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New here! Researching to buy first truck soon!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by neonlazer, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Oct 17, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    neonlazer

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    So my inherited car has 175k on it with suspension going downhill. I have been researching trucks for a while now..but I have pretty much some down to two possibilities..Frontier/Tacoma..but looking way more towards Tacoma since my dad has a 1994 toyota truck with almost 300k miles on it and it still runs great.

    I am a bit ripped apart on what year would be best for me. The only modification I would probably plan to do is install the radio deck I installed in my current car, and if the speakers are crap..maybe look at that..but that might get too complicated for me to do. Rather not rip apart a new truck I just bought. haha overall, I kind of gave up trying to pinpoint a year because 2001's seem to be a bit rare around here.(at least in access cab..all i have seen is double cab) I perfer the old look(xx-05)
     
  2. Oct 17, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    Welcome , id go for a 1st gen over the frontier...if you can find a good one
     
  3. Oct 17, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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  4. Oct 17, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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  5. Oct 17, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    5 year old truck at the time of the test and it failed? i wouldn't touch it. maybe a mechanic would
     
  6. Oct 17, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

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  7. Jan 7, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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    neonlazer

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    Just a lil update! Just got back from dealer, signed on a 2012 Taco Access Prerunner V6 SR5..in magnetic grey. Getting a call monday when dealer trader is in to hopefully find one locally so I can get it this week :D
     
  8. Jan 7, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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    Awesome dude! Welcome to TW!
     
  9. Jan 7, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    neonlazer,

    A few words of wisdome. Do not accept a truck with Dunlop Gran Trek AT20 tires. You will just end up replacing them after only a few miles at your expense. I am not certain what tires would be on a Prerunner, but you do not want Dunlops.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    Welcome to TW! :wave:
     
  11. Jan 8, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    Thanks guys! Haven't gotten it yet but already thinking about plasti-dip'in the emblems black..lol $6 and a little tape just seems too easy/quick to not do..i have confidence that all the pics on here prove it won't ruin the paint LOL
     
  12. Jan 13, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    Another update, they ordered the truck this morning! In Nautical Blue like I originally wanted! It is a special order as they don't make it in blue normally..so at least it will be a unique truck! Gonna be 120-180 days tho :l..maybe shorter(I HOPE)
     
  13. Jan 13, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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    nice post pics when you get it
     
  14. Jan 13, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    Oh trust me..ill probably be taking portrait pics with me in it..HAHAHAHA I am keeping my 7d and all my stuff for that day and probably selling most of my photography stuff cause i dont use it much anymore..but I will take beautiful shots of my dream truck :)

    But first i must survive till i get it..long few months ahead...lol
     
  15. Jan 13, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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    will be here before you know it
     
  16. Jan 13, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    Congrats buddy. I went from a Maxima to my first truck a little over month ago. Freaking love it...a little warning though, this website will break your bank.
     
  17. Jan 13, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    Lol..minus maybe plasti-dippin the emblems not long after I get it..no big plans yet..and i dont offroad..worse might be a dirt road around a lake to take pics of it :p..which i got stuck in my car once cause there was mud on the side which didnt look like mud.....yay for f350 with straps lol

    Darn, pickups at factory aren't allowed..guess ill get it at the dealer when it arrives..shucks! I wanted a factory tour then drive home in what i just saw being built..that would have been sooooooooooooo cooooooooooooooooooooooool!
     
  18. Feb 17, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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    Toyota still hasn't even accepted the truck order..texted salesman earlier and nothing new on the computer...this is taking way too long lol
     
  19. Feb 17, 2012 at 4:19 PM
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    Ok ladies...part of me wants to change it from SR5 4x2 to base 4x4...Anyone know if they can cancel an order if toyota hasn't even accept it yet? My dad originally was an absolute no to 4x4 cause "I don't need it" but recently I told him that I will regret not having it in the future cause well..ill be one stuck melon :p (quote from bolt :D ) So..Ima talk to my dad tonight and might call salesman tomorrow. Might be without foglights and some other stuff..but I think having a base 4x4 will make me happier in the long run since you can't upgrade to it from 2wd :p Just thought I'd see some opinions!
     
  20. Feb 22, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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    Drove off in it this morning! I'm still a bit in shock that it's actually mine..but love it to death!
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