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New Member: SR5 or TRD

Discussion in 'New Members' started by pdk9, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:49 AM
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    pdk9

    pdk9 [OP] Active Member

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    If I'm in the wrong area I apologize.

    I am considering buying a Tacoma but can't seem to get through all of the options and packages. Any help would be appreciated. My main decision is the SR5 TRD. I was quoted $30,000 for a double cab 4x4 v6, TRD sport package and tow package, any thoughts?
     
  2. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:52 AM
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    186000mps

    186000mps ..Slingin' up mud and we're scarying off bunnies..

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    Welcome!
    How do you want to use it and do you have anything to tow?
     
  3. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:53 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    that is what I have and I love it
     
  4. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:54 AM
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    bizjettech

    bizjettech Well-Known Member

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    I saved some bucks by going with the SR5, it had everything I wanted. I just miss the TRD seats, thought those seats were very nice
     
  5. Dec 24, 2011 at 6:04 AM
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    Polymerhead

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    If I had to do it again, I would maybe go TRD Offroad. But I got the SR5 with tow package and I'm completely fine with it. The sport package is basically color-matched bumpers and a hood scoop and 17" wheels. I don't like those wheels at all. I bought 16" Offroad alloys for $200 for my SR5.

    Probably doesn't help you at all. :p
     
  6. Dec 24, 2011 at 6:06 AM
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    DEEVON911

    DEEVON911 Semi-Pro

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    ^this, all depends on what you want to do with it.
     
  7. Dec 24, 2011 at 6:37 AM
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    pdk9

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    Sorry,

    Mostly on roads but occasional logging roads for hunting and fishing. I will use to tow sometimes as well, no crazy weights, smaller boat and snowmobiles.

    I like everything on the TRD package but don't really care about the hood scoop or wheel flares and I didn't notice a difference in the seats between the SR5 and the TRD when I sat in them ( I also wasn't looking for a difference). Thanks for the fast replies.
     
  8. Dec 24, 2011 at 6:44 AM
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    DEEVON911

    DEEVON911 Semi-Pro

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    Have you looked at the Off-Road also? And sounds like the sport package would be good for you. I'm assuming 4x4? and correct me if I'm wrong the sport comes with tow package, so your good there.

    Edit: sorry seen you said 4x4 in the 1st post.
     
  9. Dec 24, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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  10. Dec 24, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    Norton

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    Save your money and get a 1st Gen - fewer choices and more bang for the buck... (I've got an SR5 TRD, with no Sport, and paid a little over half your $30K quote...) :D
     
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