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Tacoma rollover X five.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by squad314, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Jan 14, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 [OP] Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    One of my buddies at work who has (had) the very same truck as mine had it written off on Sunday.Being driven by his nineteen y/o daughter and a friend on their way to the ski hill,control was lost going up a steep grade in 4WD.Apparently the truck got sideways and then spun completely the other way before leaving the highway backwards and rolling 5 times down an embankment.

    I'm very happy to report that both girls walked away from the accident without a scratch.I haven't seen the truck but my friend said that there wasn't a body panel not caved in and not a piece of glass left in it.He also said that he couldn't believe how well the cabin held up.The roof was stove in but all of the pillars stayed true.Thank goodness they were both buckled or things could have been much worse.

    A man who was following the girls said that they were not speeding and that the road became very slippery very quickly.

    Scary story with a happy ending.If pics emerge I'll post 'em up,but for right now I'm just glad these girls are allright and that the truck they were in held up.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Wow -- good to hear they girls were alright.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    WOW! I'm glad everyone's ok!
    I guess These trucks ARE pretty safe...
     
  4. Jan 14, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    Glad everyone was OK, must have been scary!
     
  5. Jan 14, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    Yeah, definitely should post up some pics of the girls when you get them.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2009 at 1:51 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    I'm glad accidents in these trucks seem to consistently have happy endings.
     
  7. Jan 14, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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    Kicker_Of_Elves

    Kicker_Of_Elves If it bleeds we can kill it

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    Glad they're ok! Now, how'd the hood make out? Dibs? :D
     
  8. Jan 14, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    Glad everybody was ok


    Actually I read a story on the news last year, a couple of guys smashed into a bus, the Tacoma caught fire, both passengers burned to death..... but my guess is that they didn't buckled up and passed out because of the injuries and couldn't get out...
     
  9. Jan 14, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    Maybe the Mexican versions have different safety features. :(
     
  10. Jan 14, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    Delmarva

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    just noticed that... lol :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jan 14, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    borderbrat

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    best crash rating in the industry for a small truck. so glad i got a taco
     
  12. Jan 14, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    ERdept

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    Thank you, you anal Japanese engineers who made this truck as safe as can be.

    I'm happy to hear of a positive outcome for those involved in the mva.
     
  13. Jan 14, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Glad to hear the girls made it, is he going to replace it with another taco ?
     
  14. Jan 14, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    squad314

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    Thanks for the positive vibes gang.I've known this girl since she was an infant,her 'ol Man and I went to Fire School together......Isocoee,if you think I'm posting a pic of a buddy of mines Daughter,you're nuts!:D

    Definitely a testament to the durability of our favorite trucks and like others,it reinforces my descision to drive a Tacoma.

    Now jedi,you ask an interesting question.......In conversation It came up that in my friends driveway is an '09 Sierra Crew.He told me that although he loved his Tacoma,he missed the luxury features of a domestic truck,(leather,sunroof,Nav system etc.)He had always been a full-size GM guy and he has a very sucessful business so dough's not a problem.He hasn't made a decision yet but it certainly seemed that he was leaning towards the Sierra.Tomorrow he was going to check out the new Tacomas(which I told him are available with alot more features than our '07's),but I think we may have lost him.:(

    The good news however is that he just bought a second set of stock alloys that I may be able to get my grubby paws on.I've been looking for a set to have powdercoated black.He also grabbed the husky liners out of the truck before it was towed and I have my eyes on those as well.(The hoods trashed Kicker_of_Elves or I'd take a shot for ya!:D)

    So basically I'ts "Geez man,don't buy a GM.......But if you do,can I have this and this?":D
     
  15. Jan 14, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    Awww :(

    Double Awwww :(:( Thanks anyways man, i appreciate it. :)
     
  16. Jan 14, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    Rallyroo

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    I saw what you did there. :cool:
     
  17. Jan 14, 2009 at 9:32 PM
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    jolayiv

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    I'm glad they are ok.
     
  18. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Seems like there have been a lot of wrecks recently and the occupants have all survived with minor injuries, nice to see how safe the engineers have made this truck.
     
  19. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:15 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    LMAO, nice twist on the context:D:rolleyes:
     
  20. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:11 PM
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    Okkine

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    Yep, unfortunately, the ones that don't survive aren't here to post it. I have been VERY impressed to see how these trucks hold up though. Hopefully I won't ever have to find out first hand. Great to hear that the girls survived though.
     
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