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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by OU812, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Sep 8, 2008 at 7:46 AM
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    OU812

    OU812 [OP] ban the term murdered out

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    I'll admit I haven't been driving my Tacoma as much as I used too. Let's face it for those of us who do have a choice between their trucks and cars with the price of gas I had to change my driving habits.. I've been driving the car to and from work, use my Taco sparingly.. But... this weekend...
    I took it out, got it dirty; it's hunting season; THIS FEELS GREAT!!

    Also, is it just me or do chicks LOVE THESE THINGS!!

    It runs great, looks good dirty or clean and just felt like an old recliner..
     
  2. Sep 8, 2008 at 7:57 AM
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    Caddmannq

    Caddmannq MotoNerd

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    I've been riding my motorcycle every day for 5 years, and just driving when I absolutely needed to.

    I just bought a new Tacoma, and so I've actually driven it every day for a week (WooHoo!) and my bike sits in the garage on the battery tender.

    That's gonna end though, because the bike used half the gas or less, and splits through traffic much easier. ;-)
     
  3. Sep 8, 2008 at 7:59 AM
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    HardCase

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    I tend to drive my Prius as my daily driver and use the Taco on the weekends, with some exceptions to that depending on practicalities. I did a short (300 mile) road-trip this weekend and took the Prius because I didn't need truck features, and averaged 52.4mpg, so kinda hard for me to justify driving the Taco under those conditions......although I do enjoy driving it waaaaaayyyy more.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2008 at 8:02 AM
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    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

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    i hate parking next to my moms prius...heaven forbid i ever actually have to ride in the thing...

    i dont get excited about driving my truck...im not happy with the ride currently and plus i dont like spending my money on gasoline

    the cruiser is WAY more fun to drive
     
  5. Sep 8, 2008 at 8:23 AM
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    tdm156

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    I would drive my MINI more but it doesn't go down these oil field and county roads very well so I will stick with my Taco!
     
  6. Sep 8, 2008 at 8:38 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    I drive my truck everyday. It's my daily driver and I love it!!

    The only thing I've done to hopefully help with gas - is tire pessure, tonneau cover, air filter, and running my cruise at 60mph for the 18 mile round trip for work.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2008 at 8:44 AM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

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    the weekends i give my truck a rest and drive the camry, during the week for work is my truck.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2008 at 8:52 AM
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    PatHLC128

    PatHLC128 College.

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    my truck is my only ride but it actually gets better gas mileage than my 02 4Runner i just got rid of (it also feels like a dragster compared to that 3.4L). my mom is also always willing to swap her accord with me since her commute to work is like 2 miles.
     
  9. Sep 8, 2008 at 9:38 AM
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    HardCase

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    You might consider taking your mom's Prius out for a spin, they are a lot nicer than you'd expect, very roomy, comfortable, and with considerable zip.

    By "cruiser" do you mean an FJ? I think those are great, am trying to talk my girlfriend into buying one.
     
  10. Sep 8, 2008 at 9:41 AM
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    i've ridden in it before...i dont like it...i'll give you that it was nice but i just didnt like the "feel" of it...its not for me

    by cruiser i mean police car
     
  11. Sep 8, 2008 at 9:42 AM
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    Khaos

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    I drive mine everyday. I'm happy with the gas mileage. Sure, it could be better, but I'd rather have a truck getting 20MPG than a car getting 35.


    He's an LEO. He has a Police Cruiser.
     
  12. Sep 8, 2008 at 9:58 AM
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    taconinja

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    I've been riding my Ninja whenever possible, put 4100 on it in 3 months :D I look forward to staying dry in the cab of my finished Tacoma though, especially with winter coming. Gas shouldn't be too bad with the I4 5spd.
     
  13. Sep 8, 2008 at 10:53 AM
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    S_A_Aceman

    S_A_Aceman KS National Guard

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    Ive drivin mine WAY more than I should have. 38000 miles and WAY too much gas. But ya know what... I have to buy gas either way, so I dont care about milage. My Taco does a LOT better than my GMC. I love dring my truck, it fits me perfectly, runs great, and handles like a dream. The only thing I would change is adding the supercharger. But it will be a while before I can afford that updrade.
     
  14. Sep 8, 2008 at 11:15 AM
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    montgomery_30824

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    i usually ride my CBR600RR if its not raining to try and save on gas. but for the first month all i drove was the truck, you know, until the newness wore off. lol
     
  15. Sep 8, 2008 at 12:36 PM
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    Caddmannq

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    "...until the newness wore off."

    Same here.

    Or at least until I finish the first tank of gas. ;)
     
  16. Sep 8, 2008 at 12:55 PM
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    tacoskim

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    i drive my baby everyday!! and getting over 100 miles for only 20 bucks is not bad at all
     
  17. Sep 8, 2008 at 1:03 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    I drive my truck everyday, bought an old used bike thinking I would save gas, but this summer has seen 4 people killed just here in Rochester riding bikes. Whose fault ? don't really care, the bikers ended up dead, so I am thinking of selling the bike, pay for the extra gas and live to tell about it.
     
  18. Sep 8, 2008 at 1:58 PM
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    zombot

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    my taco was supposed to be rainy day backup for my scooter, or for hauling-
    but the tables have turned. now i drive the truck any excuse i get.
    now any hot ass day is an excuse to not wear my fullface helmet,
    and any cloud in the sky is reason enough to drive the truck to work in case of downpour.

    once fall kicks in, i'll probably be back on the scooter mostly again- gassing up the truck and parking fees are draining me!
     
  19. Sep 8, 2008 at 2:03 PM
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    joedirt

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    There was a fatal car crash on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway several weeks ago that involved a motorcyclist. I don't think the guy even made it to the ambulance. A driver coming the other way feel asleep and crossed the median, he wasn't wearing his seatbelt.

    My wife has been on me to sell mine since then.
     
  20. Sep 8, 2008 at 3:33 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    It's pretty grim for the bikers, I was walking down by the house and saw them pull the blanket over a guy, I don't know what happened or who was at fault but still pretty unnerving. Looked to me that the biker was pulling away from the curb and the car did not see him. :(
     
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