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Thinking about trading the Access cab for regular cab

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by xxaarraa, May 17, 2011.

  1. xxaarraa

    xxaarraa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know it's largely a personal decision, but interested in your views nonetheless. I am thinking of trading my 09 V6 6 speed Access 4x4 for a 11 regular cab 4x4 4sp auto. Mine has 16k miles and the regular cab I am looking at is brand new.

    On the face of it, checking KBB and calling dealers in my area, it looks like it's an even trade as both vehicles are worth roughly 22k (trade in value for mine and between invoice and MSRP on the reg cab).

    My rationale for wanting the reg cab is the looks (always wanted a reg cab), gas mileage and auto tranny. I have always had sticks but the Taco 6 speed is probably the worst stick I have had - the ratios are fked up, it's notchy and the rpm hang drives me crazy. I know the 4 cylinder 4 speed is a dog, but I get my speed thrills elsewhere and don't mind a slow truck.

    How much of a hit in resale value would I take down the line? I am thinking Access cabs hold their value more since they are more desirable to most of the buyers?

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. GuapOh

    GuapOh Well-Known Member

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    Nope, bad move methinks.

    In the end, it's your call.
     
  3. tinker_troy

    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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    I was just thinking about this myself.
    But mine is an 06 V6, 6-speed with 95K on it so I figured I would be better off just keeping it.
    I say go and see what they they will offer you and test drive the regular cab.
     
  4. GWL

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    to each their own, reg cabs look sick so i say go for it, the 5 speed is worth a test drive though cause I would think the auto is super slow, it feels better than the 6 speed
     
  5. Goober

    Goober Earthlings are fun to watch!

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    I aways feel cramped in a regular cab, but I'm 6'1".
     
  6. joes06tacoma

    joes06tacoma Well-Known Member

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    I have both.

    Love the access cab and the v6 engine. Hate the 6 speed and the two piece driveshaft shudder issues.

    My work truck is an 09 regular cab, 5speed, 2wd (non prerunner). The power is not bad at all, plenty of room in the cab for me at 5 foot 10.

    If you can get comfy seats in the regular cab and are happy with the power I say go for it.
     
  7. joes06tacoma

    joes06tacoma Well-Known Member

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    X2 on test driving a 5 speed 4 cyl. The 5 speed actually feels heavy duty compared to the 6 speed.
     
  8. YotaDan

    YotaDan Dan Vendor

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    So you want an auto, and very limited storage space?
     
  9. jking3002

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    Well if you really hate the 6 speed that bad... I bet you could find someone with a similar v6 auto that wants to trade for the six speed though.
     
  10. Steves104x4

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    6' here. I fit this thing perfectly (in fact I have the seat 2 or 3 notches forward from all the way back.

    Regular cab, 4x4 automatic? Perfect. You'll love it. Go for it.


    Steve
     
  11. TacomaBuzz

    TacomaBuzz Manual Transmission Enthusiast

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    try the 5 speed manual, i love mine, plus it feels as poweful as the Auto V6.
     
  12. whippersnapper02

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    The 5 speeds are good from what I have read on this forum.
     
  13. xxaarraa

    xxaarraa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    How are the gears spaced on the 5 speed? The 1st gear on the 6 speed is ridiculously short and 6th gear revs too high.

    Also, what about the RPM hang? Does it happen on the 5 speed also?
     
  14. KenLyns

    KenLyns Lord of War

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    Access cab may hold value better, but the regular cab is two years newer, so it probably evens out. :)

    Test drive the regular cab and see if it works for you. A bed tool box will probably be necessary to make up for the lost storage space.
     
  15. 07regtacoman

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    I am 6'4" and I fit in my reg cab.
     
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    Defiantly test drive a regular cab at the dealership. The bench seat is a sore spot for me, but I would have also liked factory power windows and door locks.
     
  17. babytruck

    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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  18. ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    I say keep the access cab... more inside storage.

    What about if your life changes - ie get a S.O., wife, kid, dog... would they all fit in the standard cab?

    But like others have said, it's your call...
     
  19. AndrewFalk

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    Personally, I wouldn't even consider the auto. The 5 speed feels solid and shifts pretty good. The 1-2 shift can be tricky because you need to rev first a little higher than the rest of the gears...but you get used to it. As for space, I'm 6'1" (or 6' 2" on a good day) and I fit fine in my regular cab. The seat is actually 1 notch up from the back to allow me to keep a bunch of stuff behind my seat.
     
  20. joes06tacoma

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    I don't notice the RPM hang on the 4cyl. It might be there, but def not as bad as the v6.

    Gearing on the 5 speed is just about perfect I think. Plenty of pickup in first and second. Fifth is about the same rpm as sixth on the V6, but very appropriate for the 4cyl. With a full load of tools and a tall aluminum shell, I have to use 3rd to maintain 70 on 7% grades, but the truck does not seem to mind that. The 4x4 may be different, I don't know.

    My only gripe with the 5 speed is reverse is too high and sometimes have to burn the clutch backing out of steep driveways, but the six speed is like that too.
     
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