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Time for a new truck.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by da0023, May 23, 2010.

  1. May 23, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    da0023

    da0023 [OP] The One, The Only

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    Well guys, it's come that time in my life that I am ready for a new truck. After narrowing down my choices between a new Tacoma and a new F-150, I have decided for go with the Ford. :crapstorm:. Reasons being: after shopping around for months now, a new DC Tacoma Trd 4x4 with all the bells and whistles would cost me about $34,000 after I added Weathertech window visors and floormates(a must in any of my vehicles). A new F-150 supercrew lariet would only cost me about $30,000 with the Weathertech add-ons. In addition, I do not like the fact that new tacomas have a plastic bed. I have heard some 2nd gen guys saying that their beds are seperating. my third and final reason is the size, I am 6'3" and even though I fit comfortably in the front of a new tacoma, the person sitting behind me, would not be so comfortable, not the case in the F-150. But do not totally shun me guys, I am still keeping my '99 tacoma. So anyhow, I am not saying that Ford is better than Toyota, I have owned several Tacomas throughout my driving life, but at this point, for my needs and what I want, an F-150 is the ticket.
     
  2. May 23, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    I think you really thought this through, the Ford F-150 is the best selling truck in America for something like 30 years. Good luck with your new truck!
     
  3. May 23, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    blake1012

    blake1012 Go Braves!

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    Boooooooooooooo
     
  4. May 23, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Let's start a poll on how long your tranny will last. I'll start it off. 60k.
     
  5. May 23, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    No need to defend yourself on this choice - I didn't like the build quality of my '08 Tacoma and for what they are they are extremely expensive. They're both American trucks these days, so get whatever fits your lifestyle. Ford is producing some quality vehicles. I saw an older style ('97) F150 with aftermarket wheels and it looked sharp. Remember that the 1st Gen Tundra was modeled after that F150. I love the King Ranch editions.
     
  6. May 23, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    Yep he's not asking you guys for your opinions, and there is no need to try and make him change his mind.
     
  7. May 23, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    mgage10

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    The F-150 is a pretty awesome truck. It would be my choice as well if I didn't have a taco or needed a V8. I was looking at the Raptor SVT today and I must say it is a very enticing vehicle. Good luck with the new truck.
     
  8. May 23, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    yes.

    pretty close.
     
  9. May 23, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    Excellent Choice, At least FORD still makes REAL trucks, My next truck will likely be an F100, Costs much less than a Tacoma and a more capable truck. the Tacoma keeps getting more and more pussified. Might as well rename it to; "Soccer mom Grocery Getter". I wouldn't be surprised if the next Tacoma is Unibody like the ridgeline:rolleyes:
     
  10. May 23, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    wow.

    did you buy your tacoma, or did mommy and daddy give it to you?
     
  11. May 23, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    da0023

    da0023 [OP] The One, The Only

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    While I was visiting my local Ford dealership, they mentioned that the F100's were coming out the end of this year. I inquired more, and basically it's a 9/10 scale F-150, kinda pointless to me, and about the same money wise, but still a good idea to bring the f100 back. f.y.i. they are also bringing back the bronco.
     
  12. May 23, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    Holy Sh%t I wanna see the new bronco, I hope they keep it older looking like their 70's flat fender style
     
  13. May 23, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    was that question intended for me?
     
  14. May 23, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    da0023 [OP] The One, The Only

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    i believe that is going to be their goal, and a few of the guys believe they are going to offer them with solid front axles.
     
  15. May 23, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    That is so awesome, those things were friggin tanks!
     
  16. May 23, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    It was for tacomabuzz
     
  17. May 23, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    sorry, I missed the quote.
     
  18. May 23, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy Wo die weißen Frauen an?

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    But yeah, if I was any taller I probably would have gone with something else. I like the newer f-150s, good looking trucks.

    As far as the F100 goes, I think they got pushed back till 2012 and they are going to continue to make the Ranger for another year, but I could be wrong. And also I think it's a little early to be saying that it's going to be better than the tacoma when all they have is a concept sketch of the thing and a name for it (TacomaBuzz).
     
  19. May 23, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    My daddy bought mine haha
     
  20. May 23, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    LOL, I admire honesty
     
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