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Which Truck to Get?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by agtex42, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Feb 24, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    agtex42

    agtex42 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the market for a new truck, never owned a Tacoma but have always been a fan. I want to go with a 4cyl for durability and fuel economy and I like the stance of the Prerunners/4x4 models. Every truck I've owned has been 4x4, I'm not a weekend warrior by any means but it's nice to have when you need it. I've decided I could live without four wheel drive, but would like to go with a Prerunner for purely aesthetic reasons (may be pretentious, but hey it's my money right :D). I've narrowed my options down to the following due to budget constraints:

    1) Single Cab 4x4
    2) Access Cab Prerunner

    I can't bring myself to spend more than 20k on a 4cyl truck, plus I can't really afford it either. Based on my research I expect the fuel economy to be roughly the same for the two vehicles and I could be happy with either. I'm married, don't have any kids and I'm not plan on any for 2-3 years. I've read that the access cab is a pain in the butt with car seats but is doable, and obviously out of the question with a single cab.

    So here's what I'd like to hear from you guys, what would you choose and why.
     
  2. Feb 24, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    Jester243

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    How long do you plan on keeping it?
     
  3. Feb 24, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    Long term, my wife's car can handle car seats and stuff like that so it's not a necessity to be able to haul the future family around in mine. That being said I am leaning more toward the Access cab because it would be more family friendly in the long run.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    Do you have any bed length requirements?
     
  5. Feb 24, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    PrezidentRedz

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    I would say the access cab, single cabs can get stuffy!
     
  6. Feb 24, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    agtex42

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    I thought all Tacomas besides the Double Cabs had six foot beds
     
  7. Feb 24, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    PatHLC128

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    i love how single cabs look but the room behind the seats in the access cab is important to me. not for people (although it is nice to have 4 seatbelts if needed) but for bags and whatnot when im traveling. and im kinda like you with the 4x4 thing, i dont use it all that much but i love knowing that i have it if i need it, after owning 2 4x4 vehicles i dont really ever want to go back to 4x2.
     
  8. Feb 24, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    gonzo6up

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    i would go for the access cab prerunner since you're not off-roading alot and it's nice to have the room. I have had both reg cab and ext cab and i don't think i would go back to the reg cab just for extra room reasons. that's just my .02
     
  9. Feb 24, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    06dak

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    Definately Access cab. Any kind of trip you do in a truck is much easier with the room behind you, and resale's about the same.

    Then again, I'm picking up my '05 Access cab Prerunner today, so I'm a teensy bit biased... :)
     
  10. Feb 24, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    devilsalmostfree

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    ild say reg can 4X4, u got it if ya need it! if u need more room, then throw a camper top/shell on it!
     
  11. Feb 24, 2009 at 4:28 PM
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    agtex42

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    Yeah, I'm planning on getting a shell either way I go.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2009 at 4:34 PM
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    go with the 4X4, i love mine, wouldnt want anything different! yeah it gets a lil cramped sometimes, but i only need 1 seat anyways!
     
  13. Feb 25, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    agtex42

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    Thanks for the replies guys, I made an offer on a '09 4cyl Access Cab Prerunner with SR5, and CD/MP3 Player for $18,000 OTD, we'll see what they have to say within the next week or so.
     
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