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New here... Considering buying a Tacoma...

Discussion in 'New Members' started by TxOutlaw, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Dec 3, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    TxOutlaw

    TxOutlaw [OP] Tacoma Seeker

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    I am trying to get out of an 04 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L I6. I do home health PT for a living, but miss having a truck. We are Ford Truck folks through and through. But I will be having kiddos soon and need more room than a Ranger, but not sure an F150 Crew will be a smart home health truck...

    I am shopping the 2000 - 2007 years. I will more than likely get an 2002-2004 due to the lower price with a little more miles on it... I am looking for a double cab pre-runner.

    Are there any years I should steer clear from?

    Is the 4x4 vs Pre runner a big MPG difference?

    This vehicle will be driven A LOT.. I put 50K on a Jeep in about 1.5 years... It is not holding up, I am hoping a Tacoma or F150 would do better...

    Any input appreciated.
     
  2. Dec 3, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    do it, Ive seen a few different people with 1st gen tacos that have 200,000 plus miles on them and still going strong
     
  3. Dec 3, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    TxOutlaw

    TxOutlaw [OP] Tacoma Seeker

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    Yeah, Toyota's hold up in longevity and value!

    I know the 2nd gen is bigger and more up to date inside... I still prefer the looks of the 1st generation body style better.

    Will I kick myself in the rear if I get the smaller 1st gen?

    Power any different between the two?

    Anyone rather be in a full size truck that drives a ton??

    Any help appreciated!
     
  4. Dec 3, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    I have a baby on the way and Im pretty glad that I have the bigger 2nd gen. and the 2nd gen has a 4.0L v6 where the 1st gen has a 3.4l
     
  5. Dec 3, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Taco lovin'

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    Hello & welcome to TW.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    AK27

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    welcome to tw :wave:
     
  7. Dec 3, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    BP09

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    dont get a ford...

    If your driving a lot though and mpg is a concern i think there are 1st generation double cabs with the 2.7 liter 4 cylinder. Those engines last forever. someone correct me if im wrong about the availablity of the 4 banger in the double cab. I am pretty sure i have seen them before though
     
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