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Least problematic 2nd gen model year?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Steve1155, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Jun 16, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    Steve1155

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    Looking to buy a used 2nd gen. What years should I be looking at and which should I avoid. Truck will be a DC 4X4 V6 with TRD off road pkg if I can find one.
     
  2. Jun 16, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    TACOMA TRD

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    That leaves mine out!!! Just Kiddin, They all have similar issues, its not until you hit 09 where you get ATRAC and LED tails. Just look for one in nice shape that was taken careof. It will last.
     
  3. Jun 16, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    wilsonpj

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    I'd stay away from the year one models, so 2005, with all makes and models, year one's tend to have some bugs.

    If you plan on lifting, I'd consider looking at years that don't have all the fancy electronics (traction control, VSC). This can add problems/issues to deal with.

    My vote: 2006
     
  4. Jun 16, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    AeroCooper

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    Chances are, the 2010 will have the least problems for two reasons.

    1) They have been around for the shortest amount of time, so less time for problems to rack up.

    2) Theoretically, Toyota would consistently be making improvements to avoid the problems already reported on the 05-09 models.

    People always say don't buy a vehicle in the first model year for this reason.
     
  5. Jun 16, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    Jester243

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  6. Jun 16, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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    Usually for what you end up spending on a newer used with the interest on the loan and all (if your financing) you'll most likely be better off buying new. IMO

    Plus then you're not buying someone elses headache...
     
  7. Jun 16, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    BigRedToy

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    06-08 I would say.
     
  8. Jun 16, 2010 at 3:10 PM
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  9. Jun 16, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    I would buy an 08

    05-07 all have the same problems. 09-10 have ugly tail lights
     
  10. Jun 16, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    05 like mine!
     
  11. Jun 16, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    i have a 2005 the only problem i have had was the throwout bearing, which happens to all of the 6speeds eventually
     
  12. Jun 16, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    If you score one that has none of the electronic crap its even better and most of the 05-08 dont have electronic gizmos. in them
    Its going to be easier to upgrade truck. (lockers, solid axle etc)
     
  13. Jun 16, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    These trucks are shit, just kidding. Any model year is great, sometimes you get the rare lemon Tacoma. But your safe with any year
     
  14. Jun 16, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    Kinda funny, and kind of obvious, everyone votes for the year of their own truck. :D
     
  15. Jun 17, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    i though 08+ had transmission shifting problems
     
  16. Jun 17, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    Had an '06 DC Prerunner SR5, traded for an '05 DC 4x4 TRD Off Road. In my experience, the '05 runs better, shifts better (auto), and overall just seems like a better built truck. So you can't just throw out the 'stay away from first year models' statement carte blanche. Most are great, some aren't, but that happens to all years.

    One advantage to '05 is no TPMS to fool with if you want to swap wheels.
     
  17. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    311offroad

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    ive had zero problems with my 05
     
  18. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    I would disagree because it seems like the 2009 and 2010 has the MOST issues. My 2005 hasn't had as many prob as the 08 and up.
     
  19. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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  20. Jun 17, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    got my 05 used had no problems, kow ,:argue::duel:
     
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