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What is 1 thing you don't like about your 1st Gen

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Nowhereman04, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Feb 25, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    Nowhereman04

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    We all love our 1st Gen. But there is always something that we can't stand, but we just live with because we love our trucks so much.
    The only thing that really pisses me off about my 1st Gen is the location for the transfer case shifter for the 4wd in my Auto DC truck. I'm kinda a big guy, so my right knee wants to rest aganist the shifter. There is some vibration that is transmitted through it and it drives me crazy. The only solution i've found, is to lay a pillow against the console to keep my leg off of the dhifter. Been doing this for 70,000 miles....because I love my 1st gen so much!!!!!:D
     
  2. Feb 25, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    Taco76087

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    The seat design they are uncomfortable and they scrunch up when you get out.
     
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  3. Feb 25, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    slickyd

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    I hate the little plastic covers on the side of the seats that get busted all the time. I hate that so much. You would think they could of designed it a little better so that wouldn't of happen.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

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  5. Feb 25, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

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    I have to narrow it to just one thing? Dang. Right now I'm hating the TRD Locker since its gone haywire
     
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  6. Feb 25, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    BSPDX

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    The seat belt is my biggest bitch... That damn thing never retracts back!! I get out and the damn thing gets closed in the door like 20 times a day!! I hope they fixed that on the 2nd gens... I'm due for a new one!
     
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  7. Feb 25, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Clock position and the fact that mine isnt TRD. Also the oil filter location. also the carpet floors (this is my first truck that didnt have vinyl floors which are far superior).
     
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  8. Feb 25, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    Taco76087

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    I forgot about the oil filter worst design ever
     
  9. Feb 25, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    4WD

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    X2, Yep as much as I love my truck Toyota has always been plagued with little cheesy plastic covers & ornaments here & there & where is my fucking cup holder but I guess these are small prices to pay for having a superior truck otherwise.....:cool:

    & I'm probably gonna get some shit over this but its also great that 1st gens. aren't riddled with all the annoyances & issues with 2nd generation trucks...
     
  10. Feb 25, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    the seatbelts and clock positioning
     
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    large cupholders. if i have a drink with a small base, and real full, it tips over on turns because its too topheavy
     
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  13. Feb 25, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    SUCKERS! i have the limited sport seats, they are SOOO comfortable, power lumbar too ;)
    the clock is silly, but doesn't bother me.
    I thought about this a lot, and I think I'm just overall very happy with it.
    I want some new tires this summer though...
    oh I want new coils for the front to add to my 5100's to get the front up a bit more.
     
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    I think they could have done a little bit better with the rear leaf springs but all and all it's been a great truck!! O ya and the rear diff breather it's a pos finally fixed it after 2 axle seals later haha
     
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    well i dont have a 1st gen but it seems everyone that lives in my town that has one is mexican... let me be politically correct, spanish. and they jerry rig the whole truck. i've even seen one with a fart can!! its a total disappointment
     
  17. Feb 25, 2010 at 4:31 PM
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    xSpyderguyx

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    The Clock is in the worst spot ever, I have to lean over to see it.

    The door panels kind of vibrate and rattle significantly.

    The seat-belt doesnt retract

    No sun roof :(

    Honeslty, mechanicly I love the 3.4 v6. I love the 4wd(never had anything wrong) And I love the truck period haha.
     
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    Oh I got one of those too. So glad I got the limited!!!
     
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    auto or manual trans? do the deckplate mod for 6ish hp.
     
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