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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Taco.Tim, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Dec 24, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    Taco.Tim

    Taco.Tim [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    I have been looking for a four cylinder Tacoma since June, and began with first generation Tacomas. However, the prices (and miles on each truck) were so high that I began looking at second gens.

    (Just yesterday I saw an '01 SST 4cyl/auto with 95,000 miles for $9995!)

    The best I found was an '08 SR5, and the absolute lowest the dealer would go was 18,150. With new trucks costing not much more, I then focused the search on new four cylinder automatics. About this time my loving wife of 28 years got involved, still grumbling good naturedly about "men and their trucks", and went looking with me. We were really surprised at how much more power the second gens had, as the first gen four cyl./auto trucks were really not that impressive. Regular cabs got ruled out pretty quickly, as she likes the space of an Access Cab. Also, the ride height is perfect for her, as she has rheumatoid arthritis and can get in and out of it easily. I test drove one first, and then turned the wheel over to her. By the end of the test drive, she had a big grin on her face, and stated, " I Like This!"

    Double cabs are nice, but the ride height (and price) was too high, and you can't get a four cylinder in them.

    She initially liked the Barcelona Red, which does look good, but I wanted Speedway Blue. She did thank me last night for making her wait and get the blue one.

    Bottom line, we ordered a new Speedway Blue AC in October, with SR5, factory mags and 6 CD changer in Speedway Blue, getting a great deal from Toyota Mall of Georgia (Carol Denmark was our sales person, and she went the extra mile for us). We got to take delivery December 19, and are now getting to know the truck.

    Guess who gets to drive it the most :D! My wife absolutely LOVES our new Tacoma.

    Tim Glover
     
  2. Dec 24, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    3" lift, allpro u-bolt flip kit,285/75/16 km2s, hella hid lights, hid conversions for headlights and foglights, led everything, debadged, 9145 reverse light bulbs, black tail lights, black headlight mod,trail-gear rock sliders, dynomax ultra flo muffler,satoshi with custom woven stainless grill,hella 100watt floods in grill, pioneer 4100 in dash dvd player, pioneer 800watt 4 channel amp, pioneer 4way 6x9s, pioneer 4 way 6.5s, 2 rockford p3 10's,rockford power 500.1 mono amp w/bass knob, 7 pin relocated, highlift and mount in bed, diff breather mod, led bed lights, secondary air filter removed,t-rex eyelids, mefab bumper bar, muddy under carriage
    clean truck! welcome!
     
  3. Dec 24, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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    Ridingontrd

    Ridingontrd Well-Known Member

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    aFe prodry,Dynomax ultra flo ss,Scangauge2,Demello front bumper,BudBuilt skids,sliders(local)AllPro rear bumper,Wet O's cobalt blu,w/halfpiping,TRD logo in gold,R/L hood struts,5150's@10"aal 3 pack,T/C uca,Light racing c/o,1"diff.drop,de-badged,
    Very nice! :thumbsup:
    Welcome to TW.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    DOERanger

    DOERanger Well-Known Member

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    No Mudflaps, Fog lights on all the time, Map light/Dome light mod, Door sill protectors, In-channel window guards, Re-badged and sock-monkeyed,many more to come.
    Welcome buddy!
     
  5. Dec 24, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    swise

    swise TRIFECTA!!!

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    Very nice - hopefully you get to drive occasionally!
     
  6. Dec 24, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    Gsquare

    Gsquare The G stands for smooth

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    Hiya Tim - Truck looks terrific! :D
     
  7. Dec 24, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    Welcome to TW, Tim!
     
  8. Dec 24, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Taco lovin'

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    Welcome to TW.
     
  9. Dec 25, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    Taco.Tim

    Taco.Tim [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looking!
    Thanks for the welcome guys. I have always liked Toyota pickups, and this makes the fourth Toyota pickup for me, and my first "our" pickup.

    In early marriage I bought a well used '74 Toyota pickup with the 8RC engine and automatic transmission, and drove it until the compression was too weak to start it any more.

    My dad gave me my second one, a 1984 3/4 ton Toyota pickup with the 22R engine and a manual five speed that he initially used in his business until the 1986 Toyota 1 ton pickup came out. After 260,000 miles and 14 years, I gave it away to a charity 'cause I couldn't wear it out. It did go through a clutch, two alternators, a head gasket and a timing chain.

    My third was a '99 Tacoma SST with the 2.4 liter engine and a manual five speed, but due to financial reasons (my fault) I only got to keep it for a year and a half. I did see it a couple of months ago, and it looks as good as the day I sold it.

    Hoping for a long life with this one, as it is the first pickup my wife has ever liked, and only the second new vehicle I have ever purchased. We're off to a good start.

    Tim Glover
     
  10. Dec 25, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    Gsquare

    Gsquare The G stands for smooth

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    Yup, it's a love affair for sure, Tim. Hope you and the wife don't get into too many fights over who gets to drive it! :D
     
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