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what tacoma to buy

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by ChadXTacoma, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Nov 14, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    ChadXTacoma

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    I'm just graduating high school and i need a truck to go off to college in. I know about Toyota Tacoma's and i know they have name for there durability, good mpgs, and how long they last(and they look awesome). So why not get one for college, i was thinking a getting a 2013 access cab prerunner V6. I was wondering how much that might cost me. And if the 2.7 4 cylinder would be enough power for the size of the truck. Help me out because i don't want to spend my money that i have been saving for years on something that inst perfect.
     
  2. Nov 14, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    go with bigger engine. i spent $26,000 on my 2007 double cab. 4x4 with 46000 miles on it.

    you will be looking in the low teens or even low 20's
     
  3. Nov 14, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    If you dont mind me asking whats your budget?
     
  4. Nov 14, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    is the access cab worth buying? I would like more bed space for hauling things
     
  5. Nov 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    bash42

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    I've had both and I love the 4cyl. Plenty of power and over 21mpg around town. The v6 is only required if you're really going to tow. Just my biased opinion.
     
  6. Nov 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    around 25000 or 26000. Could i get the v6 with that price range?
     
  7. Nov 14, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    I got my 2012 double cab 4x4 v6 new for 31,000 out the door.
     
  8. Nov 14, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    ive heard that if your getting the 4 cylinder to get the manual, and i don't want to drive a manual. ive been driving one for 3 years, im tired of it
     
  9. Nov 14, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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    4.0 V6 comes with a 5spd automatic :D
     
  10. Nov 14, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    i'd go with the 4cylinder. the 6 is cool, but just like bash said, unless you plan on towing stuff you might as well enjoy the extra 7 mpg with the 4cylinder.
     
  11. Nov 14, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    Will the 4 cylinder give me a sufficient amount of power? Like i said i really wont be hauling heavy loads, i am just going to college.
     
  12. Nov 14, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    Do you want a prerunner or 4x4 ? I got the dealer down to 26,000 on my prerunner TRD sport with a v6 auto. 4x4 will be more.
     
  13. Nov 14, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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    I Just want a Prerunner, if i get the prerunner should i get the v6 if the price is right? or would the gas mileage suck to bad?
     
  14. Nov 14, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    ... ^^^ ... Yes, if you negotiate .... Where are you in GA ? .... I-4s are great but a V-6 is better if you get an automatic.
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  15. Nov 14, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    I think I'm getting pretty good mpg's but My last truck was a Ram 1500 4x4 on 35's. I drive 210 miles a week on 5/8 of a tank. I hunt in GA. & I get about 20 mpg. Last time I went up I went 350 mile before my gas light came on.
     
  16. Nov 14, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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  17. Nov 14, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    it has enough power to do what you go to do if you're not towing. i would of gone with it myself but i intend on buying a boat next summer so i need something to tow it with. i had a '94 ford ranger 4cylinder a few years ago, and that truck did everything i ever needed it to, even pulled a small boat and got good gas mileage (like 27mpg)
     
  18. Nov 14, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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  19. Nov 14, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    I would go with the v6. I had a 2012 ac 4cyl 4x4 5spd got around 22mpg the power is descent. Traded that about a month ago to get my 2013 DCLB TRD sport V6 4x4 and I get around 19 with it and much more power.
     
  20. Nov 15, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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    when buying the 4 cylinder 2.7, will the automatic be worth it? i know people around here are lean more toward the manual, but im tired of driving a manual
     
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