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Great Vehicle Toyota!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by saf023, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Apr 24, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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    saf023

    saf023 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I appears that I'm a good bit older than many Tacoma owners on this forum. All this means is I've had a chance to own a whole lot of cars in my lifetime and therefore have lots to compare my Tacoma against. I've had a few low-end cars (anyone remember the Chevrolet Vega) and a handful of fairly expenseive cars (Acura Legend, Cadillac CTS, Lincoln Navigator, Corvette Zr1 and Z06).

    I drive my Tacoma every day and just turned 50K miles. I know that's not a huge number of miles but the point of this thread is simply to say, what a great vehicle. Except for a few paint chips, I don't think my truck feels, rides, or performs any different today (and 50K miles later) than when it was new.

    Last year I did the leaf spring TSB and put a set of 5100's on it to level it. This year I just put a set of 265/70-17 Michelin MS2 10ply trires on it. The tires are very smooth and very quite. Great road tires.

    There may be plenty of vehicles just as good as Toyota but not too many any better than the Tacoma. Great job Toyota!
     
  2. Apr 24, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    brettb

    brettb Well-Known Member

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    Glad your happy with your truck! Tacoma's are the best!:yay:
     
  3. Apr 26, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    Bartaco

    Bartaco Well-Known Member

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    I had my first one for 2 years before I fell asleep at the wheel and totalled it (3rd shift work) insurance payed me enough for it to go buy another.I have so much faith in these trrucks that i bought one with 324,000 on it!!! you can see in my pics how clean it is it runs like a bear!!! nothing else will I ever own!!!
     
  4. Apr 27, 2011 at 5:17 AM
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    JDCPA

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    As an official old fart I have to agree with the OP. I have 63,000 miles on my '09 5 lug and it still feels tight and ready for anything.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2011 at 5:34 AM
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    TACOMA TRD

    TACOMA TRD Well-Known Member

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    My 07 just hit 50k this week. Runs like a top. Feels the same as when I bought last year with 39 k. :D
     
  6. Apr 30, 2011 at 6:12 AM
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    Rocketball

    Rocketball If The World Didn't Suck, We'd All Fall Off

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    There's more "old farts" here than you realize..... :rolleyes:

    I just don't remember the Vega, I drove one (my buddy owned it). :cool:

    My 08 just turned 75,000 miles and looks and runs like new. :D
     
  7. Apr 30, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    Ralph Pootawn

    Ralph Pootawn Well-Known Member

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    My '11 just hit 6,000 miles and still feels brand new!
     
  8. Apr 30, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    Hunter423

    Hunter423 Hunter423

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    my 08 just turned 46k cant tell a diff from when i bought it with 13k on it
     
  9. Apr 30, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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    i no its not tacoma but my sisters lexus has 96k miles on i drove it the other day feels brand new
     
  10. Apr 30, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    mcleod90

    mcleod90 150,000 miles and counting

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    I just got my 05 with 150,000 miles on it and it runs the same as my little 2010 5lug I used to have.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    surfsupl

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    Rear Diff Breather~ 5100's ~Fog Light Anytime~Tint~TRD Seat Covers~Weather Tech's~Pioneer H.U.~Lift~Eibach Springs~LED's......blah...blah...blah
    How old do you have to be,to be considered an "old fart" ?
     
  12. Apr 30, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    Inspiration...........
     
  13. Apr 30, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    MountainEarth

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    On TW? Probably 30. Which makes me an old old fart.
     
  14. May 1, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    Rocketball

    Rocketball If The World Didn't Suck, We'd All Fall Off

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    Not sure... I'd have to ask my kids.... According to them I've been an old fart for a very long time. :cool:
     
  15. May 1, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    Depends more on the degree of decomposition than on chronological age...
     
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