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going back to the older bodies

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Hologram, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. Nov 22, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    Hologram

    Hologram [OP] Go with the flow

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    hey guys, long time no post but recently ive been more and more into the older toyota pickups like the pre 99 trucks. i guess the ones before they were given the tacoma name. anyhow i was wondering if i was the only one who wishes toyota would go back to the mid size truck like they used to be. instead of the huge "mid size" tacomas we have now.

    anywho yeah...im thinking bout either keeping my 03 or just trading it for a older 4x4 toy truck.
     
  2. Nov 22, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    Marc M

    Marc M Dirty White Boy

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    They've had the Tacoma nameplate since '95.5

    Marc M
     
  3. Nov 22, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    Hoyal

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    Nope, I love how big the Tacomas are now and would never think of taking a step in the older direction.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    DaytonLax14

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    i agree with you. I think the newer tacomas look awkward and I like the older look as well.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    gofas

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    they need to make two type body styles. Lil T and Big T.
     
  6. Nov 22, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    i like the older ones like my 00 it just seems to have more character that the newer ones :)
     
  7. Nov 22, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    kg4ghn

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    I like the smaller trucks and think Toyota should come out with a new line of small trucks again.
     
  8. Nov 22, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    Hologram [OP] Go with the flow

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    yeah, sorry i mean the pre 95 ones. but yeah i honestly like the more boxy look and wish toyota would go back to the smaller mid size truck and boxy style.
     
  9. Nov 22, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    desertdude59

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    I love my 91 toyota 4x4 sr5.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Nov 22, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    desertdude59 CRAZY 4WHEELER

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    ColtsTRD

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    I love my 2nd gen...I used to own a 04 Taco and I love all the extra room I have now :taco:
     
  12. Nov 22, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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    Hologram [OP] Go with the flow

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    thats what im talkin bout man! i really am thinkin bout a 93 4x4 for sale on craigslist for a good price. damnnnn itt alllll :(
     
  13. Nov 23, 2009 at 12:42 AM
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  14. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:27 AM
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    for all who have an 05 or newer I mean know disrespect but bigger trucks make it more Ford/Chevy/Dodge like than ever before. Toyota made it rep on small light trucks and really needs to offer them again. If I want a big truck there is always a Tundra.....
     
  15. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:39 AM
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    Rtrn2taco Nostalgia...

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    If it weren't for the DC tacomas, I'm not sure if I would still own one. After having a 99 reg cab (pre offspring) and having to buy an access Tundra 02 (just before birth) I find the Tacoma DC (of any gen) to be the perfect size. Although I wish I had a LB.
     
  16. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:43 AM
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  17. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:44 AM
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    I like the philosophy of the old toyotas better. No nonsense base trucks.

    The new Tacomas are still a very small truck.
     
  18. Nov 23, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    HAHAHA no they aren't small!! The DC model is huge, especially with the long bed.
    Just like America, the Tacoma got fatter;)

    The basic, no-nonsense stuff that Toyota used to be known for is gone; the new Tacomas are too fancy to deserve that title.

    I personally think the 95.5-04 tacos are the best (excluding DC, they're a nice size, but the bed is just too short to be practical for my uses, so I don't much like them). Perfect size body/engine options (3RZ and 5VZ are both great for the truck) and of course it must be a manual:D.

    I like the older mini trucks, but the 3.0 is such a shitty engine that one must get a 22re, which limits the options.
     
  19. Nov 23, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    I like the size of the new one. The older ones were a little too puny but I loved that you could get them with a manual TCase and no electronic assists.
     
  20. Nov 23, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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