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getting a 2012 reg cab 4x4

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by J D R, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. J D R

    J D R [OP] Active Member

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    its a sad day but im trading in my 2010 dc long bed 4x4 for a 2012 reg cab 4x i need to lower my payments my payment drops 265 a month
     
  2. WV150

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    If you do not need a double cab getting a reg cab makes since.More room in garage and better MPGs.I traded a 4X2 excess cab for a 2012 4X4 reg cab 5 speed two weeks ago.Got 1600 miles on it already. Most people who complain about MPGs have double cabs.More weight means less MPGs.It will take you a few days to adjust but you will like it.
     
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    Sorry for your loss and congrats for your gain. I like the '12 more everytime I see them. I loved my reg cab, couldn't get it stuck no matter how hard I tried. Good luck with the new truck and getting it stuck :cheers:
     
  4. WV150

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    Are you getting the 5 speed or automatic? I like a automatic but was concerned that it would be shift hunting too much.If you drove both since you live in a mountainous terrian what is your opinion of the 5 speed vs automatic with the 4 banger?
     
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    i would definately go with a 5 speed, i drove a 4 banger with a auto and it was an absolute turd compared to the manual.
     
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  8. J D R

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    its a 5 speed. its getting a 3 inch lift friday ill try to post pics soon. i like it so far
     
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    Reg cabs FTW.
     
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    Thanks, I feel better now since I did not drive the automatic before I bought the 5 speed.
     
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    Why spending money on a lift if you are trading down to get less truck with lower monthly payments?

    Loving my regular cab btw.
     
  13. J D R

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    i kept my wheels and tires and the lift is only $450 installed
     
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    oh okay. nice. welcome to the reg cab club
     
  15. J D R

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    thanks. i cant believe how roomy the interior is, this is my third new tacoma my other two were dc but im really liking the reg cab and the payment is nice i was paying 615 a month but my wife cant work anymore so it had to go
     
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    I'm always surprised by the amount of stuff I can stick behind the bench seat. I've had a few backpacks and luggage back there before I had my bestop.
     
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    I also bought a 12 tacoma reg cab 4x4 w/ 12miles i love it man, and looking foward on buying a lift any tips..? And also congrats on your new reg cab its fun man..! :)
     
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    I sol my DC in 2011 got a 4runner and dolt that. I just got my 2012 access cab 4x4 I friggen love it. I do miss my off road package but I will modify. BOOm
     
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    I went from regular cab to access cab. The power of regular cab was fine, the 5 speed sucked 1st to 2nd shift was funky, but all I could live with.

    I ABSOLUTELY COULD NOT STAND THE FUCKING BENCH SEAT!!! I drive 20k miles a year and the bench seat was hurting my back big time. My payment went up $80/month way worth the comfort. The TRD OR seats are amazing!
     
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    Reg Cab. FTW! Change the angle of the bench seat if you don't like it. It makes all the difference in the world!
     
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