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Is it abnormal...

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by PhoenixCadet, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Jun 16, 2008 at 10:57 PM
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    PhoenixCadet

    PhoenixCadet [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ...to want a truck if you're not going to use it for off-roading or hauling?

    I'm dead-set on getting a truck because (1) I'm not much of a car person, (2) I know I can afford it (the truck & gas) and (3) I simply like trucks.

    Almost every other person I talk to about this is hugely against getting a truck if you're not going to use it for either hauling or off-roading.

    Please tell me I'm not insane. :)
     
  2. Jun 16, 2008 at 10:57 PM
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    eordonez

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    you are not insane... get what you want....
     
  3. Jun 16, 2008 at 11:08 PM
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  4. Jun 16, 2008 at 11:08 PM
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    That's what I keep telling myself.

    Alot of the resistance I get (being in California) comes from the Al Gore-worshiping, Pruis-driving, tree-hugger types. I can't recall which member it was on here who's got it in their sig, but I tend to have the "your hybrid is my carbon offset" attitude. :D
     
  5. Jun 16, 2008 at 11:08 PM
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    CDonC

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    Pretty much. My sister has a truck that she just uses to commute, but she loves it. If you can afford it, why not?
     
  6. Jun 16, 2008 at 11:10 PM
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    TRDGRL

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    I bought my truck because I wanted one.....:D I love the feeling of riding up high and feeling safe.....:rolleyes: I have the best of two worlds since I have my Cayman S for weekend rides and my Tacoma for daily rides.....:)
     
  7. Jun 16, 2008 at 11:56 PM
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    Get what you want....

    Besides, I'm more than willing to bet money on it - that after you own a truck - you will USE it for either hauling/towing/offroad eventually..and you'll soon wonder how you went without one.....
     
  8. Jun 17, 2008 at 12:06 AM
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  9. Jun 17, 2008 at 12:28 AM
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    That's what I've been thinking. The problem is - I'm not getting a 4X4, so if I did, it couldn't be anything crazy.
     
  10. Jun 17, 2008 at 4:12 AM
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    Nothing wrong with 2wd for offroadin.... you just gotta know your vehicles limitations and/or be prepared in case you go beyond those limitations.

    A rear locker will help - if you think you'll be *on the edge* of those limitations.
     
  11. Jun 22, 2008 at 5:41 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    ur in socal, which means there is more to offroading than just 4x4...

    :D
     
  12. Jun 25, 2008 at 6:16 PM
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    get want you want. im a big guy and i hate getting in and out of cars. get the damn truck. i drive a truk because i like burning gas...screw the prius driving tree huggers they conserve so i can indulge...
     
  13. Jun 25, 2008 at 6:23 PM
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    Janster's right. I got my Tacoma not planning to go offroad and not needing to haul much of anything. I got it cause I always wanted one. Since I've had, I have used it for wheeling and hauling.
     
  14. Jun 25, 2008 at 6:24 PM
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    I'm already thinking this'll happen (for the offroading, that is).
     
  15. Jun 25, 2008 at 6:25 PM
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    Amen. :D
     
  16. Jun 25, 2008 at 6:26 PM
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    Not crazy at all.

    You'll be glad you have a truck. Being able to just throw things in the bed is so nice. On top of that, you'll be able to off road and tow things.

    Whoever made the Sister comment, My Sister is looking for a 05+ Double Cab TRD Sport Prerunner in White now that she has drove my truck and has seen all the utility it has.
     
  17. Jun 25, 2008 at 6:27 PM
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    Now the only dilemma I've got is figuring out whether to get the I4 or the V-6.

    For the V-6's, what grade fuel are you supposed to use? I'm hoping it's regular, but I know plenty of V-6's that require at least mid-grade.
     
  18. Jun 25, 2008 at 6:32 PM
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    I'm pretty sure you only need regular. I generally run mid grade or premium.

    I would get the V6. Because you can get it in Auto, and it has more towing ability, you will get much more out of resale value. Its also very fun to drive.

    Either way, you can't go wrong.
     
  19. Jun 29, 2008 at 12:01 PM
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    The I-4 is a great engine. I just stay with the V6 because of occasionally towing a trailer in the mountains. I run regular 87 oct. with no problems or pinging of any kind.
     
  20. Jun 29, 2008 at 12:13 PM
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    dont know if anyone else has said it or not..........get the truck!!!!;):D
     
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