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How rare are 2009 reg cab Prerunners?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by chad68, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    chad68

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    I used Vehix, Autotrader, Cars.com, Edmunds and I think one more to try and find either 2009 reg cab 4x4 and reg cab prerunners and could not find a single reg cab Prerunner on the West coast in any color. I only want silver streak mica. Lots of extended cab Pre's, which I have ZERO interest in.

    Does anybody have the production numbers for the '09, '08, '07, or '06 reg cab Prerunners?

    It's hard enough finding a silver streak mica 4x4 in CA but the Prerunner version seem to be so far impossible. If I end up buying either I may have to get the 4x4, since it's so hard to find the Prerunner. I kinda want the 4x4 anyway but I'm not 100% sure which just yet. The deciding factor is going to be including, insurance, little lower loan payment and trans/driveline repair costs once factory warranty expires. I know the pre would be cheaper in the long run and in the short run.

    Anyway, where are the reg cab pre's hiding?
     
  2. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    agtex42

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    They're kinda hard to find used. I was only able to locate two prerunners and three 4x4s within 300 miles of me when I was looking last month, most were at dealerships and all were around 17k with 25k+ miles. I got lucky and found a private owner that was selling his prerunner for the loan payoff amount with only 12k miles on it. I looked in the Dallas Fort Worth TX area too and was only able to find one prerunner at a dealership and they were asking some crazy amount (18.5k or something like that). So yeah, they're fairly rare and if you find one for a good price you'd better jump on it quick or someone else will. I told the guy I would buy the truck from him the day I test drove it and he had two calls inquireing about it while he was on his way home.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    I just bought a 08 regular cab prerunner this week. Didin't like the 09 versions due to no bucket seat option. They had one reg cab pre (white) on the lot and a ton of access cabs. Glad I ended up with what I got.:D
     
  4. Apr 3, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    I was just in the toyota lot yesterday that had a silver one that was SWEET Lookin!

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  5. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:43 PM
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    I test drove a silver 09 Reg cab prerunner. I didn't like it at all. Ride was way rougher than the AC and it had a bench seat. Split bench would not be too bad but I can't stand bench seats.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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    Regular cab PreRunners can be kinda hard to find. Ive seen lots of base model regular cab 4x2s and regular cab 4x4s, but not many regular cab PreRunners.
    I actually would have really liked a regular cab PreRunner (the higher ground clearance and rear locker would have been nice for driving in the snow), but there really werent any available with the options that I wanted (I wanted a simple truck that didnt have every option in the book) and I really didnt want to pay $5,000 more for a 4x4, so I went with a base 4x2.
     
  7. Apr 4, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    I'm just the opposite. I actually like bench seats in a truck. Bucket seats would remind me of driving my 350Z and I want my truck to give the total opposite feeling as a/my car.

    The ride quality doesn't bother me since it's just a truck and it's going to be lifted with MT tires anyway, so it's never going to drive like a caddy anyway. Down the road if the rought freeway ride bugs me too much I could just try coilovers all the way around and or try less aggressive tires. Allthough I can tollerate quite a bit in the name of fuctionality.

    It's just going to be used for daily driving around town with short weekend trips to play in the mud. I imagine it's rougher tha the AC or DC due to the shorter wheelbase and lighter weight. But I like the shorter wheelbase for off road use. I live less than a mile from work anyway. Longer trips I just use my car. Out of State trips (which are maybe every 2 or 3 years)that require the truck, I would just put the stock wheels and tires on.

    I'm sure I will end up getting the 4X4 because I would probably regreat getting the prerunner. On the other hand I might regreat spending more money on the 4X4 and find out I don't use or need it enough to justify having it.

    Bottom line is I just think the reg. pre's are just too few and far between to find one. I have seen two or three 2009 4x4 regs in silver mica in the last 6 months or so at my local dealership but I have never seen a reg, prerunner in 4 years on the lot.

    On the other hand I may just decide to keep my truck I have now and buy a 2010 Aprilia dorsoduro LOL. Would get more use out of a new truck though.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    Ditching bucket seats in regular cabs was the most retarded thing ever done by Toyota. They offered buckets in regular cabs for 30 years then all of a sudden dropped them. The Toy pickups were strongly marketed as sport trucks since the late 70s. That's what I want, a sporty truck, not grandpa's old GMC with benches.
     
  9. Jan 16, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    my '88 had a bench seat so i think you are wrong
     
  10. Feb 3, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    Yeah, mostly bench seats, but I want to be able to select the option! Now you can't even get it at all in a 4cyl.
     
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