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Few 2012 access cab, TRDs, manual trans in the SW

Discussion in 'South West' started by shackley, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Nov 20, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    shackley

    shackley [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to upgrade to a new 2012 access cab, TRD, V-6, manual tran. in Albuquerque, but San Antonio seems to be producing mostly auto. Double Cabs. Maybe the profit margin is better, and/or no one is interested in manual trans. anymore. In 2009 when I got my 2.4L Tacoma SR5 (I want a V-6 TRD now), there were many manual trans. Tacomas. Anyone know what's happening marketing wise?

    Steve
     
  2. Nov 21, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    At our last meet, 3 trucks out of 9 total had manual transmissions, and 2 of those were 1st-gen. I imagine that it will be harder and harder to find manuals anymore.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    I found a 2012 Spruce Mica TRD Off-road at Beaver Toyota in Santa Fe. No more 4 cyl. Tacoma for me. They gave me a good deal on my 2009 SR5 4 cyl. with 51,000 mi.

    Steve S
     
  4. Nov 28, 2011 at 6:59 AM
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    Sounds good, Steve. I wish I had a V6.

    Hey; thanks for your service to our country, Steve. You must be older than me, and I'm 53. :D The young guys on the NM BS forum are a pretty good bunch, though, I gotta say. :cool:
     
  5. Nov 29, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    You're welcome. Drafted in 1968, stayed in 6 years, plus two reserve, made WO1. Used the GI Bill, got my Ph.D. in 1989, and taught at Berkeley for 21 years. I was the faculty adviser to the campus Vet group. A good bunch of young guys out of Iraq and Afghanistan using their GI Bill.

    Now "retired" in New Mexico.

    Steve
     
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