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What is the difference between the first gem and the 2nd gen?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ne0tas, May 4, 2011.

  1. May 4, 2011 at 3:16 AM
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    ne0tas

    ne0tas [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was giving it some thought..what is the real difference between the two? I want to get a manual v6 trd offroad doublecab and the 2nd gen looks waaaay better but costs a lot more then the first I think? Talking about 2005 prices.
    After reading and looking at a thread on a first gen it seems to look easier to mod since I lt isn't as clunked and big as the first? Idk I am just lost right now in my head.

    Here's the thread I saw..gotta say it does look pretty bad arse.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-builds/81591-matts-long-travel-prerunner-build.html
     
  2. May 4, 2011 at 3:17 AM
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    ne0tas

    ne0tas [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I guess to sum it up, what are the advantages/disvantages to a second gen taco?
     
  3. May 4, 2011 at 4:52 AM
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    river rat 69

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    About 15 K.. They both have good and bad. I loved my 99 but also love the 07. The 99 was easy to work on and a good truck. The 07 is the baby now but most aftermarket stuff is to high for me. Jim
     
  4. May 4, 2011 at 5:26 AM
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    Canadian144

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  5. May 4, 2011 at 5:49 AM
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    buddywh1

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    To me the difference is summed up in the size: the 1st gen was a much smaller compact truck. More economical to operate as a result. I would have gotten 1st gen if I could have found a low-miles unit in my area.
     
  6. May 4, 2011 at 6:09 AM
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    Kingfrog

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    The first gen burns faster..
     
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