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What did you drive before your Tacoma?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Juforrest, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Jan 9, 2016 at 8:40 AM
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    Juforrest

    Juforrest [OP] Dumb!

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    Front- Camburg uca’s 5100's with 886’s, rear- extended length 5100’s Dakars, 4.56 gears and powertrax locker, RCI skids, bumper and sliders by me, 315/75/16's on Poo Comp type 32’s.
    What were you driving before, and why did switch to a Tacoma?image.jpg2007 Xterra. Bought it brand new. First major break down at 2k miles. Down hill from there. It had so many problems we were able to get Nissan to extend the power train and drive train warranties to 100k. I had 85 and older Toyota's that I put millions(not really a million) of miles on and off road.
     
  2. Jan 9, 2016 at 8:45 AM
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    Boerseun

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    Upgraded 2002 Tacoma to 2018 Tundra
    I had a Ford Ranger. I had it for 3 years and about 40,000 miles. I loved it. No big issues. A few small warranty items. But then the Tacoma is now 14 years old and no issues at all. Mainly sold the Ranger because it was a single cab and the family was growing.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2016 at 8:46 AM
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    techride

    techride Weekend Warrior

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    Bilstein/Icon 2" suspension lift with wheelers 5 leaf springs, 7-pin relocate through bumper, bfg KO2s, redline hood struts, immryo mirror relocation, stubby antenna, dipped emblem, heated mirrors, Jason trek cap, led fogs, debadged
    I had a manual toyota yaris hatchback in speedway blue. It was kitted out with roof rack and a wired trailer hitch, so it was somewhat functional, given that my commute is about 50km (30mi) each way. Some days I miss it, but that's only in underground parking lots and at the pump. I finally decided to trade it in after the umpteenth time I couldn't make it to a camping spot due to ground clearance and traction issues. It was a good car. When I started shopping around, I was originally looking at rav4s, but then I test drove the taco... Oops!
     
  4. Jan 9, 2016 at 8:48 AM
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    techride

    techride Weekend Warrior

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    Bilstein/Icon 2" suspension lift with wheelers 5 leaf springs, 7-pin relocate through bumper, bfg KO2s, redline hood struts, immryo mirror relocation, stubby antenna, dipped emblem, heated mirrors, Jason trek cap, led fogs, debadged
    There was a point where I towed a dirt bike trailer with two dirt bikes behind that old yaris! It handled it surprisingly well, I just wasn't going or stopping anywhere fast.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2016 at 8:50 AM
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    RustyVT

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    Flat bed, Bilstein 5100s, eibach coils, add a leaf, american racing ar160 15s on cheap 32" mud tires.
    97 saturn sl2, 87 f150 2wd, 2001 Rav4, 1990 volvo 240, and 1989 Crown Vic wagon. Switched because I was tired of working on all my other junk every day.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2016 at 8:55 AM
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    jwctaco

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    Cool mud flaps,Snugtop Shell.
    3rd taco, i know i'm sick
     
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  7. Jan 9, 2016 at 8:56 AM
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    Skrain

    Skrain Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

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    2009 RAV4 V-6. I needed a little more towing capacity.
    I also owned this...IMG_1724.jpg

    And this...IMG_1736.jpg

    And this...IMG_2024.jpgBender 2.jpg
     
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  8. Jan 9, 2016 at 8:57 AM
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    pofarm

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    I had a 00 S10 ext cab 2wd with the 4.3l 5sp that I bought new. It had 238k on it. The only real problem I had, besides inferior aftermarket fuel pumps (3 of them) was a cold start problem that took 5 winters to track down to a faulty ignition switch. I was rear ended last September and the truck totaled. I have owned Toyotas in the past and knew how reliable they are, so I decided on a 4x4 Taco as a replacement. I do have to say that the 4.3 was a smoother motor than this 3.4, but I can live with that.
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  9. Jan 9, 2016 at 8:58 AM
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    Steves104x4

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    1997 Toyota Tercel. Wife said I should buy something from this century.
     
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  10. Jan 9, 2016 at 8:59 AM
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    Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 Hillbilly

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    Stonewall is the fattest 5 lug slug ever
    Had a 90 Mustang, with the baby 2.3L. My dad loaned it to his friend, (Dad's name was on it, because I was still young) who blew it up, literally. It meant a lot to me, because it used to belong to my grandmother. When she passed, I was the only one willing to put the work into it to get it running again. I spent so much time in that car as a kid. It was kinda like seeing your childhood die.
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    Then Dad and I shared this 91 Honda Civic DX. Great little car, got rear ended a couple years back by an idiot lady who was so scared of the two cops rolling past with their lights and sirens on that she failed to see the Honda sitting in the turn lane and plowed into it. It's still sitting in my back yard. Bought it back despite the fact that it was totalled. It was literally a month to the day after the accident that the wrecker dropped it off. Me and dad grabbed some pry bars and pulled the metal off the back wheels and drove it around the block. Started right up, despite having sat in that lot for a month. I don't think I have any pics from before the accident, but it was a pretty clean little car. Stock as hell.


    I was never really looking for a Tacoma, I just happened to be on craigslist and saw mine listed for $250, claimed it had a blown head, which turned out to be a popped freeze plug. Best $250 I ever spent! I'm definitely a Toyota man for life.
     
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  11. Jan 9, 2016 at 9:03 AM
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    Doublecross

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    ARE cap, wade inchannel vent visors, weathertec floor mats, ranch hand grill guard, tuffy security boxes in bed, lockable tailgate handle. Still have stuff that needs to be installed and still have stuff ordered lol.
    2013 ford f250 xlt first brand new truck i ordered from dealer than modded it.
    i switched to a tacoma because parking a full size f250 in brooklyn sux.

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  12. Jan 9, 2016 at 9:43 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    A few OE parts from fancy trucks
    The Tacoma replaced a '98 GMC Sonoma SLS RC 4cyl auto with 145k. I was the 2nd and 4th owner. It was in good order mechanically, all safety items functional and fresh. Cosmetically challenged from some budget bodywork after a slight fender bender with the original owner......... and looming wiring issue underhood from squirrel damage. 'Patched' would be a reasonable description of the repair. However, only the cruise control didn't work anymore.

    I gave it to a fella in need of transportation who had enough funds to get insurance and the registry work. 15 months later and he's still rolling it with no issues. Having that transportation was life changing for him, so I'm glad I could do that.

    I switched to a Tacoma (bought a '13 in '15, 8.5k on it) because the last of the Rangers ('11) that had the supercab with the opening rear doors were only available in the 4.0, and I wanted a 4. Not to mention they were hard to find in low mile examples, and I was looking for a 20 year ride.

    I briefly looked for 1st gen Tacomas, and after a few weeks realized that the combo I wanted was rare and usually overpriced (by my standards) when available.
     
  13. Jan 9, 2016 at 9:53 AM
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    DustStorm4x4

    DustStorm4x4 BBC 2020

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    That Tacoma picture is so 90s.
     
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  14. May 17, 2018 at 8:33 AM
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    Beer-toe

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    old thread revival.. need to get up my post count : )

    sold this when I bought my Tacoma : (

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  15. May 17, 2018 at 8:34 AM
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    Beer-toe

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    My little 22re race truck on 35"s lol. truck was a damn beast and industructable

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  16. May 17, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    Had 30 vehicles before my 16 taco 4x4 DCSB, but the one I miss the most was my 2011 Mustang GT Premium, 5.0...man I loved that car and also my 69 firebird I restored years ago and sold in 2010..have the taco now and the wife's car is a 2016 Mazda 6i Touring, ...
     
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  17. Jun 22, 2018 at 6:19 AM
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    fredgoodsell

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    Various high school beaters > '76 Bronco > '93 Toyota Pickup > '05 Tacoma > Current '17 Tacoma...
     
  18. Jun 22, 2018 at 6:21 AM
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    Johnders

    Johnders Spacer Lift Survivor

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    Had fun with this but didn't get to drive it as much as I would have liked

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    Honda Pilot (also the car I learned to drive in). Totally a soccer mom car, but it was reliable as hell and was surprisingly nimble for its size and refrigerator-like shape. I generally dislike SUVs, but I will always love the Pilot.
     
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