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new or used tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Vfireguy, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Mar 2, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    Vfireguy

    Vfireguy [OP] New Member

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    should I buy a new or used tacoma. I would like to do a few mods to it
     
  2. Mar 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    the arkitect

    the arkitect I will gladly pay you on Tuesday...

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    All depends on your budget. Taco's have a reputation for running strong for a long time so buying a used truck shouldn't be a problem if everything checks out with it.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Stock for now
    I think there is a huge thread on here debating this very topic.
    If you are already open to buying used then save you some coin & pick one up. Lots of good low mileage tacomas out there. :)
     
  4. Mar 2, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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  5. Mar 3, 2011 at 2:14 AM
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    daggertats

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    around here you can get a new one for just a hair more than the used so id go new if thats the case where you are
     
  6. Mar 3, 2011 at 2:16 AM
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    Manwithoutaplan

    Manwithoutaplan the full Monty

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    I would buy new for sure.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2011 at 2:20 AM
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  8. Mar 3, 2011 at 2:29 AM
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  9. Mar 3, 2011 at 2:50 AM
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    If I had a chance to do it over again I would have picked the Nissan Fronteer over the Toyota Tacoma.
    As a new Tacoma Owner I am getting very depressed reading about the low build quality problems with the 2nd Gen models, from rear bumpers rusting to loose windshields, blower motor problems and such!

    Just honest about the way I feel, I don't hide my true feelings
     
  10. Mar 3, 2011 at 2:58 AM
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    808matt

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    so youre getting depressed over things youre reading about but not experiencing yourself?
     
  11. Mar 3, 2011 at 3:00 AM
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    yes!
     
  12. Mar 3, 2011 at 3:12 AM
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    thats well... just sad
     
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  13. Mar 3, 2011 at 3:17 AM
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  14. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:12 AM
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    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    Well, I think I look like a bit of an idiot, I usually shop well.

    This time I bought the more expensive truck with less capability for more money.

    I'm not trying to stir things up. Just, if you shop side by side, based on objective merit, you have to buy the frontier.

    I have the one redemption. In hawaii the nissan dealer marks up the cars, the toyota dealer doesnt, the toyota dealer is awesome, nissan probably isn't.
     
  15. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    island, do you know off hand if those ratings are true for all 2nd gen tacomas? I guess I'm kinda surprised how the tacoma stacks up. I know I looked at edmunds and such about quality compared to other midsize pickups when I bought my 05 and I thought the tacoma was rated very highly.
     
  16. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    that was first year. no data. you cant know exactly why they rate it like that. ive had heartburn over some ratings i considered false in the past. but you got to use something other than gradpa's opinion right? use the data out there and don't fish for ones you agree with.

    they're also relative ratings... so your model can change its rating by staying the same.
     
  17. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    To clarify, I looked at edmunds to see ratings of later years which convinced me about buying my 05. I understand what you're saying.
     
  18. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    X2 As for niss. over toco,:eek: Niss. has the hp&int. but outside looks like sh#t, jmho.
     
  19. Mar 3, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    Have you checked a Frontier forum? At first glance, I see at least as many, if not more threads about problems.

    Got to take that stuff in context. I got all paranoid for a while after joining here. And then I realized: I'm not one of the unlucky ones - my rig drives like butter! (so far...)
     
  20. Mar 3, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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    Jefenator

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    Just not for sale around here! :confused:

    This ^

    YMMV: Your Market May Vary. ;)
     
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