1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

suzuki truck

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by SoutheastTaco, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Feb 8, 2010 at 5:40 AM
    #1
    SoutheastTaco

    SoutheastTaco [OP] Resident Jackass

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Member:
    #26461
    Messages:
    1,314
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    steven
    columbia sc
    Vehicle:
    09 trd sport dc 4x4
    rear spring tsb, 255/75/17 bfg muds
    So, i was sitting in traffic the other day, and did you guys know that Suzuki is making a truck now?? the front looks just like a 2nd gen and the rear looks like a frontier?? WTF. has anyone else seen this?
     
  2. Feb 8, 2010 at 6:47 AM
    #2
    raskal311

    raskal311 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Member:
    #13812
    Messages:
    2,096
    Gender:
    Male
    S. Cal
    5100 set to max, pending LSD and TRD CAI
    [​IMG]

    ?? :S






    I know this isn't the correct truck but if your going to post a thread like this post a dam picture.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2010 at 8:15 AM
    #3
    ywen

    ywen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Member:
    #26636
    Messages:
    1,058
    Gender:
    Male
    Suzuki Equater > Toyota Tacoma

    When shopping new, there's little reason to buy a Tacoma over the Equator, other than cosmetic choices.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2010 at 8:16 AM
    #4
    xJuice

    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Member:
    #3208
    Messages:
    7,104
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    North DFW
    Vehicle:
    07 DCSB Sport Prerunner
    Grom iPod/Bluetooth adapter, mud flaps removed, clear turn signal bulbs, TSB leafs, two extra D-rings, debadged, fog light anytime, OEM bed mat, Undercover classic, Hankook Dynapro ATM, Fumoto valve
    Yep
     
  5. Feb 8, 2010 at 8:20 AM
    #5
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 :POOPCORN: Thor

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11714
    Messages:
    48,249
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Beech Creek
    Vehicle:
    05 Tundra SR5, 88 SR5 PU, 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
  6. Feb 8, 2010 at 8:24 AM
    #6
    Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Member:
    #17221
    Messages:
    17,638
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Devin
    N 39.2249 W -106.16974
    Vehicle:
    2000 4runner
    OME 3 inch suspension lift Toytec 1in body lift Rodger brown diff drop ARB front bumper Big tires, but want bigger! :) Xrc 8000 winch Hella3000 lights Deck plate mod Diff breather relocate Cb radio 1st gen roll bar Addicted sliders Spider trax wheel spacers.
    Does it have the off road options such as the locker?
     
  7. Feb 8, 2010 at 8:27 AM
    #7
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 :POOPCORN: Thor

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11714
    Messages:
    48,249
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Beech Creek
    Vehicle:
    05 Tundra SR5, 88 SR5 PU, 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
    Yes,

    http://www.suzukiauto.com/about_suzuki/news09/2009_suzuki_equator_mid.php
     
  8. Feb 8, 2010 at 8:29 AM
    #8
    Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Member:
    #17221
    Messages:
    17,638
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Devin
    N 39.2249 W -106.16974
    Vehicle:
    2000 4runner
    OME 3 inch suspension lift Toytec 1in body lift Rodger brown diff drop ARB front bumper Big tires, but want bigger! :) Xrc 8000 winch Hella3000 lights Deck plate mod Diff breather relocate Cb radio 1st gen roll bar Addicted sliders Spider trax wheel spacers.
    Hmm cool, I still dont know that I would buy one over the Tacoma but it looks nice. For the $30,600 sticker for the v6 with all the good stuff I'd rather pick up the TRD off road. But again I like it looks nice.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2010 at 8:44 AM
    #9
    ywen

    ywen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Member:
    #26636
    Messages:
    1,058
    Gender:
    Male
    Yes..

    Crew Cab comes in RMZ 4 trim (Same as Frontier's Prox-4, and same as TRD OR) Can be had for $25,000 Sticker (most dealers were discounting it to that level). However, I did not get this because I needed more bed length.

    $25,000 vs $31,000 Why in the world would you get a Tacoma esp given all the problems we've seen with the Taco?

    Plus with the Suzuki, you get 7 year / 100K miles warranty.
     
  10. Feb 15, 2010 at 10:18 PM
    #10
    ETAV8R

    ETAV8R 4th MAW

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Member:
    #4832
    Messages:
    1,273
    Gender:
    Male
    Republik of Kalifornia
    Vehicle:
    MGM 09 AC 4WD V6 TRD-OR w/ 2013 FWC Finch
    Grillcraft, Demello Sliders, OME Front and Rear suspension
    I didn't even know Suzuki was making domestic trucks. Looks good, not as good as our tacos though. My friend has the SX4 Crossover and it is a good car for the price. Kinda reminded me of the Mahindra until I looked at them again. Damn those are hideous!
     
  11. Feb 15, 2010 at 10:20 PM
    #11
    VixTacom

    VixTacom SYC TACO

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Member:
    #18474
    Messages:
    340
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Victor
    Wayne, NJ
    Vehicle:
    PreRunner SR5 TRD
    LED's and Neon Glow inside, Blacked out front end, 4X4 with Locking Diff, 5spd Manual, TRD package, CB Radio, Gray Wire Mod, Thrush exhaust system, Tinted marker lights, tailights, interior lights
    Suzuki Equater = shitty truck
     
  12. Feb 15, 2010 at 10:33 PM
    #12
    ETAV8R

    ETAV8R 4th MAW

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Member:
    #4832
    Messages:
    1,273
    Gender:
    Male
    Republik of Kalifornia
    Vehicle:
    MGM 09 AC 4WD V6 TRD-OR w/ 2013 FWC Finch
    Grillcraft, Demello Sliders, OME Front and Rear suspension
    Based on ???
    I didn't say I was trading in my taco for one.

    The Samurai's have a good track record as an ORV.
     
  13. Feb 15, 2010 at 10:52 PM
    #13
    TRDguyKC

    TRDguyKC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    Member:
    #9316
    Messages:
    1,008
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kris
    Glendale, AZ
    well, being that Suzuki bought rights for the truck from Nissan, it is essentially the same truck with maybe some minor differences..... and somehow, every one of us in the 2nd gen section of this forum ended up with the taco......

    Heres a few reasons why id still buy the tacoma.

    1. track record is awesome (the sticking gas pedal wasnt on the recall list, only the floor mat problem).

    2. Its faster than the equator. And im not talking a "paper" race either. the frontier always had the tacoma beat when the numbers were on paper...... but when it tries to put it to the ground.... no contest.

    3. The interior is constructed of the same materials nissan uses, thus has the same basic layout.... which sucks IMO.

    4. the aftermarket for the Tacoma is much better.

    5. its a Suzuki truck....... one of the first..... wheres their track record? (my taco came with a 7year/100k warranty, but that means ABSOLUTELY nothing...... even if everything is covered...... do you want your vehicle in the shop more than you actually drive it yourself? nah.)


    Its not for me....
     
  14. Feb 18, 2010 at 11:48 PM
    #14
    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    Member:
    #6597
    Messages:
    4,630
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kelson
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    08 5-Lug Reg. Cab SR5
    SR5 Exterior/Interior (Color matched Front Bumper, Chrome Grille Surround and Chrome Rear Bumper/Silver Scoshe Dash Kit, A/C Bezel, A/C Vent Surround) LED license plate and white interior lights, Wet Okole Seat Covers, iPad in-Dash, JL CL-RLC, JL 13TW5 sub, JL 500/1 Slash V1 amp, JL XR 6.5 Components, Rockford Fosgate 6X9s in Boxes Front XRunner Coils, DJM Control Arms and Rear 4X4 Leafs, Custom 2" Angled Streetacos.com Blocks Front XR Bilstien Struts and Rear XR Bilstien Shocks, CravenSpeen Antennae, RX-8 Rims w/ Fronts:235/40-R18 Sumitomo HTR Rears:245/40-R18 Goodyear Eagle GT, 35% Tint front windows, OEM Sliding Privacy Glass w/ 5% Ceramic Tint, Flowmaster Super 44 dumped before the axle, URD Short Throw Shifter, Door Sill Protectors, Door Edge Guards, OEM Sport Pedals,The Retrofit Source Morimoto Mini D2S Stage III 35W 5K HID Headlights, OEM Fog Lights w/ piss yellow bulbs, OEM Cruise Control, Porsche 944 Bucket Seats, BeefedTaco Skid Plate, Whale
    they don't make single cabs
    theyre slow as hell
    theyre fat as hell

    k shoots
     
  15. Feb 19, 2010 at 9:54 AM
    #15
    ywen

    ywen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Member:
    #26636
    Messages:
    1,058
    Gender:
    Male
    how are they slow? their engines are more powerful than the toyota 4.0

    Track record? Just look a the 05 - present Frontier.. more than stout track record. Frontier reliability is on par with the Tacoma.
     
  16. Feb 19, 2010 at 9:59 AM
    #16
    Avman2119

    Avman2119 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Member:
    #30725
    Messages:
    137
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    2010 Tacoma TRD Sport
    The suzuki truck is a crappy version of the Nissan, it's like buying a KIA :)
     
  17. Feb 19, 2010 at 10:01 AM
    #17
    ywen

    ywen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Member:
    #26636
    Messages:
    1,058
    Gender:
    Male
    wait.. why am I wasting time responding back to a bunch of teenagers..? stupid me..
     
  18. Feb 19, 2010 at 10:01 AM
    #18
    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10148
    Messages:
    35,620
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Tucson, AZ
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD OR S/C 4x4
    TRD S/C, Full OME Suspension, LR UCAs, Relentless Front Bumper, Derpwerx Fab HC Rear Bumper, 285/75/16 Revos, XD Hoss Wheels, Safari Snorkel, Infiniti FX-R HID Retrofit, Airbags in rear, Optima Yellow top, Besttop, All-Pro Skid, All-Pro HD Sliders
  19. Feb 19, 2010 at 10:18 AM
    #19
    whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Member:
    #27905
    Messages:
    35,266
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Christian
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Vehicle:
    10 MGM TRD OR 4wd Auto DCSB
    Banks Monster Exhaust, Pop n Lock tailgate lock, Hook-Ups tie down brackets, USA Spec Ipod adaptor, WO seat covers, color matched grill with Grillcraft insert, Tuffy locking bed box
    I know that the Nissan 4.0 has timing chain issues. When it sounds like you have a blower it's time to change the guides and chain. The Frontier/Equator looks good but if I have the cash for the Taco then I'd choose the Taco. <-----Oh wait I did this already.
     
  20. Feb 19, 2010 at 10:40 AM
    #20
    ywen

    ywen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Member:
    #26636
    Messages:
    1,058
    Gender:
    Male
To Top