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Older Gentleman Seeks 2011 Tacoma

Discussion in 'New Members' started by kyzerjose, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Dec 11, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    kyzerjose

    kyzerjose [OP] New Member

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    Greetings all,

    Thought the title might get a chuckle or two. More to the point; I'm a 62 year old working stiff that's just about ready to retire.
    I've reached the point, admittedly late in life, where nature's drums compel all males of the species to buy a truck. At least that's what one of my younger tattooed co-workers tells me. "Dude, it's a guy thing. Every guy has to have a truck at least once."
    Not being one to fly in the face of Darwinian theory, I shall heed the call.
    I'm driving a '06 Toyota Hybrid right now. Decent vehicle, wouldn't pay the premium again. I've owned an older Sorento, bare bones transportation that went through anything. Drove a Suburban. Yeah I guess it's a truck, tough as nails, nothing stopped it. Didn't quite scratch the itch.
    I get the differences in the TRD Off Road and Sport configurations. Bells and whistles over and above that are a matter of preference. What I really want to know is:

    I'm not going to do any super serious off-roading. The occasional forest access road, stuff like that. Looking out the window at 18" of freshly fallen snow, 4WD's a given.
    90+% of my miles will be urban/highway. Non-jittery ride a definite +.
    A couple of dogs so the SB Crew Cab on tap. Leer or other topper likely this spring.
    Bang for buck rules out the 4Runner, Sequoia & Land Cruiser.
    I want to keep it less than $33K, what's my play? Why?
    Knowing why folks have an opinion is more important than just the opinion.

    Looking forward to your comments.
     
  2. Dec 11, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Welcome! Should have no problem staying under 33k. I think a double cab 4x4 SR5 stickers for under 28k before chewing them down on price. That would probably fit your needs just fine if you don't do any serious off-roading. Even with the TRD Off-Road package you'd still be under 33k. All depends on if you want the extra goodies that comes with either of the TRD packages. I have a Sport model 4x4 myself. Handled the deep snow just fine and has taken me everywhere I need to go. Extent of my off roading is sand and some mild trails so I opted to go with my preference of the appearance of the Sport over going with the off road since I won't really need the locking diff myself.

    If you haven't already I'd just check out the TRD packages and see if you want/need any of the stuff they offer. If not, you'd probably be good with what the SR5 offers.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    ppham444

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    Redline Tuning hood struts, tinted windows, FX-R HID projector retrofit headlights, AMP power steps
    Sounds like you're in for a Tacoma V6 4X4 double cab TRD Sport. Pick your color.
     
  4. Dec 15, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    BryWi

    BryWi Psalm 109:8

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    It looks like your decision rests on whether to scoop or not to scoop :D

    I suggest you go to the Toyota.com site and build a Tacoma. It will show you pics of the different options and that way you can see if you like the looks of color-matched bumpers and grill (sport with scoop) or chrome accents (grill and bumper) with the off-road or SR5.

    For what my opinion is worth, I went off-road because of the extra goodies. An extra $450.00 or so for a lot of stuff. Will I use them? Not much, probably, but they are there if I need them. To each his own.

    From an appearance standpoint, color choice sometimes plays a part in the decision as well. Different colors give a different look to certain options.

    Just a few of my thoughts when I was making my decision.

    Good luck with your choice.
     
  5. Dec 15, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the shopping. Buyers market, make them earn your business. Get Free 2 yr maintenance and all weather mats or exh tip. Go for the free stuff. Read up on TSBs and go in armed with info. Get the sleeve kit for 6 speed TO bearing issue if buying manual tranny, make sure you get 4 leaf springs in each pack, still voodoo issues with factory stereos?. etc etc etc.....
     
  6. Dec 15, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    JDeLuca

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    Turning 61 Dec 21. Leaving in a half hour to pick up my 2011 TRD Sport AC. Got Magnetic Gray Metallic, auto. Opted for the longer bed, I have a second car to use to haul the grand kids around. Like p[reviously stated got to the Toyota site and Build one to your needs. My only advice from my buying experience is I could have gotten a better deal buying a truck off a dealers lot then ordering it through a friend of mine who worked at Toyota. He had to order the truck, gave it to me for $300 over cost. Best time to buy is at the end of the month. Good Luck. Joe
     
  7. Dec 15, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    BryWi

    BryWi Psalm 109:8

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    Congrats Joe De...
     
  8. Dec 27, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    kyzerjose

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    Decided on an SR5 trim w alloy wheels. Color's still up in the air. Add -ons:
    16" Alloy Wheels, P245/75R16 Tires
    Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
    SR5 Extra Value Package: Remote Keyless Entry System, Cruise Control, Variable Speed Wipers, Chrome
    Grille Surround & Rear Bumper, Color-Keyed Front Bumper & Overfenders, Fog Lamps, Sliding Rear Window with Privacy Glass, Metallic Tone Instrument Panel Trim, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel with Audio Controls & Leather-Wrapped Shifter (A/T models only), Dual Sunvisors with Mirrors & Extenders, Backup Camera & Auto Dimming Inside Mirror with Monitor, SR5 Badging
    V6 Tow Package: Class 4 Hitch, Transmission and Supplemental Oil Coolers, 130A Alternator, Heavy Duty Battery, 7-Pin Connector w/Converter.
    Carpet Floor Mats & Door Sill Protector
    I'll add WeatherTechs with a Leer Adventure Topper in Feb
    Roughly $27300 (exludes Leer at $2540. Deal or no deal?
     
  9. Dec 27, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    No deal

    Too much for sr5 without 4x4
     
  10. Dec 27, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    The1youluv2hate

    The1youluv2hate Well-Known Member

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    And is the price before or after tax
     
  11. Dec 27, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    thenomad

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    isn't www.truecar.com a good comparable site? I've found people buying the DC offroad in my area for less than 29k
     
  12. Dec 27, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    kyzerjose

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    Sorry, thought it went without saying:

    2011 TACOMA DBL 4X4 V6
    MECHANICAL & PERFORMANCE
    4.0L DOHC 24V V6 VVT-i 236HP Engine
    5-Speed ECT-i Automatic Transmission
    4WDemand: Part-Time 4x4 Sys w/ 2-speed
    Electronically Controlled Transfer Case
    Automatic Limited-Slip Differential
    Coil-Spring Double Wishbone Front Susp
    Rear Leaf Spring Susp with Staggered
    Outboard-Mounted Gas Shock Absorbers
    Var-Assist Power Rack-&-Pinion Steering
    Power-Assisted Fr Disc/Rr Drum Brakes
    16" Styld Steel Wheels, P245/75R16 Tires
    SAFETY
    Star Safety System: Vehicle Stability
    Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC),
    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with
    Electronic Brake Force Distribution
    (EBD), & Brake Assist
    Smart Stop Technology
    Dr & Fr Pass Advanced Airbag System
    Seat-Mounted Side & Side Curtain Airbags
    3-Point Seatbelts for All Seating
    Positions; Driver-Side ELR & ALR/ELR on
    All Pass Sts, Dr & Fr Pass Active Hdrest
    Side-Impact Door Beams in All Doors
    Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
    EXTERIOR
    Argent Grille Insert/Surround, Blk Door
    Hndles, Mrrs, Fr/Rr Bmprs, LED Taillmps
    SMC Inner Bed w/Steel Outer Panels,
    Storage, Rail Caps & Removable Tailgate
    Deck Rail System w/4 Adj Tie-Down Cleats
    INTERIOR
    Air Conditioning
    Power Windows / Door Locks / Mirrors
    Cloth Bucket Fr Seats w/ Pass Fold-Flat
    Driver Seat w/ Adj Lumbar Support
    60/40 Split Rr Bench Seat w/ Adj Hdrests
    AM/FM CD with MP3/WMA Playback,
    6 Speakers & Auxiliary Audio Jack
    Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
    2-Speed Windshield Wipers
    Dual 12V Aux Power Outlets (1+Cigarette)
    Pre tax & license
     
  13. Dec 27, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    joneill03

    joneill03 Look away, I'm hideous!

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    I think I only paid another thousand for mine with the off road package. If you haggle them on the price they might drop it down a little more. But then again mine is the 6 speed so that drops the price down a bit.
    Skip the extra floormats and go straight to the weathertechs. If you're planning on getting them anyway just start off with them from day 1. Mine came without mats cause of the recall and I put in weathertechs and they are great on cleanup and fit very nicely.
     
  14. Dec 27, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    TRD4x4JIM

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    4.0L V6 DOHC 24V 236hp 5 Speed Auto trans Part Time 4x4 2 Speed Transfer case Auto LSD, 16" TRD wheels, VSC TRAC TPMS, TRD OFF-ROAD EXTRA VALUE PACKAGE.... OFF-ROAD TUNED Suspension, Bilstein Shocks... Locking Differential.. VSC + ATRAC , HAC, DAC, SKID PLATES TOW HOOKS POWER INVERTER,FOG LAMPS , WINDOW TINT, RUNNING BOARDS ROOF RACK DOOR SILL PROTECTORS hot plug for my cell phone... A R E camper shell
    now that will be a nice truck.. Here is mine only had it 4 months love it fun truck to drive...[​IMG]:mudding:
     
  15. Dec 27, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    I agree u should try to haggle ur way into a trd off road Dc 4x4
     
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