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Looking to buy 05-09 Sport, issues to look for??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wmflyfisher, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Nov 1, 2012 at 8:26 PM
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    wmflyfisher

    wmflyfisher [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the market for an 05-09 double cab sport 4x4. Are there any known problems or issues that I should be on the lookout for when searching for one?? Any help would be great.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    Vantage

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    Early models seemed to have engine mount issues and weak tailgate issues.

    Both of which seemed to be fixed by 2007. I would start there.

    2009+ sports have LED tails, new traction control systems(see the sticky) iPod input and a backup camera.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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    09+ Adds a ton of stuff for not alot of money. Im sold on the traction control and the side airbags.
     
  4. Nov 2, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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    Thanks guys. Is the traction control that noticeable and does it come on all 2009 models?
     
  5. Nov 2, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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    2011Streaker

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    If you are a daily driver, VSC and the rear view camera make the 09+ worth it, IMO.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM
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    Yeah, a back up camera for people who don't know how to park a big truck
     
  7. Nov 2, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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    dexterdog

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    Actually, the back up cam does very little for parking. Where is really beneficial is hooking up to a trailer or backing up. The side mirrors are easier to using when backing into a parking space to park. The cam just helps you from hitting something.
     
  8. Nov 2, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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    That's what the ball hitch is there for:D
     
  9. Nov 2, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    You're just jelly. Plus, you said,"ball".
     
  10. Nov 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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    Gincoma

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    people who say this wish they had a backup camera :D i never needed it but nice to have :p
     
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