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hello, and q? about TRD vs. SR5 packages

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by chaser_corax, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Jan 21, 2009 at 10:34 PM
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    Hello, I'm Chaser, and i'm set on getting a tacoma 4x4 V6 access cab. I want a black one, and I was aiming for the TRD package, but it seems to be pretty hard to find for that color. I did find one with the SR5 package, so here's my question:

    would the SR5 package be enough if i want to do some beginner-level off-roading? and is it cheaper or more expensive to add the TRD-equivalent parts to the truck later?

    thank you, and i can't wait to be a legitimate forum-member with a truck :)
     
  2. Jan 21, 2009 at 10:36 PM
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    you could always get the sr5 and just add on a better lift than the trd package.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2009 at 10:39 PM
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    i have the truck your describing and its gets pricey no matter what mods you throw on the truck i say go for the 4x4 be patient and you will find one. And welcome to TW
     
  4. Jan 21, 2009 at 10:56 PM
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    sweet forum! i get two replies within not even 15 minutes of posting. trouble is, you two guys gave me two exactly opposite advices :)) hmmm why is life so complicated?
     
  5. Jan 21, 2009 at 11:00 PM
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    If you are set on the 4x4, definitely wait!
     
  6. Jan 21, 2009 at 11:04 PM
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    Reason being for the 4x4 advice is you said beginner offroading which leads to man i wish i had 4x4 on the harder trail runs i sometimes think that but still happy with my truck its done very well offroading.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2009 at 11:12 PM
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    get what you want. dont settle you will regret it later. I just got the truck I wanted and traded in the one I settled for.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2009 at 11:20 PM
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    wow you guys are great :D

    so here's another question: what's a fairly good price for a 4x4 v6 with trd? what should i expect to get off msrp?
     
  9. Jan 21, 2009 at 11:22 PM
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    silver bullet can answer that he got the truck you want but 4 door
     
  10. Jan 21, 2009 at 11:24 PM
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    Look at edmunds.com & carsdirect.com

    With carsdirect's buying service(which is free), they will find the exact truck you are looking for.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2009 at 11:28 PM
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    Yeah - we will defint have our own opnions. I got the base model 4X4 (cheaper & I like the black fenders, grill, bumper) & did my own upgrades. The truck cost 23,500 & I've spent a couple grand on upgrades. And I never got the deal I wanted in Texas, ended up going to Colorado
    http://www.gotoyotaarapahoe.com/ Go Toyota - get internet quotes & comparision shop. Don't take the first deal. Found some decent deals in Dallas, but they had hail damage?!? Good luck -

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  12. Jan 21, 2009 at 11:42 PM
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    thank you all, guys. will keep you posted with what i find.
     
  13. Jan 21, 2009 at 11:45 PM
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    I got mine for 30bucks over invoice and a 1000 rebate. Then you have to add tax, title, license, 7 year 100000 mile warranty,GAP, and I got a alarm too. It ended up being a lot of money when it all done but I am planning on keeping this one till its dead.
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  14. Jan 21, 2009 at 11:47 PM
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    That will be forever, I hope:D
     
  15. Jan 21, 2009 at 11:47 PM
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    Chaser,
    Don't waste your money on a extended warranty. I have 105,000 miles on my 05 without a single problem.:D
    That was the reason I bought a Toyota. Quality! If I bought a Ford or Chevy, then get the extra warranty.
     
  16. Jan 21, 2009 at 11:49 PM
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    4x4 with any package or without any package will be fine for basic offroading. I have the same truck as Stevigee, 4x4 DC no trd or sr5 packages. The biggest difference in a TRD OR and a non-trd is the locker, for beginner-level you shouldn't need it anyway. The 09's have some different options standard than the previous years, so check those out if you are buying an 09.
    The shocks are also different on TRD and non TRD trucks, but if you get an 05-08 under 36k miles you can get the TSB (search for info) done and it will give you 4 bilsteins for free, basically giving you the TRD suspension.
    Check out Toyota.com for the specifics on the SR5 and TRD packages, basically SR5 mostly adds interior accessories and different color options on the exterior. Search for some other treads that compare/explain the SR5 vs TRD options, happy reading. Welcome to the site.

    Here are some threads that might help...
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/17113-what-makes-sr5.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/22828-trd-sr5-both.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/20236-questions-buying-tacoma.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/7233-trd-sport-v-s-trd-off-road.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/110-sr5-vs-trd-sport.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/14766-trd-difference.html
     
  17. Jan 21, 2009 at 11:52 PM
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    yeah I like the peace of mind knowing if anything breaks, its on them. Really I know it will run forever but its cheaper to buy a warranty and not need it than to need a warranty and not have one.
     
  18. Jan 21, 2009 at 11:54 PM
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    Or he could bank the money he would spend on an ext warranty. If something happens you have the money. If nothing happens you have the money.
     
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  20. Jan 22, 2009 at 1:13 AM
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    I bought the extended warranty, but I didn't pay the asking price, you can get them down to dealer cost on that also.
     
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