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Let's see what you have to say...AC VS DC

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ryanf, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Dec 31, 2008 at 2:33 PM
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    ryanf

    ryanf [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so I'm back. A back story, i currently have a 97 dodge 2500, std cab, 5spd 4x4 Diesel...and It's awesome. but it takes a lot of time to maintain, and I can't get a kid into it...

    So after looking all over, 1/2 ton's jeeps ect...I've settled on a V6 6spd taco...I love it. It's like a mix between my Old Wrangler and My Pickup

    I was going to go with a TRD, Acces Cab, 6cyl with the 6Spd MAN. Still can hold my junk and carry some material ( truth be told I am more the boss now then the guy picking up material, but it's still nice)

    I am expecting my first baby in May of 09. So i want something that can take a car seat. Now The baby will 95% of the time be strapped in the RAV-4 my wife drives but now and then I am sure she will be in the truck.

    I LOVE LOVE the way the Access cab looks, and the bed is still big enough to move some stuff. Everyone says get the double cab with the long bed...but Im really not a huge fan of the way it looks, and i Have to get an auto which i really don't want.

    The other option is a DC standard bed, so i have the back seat but NO bed space..

    So what do you guys think of your Access and Double cabs.

    For the most part its just going to be me in there, but still have to be flexible...so let me hear it...
     
  2. Dec 31, 2008 at 2:41 PM
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    Joe B

    Joe B Well-Known Member

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    DC.
    More room and safer for the baby.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2008 at 2:55 PM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    DC if there's even a chance you'll put a kid in your truck
     
  4. Dec 31, 2008 at 3:09 PM
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    KMN-BLU

    KMN-BLU less work/more play

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  5. Dec 31, 2008 at 3:13 PM
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    WoadWunner

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    Get the DC . If you need more carrying space on occasion, get a bed extender and you will have as much space as a long box. It will make carrying the baby much easier with the DC and still give you all the carrying space you might need.
     
  6. Dec 31, 2008 at 3:13 PM
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    ahigginsdeca

    ahigginsdeca Higgins

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    DC for sure
     
  7. Dec 31, 2008 at 4:09 PM
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    Blu08Taco

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    Dbl Cab. Just for hauling my puppy, is great. Not to mention, the grocery storage space in the back seat fold down platform, and what not.
     
  8. Dec 31, 2008 at 4:46 PM
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    sonjay

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    How many miles on the Dodge? DC with the kid. If you need to haul more stuff get a trailer, or bed extender? The long box DC look a lot better if the have a lift and bigger tires IMO.
     
  9. Dec 31, 2008 at 4:46 PM
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    GreySky72

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    Double Cab all the way! specially if you have kids!
     
  10. Dec 31, 2008 at 5:04 PM
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    roggs01

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    100% for Sure... DC short bed plus the bed extender.... Hauling family and any work load you may have... Everyone is happy
     
  11. Dec 31, 2008 at 5:13 PM
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    1tacoplease

    1tacoplease I like my truck!

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    I just like the way the AC looks but the DC's are definitely more popular. The tacoma has the best looking DC truck but I got the AC to keep everybody else out! I hardly drive my truck with anyone else in it, so if you are planning on having passengers, DC seems the way to go.

    I like the AC looks a lot better, just my opinion! I'm selfish!
     
  12. Dec 31, 2008 at 6:17 PM
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    duckcmdr

    duckcmdr If it flies it dies!!

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    DC Long bed. I like the room.with the lager bed.
     
  13. Dec 31, 2008 at 6:50 PM
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    Charli

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    I prefer the Access cab, and I did jam a car seat (still do!) and another kid as well in there. I just like the way the Access looks better than the DC, but we also have a Camry to take if the whole family takes a longer trip.
     
  14. Dec 31, 2008 at 6:59 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Here's what I said in the second thread you posted on this topic:

     
  15. Dec 31, 2008 at 11:15 PM
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    hwork50

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    I have the AC and I have a 3 year old and a 5 year old. It is fine with them but I do not know if I would want to put a new baby back there. My 5 year old sits up front on a booster with the airbag off, and my daughter weighs like 30 lbs and sits in the back with lots of room.

    I dont know it is up to you. I found out we were prego with our 3rd after I bought the truck.

    Brent
     
  16. Jan 1, 2009 at 12:32 AM
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    JTDTacoma

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    Double Cab for sure. I have 3 kids and they all fit. It's amazing how much room car seats take up though. It'd be a long bed/short bed decision if I were you.

    You say "NO bed space" with the standard bed?? Guess it depends on what you plan on hauling. I have stuff hanging out and strapped to my short bed all the time. If I lived in the country I'd be happy with a long bed, but to park one in a city would be more challenging. A short bed is nice to park/maneuver. Depends on what you haul and where you'll be driving/parking I'd say. Don't get too hung up on looks of short bed/long bed, you'll love most what works for you.
     
  17. Jan 1, 2009 at 12:40 AM
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    derekabraham

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    As much as I love my Access Cab, I'm starting to like the Double Cab more and more each day. I don't really need the room now, but I can see myself needing it in the future.
     
  18. Jan 1, 2009 at 1:26 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    ^^^^ i think Derek said it for me too. didnt care for the DC a ton at first, now im thinking of trading my truck for a DC SB TRD:OR and Auto tranny. the 6speed's fun and all but i hear the auto gets better mpgs and for some technical 4 wheelin and all the towing i do it would make it that much easier for me. The access cab is Okay but i think the DC with the extra passenger/storage room and for me, having room for a sub/amp behind the seat and out of the way on top of it is whats finally done it. price and bed size vs. truck length is what turned me away originally but hey, cant always satisfy everthing all the time.
     
  19. Jan 1, 2009 at 4:53 AM
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    Greenblazer

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    Kids Grow, and Toyotas last. You will eventually need the DC, and having the extra room for adult friends might come in handy. I am a manual transmission fan too, but I settled for the auto, and am glad I did. I love my DC.
     
  20. Jan 1, 2009 at 4:55 AM
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    harshest

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    AC works good for me. I have two kids 1yo and 2yo. 99% of the time they are strapped in our Explorer but on those special occasions (i.e. getting the Christmas tree) we can stuff them in the Taco. It is a tight fit for sure but it does work.
     
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