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Tacoma crash test article...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by m_taker1, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Jul 26, 2008 at 10:21 AM
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    m_taker1

    m_taker1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Jul 26, 2008 at 10:45 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    There's one problem: Not that many people have side air bags on pre '09's. I would've had to wait 3 months if I wanted airbags vs. 3 minutes for mine. It sucks because side airbags should've been made standard equipment a long time ago, not just now.
     
  3. Jul 26, 2008 at 10:47 AM
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    Khaos

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    I agree with Wilson, the side airbags should have been standard equipment long ago. You shouldn't have to be rich or wait months to buy a safe vehicle.
     
  4. Jul 26, 2008 at 11:29 AM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    I wouldn't buy a Tacoma unless it came with the side curtain airbags. You know what? I did in Dec of 05 on my 2006 DC Sport. Even our 04 Highlander has it. Safety 1st!
     
  5. Jul 27, 2008 at 8:15 PM
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    j4x4ar3

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    Mine has the side airbags and everything else as well.. I waited 4 months because they were a must in my opinion. Nice to know I waited for a good reason.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2008 at 5:09 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    I suppose. I've never had side airbags in any vehicle and I'm still here. Would I rather have them? I guess, but not badly enough to wait 3 months.
     
  7. Jul 28, 2008 at 5:35 PM
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    Actually the trade off for me wasn't a big deal. Since mine is an 05 and I wanted the OR package with VSC and everything I would of had or order mine anyway. My dealer didn't have any Tacoma's at the time since I was one of the first few. Since I was working with fleet I said what the heck and ordered everything and just waited. Gave me a chance to sell my other vehicle as well.

    Oh I got the side air bags because I have small kids and it only takes one side impact accident to have the air bags pay for themselves.
     
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