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need reg cab 4x4 auto info

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by joedart, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Aug 31, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    joedart

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    possibly looking to swap out my 08 prerunner reg cab manual for reg cab auto 4x4.

    i'm looking for specific info on driving dynamics of the auto trans. how does it feel in everyday driving?? i've never owned an auto and am worried it might feel a little dogish.

    thanks
     
  2. Aug 31, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    I test drove one when at dealership trading in my 05 AC prerunner for an 08 SR5 reg cab prerunner with buckets. My impression was it was doggy. My 05 was 4 cyl 5 speed with oversize tires and lifted and it went much better than the 4wd did. With the AC running and just driving it around the streets and down one stretch where I could go frwy speed for a bit left me unimpressed.......but others are OK with it. Just seemed like you'd be in passing gear most of the time just to keep up in traffic.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    Since when have they made the reg cab 4x4 in an Auto?
     
  4. Aug 31, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    this yr and it comes with bucket seats too.
     
  5. Aug 31, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    t@co... thanks for the info.

    good news is i can get it for 18000 and it's certified with 3400 miles... also get to test drive it in 7000ft+ elevation.

    bad news, possible deal breaker... owner was a heavy smoker.

    gonna check it out tomorrow on the way to tahoe.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2011 at 12:33 AM
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    Bgwood88

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    Ive owned mine for about 2 months now. I love it! it cruises around town very nice it is very easy to speed and not notice it. which it seems to me to be best suited for doing 70ish on the interstate. the power is a little lacking on some bigger hills but the downshift from the auto is very smooth. I personally wanted the Manual but i couldn't find it with the bucket seats.
     
  7. Sep 1, 2011 at 6:31 AM
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    Sorry, not possible anymore...they stopped making that combo in regular cabs a few years back.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2011 at 6:35 AM
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    Sounds like a steal to me if you don't mind AT and the smoke...get that thing detailed, air it out and febreeze the heck out of it. I smoke in my truck and my GF (nonsmoker) has always commented about how it really does not smell at all. I just make sure windows are cracked and I keep up with cleaning it...this is not to say you can't detect smoke at all if you are nonsmoker, but I think for that price you can rid most of it.

    Oh, and I like to burn a stick of incense while it is parked on occasion too.
     
  9. Sep 1, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    keep your manual transmission, real men drive stick, automatics suck
     
  10. Sep 1, 2011 at 7:46 AM
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    I'm a service connected disabled vet and due to an injury while on active duty I can no longer drive a vehicle with a clutch, what does that make me? Not a real man?
    I am looking for a Reg. Cab 4x4 with an automatic to replace my current Honda Ridgeline and am ecstatic that Toyota is offering this combo.
     
  11. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    Ya right. I drove stick for the last EIGHT years all my daily drivers were manual. I have switched to automatic Taco and would NEVER go back. I have to make/receive phone calls while driving as well as make notes, not mentioning automatic is way convenient. The only way how I would get manual car again is if I were to get a weekend fun car...
     
  12. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    Why can't we all just get along? ; )

    I love manual transmission and have had a long stretch of them, but I doubt I'd be so happy w/one if I lived in a metropolitan area bigger than Charleston. They get a little old in gridlock...anyway, back on topic, what did you decide OP?
     
  13. Sep 1, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    i own a 2010 tacoma reg cab 2wd.. i have had this truck for just over 15 months & have put 21,000 miles on it..2 weeks ago i test drove a 2011 tacoma reg cab 4x4 with auto..to me it just didnt have the power i thought it should, the larger tires and extra 600lbs or so the 4x4 weighs over the 2wd were to much for the 2.7 in my opinion..so i purchased a second 2011 tacoma reg cab 2wd i liked the 1st one so much..
     
  14. Sep 2, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    Just wait!
    I drive a 2010 stick, my son got the 2011 auto and I have driven both. Here's my 2 cents worth on both.
    1. Even mine with all of the mods has a noticeable amount of power than the AT, this might be due to the gearing or the ECU. I would love to see it it could be chipped and see the difference.
    2. My bench in more comfortable than his buckets (my preference) the draw back is the bench will not recline and you don't have a place to hide your gun(console).
    3. This is drivers choice, I also have an FJ and would hate it in a stick, but love it in the TACO!
    4. Funny note I have a 1987 with a 22r (163k miles) an it will smoke both of the new trucks!!!!!
     
  15. Sep 2, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    Well you have a legitimate excuse that is okay, but guys who are fit to drive stick need to do it. The manual transmission is dying out because people are too lazy and spoiled to drive them, or it is just how lazy America is getting. You look at Europe and 90% of all vehicles sold there are stick, while only 7% of all vehicles sold here are, it is sad, this country is getting so fat and lazy i worry immensely about it.
     
  16. Sep 19, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    i test drove the truck.

    i felt the auto was surprisingly nice, adequate power and smooth. unfortunately it smelled horrible from the cig smoke and the rockers and overfenders were trashed from gravel and brush.
     
  17. Sep 19, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    I test drove the new single cab prerunner 4x4 auto and it sucked . I hated it you probably will too . Go stick
     
  18. Sep 19, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    4x4 adds 300-400 lbs for reg cabs .
     
  19. Oct 2, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    Insert foot.
     
  20. Oct 2, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    Maybe because they have more stop and go traffic,mountains,hills..... perhaps!....this would probably trash an AT in a hurry.....hmmmm.
     
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