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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pster, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Apr 25, 2009 at 10:51 AM
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    Pster

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    I sure hope Toyota seizes the opportunity to make the Tacoma a truck with a much broader market appeal. I'm an old geezer - relatively speaking - for this truck, but I like it's size, versatility and fit and finish. But....I am now lusting mightily for the new Ford F-150 because you can get it with stuff like leather cooled seats and tons of other goody options. All the reviews I have read suggest it is rock solid like a Toyota. I drive my truck to work...shopping, everywhere..... so I am more interested in something that can be a utility AND comfortable. My only complaint with the Tacoma is that Toyota has been stingy with options to cut costs. Come on Toyota, this is the perfect vehicle for the high priced gas age, make it a mini F-150....OR ELSE!!!
     
  2. Apr 25, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    Unfortunatly, I am the direct opposite. I like toyota's basic nature. Heated seats, leather interior, power seats with memory are all novelty items to me. I can move my seat just fine on my own. I can roll the windows down with my arm and I don't need a remote (or steer wheel controls) to adjust my radio. To me, it's just more stuff to break. I wish I could have ordered my truck with no carpet or power anything (or ABS but that's a dream).

    With the lack of mentioned options I don't feel like my taco is missing anything. I would prefer toyota to focus on more pressing issues. I.E. Leaf springs, tailgate, bed lights or cargo lights ect. Plus, most the options on a ford are availible aftermarket for a taco. Trouble is, it's easier to pay for leather seats when you can roll it into your call loan. I can understand why people enjoy those amenities I just don't see them as a must.

    Just my $0.02
     
  3. Apr 25, 2009 at 11:45 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    bye....the day that the tacomas start putting all the unneeded BS in it for options is the day they slap a ridgeline badge on the side
     
  4. Apr 25, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    GotLift37

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    x2 my 2 cents also
     
  5. Apr 25, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    george3

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    I can see both sides but it would be nice if they had useful stuff like tailgate, bed lights or cargo lights ect.

     
  6. Apr 25, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    Bingo. I used heated/cooled seats as an example (I hate heated seats). It's as if Toyota doesn't even read sites like this. It's gonna cost them......

    How about JUST LEATHER SEATS!!!! IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK TOYOTA!!!!!!
     
  7. Apr 25, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    Killer Red Taco

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    I got steering wheel controls and hardly ever use them.
    I like non power seats, less things to go wrong.

    Keep it basic.
     
  8. Apr 25, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    None. Stock with options - Roof rack, running boards, hood scoop, etc.
    Certain models should come with a Sunroof/moonroof !!! That's my only complaint
     
  9. Apr 25, 2009 at 12:49 PM
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    I can understand wanting those, and would not have a problem with them offering them as options, as long as they didn't become standard features. I don't need (or want) anything fancy... just a solid, well built truck (and a diesel engine).
     
  10. Apr 25, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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    OKKINE, you a true red, white and blue AMERICAN!!!
    CHOICE IS GOOD PEOPLE!
    :crapstorm::crapstorm::crapstorm::crapstorm::
     
  11. Apr 25, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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    I agree.
    I posted in another thread that I really like the F-150 FX4.Tons of goodies available in that sucker.
     
  12. Apr 25, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    Ford = junk.. And with that in mind I'm looking to buy a pre-95 explorer sport for a 4x4 project rig because they are cheap to get and have strong running gear. But I know I'll be fixing it a lot. Fords are pretty much disposable at 100K.
     
  13. Apr 25, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    wat?
    hmm....there are people on this forum with sunroofs AND leather from dealers....just b/c u dint get it doesnt mean it does not exist
     
  14. Apr 25, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    I have a relative with aftermarket leather seats. They suck and look like shit. Factory leather is much higher quality.
     
  15. Apr 25, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    leo08pirate

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    bye dude your life is screwed if you do that
    dont know how you cant get in love with your tacoma

    dude F150 is more for work dude and not to many mods

    tacomas are the best trucks they have made out their in the truck industry
    thats what some guy told me from a Dodge dealer he admitted that tacomas are the best trucks
     
  16. Apr 25, 2009 at 1:50 PM
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    Did I say I didn't love my Tacoma? Nope. I love it! I just want more options to be made available on it. Pure and simple. I can afford them and am willing to pay for them.
     
  17. Apr 25, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    I can relate.... and have have the same thoughts.

    What bothers me the most - is the lack of POWER SEATS.

    C'mon, I'd expect non-power seats in the cheapest & most affordable econo box that you could buy for $12,000.

    If Toyota can add VSC, traction control, and all that other fancy stuff in a truck that costs $25-$30,0000...why the hell haven't they added POWER SEATS??
     
  18. Apr 25, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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  19. Apr 25, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    mind using punctuation?
     
  20. Apr 25, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    I'll take Ford's OPTION SELECTIONs ANY DAY over Toyota.
     
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