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still thinking of purchasing the NEW ONE

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ToysRus, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Apr 23, 2008 at 5:50 PM
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    ToysRus

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    Still thinking about the big step. I gotta be honest and say that gas prices scare me and my 2.7 is hard to beat at the pump.
     
  2. Apr 23, 2008 at 5:51 PM
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    ToysRus

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    contemplating......gees:rolleyes:
     
  3. Apr 23, 2008 at 5:52 PM
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    eordonez

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    If you are going for the v6 you gotta be fully aware you are gonna spend more gas..... on the other hand consider whether you need it or not....
     
  4. Apr 23, 2008 at 5:54 PM
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    ToysRus

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    nice truck....:D
     
  5. Apr 23, 2008 at 5:56 PM
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    eordonez

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    thanks dude, how come you dont have any pics? you should post some, also nice rifle....
     
  6. Apr 23, 2008 at 5:57 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    You can get the 2.7 in a new one.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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    ToysRus

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    yeah, but I want some POWER this time....lol


    cake and eat it too....
     
  8. Apr 23, 2008 at 6:12 PM
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    misfitiii

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    I sacrificed gas mileage for power from my old vehicle when I got my Tacoma last weekend. To me, I make enough money and am comfortable enough in life to be able to make a truck payment and tolerate the gas prices for a V6.
     
  9. Apr 23, 2008 at 7:17 PM
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    missileman125fw

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    If you want the truck just "Do it". They sure are nice!
     
  10. Apr 23, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    ChrisDeSoup

    ChrisDeSoup Come on, Touch it......

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    Don't be a girl! get the V6 and live life. Don't let OPEC make your choice for you!
     
  11. Apr 24, 2008 at 4:59 AM
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    I had a 98 Taco 4x4 3RZ (2.7L) and quite honestly I am getting better MPG in my 08 DC 4x4 than I ever got in my 98. I was getting like 16 mpg in my 98 and I am getting 18mpg in my 08. Just food for thought man!
     
  12. Apr 24, 2008 at 8:05 AM
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    MyTacoDidIt

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    Im coming from a car that gets about 12-14 mpg sometimes less .... and only takes premium ! So the V6 to me is a definite improvement and it takes dirt gas ( 87 oct ) wich is also a plus. I was offered at the Toyo dealership a really good deal on a Tundra 5.7 almost the same price as the Taco im looking at getting, but the Tundra has nav and that backup camera..... but man the way gas is like 3.91 a gallon down here.... i think i might stick to getting the Taco.
     
  13. Apr 24, 2008 at 8:31 AM
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    If you don't need a truck that big, don't get it. It has a backup camera, because it is a pain in the ass to park that thing. And I highly doubt that gas will ever be getting cheaper. After the first few fillup in your Tacoma, go out and buy yourself a little Garmin with your savings.
     
  14. Apr 24, 2008 at 9:01 AM
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    Im not going to get the Tundra, i agree with you its too much truck that i wont use ... i just found it funny they were willing to sell a 33K+ truck for the same price as the Tacoma. Man i miss the days when i was complaining about how .98 cents was to expensive for 93...lol
     
  15. Apr 24, 2008 at 3:08 PM
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    I've noticed since buying my Taco a little over a month ago that every time I drive by the local Toyota dealership I'm seeing a buttload of Tundras sitting there, and just a few Tacos. I have a hunch that the market is shifting into a downsizing mode.....

    I have a Prius which has a back-up camera. It's pretty much useless if you ask me.....hard to gauge distances.....although it is nice to be able to know at a glance if there's anything behind you down low, like a little kid or dog/cat, and the Prius doesn't have great visibility out the back. And I've read some negative reports about the Toyo nav system, the software isn't as good as that available in an over-the-counter Garmin that costs under $500. So.....I'd say the Taco is by far the better choice in this day-and-age.
     
  16. Apr 24, 2008 at 3:52 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Get the I-4, you'll be so much happier down the road, it's pretty much bullet proof, and with 4:10 gears you'll have all the torque you need. If you want to go fast, buy a bike, both of the aforementioned get good mileage. :D
     
  17. Apr 24, 2008 at 9:12 PM
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    Yes it will. It always does and always will.

    Stop watching the mainstream media and their scare tactics. Bad news is good news for them. I personally never let gas prices determine what I drive because when they go down, which they will, I'd be driving something I don't really want.

    BTW, those that complain about gas prices, how much more are you REALLY paying? Maybe lay off that extra trip to Fridays once a month and you've got your extra fuel costs. Put it into perspective and quit buying into the doomsday nonsense you hear day in and day out on CNN.
     
  18. Apr 25, 2008 at 4:08 AM
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    Amen!
     
  19. Apr 25, 2008 at 8:58 AM
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    HardCase

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    It always goes up, the long-term trend has been upward since the 1950s and drops in price have tended to be quite temporary, and that was before the 3rd World decided to start buying cars. We've got billions, not millions, billions of pent-up consumers out there in China, India, etc., just itchin' to buy cars and burn gas......lots and lots of it. Demand is not going to slack off, while supplies are not increasing and some experts claim that we are past the peak of worldwide oil-production and are beginning the long decline. If demand does decrease enough that there is a significant drop in oil prices, it's going to be because the economy has gone totally into the crapper and people have no money to spend.

    I've predicted $4 gas by Memorial Day and it is hitting that now in some parts of the country. Mark my words, it'll be $5 by this time next year. We are on our way to very very expensive gasoline. But hey, if $5 gas doesn't bother you, drive whatever you like. I don't think those predictions are "doomsday" by any means, just realistic. They've been paying $5 and more for gas in Europe for a couple of decades, and we're just now finally playing catch-up.
     
  20. Apr 25, 2008 at 7:38 PM
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    I agree with Wilson on this one, once the current administration leaves office gas prices will come down. They may not come down significantly but they will come down to a more reasonable level
     
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