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If they had every year in front of you...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Wateroksnmud, Jan 9, 2011.

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Which year would you buy?

Poll closed Feb 8, 2011.
  1. 2000 Toyota Tacoma TRD SR5 V6 Man Trans 100,000 miles

    24 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. 2001 Toyota Tacoma TRD SR5 V6 Man Trans 100,000 miles

    11 vote(s)
    8.3%
  3. 2002 Toyota Tacoma TRD SR5 V6 Man Trans 100,000 miles

    8 vote(s)
    6.1%
  4. 2003 Toyota Tacoma TRD SR5 V6 Man Trans 100,000 miles

    10 vote(s)
    7.6%
  5. 2004 Toyota Tacoma TRD SR5 V6 Man Trans 100,000 miles

    79 vote(s)
    59.8%
  1. Jan 9, 2011 at 4:20 PM
    #1
    Wateroksnmud

    Wateroksnmud [OP] Backcountry Stalker

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    I'm about to buy my first Taco and am searching high and low, but before I buy, I want to get the best bang for the buck and buy right so to speak. If you had a SR5 TRD V6 Manual in front of you from every year of the 1st Gen taco's which year would you buy and why?
     
  2. Jan 9, 2011 at 4:24 PM
    #2
    04LTtacoma

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    Everyone is going to say 2004 tacoma. I think 2004 was the best year.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    Snowman

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    01-04 are pretty much the exact same, so you might as well get the newest possible.
    2000 is a little different, so if you prefer that body style, go for that.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2011 at 5:34 PM
    #4
    brians05taco

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  5. Jan 9, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    YellowDog01

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    My 2001 doesn't have a handle above your head like the 2002s and up IIRC. Other than that and color matched fenders, they are exactly the same.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    magog45

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    I'd buy whichever year didn't come with anti-lock brakes and had an LSD as an option.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    Snowman

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    I think it was 03-04 that had abs.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    tacomadude2000

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    I voted 2000 because I have one and love it!:D
    But to be honest I think its all the same truck, just different styling.
     
  9. Jan 9, 2011 at 5:55 PM
    #9
    Jdaniel1274

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    I have a 2001 with ABS
     
  10. Jan 9, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    rbeezy

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    i like em all but i'd get the 2004. cuz theoretically, it should last the longest
     
  11. Jan 9, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    scocar

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    Back to square one after the 2001. So...
    I believe it was optional in 2001 and 02, and became standard in 2003, IIRC.

    I have an 01 without ABS, and I am quite happy about that.

    I believe that later ones, 03, 04, had more electronic throttle control stuff, but that is just what I have learned here, I don't have direct experience with it.

    Call me old school, but the less electronic stuff and the more direct connection with the vehicle, the better, IMO.

    All things being equal, I'd rather have an 01 from California than an 04 from Vermont or any long winter/snow place.
     
  12. Jan 9, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    atvlifestyle

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    Ive been happy with my 2001 TRD manual. Oh yea and it doesn't have ABS
     
  13. Jan 9, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    joeer77

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    An 04 with 100,000 miles is high mileage in my opinion. Can't go wrong looks wise with 01-04. I have an 04 with 52,000 miles and love it:)
     
  14. Jan 9, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    I've got a 2004 Toyota Tacoma TRD SR5 V6 Man Trans with 125,000 miles!
     
  15. Jan 9, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    Juggernaut

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    Out of those option, 04 if it was a gift, 01 if I was paying for it.
     
  16. Jan 9, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    DSully72

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    i agree with the 01-04, but considering they all have the same milage, id go with the 01 or 02 cuz it was driven the least given its had a longer time to rack up the miles
     
  17. Jan 10, 2011 at 12:13 AM
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    WhatThePho?

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    2000 Best looking front end.
     
  18. Jan 10, 2011 at 4:19 AM
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    Nowhereman04

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    04 FTW!!!!:D
     
  19. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    The poll doesn't list every year...





    oh, every year of 1st gen SR5 TRD V6 Manual...:(
     
  20. Jan 10, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    Killer

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    I choose a 1998 v6 manual TRD with ABS and 22,000 miles but, that was not an option in your poll.
     
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