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Truck size: Is bigger better?

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by BCrunner, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Aug 22, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    BCrunner

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    Hi all,

    As the original owner of a stock Toyota 1987 4wd Xtracab pick up, I long for the return of the small 4wd truck, the kind that made Toyota famous in the first place. I keep hoping that Toyota will introduce a new small truck to fill the void left as the Tacoma grew to a midsize truck and as all trucks continually increase in size. Today's midsize trucks are yesterday's full size trucks. Where does it end?

    If Toyota offered a new small truck, I would buy one today. Does anyone else share this view?
     
  2. Aug 22, 2009 at 9:48 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Welcome to TW!
    Personally, I find the size of the second gens perfect for my needs. I do, however, think there still needs to be a "Small truck" segment.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    Symon623

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    Welcome..... bigger has its bonus' but for wheelin I say smaller is better.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    Taco-NB

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    Yea I know what you mean. The new Tacoma looks about the same size as the older Tundra.

    If you want a smaller truck, you could always buy a Ford Ranger ;) :D

    Cheers. :cheers:
     
  5. Aug 22, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Dimensionally, its within a half an inch....:)
     
  6. Aug 22, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    w8n4mud

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    I personally think Midsize is perfect for my needs. If its off roading you want and a smaller truck you need, then the Tacoma might not be for you. I don't know. I've taken my truck off roading but nothing serious. The standard cab 4x4 should do the trick!
     
  7. Aug 22, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    Welcome to Tacoma World!
     
  8. Aug 22, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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    Toyota should re design a truck similar to this for off road use with the solid axle up front to be a true TRD Offroad [​IMG] similar to what you were thinking?
     
  9. Aug 22, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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    and the picture did not work.. blah.
     
  10. Aug 22, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    Welcome to the forum :wave:
    My 1st Toyota Truck was a 87 4WD xcab SR5 22RTE - pic in my gallery.
    I loved that truck!

    Today my current GEN2 Tacoma DC came after owning two GEN1 Tundras...a 2004 Double Cab & 2006 Access Cab. From experience, that 04 Tundra was no where close in size my tacoma. The Access Cab was close but the tacoma feels to be the best fit for me.
     
  11. Aug 22, 2009 at 2:30 PM
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    My 2nd generation truck is the right size for my girlfriend & I. If I want a bigger truck, I will go with the new Tundras. I am sold on Toyotas.
     
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