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Making the switch...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by civictotaco, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Sep 21, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    civictotaco

    civictotaco [OP] Member

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    So, first thing first...I'm new to this forum so, Hey Everyone!!!. Second, I am making the switch from a 2002 Honda Civic sedan to a 2011 Tacoma . I've been eying this truck for a long time now, but had to go with a Civic for a few years while I was in school (better MPG when traveling >50 miles a day, 5 days a week). But, now I'm outta school and moved closer to my job and so the Civic has to go.

    I purchased the 2011 Double Cab in the Magnetic Gray Metallic w/ the SR5 package, but it's a 4 cylinder (I don't need 4x4, not planning on towing, and I am still a little conscientious on MPG - hence why I didn't get a V6). The dealer said it will be here on Saturday for me to drive home! I can't wait!!! Not to mention I got it for $600 below invoice + fees and $1,000 off using Toyota's new graduate program).

    I hope this truck will last me a lifetime! But, after reading some threads on this site it sounds as though a 4-cylinder was not a great choice...but coming from driving a civic I don't think I'll care.
     
  2. Sep 21, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    Way to go!.........welcome aboard
     
  3. Sep 21, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    Welcome ...... sit back and enjoy the ride ......
     
  4. Sep 21, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

    Gr8WhiteTaco bishes love my haircut

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    Welcome to TW. Got two questions. You selling your civic? And if so where are ya from bc I'm in the situation you were in with school
     
  5. Sep 21, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    It's already sold to my little brother, he'll be starting school soon too.
     
  6. Sep 21, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

    Gr8WhiteTaco bishes love my haircut

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    Ah alrighty. Just wondering
     
  7. Sep 21, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    Burns

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    Welcome to the site, a 4 banger double cab I am guessing that's a 2011 option.:confused:
     
  8. Sep 21, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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  9. Sep 21, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    the 4 cyl is great if you drive nice and slow
    and dont plan to tow or carry anything heavy.

    but on the few ocassions i do want to get up and go,
    or carry 600 pounds of mulch, topsoil, or tow something
    I want the 6 cyl.

    I dont think the gas mileage is that great of difference.

    or look at it this way
    what was the size of your civic compared to the size of the truck?
    still want a 4 cyl?
     
  10. Sep 21, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    welcome. enjoy the new ride!
     
  11. Sep 23, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    Got a call from the dealership today, delivery pushed back until Tuesday. :pout:

    I thought I was going to have the weekend to break-in in my new ride.
     
  12. Sep 23, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    uood8

    uood8 If You Search...You Shall Find.

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    The 2.7 is an awesome motor, no one can say what exactly the performance will be like because afaik you will be the first with this configuration.

    That being said we'll expect a full review and pics.

    My 2.7 pulls fine, and on a regular basis. Its been loaded down with 700lbs of floor tile and it didn't struggle a bit.

    I have the 4x4 so i have the 4.10 rearend which helps with the towing and such, you will have the 3.58 rearend which will help with mileage.
     
  13. Sep 23, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    larryde09

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    Welcome! I love my 4-cyl...the V6 would have been nice, but just like you, I was just out of school (e.g. broke) and was concerned about gas mileage. I have 80k miles with no problemes and have hauled some considerable weight, even towing/hauling a combined ~3,700 lbs over 500 miles. You will not be disappointed!
     
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