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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by emerson1, Sep 11, 2019 at 5:21 PM.

  1. Sep 11, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    emerson1

    emerson1 [OP] New Member

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    I just bought a 2019 SR5 crew cab in 2wd. This my 5th Tacoma and couldn't be more pleased with it. From the postings here, I guess I have different expectations of what the truck should do. But then again I don't get excited about the trivial things. Toyota's are all I've owned for the past 20 years. Just don't see any reason to look elsewhere.
     
  2. Sep 11, 2019 at 5:22 PM
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    Hobbs

    Hobbs Awww Piss.

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    In the Inyo!
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    Welcome to The Forum!
     
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  3. Sep 11, 2019 at 5:24 PM
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    neilbe4me

    neilbe4me Well-Known Member

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    Welcome and enjoy the truck! I too have a 2WD; Daily Driver. Best vehicle I have ever owned.
     
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  4. Sep 11, 2019 at 6:16 PM
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    Aquatic Tacoma

    Aquatic Tacoma Well-Known Member

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    Stock - built correct from the start.
    Welcome emerson1. Old Tacoma owner here, also. This is my 3rd Tacoma(three 1st gens), 5th Toyota truck starting with the 79 I bought in 1980. And I actually had 10 or so 1st gen company trucks at the company I managed. This is the only one I've been disappointed with, or apprehensive about. Maybe it's that I'm a old codger as my sons call me. Maybe I'm just not used to it yet. But this truck seems way too tech, delicate and prissy to me. I felt I could take my others anywhere in the world. Which I did a lot of while in the military. I drove on 4 continents in my Tacomas. I never thought twice about driving them swamps, deserts and then across country highways. All stock except for BFG AT's. Just open the door on the other side, let water pour out and drive another 200,000 miles. But this new one with all the tech and trons has me wondering where it's going to leave me stranded because of some dropped binary bit in some sensor if I leave a window open. Don't get me wrong, there's not another new truck out there I'd rather have. I guess time and real world exposure will tell after 300k.
     
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  5. Sep 11, 2019 at 6:43 PM
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    GillyLink

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    Still stock completely capable!
    Congrats and welcome! I also love my 18 have never had a problem and continues to meet and exceed my expectations! Hope she does the same for you! Cheers!
     
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  6. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:37 PM
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    9th

    9th are those biscuits I smell?

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  7. Sep 11, 2019 at 9:04 PM
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    Mrtacoman88

    Mrtacoman88 Competitive taco eater.

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    Welcome to TW! Congrats on the truck! :cheers:
    This is my first tacoma and it is the best vehicle ive owned. No issues at all so far, quick, not bad on gas and looks great.
     
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  8. Sep 11, 2019 at 9:28 PM
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    JC15Taco

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    Welcome! Another old timer here. I know exactly what you mean:thumbsup:

    I'm running a 2nd Gen though...o_O
    :anonymous:
     
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  9. Sep 12, 2019 at 3:46 AM
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    ICU1

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    Another older... wait! Why am I reading this post? I can’t remember. Anyway, welcome to TW, and enjoy your new ride.
     
  10. Sep 12, 2019 at 3:58 AM
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    ancient11

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    I've had 7 or 8 toyota trucks since 1984..or so. If I was younger I could remember exactly
     
  11. Sep 12, 2019 at 4:05 AM
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    lynyrd3

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    Welcome to TW :hattip:
     
  12. Sep 12, 2019 at 4:24 AM
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    Rujack

    Rujack Stop Global Whining

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    I know what you mean OP. I’ve owned several Toyotas as well. An 82, 85, 91, and now a 2016. The 2016 is the first vehicle I’ve bought new. I was going to get an 80 or 100 series LC, but I’d just had a kid and the tipper was, ironically, the techy safety features. I’m still torn as I do get way out there in this truck, where if I were to break down it would be a bad situation. I have several back up comms including a few different ham radio bands and a cb. But when I’m out there, while the tech is comfortable, I’d rather have a stripped down, fully mechanical truck. EFI and anti lock brakes would be the most tech I want.

    I do like this truck, but still contemplating picking up something older to build for those very remote travels. I almost imported a diesel FJ. But then, I’ve still got to get to those remote areas via highways.
     
  13. Sep 12, 2019 at 5:17 AM
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    Tocamo

    Tocamo Not to be confused with Camel Toe

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    Well, just how old are you?
     
  14. Sep 12, 2019 at 5:19 AM
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    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco "I'm sorry Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that"

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    You sound way to reasonable and logical to be part of the 3rd gen forum. o_O

    :D
     
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  15. Sep 12, 2019 at 5:28 AM
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    basshole

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    Wow great post for a change!
    The OP sounds happy about his new truck, even comparing it to older gens
    Congrats :thumbsup:
     
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    Chew

    Chew Not so well known user

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    Welcome!
    I had an 1982 (I think) in my early twenties, ,and loved it, annnnddd beat the shit out of it. It would never die, my budy bought it for $500, and it leaked so much oil, and he was so poor, he just asked for other's used oil, to keep it full. It ran like that for another few years, and he sold still running, probably for more than he paid me- shithead was supposed to give me first chance to buy it back, since I did him a favor.
    Anyway, all the cool kids here complain about a lack of power have no idea, I used to draft trucks to get that thing over 65-70mph!
     
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    Tacomaroma

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    I had a 1970 Datsun 1600, it was the "big" one with about 95 horsepower, ( there was a 1300). Also I remember no matter how I drove it that Datsun only got 20 mpg. Of course back then that was great compared to everything else.
     
  18. Sep 12, 2019 at 6:57 AM
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    stun gun

    stun gun Suffer Crew

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    Welcome. You have a fine perspective. You bought a Toyota pickup, and expected a Toyota pickup. And as usual, Toyota delivered. Don’t listen to the nonsense, which is mostly posted by ex-ricers/street racers/Jetta owners who have OCD and cannot sleep without modifying a freaking map light, or people who equate size or power output with quality.
     
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  19. Sep 12, 2019 at 7:03 AM
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    Bigdaddy4760

    Bigdaddy4760 Well traveled Older Than Dirt

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    Welcome to TW
     
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    5465

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    Another old timer here : ) (maybe we need a senior citizen thread forum?) lol.

    I’m on my 9th Toyota Truck, 8 of those were Tacoma’s (and two 4runners), the reliability speaks volumes. Are they perfect, no, but much better than any alternative I can find.
     

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