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Need advice...Access cab to Double Cab

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by HuntnTruk, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Nov 10, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    HuntnTruk

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    I am entertaining the idea of trading in my truck for a double cab. I want to hear from those that have been in a similar situation or anyone that can offer some advice.

    I have a 2011 with 13500 miles and I feel that I should have gotten a double cab instead of an access.

    What do you guys think? Should I suck it up and keep the truck or suck it up and get a double cab lol. Any idea how much this is gonna hurt the checkbook?

    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 10, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    I looked at and test drove both, recently. I went with the double cab for convenience and looks and I'm REALLY glad I did.

    Just drove 3 people yesterday and two today, they were comfy. Would not have even offered if I had the AC.

    Plus it's easier to load stuff in the back, only have to open one door.
     
  3. Nov 10, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    Yea thats why Im looking into the double cabs. My dog is getting too big for the back and its a pain to put stuff in the back or not have enough room for anything.
     
  4. Nov 10, 2011 at 11:22 AM
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    If I were to do it again... I would have gotten the double cab. It's just way more convenient. I guess at this point you just have to weigh your options, and cost will probably be the biggest downfall of switching.
     
  5. Nov 10, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    I am in the same boat....I wish i got a double cab
     
  6. Nov 10, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    I will never own anything other than a double cab, regardless of what kind of truck it is.

    For me, in your situation, it would all depend on cost. If you are going to lose a lot of money, then I wouldn't do it.

    Hopefully you negotiated well enough on your current truck that you can make the switch with little cost - after negotiating the new truck down to a decent price.

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  7. Nov 10, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    It all depends on your needs. With my earlier trucks I've always had an access/extended cab cause it's been just me. No wife, kids, or necessities to mandate having back seats. I have a dbl cab now just because I got a smoking deal on it. Cheaper price than comparably equipped access cabs. If you truly don't have an immediate need for the extra space, switching out now will probably cost you a couple grand.
     
  8. Nov 10, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS: Since your dog is getting to big to ride in the back of your access cab you feel you need to spend around $3000 to make it more comfortable for your dog??????? Does that make real sense?????? If I had a dog they would ride in the back period or stay at home period.

    The double cab loses about 1 foot of bed space in length. Makes a huge difference to me. I have driven the longer 6 foot bed with the double cab and cannot stand how they corner. Can you imaqgine turning that around on a narrow trail on the side of a mountain???? Maybe some of you have not been there like I have but this will make your butt pucker!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am happy with the choice I made and thank God I have choices!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Nov 10, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    DCSB FTW
     
  10. Nov 10, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    Depending on what your deal was w/ truck you are driving if you can afford to trade up then do it.
    I hate paying for a vehicle that I cannot stand driving.
    Only you can decide what your finances are and you only have to please yourself, not the internet.
    GL
     
  11. Nov 10, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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    For me, the DC upgrade wasn't worth it. Love my AC, I wouldn't have it any other way.

    If you feel you need the DC, and it doesn't murder you financially, do it. The DC upgrade was a TON more in cost, and I didn't want a short bed. No brainer for me. Passengers can suffer, like dogs. Or like your dog :p.
     
  12. Nov 10, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    WHY ALL THE YELLING?!??!?!*^@*#(!?!?!?!

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  13. Nov 10, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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    OMG !!!!!! AN EXTRA FOOT OF BED LENGTH !!!!!


    WE'RE GONNA DIE !!!!!
     
  14. Nov 10, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    i went from a AC ranger to A DC taco, and am never going back to 2 door, EVER. 4 door FTW
     
  15. Nov 10, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    Have you considered finding a cap for the bed? Paired up with a rug or rubber bed mat your dog could stretch out in the back and still be safe. My dogs were pretty much the entire reason I bought an access cab. If it wasn't for them I would've just bought a regular cab most likely. I would've still gotten a regular cab and let them hang out in a covered bed but I move motorcycles too and a cap would've made that too much of a hassle.
     
  16. Nov 10, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    A cap will be purchased in the near future if I dont go to a DC. The dog was just an example about the inconvenience.

    I love my AC but a DC would be a bit more convenient.


     
  17. Nov 10, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    Question yourself, do you need a DC? Do you haul more than 2 people often? I went with a AC because i am single at the moment, and even if i get a gf/wife someday, I wont even think about children until I am in my 30s so I am good with a AC for another 12 years maximum. I am not a pack rat and when I travel I dont take anything except the stuff I need, I hate clutter! Plus are you willing to give up that long bed for a short bed? Short bed DCs are way more common and finding one with a long bed might be hard. Just my 2 cents
     
  18. Nov 10, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    Plus judging from your signature pic, you have one really badass AC as it is!
     
  19. Nov 10, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    Sport DCLB arent as common. Get the DCSB TRD off-road :)
     
  20. Nov 10, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    that is what i said in my post lol, that the SB was way more common than the LB :p
     
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