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If You Did It Again, Tacoma or Tundra?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by davelac, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Apr 10, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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    davelac

    davelac [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The other day I had to pick up some building materials in my DCSB. Had to make a couple of trips to get stocked up. Sometimes I wish I had a Tundra considering I may have been able to get one for the same price as my Tacoma. Did anyone consider a Tundra at some point, but opted for the Tacoma?

    Curious minds want to know.
     
  2. Apr 10, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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    NRXTM

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    taco of course
     
  3. Apr 10, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    no tundra. dad has a 2000. i thought about FJC tho.

    we also have a big 7’X12’ trailer. and are thinking about a smaller one as well. if i need to i can get 2x as much as a trundra alone can with my DCSB and a trailer. last trip i got a new push mower and 10 bags of scots top soil and still had a bit of room could have got another 10 or 15 bags. but they did not have the other dirt mom wanted.
     
  4. Apr 10, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    ninja_taco

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    tacoma. but would go back to 4x4 like i used to have
     
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  5. Apr 10, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    StickShifty

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    nope. would get the same truck, maybe a different color.
     
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  6. Apr 10, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo Clean 1 owner with low miles.

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    The additional size and bigger Power plant would be a nice change. But realistically what I have is perfect.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2012 at 2:19 PM
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    T Fades

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    I think your problem is you have a SB. I think your question may be better asked, if you did it again, would you get a SB or LB?

    Could always get a trailor if you need to haul heavy loads.
     
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  8. Apr 10, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    brian

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    Pretty content with my taco.... the tundras are nice.... but I don't like a vehicle that I can see the gas gauge moving in.

    Got the long bed here and I've been able to fit most everything I've needed in it.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    some like my self wanted the OR more than sport. also we have dads truck and a trailer and my one brother has a truck. 3 trucks and a 7’X12’ trailer in a family of 5 is anuff i think. but looking to add another smaller trailer.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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    PB65stang

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    I would have gone full-size if I did it over again. It probably wouldn't have been a Tundra, though.
     
  11. Apr 10, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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    elmo7

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    I got a used 07 Taco 4x4 DC. On a redo, I'd think a little harder maybe about a similar config for a 05/06 Tundra. Gas mileage is a little less (or the same for some), but they can be had for less cost as well. The V8 is a nice perk, IMO, esp for hauling, pulling big loads.
     
  12. Apr 10, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    Alloutdrs1

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    Tacoma here, i have been watching my buddies 2010 Tundra 4x4 and 5.7 while he is on deployment and i cannot get over 13mpg in that thing even if i baby the heck out of it. Other then that its a nice truck and has a ton of power, but i couldn't afford to fuel the thing.
     
  13. Apr 10, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    MarMel

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    I faced this exact decision three weeks ago when buying my Tacoma.
    The $39k MSRP of the Tundra less the discount less the $2250 rebate brought the price within 5% of my Tacoma TX.
    I drove both, then put them side by side... Tacoma is a better choice, unless you need heavy load capacity or have a large item to tow.
    For a homeowner's needs (dump runs, Home depot, weekend trips, etc) Tacoma is perfect.

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  14. Apr 10, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I liked my 06 Tacoma DC & like my 4.6L Tundra.
    If I were to do it all again I would get the 5.7L Rock Warrior
     
  15. Apr 10, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    forana

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    I had this dilemma before I bought my taco. I seriously considered a the 4.6 tundra. compared with the set up I wanted on my taco the tundra would have been close in price. MPG on paper is similar.

    I'm glad I went with the taco. I live in Hawaii and big trucks are a pain to commute with. I can't imagine having the tundra.

    But I love that 4.6 V8. what an engine!
     
  16. Apr 10, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    damn that killed me. :rofl:
     
  17. Apr 10, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    drsus

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    Tacoma...Tundra has never entered my mind once. Id rather go GMC if I'm going that big.
     
  18. Apr 10, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    ecupcar

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    If the tundra could fit in the garage, I probably would have gone tundra. I am really struggling with legroom for the kids and may have to go a different route soon.
     
  19. Apr 10, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    IndigoTac07

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    Tundra is too big
     
  20. Apr 10, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    2004TacomaSR5

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    I would maybe get a first gen Tundra, but not a second. Still I can get a lot of stuff in my 6ft bed! Moved to college in one load lol
     
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