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Next Gen Tacoma? What do you want to see?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Scott K, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Nov 7, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    Scott K

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    I suspect a next generation Tacoma is hopefully in the works for sometime within the next few years considering they just came out with a redesigned 4runner.

    So my question for you is what do you want to see for the next generation Tacoma? What would you do to improve the current truck? Is the size of this truck ok or would you like it to be compact once again?

    I really wish they had a truck that had the width of the '95 to '04 Tacoma's but they had a crew cab long box (6'). A little bit narrower for off the beaten path going down the skinny roads, and for parking, but the ultimate utility.

    Engines I'd like to see a pepped up 2.7 4 cylinder with dual variable valve timing offered with the same transsmission options as the V6 (5 speed auto/6 speed manual). Put this engine in the entire line up (reg cab/extended cab/double cab) including 4x4 configurations. Hopefully something that can produce 175-180 HP and 185-190 foot pounds of torque and would offer decent power enough to tow up to 3500 pounds comfortably, and with outstanding fuel economy for a 4000 pound truck. V6 wise, I would imagine the V6 offered in the 2010 4runner would be what is offered that way.

    Options wise, the way the current generation of trucks is offered, is you can't get all the good quality towing equipment, without getting all the creature comforts first. For example, in Canada, they offer you the base, the SR5 and the TRD offorad/sport models. The TRD Offroad/Sport models offer some important towing upgrades for the V6 such as auto tranny cooler, engine oil cooler, heavier duty alternator, etc, plus fog lights, and the bed outlet. But you HAVE to get the SR5 package included as part of this (TRD) package to get these mechanical upgrades to tow more. I'd like to see them give you the option to have the base model truck with the mechanical upgrades I just listed for the guy who maybe tows but doesn't want, or need to pay for all these creature comforts. Some guys don't want to pay for power windows or locks as it's just more to go wrong, but they do tow and these towing accessories are important for longetivity and functionality.

    Next - if they are going to offer a TRD "Off-road" package, offer it with some real tires, not these "raised white letter" knock offs. BFG All Terrains.
     
  2. Nov 7, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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  3. Nov 7, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    i would like for it to not look like the new hilux/4runner :)
     
  4. Nov 7, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    cwrose

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    +1 :thumbsup:
     
  5. Nov 7, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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  6. Nov 7, 2009 at 10:45 AM
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    The 4 wheel drive switch comes lit up.
     
  7. Nov 7, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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  8. Nov 7, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    More powerful V6 (no need for a V8 in these) and at some point a diesel.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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    would sure love to feel 5.7 under my babys hood!
     
  10. Nov 7, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    Better tires, the stock tires suck
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    The V6 engine is fine, maybe just a lil bit more power out of it
    Interior carpet and door panels available in black? The light gray gets dirty too fast
    an option for factory moon roof
     
  12. Nov 7, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    Let's see:

    -Back to 1st gen size
    -4 cylinder turbodiesel, old school without the recent emissions crap (wishful thinking)
    -Manual T-case
    -Better manual trans design (if 6 spd).
    -2lo option
    -Fix the rust prone frame issues and go to a boxed/gussoted frame.
    -more room in the fender wells
    -offer vinyl floor


    Do not want:
    -GM/Ford style powered/automatic interior crap, automatic headlights, etc
    -Body to get bloated even more

    Basically I want toyota to offer a utility model and overbuild the crap out of the mechanical parts. Never going to happen. Americans would rather be comfortable and have everything done for them other than pressing the accelerator and steering than have a rock-solid vehicle. ;)
     
  13. Nov 7, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    Would be great to get better mpg.. I like the look of the 2nd gen so I don't want it to look too different..better stock tires

    oh and cheaper..haha
     
  14. Nov 7, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    AMEN to that plus add a remote switch for sliding rear window in double cab
     
  16. Nov 7, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    Leather as an option along with a sunroof.
     
  17. Nov 7, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    4wd switch light up.
    Locking tailgate standard. If the pop&lock is so cheap then why can't toyota just put them in for us.
     
  18. Nov 7, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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  19. Nov 7, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    HEATED MIRRORS!!!!
    Lighted 4WD switch.
    (Seems like a list of the obvious...)
     
  20. Nov 7, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    I want the tacoma to get back to its roots- more rugged and utilitarian. Loose the front plastic bumper. Diesel would be great as well. You can still have a rugged vehicle with a plush interior.

    At the rate Toyota is going we will see a unibody Taco and front wheel drive soon.

    I think as a group North American truck owners are pussies. Africa, Asia all have what Tacoma should be....More Hilux like, but no stubby front end!
     
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