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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomafan, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Aug 30, 2007 at 11:22 PM
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    tacomafan

    tacomafan [OP] Member

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    Yeah I know which forum I'm in. I've been itching with second thoughts after buying an 07 Tacoma. You see, I'm in CA and the double cab Tundra 5.7 has lowered it's price so much it's basically the same as the Tacoma v6 prerunner that I bought. The Tundra is just a beast to look at, especially the black and you don't see so many on the road. Think about it, msrp is around 29,000 and it's dropped down to 22,000. You're pretty much driving a free truck by the time you trade it in a couple years (Minus insurance, gas, maintenance and interest). I know I'm gonna be ambushed by you Tacoma lovers but I had to get this off my chest. The Tundra was ugly at first but it's grown to be a head turner after a while. Anybody feel what I'm saying?
     
  2. Aug 31, 2007 at 4:43 AM
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    TheMaster

    TheMaster Born to Ride

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    I "feel" what you are saying however your analysis is flawed. :evil:
     
  3. Aug 31, 2007 at 4:45 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    I actually really like the Tundra. It is just too much truck for me. Especially with the cost of fuel. I also couldn't justify the mileage. (that and I love my Tacoma ;))
     
  4. Aug 31, 2007 at 5:01 AM
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    ZonKs

    ZonKs Can speak french in Russian.

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    For some reason, I see the Tacoma as a truck for my younger years and the Tundra (in whatever incarnation it will be by that time) for when I get older. Dont ask me why. I guess it has something to do with what 007 said. Its just too much of a truck. It doesnt seem that agile, its friggin HUGE and the MPG scares me to death. When im older, slower and richer, the Tundra will be the truck for me. For now my Prerunner rocks.

    Ted
     
  5. Aug 31, 2007 at 5:24 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    ..."when I'm richer" Very well said, but if my wife has anything to do with it, I will never be "richer"!
     
  6. Aug 31, 2007 at 7:58 AM
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    Snickrz

    Snickrz Well-Known Member

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    If you like the Tundra, then maybe that is what you should have. I, however, have an '05 Tundra DoubleCab and despite loving the truck, I am shopping for a Taco. The first issue is the gas mileage. I am not going to be getting a tremendous boost in mileage from the Taco, but every little bit helps. Second, is parking. I have driven this truck since late 2004 and as parking lots shrink to pack more people in (at least in my town) it has become harder and harder to park this beast. I am tired of making 8 point turns to get out of parking spaces. The Tacoma is a great truck and offers everything that I need in a smaller package.
     
  7. Aug 31, 2007 at 8:41 AM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    It all boils down to what you need. I dont need the tundra and i dont want one. plus i wouldn't buy the first production model, it's already proven to have multiple problems. but if you like it go for it, but you will most likely lose money when you get rid of your Taco and that may offset the discount on the Tundra
     
  8. Aug 31, 2007 at 10:08 AM
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    sak3358

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    I looked at the Tundra's and couldn't justify the need. Perfectly happy with the Tacoma. I guess it comes down to your intended purpose and personal preferences. Age didn't play a factor in selecting the sport over the off road...just the intended purpose. Needed something to haul the bike and for general home improvement. My 2 cents.
     
  9. Aug 31, 2007 at 10:14 AM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    In California, your commercial registration fee is likely to be more too. It's based on the weight of the vehicle (unless you have a permanent camper shell on it).
     
  10. Sep 2, 2007 at 5:43 AM
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    ghostsix

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    A WI farm, Sonora, Sedona, Lake Havesue and Canyon
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    A Roo Bar comes to mind. I also protected the tail lamps. It is a farm and you back over stuff; Willows mostly. All of the factory options are on it. The dealership owner bought it for himself.He put a topper on it and pricey tyres. The Power Wagon does the heavy lifting.
    I did the reaserch. My time is worth too much to take a tundra for free and do the recalls.
     
  11. Sep 2, 2007 at 6:47 AM
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    ZonKs

    ZonKs Can speak french in Russian.

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    No one wants to marry me so I guess i'll be OK. :D
     
  12. Sep 2, 2007 at 7:16 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Enjoy it while it lasts. ;)
     
  13. Sep 2, 2007 at 9:04 AM
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    ghostsix

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    A WI farm, Sonora, Sedona, Lake Havesue and Canyon
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    Impluse Red 2006 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road 4x4
    A Roo Bar comes to mind. I also protected the tail lamps. It is a farm and you back over stuff; Willows mostly. All of the factory options are on it. The dealership owner bought it for himself.He put a topper on it and pricey tyres. The Power Wagon does the heavy lifting.
    Anyone that wanted to marry me would be rejected for poor taste.
     
  14. Sep 4, 2007 at 11:33 AM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    x2 on that one!
     
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