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poll: which vehicle do you think is more reliable? 1st gen or 2nd gen

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 97yota4wd, Mar 17, 2011.

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which vehicle is more reliable?

Poll closed Apr 16, 2011.
  1. 1st gens are more reliable

    139 vote(s)
    37.2%
  2. 2nd gens are more reliable

    52 vote(s)
    13.9%
  3. they both suck

    8 vote(s)
    2.1%
  4. they are both great

    175 vote(s)
    46.8%
  1. Mar 17, 2011 at 11:03 AM
    #1
    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    which vehicle do you think is more reliable? i have a first gen and have never had a problem and havent heard of many problems. i have heard of alot of people saying their second gens has this problem and that problem. feel free to argue your opinions!
     
  2. Mar 17, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    t4daddy

    t4daddy Well-Known Member

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    I've got a 2nd with no problems, but everything used to be better it seems.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    yeah i have heard of most tacos being fine. but then again i have heard with more problems with 2nd gens. anyone have any arguments for their answers?
     
  4. Mar 17, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    I've had 6 Toyota pick ups.my 2002 is 1000. Times better than any others I've owned
     
  5. Mar 17, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    Toyota quality isn't the same. Our 2001 Camry feels like a much more solid car than my Taco.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc

    yeah i was gonna get a new taco so i can tow my trailer and bikes to races, but my 2.7l can do it but 4x slower.. ha
     
  7. Mar 17, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    JLee

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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    1st Gen no questions asked that why I bought one :D
     
  8. Mar 17, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    bjmoose

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    2nd gen is more reliable because it's (on average) 6 years newer than 1st gen
     
  9. Mar 17, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    scocar

    scocar Scouting the perimeter for weakness

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    Um, yeah, we'll check in with you in 10 years.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    Davtopgun

    Davtopgun Weeeee mod time!

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    It's hard to tell, the second gens are still to new.
     
  11. Mar 17, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    toyohtadude

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    I have a Gen II, owned a Gen I and started with the 2wd mini many years ago. None have ever let me down. The only road-side breakdown was on a 1988 2wd mini. The fuel pump quit. I got a ride to the stealer, got the pump and gasket, changed it roadside in 10 minutes and was under way. Toyota is just that good. :D
     
  12. Mar 17, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    Unknown

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    Fuck no! I keep hearing about problems sometimes.


    Oh last time i saw a TRD SPORT carrying a public restroom in the bed and that thing was slammed on the rear.. LOL I have carried over 2000 pounds on my bed with no hassle nor bro lean


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  13. Mar 17, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    Unknown

    Unknown He who angers you conquers you

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    200k club

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  14. Mar 17, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    yeah i got 165 miles on my 97. i have put 20k on it personally and 15k of it was in the desert lol
     
  15. Mar 17, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    Im getting a 2nd gen soon for a daily driver, but still 1 gen FTW!
     
  16. Mar 17, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    Shiftin2Sixth

    Shiftin2Sixth I'm crackin eggs of wisdom

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    I've had both and currently looking to get back in a Gen 1. I've had more issues with my 06 (Throw out bearing, idler pully, wheel bearing, clutch squeak and I had a power window motor go out) then I ever had with my 98 or 89 for that matter. With less miles.
     
  17. Mar 17, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    let us know how that goes... haha my 1st gen is my prerunner, crawler, daily driver, race car, mud bogger, and tree killer. ha
     
  18. Mar 17, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    sorry for the bad experience ha
     
  19. Mar 17, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    jimmygle

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    2k miles on my 2nd gen, and under warranty for 98k more.
     
  20. Mar 17, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    SilverTacoZack

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    I'm think he must not have had the TSB...I have the TSB and have had close to 2000 lbs in my bed as well, and it sat perfectly level.
     
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