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New Member: Dilemma-City

Discussion in 'New Members' started by green hornet, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Jan 8, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    green hornet

    green hornet [OP] Active Member

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    I've been reading threads on this site for over a year now and finally got around to registering. I have a 2002 Tacoma (4x4, TRD, extended cab, custom black wheels) that I thought I would take to my grave with me. It has really low miles the V-6 engine and manual transmission. You can't find many like it anymore. My wife and I have one child, and it was functional for him to sit in the tiny little space behind the passenger seat, but not for much longer. Looks like we have a second co-passenger on the way in a few months. I'm having serious trouble moving to a newer Double-Cab model Tacoma because they'll have to rip me from my 2002. It feel like my 1st (or 1.5) generation is built a lot better than the 2nd generation Tacomas. I guess the dealer could re-sell my truck with "fingernails from last owner still embedded in the upholstery" on the sticker. I'm not sure if that's a selling point or not...
     
  2. Jan 8, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  3. Jan 8, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    4low2go

    4low2go Well-Known Member

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    Hello, welcome to TW!
     
  4. Jan 8, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    green hornet

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    Hey Squirrel.
    I'm in West Chester.
    Not too far from you. Is that a pic of your truck in your post?
    Did you do all those mods yourself? I'm thinking if I go for a 2nd gen, I'm going to have to lift it a little to make it look right. The double cab looks nice when it's lifted, in my opinion.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    fletch aka

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  6. Jan 9, 2010 at 4:23 AM
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    Mondwa

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    Welcome to TW. A yr :eek:. what took you so long to join in the fun :confused:
     
  7. Jan 9, 2010 at 5:06 AM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    Welcome aboard! I just bought my first 2nd Gen after having a 90 Hi-Lux and a 2000 Tacoma. I was very sad to give up my 2000, but am very happy with the room, the ride, the performance, and the looks of my new truck!
     
  8. Jan 10, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    green hornet

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    Thanks Rich. I might have to take you up on that.
    I've been looking around for a 2nd Gen DC, but haven't found one that will let me take the leap yet. I'm also skeptical about having a bed shorter than 6 feet (my house still needs a lot of work) and don't like the look of the long-bed DC's.
    Here are pics of my current Tacoma with the reason I'm looking for a DC:

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    Tight fit:

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  9. Jan 10, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    green hornet

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    Thanks Mark.
    I hope I feel the same way if I can find the right truck. Would it be bad to keep the 1st gen in the backyard until my kids are old enough to drive? Wish I could afford to do that.
     
  10. Jan 10, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    EBBS03

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    Welcome! I was just driving all over West Chester today looking at homes.
     
  11. Jan 10, 2010 at 4:08 PM
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    Edrin55

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