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Love my truck!!! You?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rustyota, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:54 PM
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    Rustyota

    Rustyota [OP] well.....

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    Hey all. I just thought with all the negative stuff around, that I'd take a moment to say that I love my truck. This is my third toyota pickup and by far the best one yet. My first one went 232,000 miles before i sold it (the rusty one in my avatar), second one went 131,000 before I sold it.

    I also have to say, for those that are down on Toyota right now about their quality declining, do you remember the 3VZE engine???????? The "3.slow V6"? With the notorious blown head gasket? Tell me your 2nd Gen tacoma isn't WAY better than that.

    And tell me that you don't love how mean your truck looks in some ninny's rear view mirror!!

    Ok, I'll chill now, I just wanted to say nice things about our trucks, because I think mine can hear people talking smack all the way out there in the driveway and I didn't want it feeling bad.

    cheers.
     
  2. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:58 PM
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    ttylerr

    ttylerr Well-Known Member

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    :cheers: love my taco! wouldnt trade it for anything! except maybe a double cab, short bed trd offroad... *shrug* love my taco!
     
  3. Feb 10, 2010 at 11:01 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    I love my Taco!!!
     
  4. Feb 11, 2010 at 12:27 AM
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    frozen_taco

    frozen_taco Well-Known Member

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    flowmaster 50 series delta flow dual exhaust, grillgraft mesh, BHLM, VIPER 2 way auto start, Alpine 10" type R subwoofer, Custom made sub enclosure in back, aries tube steps, K&N, 20% tint, debadged, 20"X9 panther realm rims, Nitto 420 tires, blacked out tails, visors, PIAA headlights, bug guard,
    Best trucks ever
     
  5. Feb 11, 2010 at 12:29 AM
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    ToucanV13

    ToucanV13 You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    x2

    Except for the fact that I want to do more and more to it with no $$ to do it
     
  6. Feb 11, 2010 at 12:56 AM
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    Dellosa89

    Dellosa89 Love peace and Taco Grease

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    I hear you im in the same boat.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2010 at 1:00 AM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    One fucked up diff. breather mod, 265/75/16 Destiny Dakota M/T Black gulf states rims BHLM Magnaflow 14" muffler with cut off tail pipe. 10" pioneer slim truck sub with JBL 600W amp. PROJECT BLACK OUT
    I love my Taco aswell...But if i'd trade it for a Fj, Tundra 4x4, Or a Dark green Tacoma in a heart beat.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2010 at 2:27 AM
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    adktacoma

    adktacoma Well-Known Member

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    I've had my truck for a year and a half and 17000 miles, drive it like i stole it, and have had no reason to bring it back to the dealer. This is my third Toyota truck and by far the best one yet. I feel bad for all who are having troubles but of the thousands who post on this site, it seems that very few are having real problems. Please don't let all the media attention sour you on a great company, they are the biggest and will be taking the most heat.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2010 at 3:15 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    I love my taco!!

    It's just sad to see all the problems. I've never really faulted Toyota for it. Like any & all businesses in this economy, job cuts, quality cuts, and cost cutting is the main focus for everyone these days - even consumers!!

    As long as the transmission, electronics, engine, & major mechanicals stay together for another 5 years, it's still got the quality that blows most away.
     
  10. Feb 11, 2010 at 3:24 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    Loved my last one for 27 yrs/400k, planning on at least the same with this one:D
     
  11. Feb 11, 2010 at 4:09 AM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Stock for now
    I had a 87 (22RTE), 90 & 95 both w/ 3.0. Neither of the v6 trucks had the head gasket problem (VINs started w/ J.)
    Also they both went close to 200k without any warranty/tsb work like my current 06. If they both hadn't turned to rust buckets, I would still have at least one of them today & still keep my eyes peeled now & again for one.

    My 2GEN is good but old style pre-tacoma was awesome to me & yes I will always love Toyota trucks!!!!
     
  12. Feb 11, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    MGH-PA

    MGH-PA Well-Known Member

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    I was on the fence back and forth, but after getting into an accident a few weeks back and driving an Impala for the time being, I REALLY miss my truck.

    Getting it back today.
     
  13. Feb 11, 2010 at 6:36 AM
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    saf023

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    Yea I'm very pleased with my Tacoma. It looks and rides great and is outstanding in the snow. I would have liked a few more comfort features given that I drive it daily but I'll add those in time. My Tacoma is hands down better than anything I could buy that offers mores options.

    Every now and then I run into an issue that reminds me this Toyota is not the same quality as the bulletproof Toyotas I've read about over the years but I like it just the same. It's the best mid size pickup available - period.
     
  14. Feb 11, 2010 at 6:48 AM
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    silvertaco82

    silvertaco82 No way, get real

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    I would love to have my truck running again:(
     
  15. Feb 11, 2010 at 6:51 AM
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    whitebread

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    I love my taco...wouldn't trade it for anything! :)
     
  16. Feb 11, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    MAXTacoma

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    I love my truck would trade it for anything... its funny the other night I had a dream that I was driving on my street to help pull the cars out of the snow at the bottom and a huge tree feel on my truck crushing the roof. In my dream my truck save my life and but I was really depressed that I lost my truck. I know its a weird dream but if something really happend to my truck it would probably be the same way.
     
  17. Feb 11, 2010 at 7:52 AM
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    Rustyota

    Rustyota [OP] well.....

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    ...knew you would!! :p
     
  18. Feb 11, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    Masada

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    All Pro Steel Plate Front Bumper| All Pro Light Bar| All Pro IFS Skid Plate| All Pro E-locker guard| PIAA 510 Fog Lights| Hella 700FF| Fox 2.5 Coilover| Bilstein 5100 on the rear| BHLM| Grill Craft MX Series insert| Added two D-rings to bed|AVID Off Road sliders| AFE Dry Flow S| Gibson Cat Back| Custom Bedbar with hilift mount| Camburg 1" Uni-Ball UCA's| Hi-Lift 48" Extreme
    I love me some taco!
     
  19. Feb 11, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    Paul's TRD

    Paul's TRD I'm Not Your F***ing Brother

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  20. Feb 11, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    87Raven

    87Raven Active Member

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    :D I love ALL my yotas.....My Tacoma, 4Runner,Camry, and ES330.
    Been driving Yotas for 'bout 20yrs.
    and yes I have owned at least one of each of the 3 domestic brands.GM would be my second option no denying it!!!(i actually had less problems with General Motors:))
     
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