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New guy in WV

Discussion in 'New Members' started by easternhunter, May 1, 2012.

  1. May 1, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    easternhunter

    easternhunter [OP] New Member

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    Hi fellas,

    Am an older fella (65) looking for what may be my last vehicle. Have a 1998 Grand Cherokee with a tow package that is starting to go away and does not get very good gas mileage.

    Am looking at the 2012 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab as a possible. Certainly the Tacoma has a good reputation though I do wish that the HiLux with the Japanese turbo diesel engine were available here. They make GREAT hunting vehicles!

    The only thing I tow is a light trailer loaded with an ATV. And I have other go very fast vehicles so am not looking for high performance from this purchase ... just practical!

    Is the 4 banger w a 5 speed going to be adequate for occasional towing in this class? (I can't see buying a V6 and losing 5 mpg all year for the occasional ATV tow.)

    Sure do appreciate the help! Thanks,

    Mike

    Also a question: What does 5 lug mean when associated w a Tacoma? 5 lug wheels?
     
  2. May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    sooner

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  3. May 1, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Yes 5 lug wheels. Welcome to TW from Alabama
     
  4. May 2, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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  5. May 2, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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  6. May 5, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    Note that, in addition to differences in wheels, 5-lug Tacomas have also have different suspension than their 6-lug cousins. (I'm sure there are many more details available in the 5 Lug forum.)
     
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