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Need a LOT of advice

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Gekicker08, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    Gekicker08

    Gekicker08 [OP] Finally in a Tacoma

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    Today I had a mishap on the road involving my Mustang, a pothole and the right side of my exhaust... I had no choice but to hit the hole since I couldn't go in to oncoming traffic and after telling my parents I got a call that basically went like this: "Dylan, I'm tired of hearing about how your cars are constantly needing repair, so the 1st week of November we are coming down and buying you a brand new ECONOMY CAR and are DONATING your Mustang to the kidney foundation..." So now I have the Daunting task of convincing my frugal parents that the Tacoma of choice is going to be better than any Eco Box we can find. But, with the help of you guys/gals I can have a better argument (hey I'm a good broadcast advertisement writer, but my dad gives anesthesia for a living and my mom treats children with cancer so it is gonna be a HECK of a task to do this right.) So please let me in on some of the best stuff you guys got.
     
  2. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Being as your Parents are footing the bill, you should be thankfull for what they give you. Take what they give you and say "Thank You", as there are many people this day and age MUCH less fortunate.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    07trd4x4

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  4. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    07trd4x4

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  5. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    95SLE

    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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    Does anyone in the family have a PU Truck? If not that will help but be forewarned you will need to follow through and help out when needed.

    I would assume that you will be talking about a 2.7L model 2WD. If you can swing it the Access Cab is worth the cost and the SR5 package is decent as well.

    Expect the cost for an AC with no package to be around 21K. The benefit of no SR5 package is you can add the options you want as you go along.

    I would also start pulling in safety facts and gas mileage facts.

    I am a big guy and the base model access cab has plenty of room for me.
     
  6. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    07trd4x4

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    x2... but maybe the picture will help.. lol..
     
  7. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    As soon as they leave, trade it in on a Taco..........:cool:
     
  8. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Did your parents buy you the mustang?

    If yes.....What were they thinking? They should've bought you the ugliest, smallest, cheapest economy car they could find. That is, until you can handle the responsibilities of owning something nicer....and that means.... repairing & maintaining your own vehicle!

    Take what you can get especially if your parents are flipping the bill.

    Dude, I didn't have a car until I was 18 and I had to pay for it myself!!!
     
  9. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    95SLE

    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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    X3 Chris.

    Any car in either one of the two photos would look the same. Any car or PU truck will never win in a head on or sandwich situation with a dump truck or tractor trailer.
     
  10. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

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    Yep, your best bet is be grateful for what you have comeing.
     
  11. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    07trd4x4

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    lol,.... still messed up though..
     
  12. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    Get a job and buy what you want :eek:
     
  13. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    x1000000000000 Not saying your being selfish or anything but your damn lucky to have parents that'll buy you a car period! And yea, use that picture that was posted as a reference and say "Mom, Dad...don't you want me to be safe?" LOL :D
     
  14. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    Capita

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    Thats crazy. I had to buy and work for everything I wanted
     
  15. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    Sandfire

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    My dad grudgingly co-signed a note on my first truck ever (I think it cost $2700) when I was 15, I had to pay for it my self. Any vehicles or anything for that matter since then have been purchased by me after working for it.

    While I'm sure you would love a Tacoma, I can't help but think about how spoiled you sound.
     
  16. Oct 25, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    I co-signed a loan for both my boys... and told them if they missed a payment, their vehicles would become mine :D
     
  17. Oct 25, 2009 at 12:22 PM
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    george3

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    gww0517 That's some scary s--t right there.
     
  18. Oct 25, 2009 at 12:26 PM
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    OH-MAN

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    Boy that is a fact!!!
    My wife and myself have had to purchase our own vehicles.
    We in turn have done this with our children. We helped arrange financing when needed but they pay every dime of the vehicle, gas, and insurance.

    Not saying you do not appreciate the free "ride" but unless you make them a deal to pay them back then humble yourself and show them appreciation for the very generous gift.
     
  19. Oct 25, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Chris is right. The best you can do is say "I'd like to have a Tacoma. What do you think?". Maybe they'll say "OK" or maybe they'll say "F%@$ no you ungrateful turd! You'll take what we buy you or you'll get NOTHING!".
     
  20. Oct 25, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    Agreed!
     
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