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getting a new 11 tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by vtragweed, Jul 17, 2010.

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what config should i get?

Poll closed Aug 16, 2010.
  1. double cab long bed

    68 vote(s)
    25.9%
  2. double cab short bed

    141 vote(s)
    53.6%
  3. access cab reg bed

    54 vote(s)
    20.5%
  1. Jul 17, 2010 at 10:09 AM
    #1
    vtragweed

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    im getting a new taco soon, anyone wanna help with my configuration?
     
  2. Jul 17, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    Chad

    Chad Rand Paul 2016

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    What do you want? single cab, small backseat, or full backseat?
     
  3. Jul 17, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    vtragweed

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    no kids yet, but i do tend to carry a lot of guns around, are the full back seat really worth getting can people actually sit back there?
     
  4. Jul 17, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    ChaseUA

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    Personally my wife and I do not have kids and I liked the "looks" of the AC better so thats what I bought. However if you have kids or will ever need to open the back door in tight spaces I'd probably recommend the DC. The AC doors are suicide doors and they are difficult to open if/when my wifes car is parked in the carport with mine, or if I am close to another car in a parking let etc.

    I also do a lot of yard work etc. and also wanted a toolbox so the SB was out of the question, and the DC LB are even harder to find around here than AC's.

    In short, IMO:

    Functionality: DC LB > AC > DC SB
    Looks: AC LB > DC - haven't decided if I like the SB or LB looks better, but the SB wouldn't be an option for me due to the aforementioned reasons.

    Go with what is going to work best for you though!
     
  5. Jul 17, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    IdahoNomad

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    I just bought my '10 DC Short bed in May and I love it. I think it looks proportional with the DC/SB. I've had two people in the front and two in the back and normal size people have no issues with legroom (I'm 6'6" so I default to the front seat/driver). If you carry a lot of guns/ammo/gear I would recommend an Access cab or DC unless you wanna buy a tool box. If kids are in your future and this is your only vehicle definitely go with the DC
     
  6. Jul 17, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    seligman

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    Wait till the 4-cylinder Double Cabs come out, then make your decision. Could be a couple thousand cheaper, with MUCH better gas mileage.
     
  7. Jul 17, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    Snowman20

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    i wouldn't say "MUCH" better, i get 21mpg with my 6 cylinder. don't people with the 4 banger usually report 26ish? i dont think the loss of power is worth the minor bump in mpg to most people
     
  8. Jul 17, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    Jesus?................How many guns do you own that you need a big truck? :quickdraw:
     
  9. Jul 17, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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    saltwater taco

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    They're making a double cab with a 4 banger?! IMO its not enough power for the AC. On the interstate with a headwind it struggles. Oh and I get 20 mpg going 75. :(
     
  10. Jul 17, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    The point being that 25 MPG highway is a 19% improvement over 21 MPG. An extra 84 miles per tank. With gas at $3.00 per gallon, you'd be saving $10.08 every time you fill up.

    That's MUCH better in my opinion.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    They are making plain Double Cab's with a 4-banger (new model) and Prerunner Double Cab's with a 4-banger.
     
  12. Jul 17, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    dang. I'm predicting those are going to suck
     
  13. Jul 17, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    Why?
     
  14. Jul 17, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    That's easy. The powertrain would be underpowered for the application. If a smaller displacement engine has to move a larger mass it will have to work harder therefore fuel mileage will suffer.

    Perfect case in point was my '08 Accord 4cyl. The EPA ratings between the 4 cylinder and the 6 cylinder were negligible and when it came down to the real world results the lack of power could not make up for any fuel mileage gain.
     
  15. Jul 17, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    Your Honda example is flawed. In terms of the Tacomas, the EPA ratings between the 4-cyl and 6-cyl engine are nowhere near "negligible".
     
  16. Jul 17, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    yeah. the 2.7 is def out of the question. the things i haul around i would either get an 2011 f150 or the 2011 tacoma
     
  17. Jul 17, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    is the 2011 model is it going to be different??
     
  18. Jul 17, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    The double cab long bed is the best truck! you can haul more people and more stuff. Thats what trucks are made for. me personally i didnt need to haul many people so i got the access cab long bed! Go out and drive everyone of them and get an idea of what will be best for you.
     
  19. Jul 17, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    New grill - beside engine cab configuration thats about it (from what I've heard).
     
  20. Jul 17, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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