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Why a short box with a standard?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Schwinn, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Mar 30, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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    Schwinn

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    So I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Tacoma (8 more sleeps!!), and looking through the specs for the bazillionth time, I can't figure out why the auto gets a 6' bed, yet the 6 speed gets a 5'? For the access cab, they both get 6 feet. For some reason, only the double cab manual gets the shorter bed. Even the salesman said he had no idea why. It lowers the curb weight by 90 lbs and gives it a tighter turning radius, but neither of those seem to justify the shorter box. Any ideas?
     
  2. Mar 30, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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    They come with auto or manual in all configurations except double cab longbed in the US.
     
  3. Mar 30, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    Yea, you guys get a heck of a lot more options and choices than us Canucks. We don't get to choose the bed. We only get what comes with that model.
     
  4. Mar 30, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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    The access cab & double cab short beds are the same wheel base just different body and beds...
    But the DCLB are "too big" according to Toyota to have a manual transmission :notsure:
     
  5. Mar 30, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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    All based on market. We just don't have the population here to sustain that many options.
     
  6. Mar 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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    Took me months to decide on whether I wanted the Long box, or the manual transmission. I went for function > preference.
     
  7. Mar 30, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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    Well FWIW , you can't get a manual in the longbed in any DC
     
  8. Mar 30, 2012 at 10:46 PM
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    You'd think they'd just have the long box then. I just found it odd that that one thing (manual + double cab) determined a short box.

    I wen for preference. I'm hauling a 25lb mountain bike and my fat ass...don't need the long box for that. And it still has more room than the Mustang I'm trading in. Out of 10 cars, I had one automatic. And I desparately missed the manual. So, manual it is.
     
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