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Turning radius

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mmatheny, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Jul 1, 2008 at 10:57 AM
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    mmatheny

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    Man, every time I'm in a parking lot, or need to make a tight turn, I just drool over the itsy bitsy turning radius my DC SB has! I traded in a '95 Dodge Avenger for it, and the Avenger couldn't turn in TWICE the radius. I think it's even shorter than my wive's Altima!
     
  2. Jul 1, 2008 at 10:59 AM
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    lsocoee

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    ha! my sarcasm filter must be failing, because it sounds like you're being serious.

    I have the long bed DC and I hate parking it.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2008 at 11:31 AM
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    Imrubicon

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    I moved from a Jeep Rubicon and it would almost turn inside it self compared to the Tacoma.
    I really miss the turning in parking lots
     
  4. Jul 1, 2008 at 11:39 AM
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    nagelg

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    I came from an F-150 DC, the Tacoma is sooo much easier to park.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2008 at 11:40 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I don't know if I'd say my Crown Vic had a better turning radius, but I would say it was easier to park. That's mostly because I didn't care about door dings ;)
     
  6. Jul 1, 2008 at 12:06 PM
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    Khaos

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    This Taco is the easiest thing to park there is.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2008 at 12:21 PM
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    tacoskim

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    i love the way my 06 DC parks and the radius is great, u turns are easy, my DC radius is just as good as my reg cab 98 was
     
  8. Jul 1, 2008 at 1:19 PM
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    luk8272

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    My 07 turns way better than my 02 ever did. I have the DC with short bed. Its very impressive.
     
  9. Jul 1, 2008 at 2:03 PM
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    klown

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    My beater VW was a breeze to park, this taco is a PITA!! That's why I just put it in 4WD and drive over whatever is in my way.
     
  10. Jul 1, 2008 at 2:40 PM
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    gavonder

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    I have an access cab, but it turns much tighter than my '99 did. It was one of the first things I noticed coming from the '99.

    GA
     
  11. Jul 2, 2008 at 6:08 AM
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    HardCase

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    I had a Jeep Wrangler at one time and that had the tightest turning-radius of any car/truck I've ever owned. My Taco regular-cab, however, is a close second.
     
  12. Jul 2, 2008 at 6:18 AM
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    Jester182

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    I too am pretty impressed with the Taco's turning. I've never had to worry about making 3-point turns on the street. At least not yet :p
     
  13. Jul 2, 2008 at 6:40 AM
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    mmatheny

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    Come on guys - all those vehicles you mention that beat the Taco in turning radius aren't as long as the bed on the Taco! Of course they will turn tighter (I would hope!)
     
  14. Jul 2, 2008 at 10:42 AM
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    it's in coma

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    i agree, the turning radius is awsome on the taco. I came from an evo and that thing had the turning radius of a semitruck...
     
  15. Jul 2, 2008 at 10:51 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I've got the biggest tacoma available, maybe I need to go check out a F350 Crewcab with 8' bed to learn about "bad" turning radii.
     
  16. Jul 2, 2008 at 11:06 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    My 04 Tundra DC was a boat to park, it didn't help that I couldn't see over the tailgate while backing up. :p

    Tacoma DC much much better. Ok so its a SB. Now my Del Sol is another story, my biggest worry getting squished by those big ol' F350 crewcabs who can't see me :eek:
     
  17. Jul 2, 2008 at 11:08 AM
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    lsocoee

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    they'd back right over that and wouldn't even notice you. My wife has a CR-V which has a much better turning radius. It's the same frame as the civic, so it has to be easy.
     
  18. Jul 2, 2008 at 11:14 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Yup. I've had a couple of close calls/holy $h.. moments... coming out of a store and finding myself sandwiched between two of those big boys makes it interesting. A speed bump to them, like what was that? :D
     
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