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Time for a face lift?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by FarmBoyTaco, Sep 15, 2020.

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Face lift?

  1. Yes

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    26.7%
  2. No

    22 vote(s)
    73.3%
  1. Sep 15, 2020 at 6:07 PM
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    FarmBoyTaco

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    It seems Toyota has a pattern of frequent change when it comes to the front end in Tacomas, do you think it’s time for a face lift?

    I personally still can’t get used to the grille on the third gen. I do like the headlights though. For me, 1995-1997 had the best front design.

    1995-1997
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    1998-2000
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    2001-2004
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    2005-2011
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    2012-2015
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    2016-present
    AE06B6CB-C8AC-4334-BBD2-29B63B5EC3C1.jpg
     
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  2. Sep 15, 2020 at 6:15 PM
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    Itchyfeet

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    Except you're wrong

    95.5 to 97 had the best looking front end

    98-00 was the malaise years front end

    01-04 was the runner up front end
     
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  3. Sep 15, 2020 at 6:50 PM
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    FarmBoyTaco

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    Edited to reflect.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2020 at 6:54 PM
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    Meh. I like em all. They all have their own perks n quirks. I love the third. I think a few proportions may be a bit whonky, but overall I fuck with the 3rd gen heavy. I mean c'mon!

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  5. Sep 15, 2020 at 7:05 PM
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    FarmBoyTaco

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    I like the red color accents on your truck.


    I just think if you took off the bottom half of the grille on the 3rd gen it would look better.
     
  6. Sep 15, 2020 at 7:07 PM
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    Jmac2408

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    They have already changed the grill on 2020s-
     
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  7. Sep 15, 2020 at 7:11 PM
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    Looks the same to em
     
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  8. Sep 15, 2020 at 7:14 PM
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    99C01CCB-A0BD-4AB8-8038-A09AD920AE79.jpg And that’s prior to ‘20. Not to mention newer models have the LED headlights
     
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  9. Sep 15, 2020 at 7:28 PM
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    Fari enough, she is a bit Piggly!
     
  10. Sep 15, 2020 at 7:35 PM
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    Mrtacoman88

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    very nice! I want that little bumper.
     
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  11. Sep 15, 2020 at 7:37 PM
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    IMO the 2020 SR grille is the best looking.
     
  12. Sep 15, 2020 at 7:38 PM
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  13. Sep 15, 2020 at 7:39 PM
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    Yes and no, they changed the design, but they've been doing that between trim levels forever, the structure is the same though, the sizes are the same. There has been no facelift on the 3rd gen, just masks.
     
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  14. Sep 15, 2020 at 7:41 PM
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    I'm With you, I love the way my first gen looks. Last year I intentionally got a 2015 because I can't stand the way the third gen looks..

    Just my opinion
    Still have my '95 wont get rid of it for sure

     
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  15. Sep 15, 2020 at 7:43 PM
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    The 3rd gen front end is not that attractive and adding aftermarket bumper makes it look even worse. It's like a nose ring in a big beak.

    The grill is simply too damn big and too flush with the front bumper. IMO the 12-15 Tacoma had the best looking front end
     
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  16. Sep 15, 2020 at 11:11 PM
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    It's all about personal preference. Prior to buying my Taco I looked hard at new 4Runners but I just couldn't get past their (IMO) ugly front ends. They just look un-finished and angry to me. I actually like how the Third Gen Tacos look compared to the previous years, plus I think the 3rd Gens have the best interior but they all have their quirks.
     
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  17. Sep 15, 2020 at 11:45 PM
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    I like the styling of the bed, the sides, and the headlights, even the front bumper, I just cannot get past the grille.
     
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  18. Sep 16, 2020 at 12:14 AM
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    something about the 2020 SR/SR5/LIMITED front grill in black got me liking the front end more than the PRO

    If they decide to facelift the Taco than that means we wont get a new redesign till after 2025. Could be a possibility since they spent money on moving the 3rd gen to Mexico but also a facelift doesn't make sense with the 2020 LED headlights unless they trying to slowly throw upgrades to milk that green nasty cash out from our pockets
     
  19. Sep 16, 2020 at 12:16 AM
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    Yo speaking of fromt ends you need armor upfront, that lightbar gonna crack on the trail
     
  20. Sep 16, 2020 at 12:19 AM
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    6A0A3546-A460-4AA8-AC7E-0BB68F340FF9.jpg I like the square look up front, Imo the 1st gen toyota pickup 4wd has the best timeless design it just looks rugged and it has hard sauare like lines all throughout the truck
     

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