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My first Tacoma, third Toyota

Discussion in 'New Members' started by lowtops, May 7, 2011.

  1. May 7, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    lowtops

    lowtops [OP] New Member

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    Hey guys,
    I bought my first Tacoma two months ago. I found this site several months ago when researching these trucks. I own a 91 Land Cruiser with some mods, that I use for camping and off-roading, and talked my wife into a 00 Land Cruiser, that we use for grocery getting and kid hauling. Both vehicles are great for what we use them for.

    So I recently got a new job that requires a LOT of driving. I will drive between 25K and 30K miles this year. I work in the construction field and owned a Chevy 1-ton cargo van that was killing me on gas and too large for my uses at my new job. I knew that I still needed/wanted a truck, but MPG was also a concern. I looked at everything out there and kept coming back to the Tacoma.

    I bought an 09 Black Pearl Sand, access cab, auto, V6, TRD, PreRunner, 76K miles. Yes, you read that right. It has a lot of miles but is immaculate both inside and out. It has complete maintenance history, it's a Toyota, and I maintain my own vehicles so high mileage does not bother me. I considered the 4WD, but with two 4WD Toyotas in the driveway it seemed pointless considering MPG is more important than offroad capability.

    After two months of ownership I have to say this is a great truck. It was hard to downsize from a heavy duty extended cargo van to a light duty truck but I made the right decision. I have installed the Weathertech floor liners and love them. I have a UWS tool box ordered and that will help free up precious space in the access cab. I have had a few people stop me to comment on how good the truck looks, which is not something I'm used to.

    I hope I can give as much as I take from this board.

    I would be remiss if I did not mention www.ih8mud.com. This is a Land Cruiser forum with an offroad slant. I have been a member on that site for several years now. Good group of guys over there.

    EDIT: Sorry, no pics yet. I'll see if I can take some pics tomorrow. I know how everyone loves eyecandy.

    Brad
     
  2. May 7, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    TacomaBuzz

    TacomaBuzz Well-Known Member

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    Good choice, welcome:cheers:
     
  3. May 8, 2011 at 2:45 AM
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    RLDTACO

    RLDTACO Well-Known Member

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    Debadged,Tailgate theft mod,Extra D-rings,OEM bed mat,TRD exhaust, 5100 Billys@ 4 corners set@ 0 with Eibach springs, rear TSB springs.N-Fab tube Steps. TRD FJ SE wheels and Michelin LTX A/T 2's
    Welcome to TW!
     
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