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Truck has arrived--much improved over 1st gen.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 70Firebird, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Mar 2, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    It took only 42 days from placing the order with the dealer to driving off with it; not too bad. I like it! My first impressions:

    --25 MPG on the first tank of gas. This is good.

    --Quieter and smoother than my old 1st gen, more of a car-like ride.

    --The proportions are better--it's sized just right. I always thought the 1st gens cab was a bit too high for the width of the body.

    --The access cab rear doors that open are a big improvement. It was a pain sometimes to load up the backseat area on the 1st gen.

    --The 2.7 seems to have more power over the 2.4.

    --My biggest beef is the lack of color choices--Toyota makes about 10 shades of blue and you can't get one of them on an SR5 base access cab. So I stayed with silver, like the last one...

    That's it for now. Oh, and don't they smell great when new?
     
  2. Mar 2, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    welcome.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    Congrats bro, enjoy your new ride.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    gotta love that smell!!! mines starting to fade.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    enjoy your plastic truck :ohsnap:
     
  6. Mar 2, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    This will start a shitfest.

    FWIW, other than the bloated size, I agree with you.
     
  7. Mar 2, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    :crapstorm: its coming!!
     
  8. Mar 2, 2011 at 3:30 PM
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  9. Mar 2, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    :popcorn: anyone :popcorn:
     
  10. Mar 2, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    Im glad your happy with your purchase! Much better than the many that come here to complain on all the problems they have with a truck THEY decided to purchase.
     
  11. Mar 2, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    Dont do et! unless you're PAISA
     
  12. Mar 2, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    I just picked my new 2010 model up off the dealer lot, 2 hours ago.

    I don't have a base of reference over the first generation, but i do remember my first japanese pickup from 20 years ago, an '85 Nissan 720D. I also had an '88 F150 for a number of years. Both manual transmission, base models for their time.

    There is just no comparison.

    I've also got the 2.7, mated to a 5 speed manual. While the shift throws are long, they are very precise. Clutch engagement is smooth and intuitive.

    Excellent acceleration, while at the same time perfectly happy to idle along in the 1200-1500 rpm rev range.

    The interior, while perhaps a bit plasticy, is well put together and makes sense. Everything is there where it makes sense, and within easy reach. Nothing is hidden, or looks like an afterthought in placement.

    All i can ask for with this 2nd generation Tacoma, is the reputation for Toyota reliability for their light pickups to be true. If it comes to pass, i think i'll be perfectly happy with this truck for the long term, based on my needs and usage.
     
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    HAHAA;)
     
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    :laughing:, Not me . I want to kick it with some Coronas:drunk:
     
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