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New member, just wanted to say hello! 86 to 09

Discussion in 'New Members' started by oldtimertoyota, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Aug 5, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    oldtimertoyota

    oldtimertoyota [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello, well I finally broke down and bought a new truck, a basic 09, 4x4, double cab.

    Let me tell you this is my first new vehicle purchase since I bought my 1986 toyota truck new in June of 86(in case your are trying to guess my age, I think I was 6 at the time:)). My 86 now has 328,000 miles on it and is still running strong. The big differences in the old and new as many can guess was the price and what toyota calls base model. When I bought my base line 86 it came with a heater, thats it! no mats, radio, rear bumper, right side mirror, no AC, power steering, brakes, power windows, locks etc. So when they showed me the baseline tacoma I was quite impressed. I did move up to the 4 wheel drive and double cab and sure love the extra space!

    Anyways I hope to gain some knowledge here from everyone that's willing to share as I will share all I can with parts and products I try on my Tacoma.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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    :wave: Welcome to TW!!

    When you have a chance you should post some pics of your truck (s) :D
     
  3. Aug 5, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Taco lovin'

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    :wave:hello & welcome:wave:
     
  4. Aug 5, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    Ridingontrd

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    Congrats on the new truck.:thumbsup:
    :wave: Welcome to TW.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    phynyx38

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    Welcome :D
     
  6. Aug 5, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Sounds like you got your money's worth out of the 86!!
    None make it that far here in the northeast unless tucked in someone's barn only driven on Sundays!!
    Congrats on the new truck, post up some pics if you get a chance
     
  7. Aug 5, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    RaginCajun

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  8. Aug 5, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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  9. Aug 5, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

    Jason'sLawnCare Prepared for Bambi

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    Welcome. I've never seen a car or truck without a passenger side mirror.
     
  10. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    oldtimertoyota

    oldtimertoyota [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the welcome everyone!

    Yes believe it or not, the base line trucks back then did not have that mirror. If I remember correctly I think I paid around $5,500 for the truck + 200.00 for a bumper and I drove it off the lot, of course with no radio it was not really exciting except for it ran really good!

    Here's a picture of the new truck, I'm going to have to scan pictures to post ones for the old one.
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    I'm really enjoying the new truck, though my wife thinks I'm crazy that I don't want to get rid of the old one
     
  11. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

    Jason'sLawnCare Prepared for Bambi

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    Nice, White a nice color for these trucks. Look at that you have a 2 side view mirrors haha.

    That's funny, +$200 bumper. I guess I'm too young to remember cars that didn't come with that stuff.
     
  12. Aug 5, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    TacomaDoug

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    Nice. Welcome aboard.
     
  13. Aug 5, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    oldtimertoyota

    oldtimertoyota [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I sure feel I have!

    The exteriors hold up well here in SW, though the interiors don't do nearly as well!

    I still love my 86! I have so many fond memories of road trips and camping, etc. Thinking about it when I met my wife in 87, guess what I was driving! So I've had my old truck longer than her!

    I never thought I would enjoy a new truck as much as I do this new tacoma, it handles great and is very comfortable and the mileage is better than I had expected, I'm averaging between 21 and 23 MPG.

    Thanks again for all the welcomes!
     
  14. Aug 7, 2009 at 9:51 PM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Welcome to TW!
     
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