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Getting my new 2020 TRD Off Road tomorrow AM, saying Goodbye to my old Freind

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Ol Sarge, May 22, 2020.

  1. May 22, 2020 at 9:30 PM
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    Ol Sarge

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    My 1997 F150 4wd Lariat Flare Side Lariat with the Off Road Pkg I bought new back in '97 and I are parting ways tomorrow. Good friend. Garage queen for the last 10 years and in great shape, but the age is showing on everything but the drive train and the body.

    Nothing fits in the garage with trucks nowdays, but the mid size, and have always been a Ford guy, but the turbos don't live long. Obviously I keep trucks for a while.

    Picking up my 2020 Tacoma TRD Off Road tomorrow. I obviously don't buy trucks often.

    But, as good as she is as has been, I know after 23 years, things are going to be a liability cost wise. Never had AC issues, or drive train. But Ford does not support many components that are critical to keep this girl going much longer.

    Apprehensive about this, but tons of research and this forum has given me some confidence in the support of this Tacoma purchase.

    Gentlemen and Ladies, have I done the right thing? The White Lariat 4WD warrior in the garage departs tomorrow.
     
  2. May 22, 2020 at 9:35 PM
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    jacobswx

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    I personally love my 2020 TRD Off Road. It’s the first vehicle I’ve had where I don’t have buyers remorse. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I have. Good luck, and have fun.
     
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  3. May 22, 2020 at 10:38 PM
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    Captqc

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    Welcome to the forum. I’ve never owned a full size truck before so I can’t comment on missing the old girl, but I can say that my 2017 Tacoma is the best pickup I’ve owned and she is number four, two other Toyota’s, a Nissan and a Dodge. Post up pictures when you get her.
     
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  4. May 22, 2020 at 10:41 PM
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    Bishop84

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    The ford 2 valve v8's are legendary. I had a 2001 F150 2v and it was awesome. The 5.4 destroyed the reputation of F150 for many years.

    You'll love the tacoma, and it will be nice to have a brand new vehicle again.
     
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  5. May 22, 2020 at 10:51 PM
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    shakerhood

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    Congrats, you will enjoy the Tacoma as much as your old truck.
     
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  6. May 22, 2020 at 10:54 PM
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    fiftyxp

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    97 f150 and the new tacoma aren't that different in size.
     
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  7. May 22, 2020 at 11:09 PM
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    jake72

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    How many miles do you have on your ford. You will love the new Tacoma.
     
  8. May 23, 2020 at 1:27 AM
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    Devious6

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    Congratulations on the new truck and welcome to TW. I find the size of my 2020 Pro to be perfect at this point in my life...heading into my 2d retirement next month. Post some pictures when you get the new truck home!!

    Are you getting a Pro or and OR? Title says Pro but you post says Off Road. Both are awesome!
     
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  9. May 23, 2020 at 4:30 AM
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    sweeneyp

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    Do you have any pictures of the truck?
     
  10. May 23, 2020 at 4:31 AM
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    STrooper

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    Let’s see pictures of your old lady!!!
    :worthless:
     
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  11. May 23, 2020 at 4:48 AM
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    SouthtownTaco

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    As someone that's always owned older used cars until now, I find the reliability, utility and right sized nature of the Taco to be incredibly reassuring. It's smart and people really love these trucks for all of these reasons.
     
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  12. May 23, 2020 at 4:52 AM
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    Two old classics here; a 1955 with all original parts and a 1996. Both are still going strong and I'm also loving my 2020 Tacoma.

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  13. May 23, 2020 at 5:05 AM
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    Zersko

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    Welcome to TW!
     
  14. May 23, 2020 at 5:08 AM
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    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco I'd take a Nerf bullet for you.

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    I call bullshit. I bet that '55 isn't a number matcher.
     
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  15. May 23, 2020 at 5:43 AM
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    Kevin Jones

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    You've made a good decision, don't sweat it. You'll love the new Tacoma. Too bad you can't keep both. I don't think I could part with my 24 year old Tacoma as it's like an old friend.

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  16. May 23, 2020 at 5:46 AM
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    zoo truck

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    Welcome to tw. I can relate to what your thinking, and hope you'll like your new truck as much as the 97 f-150.
     
  17. May 23, 2020 at 6:47 AM
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    Ol Sarge

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    Jeebus, I misspelled friend, and screwed up the thread title. Getting a TRD OFF ROAD.

    How does one post a pic on here?
     
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  18. May 23, 2020 at 7:05 AM
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    Welcome to TW and gratz on the new truck.
    To edit title right about your first post, Thread Tools, Edit Title.
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    To upload a pic theres a few ways but the way I would to it is using the upload file option on as you post or when editing the post.
    upload file.jpg
    When editing theres a few more steps to get to it.
    Edit post.jpg
    Edit post more options.jpg
    Edit post upload.jpg
    Find the save location and select the image you want to upload. Then the final step for either way is to add it to you post as a thumbnail or full image.
    Edit post final step.jpg
     
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  19. May 23, 2020 at 7:12 AM
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    hossler1788

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    Congrats on your new truck. Im sure you will enjoy it! Your new truck 2020 TACOMA will last forever( with the right care)I bought mine back in 2017 after a lot of friends with tacoma n tundra talked me into it. I mean you read, hear, and see these trucks lasting for 500k+ miles.

    I can say the only thing i changed on my 2016 in the last 50k miles is the oil and tires
     
  20. May 23, 2020 at 7:21 AM
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    Congrats on the new truck. I love my ‘19 Off road and plan on keeping it and modifying it for a long time. Cheers!
     

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