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Lookin 4 my first

Discussion in 'New Members' started by First4wheeldrive, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Jul 4, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    First4wheeldrive

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    Like the title says, I'm lookin for my first 4 wheeldrive. I plan on getting a new truck by the end of the month. What should I look for or stay away from. I am hellbent on a Green or Black in either a 4door or the extended cab.

    I will be doing some light off road hunting stuff but primarily daily transportation.

    Not sure if I should go New or get a low mileage used truck. 2010, 2011 or 2012.

    Any insight would be great. I have seen some great looking rigs on here though.
     
  2. Jul 4, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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    Welcome! :wave:
    Any Tacoma looks good!! I'd pick black and the dcab. I hunt out if my 98 but with the dcab it's easier to pack more in the back seat
     
  3. Jul 5, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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    Thanks I like the d-cab as well. What about packages? SR5, TRD?
    Any options I should stay away from?
     
  4. Jul 5, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    Unless you like the hood scoop and colormatched bumpers, go with the trd offroad. Unless you plan on upgrading to a lift then it doesn't really matter.

    Also, go double cab. That is all.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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    OR unless you cant find one within your price range and time frame in which case i would go with the sport
     
  6. Jul 5, 2012 at 10:50 PM
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    My parents have a 2012 TRD Sport and it's nice. I agree about the hood scoop, how well do you like it? I personally think it looks good, but that's just my opinion.

    Have you decided if your getting a new or used Tacoma yet?

    It's much easier to get to things with the dcab than the xcab. I know when I had my 08 Dcab I put some things in the back seat and left it from when the season opened till it closed. If I needed it I had it and easier to get to and find.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2012 at 1:02 AM
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    BBYE V8

    BBYE V8 Please keep TW beautiful: search & stay on topic

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    The access cab (esp '05-'09) can pack a lot of crap inside or two people in a pinch AND still has a decent sized bed. Do you really need more than what will fit in here:

    [​IMG][​IMG]


    And it's a well known fact that black is faster than green.
     
  8. Jul 6, 2012 at 5:40 AM
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  9. Jul 6, 2012 at 6:05 AM
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    WELCOME TO TW!!!!!!!

    I sell Toyota's in Maryland. Harford Co. to be exact. Are you set on the exact model you are looking for?
     
  10. Jul 6, 2012 at 6:53 AM
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    I'm not set however I am leaning to a four door. I would like to see the differences in the packages. My budget is about $425 mo with nothing down so I need to keep the truck around27-28k.
     
  11. Jul 6, 2012 at 7:01 AM
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    IMO, based on what you said in your first post, I would get a 2007-2011 Access Cab 4cyl 5spd 4x4. You said it would be used as a daily driver and the 2.7L would get good gas mileage while the access cab gives you more than enough storage for your clothes and guns. Not counting if you have a toolbox.

    And welcome to TacomaWorld!! It's addicting!!
     
  12. Jul 6, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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    The model code for the truck you are looking for will more then likely be: 7514.
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  13. Jul 7, 2012 at 7:39 AM
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    Not big on 4 cyl engines. I drive my wifes car and hate her engine. I have had 6 cyl cars for years and love them. I know the 4's with the manual tranny is a better fit for gas mileage but I want the confidence it can do the work. We may at some point be getting a boat or pair of jet ski's and will need to tow them. Plus we have some decent mountains here that I would like to hunt and I want to be sure that I can make it to the top without pinging all the way up.
     
  14. Jul 7, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    I went with a 2011 SR5 excess cab 4x4 with the 2.7 5spd. I don't regret getting it at all! It great on gas but If you have a lead foot you may not save a lot on fuel. You need to just test drive them all and see which one you like the best. I payed 20,600. On a new one.
     
  15. Jul 7, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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    So what is the big difference between the SR5, TRD Sport and the TRD offroad? I like the looks of the sport, seems to sit higher, '12s have the trailer cam, I like the steering wheel and shifter, am I missing something?
     
  16. Jul 21, 2012 at 6:32 AM
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    2012 TRD Offroad 4door, in "fast black" :cool:

    I really like this truck. Wasn't sure it was going to happen but with some creative financing they hooked it up.

    Hope to get a tonneau cover in the near future.

    001.jpg
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  17. Jul 21, 2012 at 6:44 AM
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    Good choice. Welcome to TW from N.J.:wave:
     
  18. Jul 22, 2012 at 7:05 AM
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    I really like all the back seat flexibility options with this double cab. I hunt and carry a ton of gear that I would not want sitting in the bed.
     
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  20. Jul 23, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    it's for sale on Ebay
     
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