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Trading up....

Discussion in 'New Members' started by GOLFISHUNTS, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Aug 1, 2019 at 7:35 AM
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    GOLFISHUNTS

    GOLFISHUNTS [OP] Active Member

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    I bought my first Toyota, a 1983 Celica GTS coupe, in 1987. One month later as I started my first position as a Toyota parts manager I bought a 1982 Toyota SR5, 4WD "truck" (as it was simply called then) with the old 22R carburated engine and a 5spd manual. That old truck never let me down for the 13 years I owned it. I was a parts manager for Chevrolet for several years before switching back to Toyota in 2004. In 2017 I came upon a deal I couldn't pass so I replaced my two older Chevys and picked up a 2011 Taco work truck, std cab, long bed, 4x4, with 80K miles, partially because it reminded me of my 1982 Toyota truck. As I've gotten older I now realize I missed having some of the options that are standard on most other vehicles. Last week, after 20 months and 12K more miles in the stripped out work truck, I bit the bullet and traded in my 2011 for this 2017 4WD TRD Sport, Acc cab, 3.5L, 6spd atm in "Inferno" with 20K miles. What a huge difference! Love this truck! I'll probably have this one for another 10+ years!
    I didn't have much of an urge to do any customizing to the work truck as somehow I knew in the back of my mind that it was only an "in between" vehicle. Now that I finally have the truck I actually wanted I look forward to making it my own. I love the DIY mods posted in these forums. I look forward to learning a lot here. :)


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  2. Aug 1, 2019 at 7:39 AM
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    Bigdaddy4760

    Bigdaddy4760 Well traveled Older Than Dirt

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  3. Aug 1, 2019 at 7:41 AM
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    Sociopenguin

    Sociopenguin 2 Fang Engineering

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    My truck started out exactly the same. Exact same color and configuration. Excellent choice and welcome to the show.....
     
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  4. Aug 1, 2019 at 7:50 AM
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    ACEkraut

    ACEkraut Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! Nice intro and story. I sold Toyota and used at a dealership from 87-89, then worked as a service advisor for 6 months. Fun times!
     
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  5. Aug 1, 2019 at 7:56 AM
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    ArmandHammer83

    ArmandHammer83 This truck is AMAZING

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    thats a great color...does atm mean auto or manual? just curious.. lets see where this thing goes man enjoy the new ride
     
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  6. Aug 1, 2019 at 8:02 AM
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    GOLFISHUNTS

    GOLFISHUNTS [OP] Active Member

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    atm=AutomaticTransMission. lmao
     
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  7. Aug 1, 2019 at 9:02 AM
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    Tacospike

    Tacospike Go Away

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    Welcome
     
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  8. Aug 1, 2019 at 9:18 AM
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    Taco critter

    Taco critter Mall crawler proud , patw and ,ttc#0247

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    Welcome to tw
     
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  9. Aug 1, 2019 at 11:08 AM
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    ArmandHammer83

    ArmandHammer83 This truck is AMAZING

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    i thought so LOL...most people just put AT so i was unsure
     
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  10. Aug 1, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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    buckhuntin-tacoma

    buckhuntin-tacoma Shed hunter

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    Welcome to TW!!
     
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  11. Aug 1, 2019 at 12:33 PM
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    jeprox

    jeprox Well-Known Member

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    :thumbsup: :wave:
     
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  12. Aug 1, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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    GOLFISHUNTS

    GOLFISHUNTS [OP] Active Member

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    I've been in the dealership world for 35 years and its always been mtm or atm. :)
     
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  13. Aug 1, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    Rob Daman

    Rob Daman The Taco Formerly Known as Hard Shell Taco

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    a lot
    welcome
     
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  14. Aug 1, 2019 at 5:10 PM
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    irayfz6

    irayfz6 TTC #0249

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    Welcome to TacomaWorld!
     
  15. Aug 2, 2019 at 1:02 PM
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    boogie3478

    boogie3478 Tacomaholic & Hollywood

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