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Getting into and out of your 2012?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Alan in GA, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Jan 3, 2012 at 6:44 AM
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    Alan in GA

    Alan in GA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ONE thing that makes me wonder if you Taco owners have noticed this {searched but didn't find any posts about it}....GETTING in your DC Tacoma!
    I anguished over the choice of a Tundra CrewMax and a Doublecab Tacoma....and purchased the Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off Road 4x4. First night I had it I lightly bumped my head getting in the driver's seat. I never noticed the small driver's door entry size until later. Is this something you get used to? I have to put my head in 'under' the door/roof line, and then swing the rest of me into and onto the seat. Grabbing the windsheild located handle HELPS but hey, I'm ONLY 5' 8" and wondered how you taller guys/gals get into these trucks at all!
    Am I the only one that notices this? Are the 2012s side airbag equipped trucks smaller at the overhead door jam?
    Or should I have purchased the TUNDRA!?! [: 0
    I get into and out of my truck a dozen times a day as it is my WORK truck as well as my 'personal' truck. Entry and exiting is a big part of my truck!
    I'm hoping I'm just "not used to" this new truck.....in fact it's already getting easier as I'm learning how to 'angle' myself into the truck. I weigh just 200 lbs so it's not that I'm a 'max profile' guy.
    Miles to date: 1,087 with no other 'complaints'...everything works perfect!
     
  2. Jan 3, 2012 at 7:43 AM
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    bassfan

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    I'm 6'3" and I get into my 2012 just fine. Never noticed a problem in my 2007 before this one. Is your seat way up?
     
  3. Jan 3, 2012 at 7:47 AM
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    jflan

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    6'-2' here, no probs whatsoever.
    Must be technique or seat, wheel settings are interfering somehow.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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    macgyver

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    I'm 5'7" no problems here. I just grab the handle and pull myself in. I've never hit my head.

    I noticed you live in P-town. Haha, I grew up in Powder Springs. I graduated from McEachern high school.
     
  5. Jan 3, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    I whack my head occasionally
     
  6. Jan 3, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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    Jere

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    5'10", pert-near 200lbs, never hit my head, scrapped knuckles changing headlight bulbs though
     
  7. Jan 3, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    :anonymous:
     
  8. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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    Alan in GA

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    Graduated 1969.
     
  9. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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    macgyver

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    Nice! That's even before my dad graduated haha. He was class of '75 at MHS.
     
  10. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Im 6'3 210lbs and have no issue. Although the rear view mirror blocks half my vision haha.
     
  11. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:05 AM
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    MQQSE

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    6'2" ... there is a "head duck" thing I do getting into my 2007 -- think it's pretty routine now.

    I've whacked my head when I forget, or park too close to the wall in my garage throwing off the angles of my "head duck maneuver". :eek:
    .... or when my son drives it and doesn't move the seat back. :mad:
     
  12. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:06 AM
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    nashi

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    6'4" here, I don't have an issue with my head, I'm just careful not to use my foot on the outer door jam to rotate myself around to get out.
     
  13. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:06 AM
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    Actually I'm a bit of a 'perfectionist' {one who is never completely happy...HA!}.
    Even on the Tundra, I did not think they 'maximized' the storage capability of the rear seats on the CrewMax...seat backs fold down which offers a 'high' storage base. The seat bases do not tilt forward like the Tacoma's do. I store non toxic products in the rear seat area IN plastic storage boxes. I tilt the seat bases forward, and leave the seat backs as is. Works GREAT!
    I'm more comfortable with entering my Tacoma now...I tell myself I'm getting into a ....race truck : )
    This is one very neat truck!
    OH...another thing, the rear axle lock button is RIGHT NEXT TO the FOG LAMP on/off button! I hit the axle lock button at 50 mph the other night, but nothing happened as I don't think it works unless truck is in 4 LOW and going slow [??].
     
  14. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Ass first.[​IMG]
     
  15. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:09 AM
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    6'4" never hit my head.

    Then again, when you are tall, ducking is second nature.
     
  16. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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    JJ5685

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    im 5'8" and i had a celica before that i never hit my head on, but when i got my 08 tacoma i have got used to it so i miss it most of the time, i hit my head on it occassianly if im vaccuming or something.
     
  17. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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    MQQSE

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    Sounds like some kind of ... :broccoli: routine. :p
    But I know what you mean! :D
     
  18. Jan 3, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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    dantastic

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    I can relate, OP. When I first got my Tacoma, I had to consciously duck when getting in; something that I've never had to do on my previous cars/trucks/SUVs. I'm pretty used to it now with almost 1500mi on the clock. I'm 5'10", 200lbs fwiw.
     
  19. Jan 3, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Fixed it for you. I have the same issue with the Doosan/Daewoo lift trucks we have at work. I'm 5'9" but I still bump my head on the cage every now and then.
     
  20. Jan 3, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    johnanm

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    6'3" and never noticed having to do anything special to get in. That being said it's not like any car/truck is designed so that you can just walk into it :p
     
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