had some kind of transmission/suspension/radiator/engine prob with that amount of miles.
    My last Ford Ranger didn't last 120,000 miles without repair. It cannot be possible that a 97 truck can last without repair. Ask him please! Thanks.
     
  15. Sep 23, 2008 at 12:27 PM
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    can you ask your dad of any common probs that he knows about? thx.:)
     
  16. Sep 23, 2008 at 12:28 PM
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    only common problem is the rusted frame when choosing the 1st gen
     
  17. Sep 23, 2008 at 12:34 PM
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    lol no. The ranger is a good truck and cheap! also cheap to repair. but repairs kind of a pain. I want a long lasting truck for the next 10 yrs with minimal repairs needed. My F-150 has 115,000 miles and it is starting to need repairs....don't want to go through that again.:rolleyes:
     
  18. Sep 23, 2008 at 12:34 PM
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    It is with Toyota. My prior Toyota to my Tacoma was a '98 4Runner... I put 215k miles on it over 11 years before I sold it, and the only thing I had to replace that wasn't standard maintenance (ie. tires, battery, brake pads, belts, etc.) was the starter at about 180k miles. What's even more telling is that I sold it for $5k in less than a week! I bet you can't do that with a Ford Ranger that's got 215k miles on it.
     
  19. Sep 23, 2008 at 12:44 PM
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    1 of the many reasons we are die hard Toyota fans is their phenominal reliabillity. It is quite normal to put 150-200k miles on these trucks without major repairs. My 02 has close to 130k with no problems. This is why they hold their resale value. I paid 13k for a truck with 103k miles on it and I have absolutely no regrets. It is worth every penny I paid for it.
     
  20. Sep 23, 2008 at 12:55 PM
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    I have had both, a Ranger and Tacoma. I liked my Ranger...I love my Tacoma :D
     
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