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looking to buy 2nd gen. need help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ztader, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Dec 11, 2010 at 3:27 AM
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    ztader

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    I'm looking to buy a 2nd gen tacoma but dont know which one is the best one. I used to have a 98 tacoma 2wd 4 cyl 5spd now i have a 94 4runner and dont know which 2nd gen is the best. any help would be greatly appreciated

    thanks
     
  2. Dec 11, 2010 at 4:11 AM
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    TRD Offroad. If you can, get an 09+ so you get A-TRAC.

    If you want another manual, you will be limited to a Double Cab SHORT BED, or Access Cab STANDARD/LONGBED (they are the same size).
     
  3. Dec 11, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    no im just looking for a good tacoma that wont have mechanical problems
     
  4. Dec 11, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    im looking to only spend about 16000, im single so i dont need the double cab but i do need a v6, and i heard about some of the 2nd gen were having trouble with some of the v6 engines
     
  5. Dec 12, 2010 at 3:51 AM
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    im looking to only spend about 16000, im single so i dont need the double cab but i do need a v6 i got a 16' boat i tow, i heard some of the 2nd gen were having trouble with some of the v6 engines, i just dont wanna buy anything that has known problems
     
  6. Dec 12, 2010 at 4:16 AM
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    so what year model do you recommend???
     
  7. Dec 12, 2010 at 4:46 AM
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    Why do you need v6? Do you tow more than 3500lbs often? I have hauled full bed of stuff in my 5lug 4cylinder 5speed and it does just fine, the only way I would get v6 is if I were towing a heavy trailer daily.

    Look into regular cab 4x4 with the 4cylinder & 5speed. Great looking truck and should be well within your budget.
     
  8. Dec 12, 2010 at 4:56 AM
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    i got a 16' boat, will the 4cly be able to handle that? cause i will probly be pulling it often not everyday though.
     
  9. Dec 12, 2010 at 5:02 AM
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    Yeah it can, but it could be sluggish going up hills. 16' boat will weigh anywhere between 1500-3000lbs + trailer. So you might want to get v6. The v6 should handle 5000lbs.
     
  10. Dec 12, 2010 at 5:24 AM
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    so back to my original question which is the best year model with v6?
     
  11. Dec 12, 2010 at 5:52 AM
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    I would try and get at least a 2009 for the added safety features and the auto LCD. Must better than the mechanical LCD in my opinion.
     
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