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Thinking about trading up..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Forster46, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Dec 22, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    Hello fellow taco owners.
    Right now I have an 06 Access Cab 4x4 SR5 2.7l 5 Speed. I love this truck, and everything about it, but I am really considering trading in for a newer taco.

    I really want a DC (LB or SB, not sure yet), V6 6 Speed TRD Sport.
    The MPG difference between the 4cyl and V6 isn't a big enough difference to me for me to want to stay with the 2.7. I tow a lot, and my 4 banger has no power. Plus, the backseats in my access cab are just punishment for anyone who wants to ride with me. I would much prefer the double cab.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Dec 22, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    GoDeacsWFU23

    GoDeacsWFU23 Well-Known Member

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    What exactly are you asking?
     
  3. Dec 22, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    chaz834

    chaz834 Tacoma 4 Life.

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    You will love a DC I really like mine and the newer models have a little more room in the back then mine...
     
  4. Dec 22, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Here's a thought : you can't get a DCLB in the 6 speed
     
  5. Dec 22, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    Aw9d

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    Go for the DC. Plenty of room.. My buddy is 6'5 and he said its 'not bad' back there.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

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    I say do it. Personally i wouldn't own anything but an DC. It's just all around more useful even if you're not hauling people with you. :D

    So to answer your question again, do it.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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    danimal92sport

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    Trading up? Have you seen the new ecoboost? No one has ever thought of putting turbos on an engine to "improve" fuel economy, until now!

    :bananadead:

    FORDBRAAAP
     
  8. Dec 22, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    Hardscrabble

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    Go for it! You only live once...or so we think.

    The DC will be a lot better when you have more than one other friend to haul, and you're correct in the MPG difference being negligable with the V6, plus be able to tow a little more.
    You'll only be able to get the 6 speed manual in the DCSB, not the DCLB. Either way they're great trucks.

    Good luck.
     
  9. Dec 22, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    pataco

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    yep....agreed on this statement
     
  10. Dec 22, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    If MPGs are a consideration the double cab weights more.More weight equals lower MPGs.Most who complain about MPGs has a double cab.Go for the V6 which ever you get.
     
  11. Jan 14, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    All I know, there is no way in hell I would get one of those new double cabs with the 4 cylinder. I would actually like to surpass 70 mph.. haha
     
  12. Jan 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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    TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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    I don't see a downside here other than the $. For towing I would say it should be a big yes, and I love the DC, I can't see ever going back to an extended cab. I've averaged about 19.4 mpg here in GA. Of course I have an auto.
     
  13. Jan 14, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    Do it! I love my DC.
     
  14. Jan 14, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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    nammer

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    I think in all 12 responses, there are 12 yes responses, mine would be 13, please show us pics of ur new truck :mudding:
     
  15. Jan 14, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    Thundjet

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    Trade up? Nope, you will lose money no way around it.
    Sell your present truck then buy the one you want. List it on criagslist for free.
     
  16. Jan 14, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    Underdog777

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    Sounds like a good plan for the exception of OZ-T pointing out you can't get a stick. I considered trading up, and then soon realized I love having no vehicle payments too much, oh and that being regeared gets me over 70 uphill in 5th with no hesitation. For the sake of towing alone you should do it...pictures please when it happens :D
     
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