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Need a little help deciding on options

Discussion in 'New Members' started by MattB77, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Jul 4, 2013 at 8:43 AM
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    MattB77

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    New to the forum need so help on picking out options on a new Tacoma

    Looking at a 2013 Tacoma Sport Access cab V6 auto trans with tow package. Is there any other options really worth getting? Would I be way better off getting manual tranny over auto? or off road package over sport? This will be my daily driver it might hit the dirt once in awhile but for the most part I just really want a dependable 4WD.
     
  2. Jul 4, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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    3in lift, 5100s front and rear, OME 887 springs 2in aal, 285 75 16 Duratracs, mb 352 black wheels, white sport grill, derp'd lower valance, derp'd front toyota emblem white, tinted windows, tinted tail lights, trd shorty antenna, trd hitch cover, trd valve stem caps, trd neoprene covers, trd all weather floor mats, kenwood double din, stampede window visors, flyzeye interior leds, anytime fog light mod, flashlight mod, kool vue intake, LED dome light, Lund bug shield, TRD shift knob,front mud flaps removed, Debadged, truxedo roll up bed cover, led fog light bulbs, led parking light bulbs, led dtrls bulbs, led headlight bulbs, led back up light bulbs, led license plate bulbs, tinted license plate covers, 18" magnaflow muffler, 32in ebay, light bar, coverking neoprene resr seat cover, oem trd skid plate, trd decal on center caps, oem trd exhaust tip, blacked out pinch welds, color matched mirror covers.
    Sport will give u color matched grill mirrors and door handles and a hood scoop a few other little things the off road will get you a rear diff locker so whatever u think meets your needs more, as far as transmission I was dead set on a manual then I bought it and it had nothing but problems slave cylinder, throw out bearing, clutch pedal, the shifter bushings are noisy if I had to do it again I would do a auto even tho the manual is more fun.
     
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  3. Jul 4, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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    ^ Ok thanks I'll stick with the auto trans then. Ya I'm not sure if I rear diff locker is important or not for my personal needs :confused: The one reason that draws me to wanting the sport is I really like the way the Tacoma's look with hood scoop.
     
  4. Jul 4, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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    3in lift, 5100s front and rear, OME 887 springs 2in aal, 285 75 16 Duratracs, mb 352 black wheels, white sport grill, derp'd lower valance, derp'd front toyota emblem white, tinted windows, tinted tail lights, trd shorty antenna, trd hitch cover, trd valve stem caps, trd neoprene covers, trd all weather floor mats, kenwood double din, stampede window visors, flyzeye interior leds, anytime fog light mod, flashlight mod, kool vue intake, LED dome light, Lund bug shield, TRD shift knob,front mud flaps removed, Debadged, truxedo roll up bed cover, led fog light bulbs, led parking light bulbs, led dtrls bulbs, led headlight bulbs, led back up light bulbs, led license plate bulbs, tinted license plate covers, 18" magnaflow muffler, 32in ebay, light bar, coverking neoprene resr seat cover, oem trd skid plate, trd decal on center caps, oem trd exhaust tip, blacked out pinch welds, color matched mirror covers.
    Ya the scoop and color matched parts look great ill end up putting a sport hood on my off road most likely, if you are buying new have them show you the invoice when deciding on price
     
  5. Jul 4, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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    3in lift, 5100s front and rear, OME 887 springs 2in aal, 285 75 16 Duratracs, mb 352 black wheels, white sport grill, derp'd lower valance, derp'd front toyota emblem white, tinted windows, tinted tail lights, trd shorty antenna, trd hitch cover, trd valve stem caps, trd neoprene covers, trd all weather floor mats, kenwood double din, stampede window visors, flyzeye interior leds, anytime fog light mod, flashlight mod, kool vue intake, LED dome light, Lund bug shield, TRD shift knob,front mud flaps removed, Debadged, truxedo roll up bed cover, led fog light bulbs, led parking light bulbs, led dtrls bulbs, led headlight bulbs, led back up light bulbs, led license plate bulbs, tinted license plate covers, 18" magnaflow muffler, 32in ebay, light bar, coverking neoprene resr seat cover, oem trd skid plate, trd decal on center caps, oem trd exhaust tip, blacked out pinch welds, color matched mirror covers.
    Also when blue booking the sport package give you more value as well by a few hundred bucks
     
  6. Jul 4, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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    This is the quote my local dealer sent me


    Model Description: ACCESS CAB V6
    Year ............: 2013
    Interior Color ..: FB13 FB13
    Exterior Color ..: 0202 BLACK
    Body ............: ACCESS CAB V6
    Number of Cyl ...: 6

    Factory Installed Accessories: FE PY TO
    Port Installed Accessories ..: 2Q

    Retail
    Vehicle Base Model ....................: $ 26685.00
    Total Accessories .....................: $ 4135.00

    MECHANICAL & PERFORMANCE
    4.0L DOHC 24V V6 VVT-i 236HP Engine
    5-Speed ECT-i Automatic Transmission
    4WDemand: Part-Time 4x4 Sys w/ 2-speed
    Electronically Controlled Transfer Case
    Automatic Limited-Slip Differential
    Coil-Spring Double Wishbone Front Susp
    Rear Leaf Spring Susp with Staggered
    Outboard-Mounted Gas Shock Absorbers
    Var-Assist Power Rack-&-Pinion Steering
    Power-Assisted Fr Disc/Rr Drum Brakes
    16" Styld Steel Wheels, P245/75R16 Tires
    SAFETY & CONVENIENCE
    Star Safety System- includes Vehicle
    Stability Control, Traction Control,
    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic
    Brake Force Distribution, Brake Assist,
    & Smart Stop Technology (SST)
    Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
    Dr & Fr Pass Advanced Airbag System
    Seat-Mounted Side & Side Curtain Airbags
    3-Point Seatbelts for All Seating
    Positions; Driver-Side ELR & ALR/ELR on
    All Pass Sts, Dr & Fr Pass Active Hdrest
    Side-impact Door Beams
    Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
    Engine Immobilizer
    EXTERIOR
    Black Grille Insert, Blk Door
    Handles, Mirrors, Front/Rear Bumpers
    SMC Inner Bed w/Steel Outer Panels,
    Storage, Rail Caps & Removable Tailgate
    Deck Rail System w/4 Adj Tie-Down Cleats
    INTERIOR
    Air Conditioning
    Power Windows & Door Locks
    Cloth Bucket Fr Seats w/ Pass Fold-Flat
    6.1" Touch-Screen, AM/FM CD, 6 Spkrs, BT
    USB, Aux Jack, Hands-Free Phone Capable
    Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
    2-Speed Windshield Wipers
    Dual 12V Aux Power Outlets
    LED-Illuminated Gauges & Digital Clock
    Retail Total
    Vehicle Base Model ..........................:$ 26685.00 $ 26685.00
    50 State Emissions .........................
    TRD Sport Extra Value Package .............. 3385.00
    (Savings of up to $400): Sport Suspension ..
    with Bilstein Shocks, 17" Alloy Wheels .....
    with P265/65R17 Tires, Hood Scoop, .........
    Color-Keyed Grille Surround/Bumpers/Power ..
    Outside Mirrors with Turn Signal ...........
    Indicators/Door Handles/Overfenders, .......
    Sliding Rear Window w/ Privacy Glass, ......
    115V/400W Deck Mounted AC Power, Fog .......
    Lamps, Remote Keyless Entry, Cruise ........
    Control, Variable Intermittent Windshield ..
    Wipers, Overhead Console with Maplamps & ...
    Sunglasses Storage, Sport Water-Resistant ..
    Seats with Driver Lumbar Support ...........
    (Passenger Side Fold Flat Feature ..........
    Delete), Metallic-Tone Instrument Panel ....
    Trim, Leather-Trimmed Steering Wheel with ..
    Audio Controls & Shifter, ..................
    Dual Sunvisors with Mirrors & ..............
    Extenders, Tailgate-Handle Integrated ......
    Backup Camera Linked to an Auto-Dimming ....
    Mirror with Monitor & Outside Temperature ..
    Gauge, TRD Sport Graphics ..................
    V6 Tow Package: ............................ 650.00
    Class-IV Towing Receiver Hitch, ............
    Transmission (Automatic Transmission Only) .
    Oil Cooler, Engine Oil Cooler, 130A ........
    Alternator, Heavy Duty Battery, 7-Pin ......
    Connector w/Converter, and Trailer Sway ....
    Control ....................................
    All Weather Mats ........................... 100.00
    --------- ---------
    Total Accessories ...........................: $ 4135.00 $ 4135.00
    Destination Charge ..........................: $ 845.00
    TDA .........................................:
    Gasoline ....................................:
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    Total .......................................: $ 31665.00
    MSRP: $31,665.00
    Your Special Online Price $30,114.00
    *Price includes any rebates.
     
  7. Jul 4, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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    I beg to differ on the tranny input. The auto TRD off road that we have as the company car is crap. Shifting is erratic. Always seems to be in the wrong gear than what you want/need. Seems to always be searching for a different gear when cruising on hwy. I'm glad I went with the manual for my personal truck. Hadn't owned it long enough to comment on the reliability of the components but its not noisy or grindy. Smooth with firm clutch pedal feel. Grabs solid but not too harsh. Not sporty like a sports car but def. sportier than what I'd expect in a truck...like my dodge ram 1500 5spd.
     
  8. Jul 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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    Sounds about right on the quote. Key difference between the offroad and sport are the chrome vs color matched grille and rear bumper and 16" all terrain vs 17" road tires.
     
  9. Jul 4, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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    One more thing to consider regarding the tow package is if you want to go ahead and get the 7 to 4 pin adapter. You can get them anywhere but I opted to just get it at the same time. It'll come in a plastic bag shoved into the glove lol. My trailer is a dinky 5x7 that uses 4pin so def needed it.
     
  10. Jul 4, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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    Iam a salesman ask for the invoice paper there is a lot more money to play with than 1600 bucks
     
  11. Jul 4, 2013 at 3:06 PM
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    Our I termed prices are always less but there is still money they can go down without using rebates your best deal is gettin the truck for invoice pricing minus rebates they're ill do it if you hold your ground
     
  12. Jul 4, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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    ^ Ok, well how much should I ask them to drop? That's about the price I got off the KBB site
     
  13. Jul 4, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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    Yeah they could easily come down to the mid to low 28s without any problem. Take a look at the 2013 pricing thread to see what others were able to get. Just remember this isn't the last Tacoma to be made. Make them work for your business.
     
  14. Jul 4, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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    This is what you do when u sit down to do number you say let me see the invoice and they either will bring it out or they won't most likely they will if not go to a different dealer or say im not talking numbers till i see this...this shows the mark up from what they bought for once you have personally seen the invoice you tell them you want to pay invoice minus rebates that's your offer and if they don't do it walk out they will call you in 10-20mins saying the deal is good trust me on this
     
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  15. Jul 4, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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    It's still better than the 6 speed.
    That has not been a trouble-free trans... do a search on it.
     
  16. Jul 4, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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    Somebody prolly beat the snot of that tranny. I wouldn't judge by a company car because a personal daily driver will be better cared for.
     
  17. Jul 5, 2013 at 7:24 AM
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    I drove that company car with 0 miles on it. I work at TTC (Toyota technical center)...well actually Calty, the design studio. We got this 2013 model before it was on the showroom floor. Its not your typical beater Joe schmoo company truck. But to your point the truck prob isn't 100% right since the brakes on it are super sensitive and nose dive the car even with the lighter tap on the pedal.
     
  18. Jul 7, 2013 at 5:38 AM
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    So I've been set on a black Tacoma sport access cab and the dealer kept trying to push a red one on me since he didn't have that color in stock. But My hearts set on black so now he's going to order one from the factory for me. As far as options goes I've decided on trd exhaust and cold air intake. But now I just realized that there's a trd supercharger option :) I need to contact him on pricing because I'm not sure how much that will cost installed from the factory it may be out of my budget but if I can pull it off I may go that route :)
     
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    It will be a good chunk of change I think just parts is like 3-4 grand
     
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    Not even close
     
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