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Switch from 1st gen to 2nd gen

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SpeedoJosh, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Feb 1, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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    SpeedoJosh

    SpeedoJosh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So the general consensus is that the 1st gen tacomas are bullet proof, and can go for 200,000+ miles pretty easily.
    My question is for the people who made the switch. How do you feel your 2nd gen compares to your first?

    I'm in the market for a tacoma, and am drawn to the reliability of the 1st gens, but have found good deals on 05 and 06 2nd gens.

    Any insight or advice?
     
  2. Feb 2, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    bethes

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    See your problem here is that apparently no one would ever give up their 1st gen for a 2nd gen :p
     
  3. Feb 2, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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    saundern

    saundern Swerve for nothing

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    1st gen > 2nd gen
     
  4. Feb 2, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    pyroskier

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    1st Gen > 2nd Gen

    I'll own a 2nd gen someday, but I'll have to wait 50 years or so before my 1st gen dies on me.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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    BAMFTACO

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    Lift- king 2.5 with light racing uppers,tc coil bucket gusset, timbern bumps ,defined extended shackles with shackle brace. Armor- tire gate, custom tube bumper, kr fab rear bumper,trail gear wiy 78 in sliders Performance-intake manifold spacer, vibrant resonator as muffler, hps silicone hoses Random stuff- kenwood head unit,b&m t shifter, hood bug deflector, rear dust lights with custom bed bar and hi lift mount.
    I'd keep the first gen just keep doing maintance on it and it will last you a while
     
  6. Feb 2, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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    phillstill

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  7. Feb 2, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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    saundern

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    planning to pay for a 2nd gen in cash so that will be a LONG time before I do
     
  8. Feb 2, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    Jester243

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    I had a 1st gen and traded it in on a 2nd gen. I liked my original truck but I needed more room and the additional power and options were a plus. I no longer have a squeaking clutch and gained a lot of amenities that I did not have before. I do not think I could go back again.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2012 at 2:38 PM
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    I've never driven a first gen, but would like to find a single cab with a 6 ft or longer bed, and use it for my camping rig. I got a primative camping spot way up in the mountains and with something like that I could haul everything comfortably and get decent gas mileage doing so! They look like they make great little 4x4s and I am sick of fixing up my damn Jeep after every trail ride, it currently has been sitting idle for about a year now with a bad carb, been using my 78 Bronco for all my wheeling needs, it gets the job done without any problems, just not very easy on gas is all! I wont take my Tacoma on any technical trails that might damage it, this truck has to last me at least 10-15 years!
     
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