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I waited HOW long for my first truck?!?

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Big Red 10, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Jul 12, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    Big Red 10

    Big Red 10 [OP] Member

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    VA
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    TRD Off Road
    First post ever, first new vehicle, first truck ever, first Tacoma ever!

    Wait until you read this: I have been "stalking" Tacomas for nine years! And I don't mean casual, "Gee, I'd like a truck. Tacomas are nice." I'm talking about obsessive road watching, Toyota.com truck-building, dealer-stalking, trucker owner envy. Here is why I waited: I'm a teacher; my wife is a teacher. We decided she'd stay home with our two boys on my salary. WOW. Challenging - 2001 I started wanting a truck. 2002-03 I wanted a Toyota. 2005 I HAD to have the new Tacoma. By 2007, anybody could have asked how long before my wife returned to work, and I had it nailed to weeks and days. By last year, when my younger son had a year left before Kindergarten, I started obsessing every time I saw one on the road. It was R I D I C U L O U S. Late 2009 I bookmarked Tacomaworld.com!!! :) By June 2010, I must have built my own Toyota on Toyota.com 100 times! Seriously. July 4, Independence Day: I make "the trip" like a gleeful kid. It's gorgeous. No mods at all - just a Prerunner TRD off road - brilliant red. 12 miles. I am now an official member and wouldn't join until I came home with my truck. My boys call it the Red Taco. Did I mention it had only 12 miles? Glad to be on board.
     
  2. Jul 12, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    First Name:
    Colton
    VA
    Vehicle:
    2012 Pyrite AC TRD OR
    See Build thread
    Great to have you aboard! Sounds like me when I started looking for a vehicle. :)
     
  3. Jul 12, 2010 at 10:56 PM
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    Ridingontrd

    Ridingontrd Well-Known Member

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    First Name:
    Richard
    Laughlin,N.V
    Vehicle:
    trd sport 4x4 w/towpkg
    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,
    Congrats on getting your new truck!! :woot:
    Welcome to TW.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2010 at 11:05 PM
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    topgun155

    topgun155 Well-Known Member

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    Zack
    Richmond, TX or College Station, TX
    Vehicle:
    08 Prerunner V6 Black
    Viper Alarm, In Pro Car Wear L.E.D. Tail Lights, Fog Lights, ScanGuageII, AvidOffroad Light Bar, Ammo Box Mod, Tailgate Theft Prevention Mod, Satoshi Grill, Hella 500ff behind the grill, blendmount, Cruise Control Mod, Fog Light Mod, 5100's @1.75, Toytec TSB AAL 1.5".
    Welcome to TW from TX.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2010 at 11:40 PM
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    ChompsterTacoma

    ChompsterTacoma Well-Known Member

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    Chompster
    Fresno,Ca
    Vehicle:
    TRD offroad 4x4
    Bone Stock
    Welcome and I feel the same way. I rolled around with an odyssey for four years til my lil girl only needed a booster seat and that's when I went straight to the dealer and trade it for my new 2010 double cab 4x4 off-r. Really when I left target store after buying the booster seat I went straight to the dealer! Congrats!
     
  6. Jul 13, 2010 at 12:08 AM
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    unentered

    unentered Son of Baconator

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    Jacob
    Deep Creek, VA
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    DCLB4x4MGM
    AMS Filter, WT Mats, Supertop, ScanGauge.
    Nice Truck, Welcome!
     
  7. Jul 13, 2010 at 1:11 AM
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    Ecapskcab

    Ecapskcab Active Member

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    Cheyenne, WY
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    10 TRD Sport
    TRD Exhaust, Tail Gate Mod, TSB- Leaf pack, Weathertech floor mats, Afe Stage II Cai
    I did the same thing you did except for six years instead of nine. . Way to have patience!
     
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