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Used vs New

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Toyoghi, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    Toyoghi

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    Hey Guys! This is my first post here, I just got a new 2011 Tacoma, I don't get it until Sat, but I already have a question!

    When I test drove the new Tacoma (I just bought) it felt a little less peppy than a used one I had test drove a couple months ago. The used one had 150,000 Km and was beat up pretty good. It was also a TRD access cab, whereas mine is not. Should any of this make a difference? Could it be because the used one had been completely broken in and used? Should I be worried? Just after you spend 30 grand on a vehicle it's easy to get scared!

    I was also wondering, I know you're supposed to somewhat baby the car when you're breaking it in. But, when I test drove the truck I bought I wasn't really thinking about that and I booted it a couple times to see what it had in it, can that effect anything in the long run?

    Thanks very much in advance guys!
     
  2. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    Peppy is all a perception thing and perception can be changed by lots of stuff...Drove in a different area, temps, how you were feeling that day. Was it the same cab size? Both 4x4 or both not?? There are a LOT of things that coulda changed how the truck felt. There are some simple and fairly cheap things you can do to wake the truck up a bit...or you can spend alot and really get some pep.
    As far as breaking it in...That'll be fine. These engines are so finely honed that the break in is much shorter- and some high demand mixed with a variable normal demand driving will help everything seat down.

    Welcome to the board btw!!
     
  3. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    My theory is, if the truck is going to break, might as well have it break under warranty. I don't abuse my truck but I don't baby it by driving it too easy, either.

    When I test drove mine, the used one I was looking at seemed peppier too. But now that I've had it for five months, it seems to respond better. I'm going to guess that's because it's starting to break in somewhat. I now have 3,500 miles on it.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    Okay that's awesome guys, thanks for the reply!

    The one I test drove was an access cab, and the one I bought it a double cab, and they were both 4x4. Does the ac vs dc make any difference when it comes to acceleration and pepp?
     
  5. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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    It may be cuz the motor is new and not broken in, I remember my 2.7 used to be really sluggish for the first 4k miles but the more I drive it the better it gets it seems. Could be that the PO of that used truck had something installed in it to make it more powerful, go with new that way you dont have to worry about PO fuckups and it is all under warranty still.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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  7. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    As for the MPG, I researched the truck like crazy, and asked tons of people and couldn't find anything more then that the double cab got like .000001 MPG worse then the ac.
     
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