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Opinions: Which Tacoma should I get?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by KnighT4CO, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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    BillyToy

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    I haven't really pushed the limit, but I towed a 1500ish lb sandrail on a 1500ish lb trailer like there was nothing back there. Love love love being able to stay in any gear I want for towing. The brakes are the limiting factor imo. Anything more than what I towed and ya ought to have a brake controller anyway

    Caveat: Reverse gear is stupid long. For backing trailer in straight line (even on pavement for short distances) , I use 4L. That works really well
     
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  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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    DriverSound

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    Manual. So OR it is.
     
  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 12:59 PM
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    BillyToy

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    He's back!!
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:08 PM
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    Aldo98229

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    If I were to do it all over again I’d still get the Off-Road, but with the manual transmission. Life’s too short.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:22 PM
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    chrispchicken9

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    Oh this guy again.
    Lurking around a thread about trim levels aka the full extent of your mechanical depth and knowledge.

    if you guys need some solid trim level advice this guy will help you out - in case you don't want to click through toyota's website yourself
     
  6. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    BillyToy

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    Ha ha
    You're a master baiter, but I'm not taking it.

    Good to see ya around again, Smitty
     
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  7. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:34 PM
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    kakwvu

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    OP asked a question about which third gens he should consider and you came in talking about second and first gens, and say how great they’re built.

    Come on.

    Has no one has told him to get a Ridgeline yet?
     
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  8. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:41 PM
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    chrispchicken9

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    Title is “which tacoma should I get”
    Nowhere in his post does it say third gen, (although it can be assumed since he says “new”) But you can get dealer financing on second gens too.

    Trying to save the dude from making a big mistake by getting a Kia is all
     
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  9. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:47 PM
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    elduder

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    What do you lose? Crawl control is just a catchier name than cruise control. MT still has ATRAC, locker and 4lo. Crawl control holds the speed from 1-5mph while using ATRAC. 4lo already crawls at 1ish mph. Im sure you can throttle well enough to keep it at 5 mph.
     
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  10. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:47 PM
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    He lists third gens in the third gen forum.

    First gens and second gens are laughable interiors compared to third gens, and third gens run just fine. Cool opinion you have for not owning one, meanwhile I’ve spent significant time in both first and second gens. My truck is the envy of one of my good friends here.. with a second gen.

    Enjoy your first gen. They’re sweet. OP doesn’t need to spend 20k on a frame recall tho.
     
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  11. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:50 PM
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    No supercharger for the 3rd gens...
     
  12. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:52 PM
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    OP: It all depends how you plan to use the truck.

    Giving up Crawl Control is a small price to pay, and well worth it IMO, to avoid dealing with that automatic. A stick shift still comes with a rear locker, Bilstein shocks, and everything else. Plus you save $1,500 off MSRP.
     
  13. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:55 PM
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    Thanks, I will enjoy my rust free 1st gen.
    Enjoy your close relationship with the toyota dealership service department.
     
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    Over 40k and not one single OEM issue, and I drive it like I stole it :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:57 PM
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    Start over with a 'cash and carry' position. Don't talk financing until the price is set. (And set much lower than what you posted)

    The point is money costs money. Toyota isn't giving it away, and they aren't getting it that cheap from anywhere. So my point is that if you pay 0% instead of, say 4%, that 'lost interest' is part of the up front price.
     
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  16. Jun 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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    By new grad discount ($500 is NOTHING more than a marketing to suck you into 35k of payments with interest), I’m assuming you’ve just graduated college? Free ride or student debt? Loans? Planning to rent a new place? Buy a house? There’s a lot that comes after college.

    Buy what you can afford. Focus on getting into a career that will support buying a truck with all the bells and whistles. Buy a base and upgrade on what you NEED, not want.

    End of the day it’s your money, chances are hard earned money. Spend it where you want, but don’t under estimate the old saying “living within your means.”

    You’ll see A LOT of modified trucks here and people always talking about getting the Mods/Upgrade ‘bug’ which always means $$$. Half assing and or cheap mods will have to be replaced, costing more.

    Just be careful.
     
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  17. Jun 12, 2019 at 2:05 PM
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    Don’t u mean the bank’s truck
     
  18. Jun 12, 2019 at 2:29 PM
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    camillethetoy

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    Seems unnecessary
     
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    Seems unnecessary for first or second gen owners to constantly troll third gen forums for ownership confirmation, but here we are :notsure:
     
  20. Jun 12, 2019 at 2:35 PM
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    I would go for the manual transmission TRD Off-Road
     
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