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Soon to be tacoma owner

Discussion in 'New Members' started by scottyknu, May 13, 2011.

  1. May 13, 2011 at 12:14 AM
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    scottyknu

    scottyknu [OP] Member

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    Glenwood Springs, CO
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    Hey guys, I'm a soon to be Taco owner, and I just wanted to ask you veterans a few questions.

    I live in south Texas right now, and drive a (crappy) 96' Ford Mustang. It was my college car, and I drove it because it was the available vehicle. I am graduating tomorrow with a civil engineering degree. I've been looking forward to getting a new vehicle upon graduation. I've come to love the toyota tacoma, and I just want to make sure I'm making the best decisions when it comes to my money post graduation.

    I've accepted a job in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where I hope to do a lot more outdoor sort of activities. I've absolutely enjoyed these past 3 summer internships up there.

    This is the vehicle I've landed on.
    2011' 2.7L i4 4x4 Manual Transmission - Access Cab Toyota Tacoma.

    I just need a little veteran reassurance that this is the ideal vehicle for a guy like me, living in an area like I will. In Texas 4x4 isn't much of an issue besides the occasional beach trip or muddy hunting trip. I'm expecting to need this a lot more in Colorado. From what I've read on the i4, it seems like a very capable engine, and the V6 seems to be only for the in need of excessive power or towing capabilities. Hope I'm not missing anything here..

    Thanks a ton for your feedback! - Scot
     
  2. May 13, 2011 at 12:35 AM
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    scottyknu

    scottyknu [OP] Member

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    posted this in 2nd gen forum, probably the more appropriate one.
     
  3. May 13, 2011 at 12:40 AM
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    roadking1

    roadking1 Well-Known Member

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    Test drive trucks with the 4 and 6 cylinders.I went for long test drives with 4wheel drive engaged. I bought the v6 because I liked it better for my needs.
     
  4. May 13, 2011 at 1:17 AM
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    Bajones

    Bajones Well-Known Member

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    As stated above, test drive the 4 and 6 cyl models. I chose the 6 since driving around in the mountains/over passes takes a good bit of engine.
     
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