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Questions on Buying a Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Menametony, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Dec 3, 2008 at 6:53 PM
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    Menametony

    Menametony [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok Ive decided to pick up an Tacoma Access Cab 4x4 V6... my questions are.. i do not know what the difference between each of the packages are... ie... sport package, off road package...sr5.. i will be using this truck to commute around and haul my motorcycle... that is pretty much it...and do some camping here and there... i mean should i even get a 4x4? If i can get any feedback it would be nice. Thanks


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  2. Dec 3, 2008 at 6:58 PM
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    i was you if thats all you are doing you should get the Sport 4x2, it can still haul your motorcycle and camping gear and still save a little gas.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:12 PM
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    Menametony

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    thanks! heres another one.. whats the difference between just a 4x2 and 4x2 prerunner?
     
  4. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:20 PM
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    4x2: it is just the basic of basic 4x2, no outlet, reagular seats
    4x2 Prerunner: (i have this) Prerunner wheels, the outlet in the truck bed, a whole lot better seats bucket captain seats
    is it a Access Cab? or a Double Cab your looking at? just wondering002.jpg
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    oh and also with the Prerunner i believe you get key-colored Grille and Bumpers as standard
     
  5. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:21 PM
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    looking for an access cab
     
  6. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:24 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The differance between the 4x2 and the 4x2 PreRunner is that the PreRunner is basically a 4x4, without the transfer case, front diff, and front drive shafts.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:25 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    What you have is the "Sport Package"
     
  8. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:25 PM
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    ok just look at those pictures that i posted( my truck by the way) thats a 2006 Tacoma Access Cab SR5 Prerunner TRD Sport.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:34 PM
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    thats a nice truck.. =D im building a tacoma on the toyota website... i get no hood scoop... bleh.. it makes it look mean...
     
  10. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:40 PM
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    no you mean it makes it look fast and furious:p. SR5 is basically the same thing as the Prerunner. the Prerunner is also a 4x4 chassis with the 4 (x4) added
     
  11. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:48 PM
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  12. Dec 3, 2008 at 8:05 PM
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    yes i do
    did i get all the facts right?
     
  13. Dec 3, 2008 at 8:10 PM
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    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    u can also get a 4x4 in the sport and a 4x2 in the offroad....just fyi

    and the gas mileage is only about 1mpg difference between 4x4 and prerunner
     
  14. Dec 3, 2008 at 8:14 PM
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    thank you i knew i forgot something. but really that 1 mpg is alot if your taking a trip from Auburn, Alabama to Tallahassee, Florida.
     
  15. Dec 3, 2008 at 8:19 PM
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    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    still less than a gallon....auburn to tallahassee is only 210 miles...u can do that in under 3/4 of a tank
     
  16. Dec 3, 2008 at 8:31 PM
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    yeah i guess your right.
     
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    wat?
    yeah...i drove from abilene, tx to sumter, sc and back a few times...1250 miles...now that was a fun drive in a 4/5 dropped s-10 xtreme

    and that was 19 hours straight
     
  18. Dec 3, 2008 at 8:39 PM
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    when i was younger that was my dream truck the S-10 Xtreme. Not anymore though because i have a TOYOTA TACOMA TRD!!!!!!!!
     
  19. Dec 4, 2008 at 12:17 AM
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    How much you looking to spend?? You can get a 4x4 V6 without the SR5 or TRD packages and save some $$ and still have a truck completely capable of hauling your bike and camping.
    I use my 'non TRD, non SR5' 4x4 to haul my quad which includes minor offroading and I have no problems with it at all, if you have no need for a locker or LSD (09 comes standard w/auto LSD) then skip the TRD packages. If you like having convenience items and extra accessories then get an SR5 non TRD (I think all TRD's come w/SR5). Check out this page http://www.toyota.com/tacoma/options.html for 09's, other years have some minor differences in the packages/options.
     
  20. Dec 4, 2008 at 12:53 AM
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