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Which Would You Pick?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 05trdsporttaco, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Jul 25, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    05trdsporttaco

    05trdsporttaco [OP] Member

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    Ok this is my first post to tacoma world. I have a choice between two trucks (i have both of them right now but not sure which one i want to keep). Both trucks are ext. cab as I really don't like 4 doors in any trucks. I understand im posting to a tacoma website and will probably get all tacoma answers. The most i ever haul is a trailer with a couple dirt bikes on it. I don't need the v8 but the room in the cab is nice. On the other hand 90% of the time its just me in the truck and about 8% just me and one other person. But on the other hand the tacoma only gets about 3 mpg better why would it make since to pick the one with less room and less options?

    2005 F-150 lariat ext. cab fully loaded 4x4 85,000 miles
    2005 Tacoma trd sport access cab 4x4 6 speed manual 95,000 miles

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  2. Jul 25, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    kirkofwimbo

    kirkofwimbo Say no to Bro

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    It's got LSD man.....
    If you don't need the size and extra load capacity of the F-150 definitely keep the Taco.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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    YFZ_TRD

    YFZ_TRD 4Runner Pilot

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    Sounds like you know the answer already. Slightly better MPG, Toyota quality, no need for the F-150 hauling/towing ability. Dump the Ford and enjoy the Toyota
     
  4. Jul 25, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    The Tacoma will hold it's value better and still do everything you need it to do, I'd lose the F-150.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    Panther

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    Fords are killed super easily. Toyotas... not so much. I had an F-150 and a Ranger, but hit a point where they needed repairs daily, around 100k. I have a Tacoma, Tundra, and Prius now. The Prius is at the 110k mark now, and hasn't needed a damn thing, the Tacoma is at 93k, and also hasn't needed anything (except routine maintenance of course). A Toyota is just a quality made vehicle, and really puts American made to shame, sadly, with what comes stock.

    Just my $0.02.
     
  6. Jul 25, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    ditch the turd150
     
  7. Jul 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    05trdsporttaco

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    I appreciate all the replys. Im still just indecisive. The F-150 is a much nicer truck but i know ALOT of people with tacoma and have yet to hear ANYTHING bad about them at all.
     
  8. Jul 25, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    Steezyskis

    Steezyskis I ski I work I'm rad

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    Exactly. Ten years down the road the ford will be worth 1/4 of what it is now. The Tacoma will most likely be more then half maybe even 3/4 what you paid for it. Tacoma deffinetly. Plus the AC looks way sick modded. Choose wisely. :D like its a hard choice.
     
  9. Jul 25, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    Just one thing that bothers me a little about the tacoma is that the bed is plastic. Does this bother anybody else?
     
  10. Jul 25, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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    I like it...
     
  11. Jul 25, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    No
     
  12. Jul 25, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    I haven't had a problem with mine. It bothered me when I first bought it because I'd never had a plastic bed before. Now, after almost 4 years of wear and tear, it's still in great shape so I've got no reason to believe it'll fail on me.
     
  13. Jul 25, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    If you keep that Ford your only gonna get a headache full of problems. Tacoma all the way dude.
     
  14. Jul 25, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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    Just to be fair go on a F150 forum and see what they say. It should be interesting to see how much they trash the Tacoma.
     
  15. Jul 25, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    x2 and send us a link i wanna see it
     
  16. Jul 25, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Just came from a Lariot and love the Tacoma much more. Gas milage is iceing on the cake!!



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  17. Jul 25, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    Ditch that damn ford!!
     
  18. Jul 25, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    FORD = Fix Or Repair Daily....

    Buy it and your mechanic will love you.
     
  19. Jul 25, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    PS - I could have bought the ranger for 5K less. I asked my mechanic (friend of mine) and he said 5k less now.
     
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    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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