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First Toyota

Discussion in 'New Members' started by HighPlains, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Nov 22, 2008 at 10:17 PM
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    HighPlains

    HighPlains [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just bought a Tacoma, first Toyota ever for me. Always had American...hmmm wait a second. I think this Tacoma is the first American built (Fremont, CA the sticker said) vehicle I've bought in a long while.

    2009 TRD Off Road Double Cab Barcelona Red.
     
  2. Nov 22, 2008 at 10:19 PM
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    derekabraham

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  3. Nov 22, 2008 at 10:20 PM
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    TacoNut

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    Welcome to the TW family!!!

    just curious what made ya switch.... other then wanting a truck that runs:D
     
  4. Nov 22, 2008 at 10:22 PM
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    SocalMan22

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  5. Nov 22, 2008 at 10:38 PM
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    HighPlains

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    What made me switch? I've always driven Dodge and GM products, all full size pickups. I always was attracted to the Tacoma for some reason. Of course, Toyota's reputation has been legendary for a number of years.
    I suppose it was mainly the fuel issue. I got to the Tacoma that way mostly. I was in a 2500HD Chevrolet with Duramax (still have it). When diesel hit the $5 mark I felt I had to park it. Picked up a 02 Dakota with a V6 earlier this year, with less than stellar results.
    People in my line of work simply do not drive small pickups. In fact anything less than a 3/4 ton will draw wise cracks. It is unspoken that we must ride around in monsterous diesel powered beasts, by ourselves 95% of the time. Also, it is apparently a crime to use the power and capability the diesel affords the owner on a regular basis. I got along just fine all irrigation season long with my Dakota, and plan to get by even better with the Tacoma.
     
  6. Nov 22, 2008 at 10:43 PM
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    Tacoma02TRD

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    Welcome to TW glad you made the switch take your diesel buddies offroad now and see what happens or when they break down:cool:
     
  7. Nov 22, 2008 at 10:45 PM
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    TacoNut

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    I see, i ask because i've always wanted a full size and i'm not too partial to the Tundra for some reason
     
  8. Nov 23, 2008 at 2:41 AM
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    Oh_Six_Taco_4x4

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    Go off road with your buddies. Their full size pickups will get stuck super fast. Then laugh at them while you wheel past them. They only need to see your Tacoma off road once to appreciate it. My beat partner drives a 08 silverado 2500 diesel with about 9" of lift. Looks great but he even admits my Taco would blow his truck out of the water. Plus he marvels at my ability to make U turns. Ha Ha
     
  9. Nov 23, 2008 at 4:58 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Welcome to TW and congrats on your first toyota & tacoma!! Post up some pics of that Barcelona Red, love the red
     
  10. Nov 23, 2008 at 6:56 AM
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  11. Nov 23, 2008 at 7:09 AM
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