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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by fixer5000, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Aug 7, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    fixer5000

    fixer5000 [OP] the logical one

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    convince me that i wanna buy a new tacoma and why. coming from a jeep grand cherokee that needs replacing. thanks for all your thoughts in advance
     
  2. Aug 7, 2011 at 12:24 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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    Welcome. Value, reliability, fun to drive, good looking truck and you get a reason to hang around on TW. :D
     
  3. Aug 7, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    GeauxTigers

    GeauxTigers //TRD

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    I just bought my first taco on 7/13 of this year (06 Access Cab TRD 4x4) and absolutely love it. They're awesome trucks. Thats all you need to know. :D
     
  4. Aug 7, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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    GeauxTigers

    GeauxTigers //TRD

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    I haven't had mine for very long, so no issues yet. Except maybe gas mileage. I've filled up 4 times and haven't gotten better than 16.8mpg. I don't have any mods yet and I was only "heavy" on the pedal the first couple of tanks. I just got back from a road trip and got 16.7ish. mostly interstate driving, at 70-80mph. guess that doesn't help.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    I'm averaging 19.2 on my 11. I have hit over 20 twice but with babying the s*** out of it and had a little more hwy miles on them tanks.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    fixer5000

    fixer5000 [OP] the logical one

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    keep em coming!!
     
  7. Aug 7, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    GeauxTigers

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    thats true. i just want gas mileage like yours! lol:(
     
  8. Aug 7, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    Snowman11

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    Not a bad truck. I've had it for 6 months now. I am heavy on the foot and drive as fast as I can with no respect for slow drivers around me. Yes you know who you are.
    I still get 18 on the highway but if I set the cruise at 72, I'll get 20. Well sort of, the cruise control doesn't really work on any of the Tacomas but that's a whole other topic.
    The vibration is terrible, my right passenger seat shakes if there is nobody there, but that's just normal, right? That's what everyone says, cuz it's a truck, right?
    If you want a smaller truck that looks cool and you don't actually need to tow more than 3000 pounds much, I'd say it's nice. It's supposed to be really nice off road, but mine with 8000 miles on it shakes in the steering wheel like there is something loose even on a stone driveway. Let's see, everyone here has either been thru 2 or 3 fan motors because they chirp and tick louder than your radio or like me I just deal with it because I know if I go to the dealer and get it fixed, it will just start making noise again in 4 weeks. The road noise is loud, so maybe upgrade to the JBL system. If you want some power you can add a super charger for only $5000. Or you can go buy the new F-150 with the new 5.0 which I test drove. It will get the same gas milage and has 100 HP more than the Tacoma. I wanted a smaller truck and unfortunately my Nissan fell apart with under 50K miles on it so I thought I'd give Toyota a try. I'm not impressed at all.
    No offense to anyone here, I like the truck, just not impressed with the quality of Toyota. I actually would like to piss on the Q.C. manager headquarters. No homo.
     
  9. Aug 7, 2011 at 5:54 PM
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    no big complaints yet. passenger side seat vibrates/makes noise when empty, and the seal on the driver side door sucks.

    i can live with those things
     
  10. Aug 7, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    1. It is a truck
    2. It is a Toyota Truck
    3. It is a reliable Toyota Truck
    4. It is a nearly indestructable reliable Toyota Truck
    5. It is the best selling midsize nearly indestructable reliable Toyota Truck.

    Want more?
     
  11. Aug 7, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    I just within the past month sold a jeep grand cherokee and bought an 11 Tacoma.

    For one thing, you won't be trying to keep a Jeep running anymore, you'll be in a Toyota. Hello, peace of mind. I swear that Jeep had a nice motor but everything else fell apart around it.

    Secondly, the way it drives is fantastic. I have the TRD Sport, but any of the ones you drive will be smoother than the JGC and respond much more nicely than you are used to. Smoother in terms of throttle response, and also as it relates to the suspension. I've just crossed 2,000 miles in mine, and it's feeling like it's broken in and really performing smoothly now.

    I like the JGC's winter capabilities, and I haven't had the taco in winter yet, but I expect it will be great. See my location... I know one or two things about winter...

    Seating position is noticably higher than what you are driving now. It's a nice feeling in traffic for everyone's roof to be at/below your eye level.

    Definitely more power than you are used to as well, and with the V6 you'll be driving something that makes good power down low and cruises at highway speed at lower RPM than you're used to.

    Fuel economy in a new taco versus a new jeep will be similar, but a new taco versus an old jeep, probably gain a MPG or two (my JGC seemed to be getting horrid mileage as it crossed over 100k miles and beyond)

    In short, winter capability and fuel economy are probably a wash, but the Tacoma wins in all other areas.
     
  12. Aug 7, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    get it. ok get it.
     
  13. Aug 7, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    I've owned 5 Toyotas...I still have my 1999 extended cab Tacoma with 200k miles on the original clutch...it's lifted, it's been wheeled, it has pulled landscaping equipment. I now have a '11 as well with a '11 Sienna.

    Reliabilty.
     
  14. Aug 7, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    I've worked at both Dodge/Jeep and Toyota. When I worked at Dodge/Jeep, about 72% of our daily work was warranty and recalls. At Toyota, about 11% of our work was warranty/recalls.
    At Dodge/Jeep, a customer would come in pushing 100,000 miles and need much work and parts replaced, quite often they would trade in at this point.
    At Toyota, I saw a great number of customers with well over 200,000 miles, and still an excellent vehicle, many customers give their old Toyotas to their kids.
    I was amazed at how long these vehicles last- With Regular Maintenance.
    Would I ever buy another domestic-... No Way.
    Wouls I ever buy another Toyota-... You Bet
    Just my opinion...Cheers..Mike
     
  15. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    BlueTaco07

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    Why does op sound like hes :jerkoff: to Taco's? :D
    Jkkk There the best piece of metal next to Hue heffners house.
     
  16. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    I have had Fords, Chevys, Chryslers, Isuzus, Subaru, Hondas. I get a new car every 5 years (company required) and average 20k a year. I am on my second Tacoma (2005 and 2011). Toyotas fit and finish, reliability and resale are better then all of them.

    Like Jeeps, they are fun off road and have a ton of aftermarket parts, unlike Jeeps you will spend less time fixing, more time driving.

    And TW is great (even the Canadians).
     
  17. Aug 7, 2011 at 10:10 PM
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    Convince yourself, go test drive both of them. Open the hoods, kick the tires, crank the radio and floor it a few times. Do what you need to convince yourself. Just don't change the oil without knowing WTF you're doing!
     
  18. Aug 9, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    fixer5000 [OP] the logical one

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    is there something i should know about the oil changes?? also thanks to all of you who responded to my inquiry
     
  19. Aug 9, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    colder

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    Some people have mistakenly pulled the drain plug for the transmission instead of the oil.

    There was even one unfortunate thread where someone drained the transmission fluid, then added the oil per normal, then drove around... with no transmission fluid and massively overfilled oil.

    All you need to know is, be sure of the plug you are pulling.
     
  20. Aug 9, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc

    yeah lol op, look at this thread...

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/33318-halp-12.html
     
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