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i know I am in the wrong place asking this question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BBQ BOY, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Apr 29, 2009 at 10:34 PM
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    BBQ BOY

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    I have been debating on wether to buy my first Tacoma or buy another full size truck. The full size truck is a 08' F-150 4 door 4x4 loaded truck with just 6K miles. Beautiful truck with an "asking" price of $31,500. I haven't tried to negotiate yet. The Tacoma is a 09' White 4 door, 4x4, long bed with hood scoop and leather. It has grey interior, which of I am not a fan of. It has 5K miles and they are selling it for $29,900 non-negotiable. I found that to be highway robbery. the salesman tried to tell me that it is a $38,000 truck new and that the used car market is very strong and not soft. i told him in a nice way that he was full of it and that the trucks sticker price new was around $32,000. He told me I didn't know what I was talking about. Anyway, does that sound high and should I consider a Ford or Chevy? I know this is a very odd question but I am getting a little older and I am a successful business owner. i am just not sure if the Tacoma is too young looking. I am a hunter and take attorneys, doctors and other successful people fishing and bird hunting a lot so I don't know if the Tacoma would even provide enough room.
     
  2. Apr 29, 2009 at 10:52 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Double Cab Taco has plenty room. Course I'm biased but the Taco is where my opinion is to be had. I paid 36K on my 07 TRD OR in 2008. So depending on where you're located (You're using miles so I'll presume the states) that might actually be the used price.

    Honestly stick with the import. The Tacoma is a sharp truck.
     
  3. Apr 29, 2009 at 10:54 PM
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    Of course you are going to get a biased answer on this. For one go to a different dealer if the salesman told you that you don't know what you are talking about.

    Having both a 2007 Chevy (2500HD 4x4) and 2007 Ford (F150 4x4) for our government vehicles and as a previous owner of a 2005 Tacoma doublecab. I do not like either the Chevy or the Ford.

    Chevy,
    For a 2500HD the thing is slower off the line than my Grandma's 1986 Honda Accord
    Seats are comfortable
    All controls haven't changed since 1993.
    Base model so there is no carpet (a plus)
    Base model so there are no power locks or windows or mirrors. Seriously I didn't even know they made them like that anymore.

    Ford.
    Seats suck donkey taint and make my legs cramp.
    Transmission feels like it has to think about wanting to go after stepping on the gas even though the engine is revving.
    Has the ground clearance of a XRunner.
    Front differential decided to halfway engage on the freeway at 75mph.
    Like parking a semi in a shopping cart stall


    2005 Tacom Doublecab 6 speed TRD Offroad (shortbed)
    Comfy seats, comfy enough for a 3500 mile road trip with an 8 month pregnant wife
    Transmission had a little catch between 2nd and 3rd but after putting in some Amsoil 75 90 shifted like a dream
    Plenty of power for the truck
    Locking rear diff
    Bed outlet for 400W
    Large plastic front bumper surround that needs to be replaced with an ARB or equivalent.

    All in all for what you get I vote a Tacoma. Great midsized truck and with a 4x4 TRD Offroad package will get you around the woods just fine.

    My thoughts.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2009 at 10:59 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Ford=:puke:
    Chevy would be OK, but I say go with a 4x4 DC Taco personally, and not necessarily the used one.
     
  5. Apr 30, 2009 at 3:29 AM
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    Find a different dealer. Sticker on my 07 DC LB Sport was 32, I walked out for 27. They're trying to rip you.

    As for the choices, the new Fords are nice, dunno bout the new chev's, haven't seen one in ages, but the Tacoma is comfortable and has plenty of room in it. You get a 3" lift on that baby and you'll feel like you're driving a full size. :) Good luck.
     
  6. Apr 30, 2009 at 3:38 AM
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    In feb 2008 I paid $23k for my 2006 access cad prerunner sport. Had 14k miles on it. Granted the 2WD knocked about $4k off the price, but $29k for an 4WD 07? Sound a bit stiff. I would look around a bit more with the Tacomas.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:07 AM
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    Yeh, they're trying to rip you off. I got a brand new loaded '09 4x4 DC Off-Road for about $27k before the $1,500 rebate. New trucks are cheaper than used. I'm curious about the leather too?
     
  8. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:30 AM
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    Find an F150 King Ranch. Those things are sweet.

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    Honestly, if you need a roomy cab, get the Ford. If you frequently have a full crew (4), you will want the extra space the F150 has. If you spend the majority of time alone or with one passenger, the Tacoma is great.

    I was at the same crossroads 3 months ago. I went with the Tacoma because I like a smaller truck and only have my wife and 2 yr old daughter. I am 30 and like the ability to drive aggressively. Bigger trucks are a bit slower and won't handle as nicely. They also don't tuck into smaller parking spaces either.

    However, you are looking at the long bed Taco. Those don't tuck into small parking spaces other but not because of their width but because of their length. They don't have the awesome turning radius the short box has.


    I would never buy a GM or Chevy. Even if I liked the brand name, I don't like their truck options. Stay away from the Canyon or Colorado.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:36 AM
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    I don't know why Krazie think the Taco double cab has plenty of room because that's not entirely accurate.
    It might have plenty of room for 2 medium sized adults in the front and 2 small adults in the back but not much more than that.


    I traded down from an 06 F150 super cab. If it's room and luxury you'r elooking for the Ford would be a better choice. If you're wanting a truck mostly for yourself and to play in, I'd say the Taco is a better pick.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:38 AM
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    True.:)
     
  11. Apr 30, 2009 at 6:09 AM
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    If you need room.... have you looked at the new Tundras. My friend as the 5.7 with a six speed trans and gets the same gas mileage as me on highway. There is plenty of room in the back. I just priced one otd for the same as the F150 you were looking at.
     
  12. Apr 30, 2009 at 6:17 AM
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    Cause I have an access cab and cramming people in there is like working magic with a circus car and clowns.
     
  13. Apr 30, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    I looked at the 09 F150's as well as the Tacoma. I liked the F150 quite a lot and it was a pretty hard decision to make. You can probably get a similarly equipped F150 for the same price as a Tacoma with all of the current specials.

    I went with the Tacoma for a few reasons. Slightly better economy, easier to drive, softer ride, better durability (Hopefully) and looks.

    I wouldn't even consider a GM or Dodge. Ford is the only domestic that still has half a leg to stand on.
     
  14. Apr 30, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    Yes it has more room than the access cab but I wouldn't say "it's plenty". It can still get cramped depending on the size of the passengers.
     
  15. Apr 30, 2009 at 10:19 AM
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    Moochers I say! Be glad they aren't riding in the bed with the dog! But seriously, if you're having issues, buy an Fj or a 4Runner and lift them.
     
  16. Apr 30, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    There's no way it sells for $38K. According to KBB.com a new 09 TRD Sport DC LB 4x4 with towing package has an MSRP of $32K. If the used market is so great, buy a new one. You could probably get it for the $29.9K price he quoted and get the colors you want.
     
  17. Apr 30, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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  18. Apr 30, 2009 at 12:57 PM
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    Well put = +1

    I had the same dilemma before I bought my truck, the Ford F150 FX2 was second on the list.
     
  19. Apr 30, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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    Chris...did you ever find the one that fell off and hit your truck? :eek:
     
  20. Apr 30, 2009 at 1:05 PM
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    it seems like a double cab taco has about the same room in the backseat as a access cab full size.
     
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