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Shopping for a 2012 DC

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tractng, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Jan 27, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    tractng

    tractng [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Guys,

    I am looking to get barebone V6 PreRunner DC (probably short bed). From truecar.com, If I want the towing package, its like an extra $1145.


    Is it worth it for me to just get non towing and buy aftermarket? Looking to tow two jet skis. :)
    tntrac
     
  2. Jan 27, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    tango down

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    i'd probably say get the towing package. For me it would be the convenience of having it it OEM. I think resale value would hold more than aftermarket towing stuff added. But I dont know. I only a tow a small utility trailer in parades or my rider mower. Fairly light stuff, ya know
     
  3. Jan 27, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    The tow package includes more than just the hitch receiver. It also has an engine oil cooler, a larger battery, larger alternator, and transmission cooler (if you get the auto transmission).
     
  4. Jan 27, 2012 at 10:32 PM
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    tractng

    tractng [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am aware of that. Dealer told me the tacoma rarely comes barebone. The SR5 plus the tow package is the lowest I can get. Is that correct?

    Tango,

    Any reason you went with a short bed (based on the picture)? I like your color choice.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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    i'd go w/ the toyota tow package (TOW) - it's like a $650 add on...

    that's what i did, but then again, in my AO, prerunner sports could only be found w/ TOW...
     
  6. Jan 27, 2012 at 10:46 PM
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    sean266

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    Get the tow. Its less of a hassle to install post purchase and has the extra features as listed above.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    @tractng, i got the short bed since this truck had everything i wanted on it and it was in local dealer stock. short / long its all the same me as i dint do much "pick-up'ing"
     
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