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Why a Tacoma?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by MGH-PA, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Apr 28, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    Goblin

    Goblin TSB 0305-08 Rev2 & TSB 0373-09 DONE

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    I've had big V8's for over 10 years now. Last year I switched to a Rogue after moving to NOVA. OMG, what a f**ng mistake that was. I couldn't take it any longer and went back to Dodge for a big RAM. The long and short they were on crack! For a company going under you think they would have kissed my a$$. I'm not even sure how I ended up at Toyota but damn if this truck don't suit. It's a perfect fit for me and my needs. I couldn't be happier! The dealership was nothing special and as a matter a fact I have decided not to go back just because of personality differences. My 09 SR5 TRD OFF ROAD 4X4 was only $24,590. Couldn't beat the price either. The truck had been on the lot since last October so I guess they wanted to move it.
     
  2. Apr 28, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    fasn8dave

    fasn8dave Hey guys watch THIS!

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    Why the taco? I wonder how many threads through time have been created asking this, LOL

    - Size is perfect - I don't have a huge trailer or anything, and I don't need to overcompensate, LOL

    - Mileage is not bad

    - Lost of online communities / aftermarket parts / support

    - I bought it because it's what I wanted. My opinion was that it's a badass truck that will do the job while looking cool doing it. It hauls mulch. Gravel. Small equipment. Tools. The ontire family.

    - I LOVE how the rear seat of my DC converts to an indoor truck bed. Great for hauling electronic equipment of other items without ruining the upholstery.

    -Can enter / leave any construction job site REGARDLESS of terrain. ( I freelance as a deck designer / landscaping engineer) It's nimble enough to go wheeling. It's fun to drive on the beach.

    - It's a Toyota Tacoma. Don't like it, then don't get one. It fits me, and there's plenty of other people here that I share that common ground with.

    See a fellow taco? Give them a blink of the headlights. Tacomas FTW!

    LOL
     
  3. Apr 28, 2009 at 8:51 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

    06BLUEDBLSPORT Well-Known Member

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    Because i fell in love with my truck when i first layed eyes on her, plus it was the only truck i was allowed to get, parents didnt want me to get a big truck but whatever, plus they are awesome trucks and very modable
     
  4. Apr 28, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    ccoorreeyy

    ccoorreeyy www.EvolvedFinance.com

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    Ummmm. Well, let see.

    The Tacoma is the BEST looking truck in its class.
    I wanted a SMALLER truck.
    They hold their VALUE.
    They last forever!
    I snowboard and needed four-wheel-drive for the snow.
    My sister and her boyfriend work for Toyota so I got a phat discount on the truck.
    And, of course, they're awesome off-roading devices.

    Good stuff. :)
     
  5. Apr 28, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    PatHLC128

    PatHLC128 College.

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    If you dont NEED a full size theres no reason to get one and tacomas are clearly the best mid-size trucks out there.
     
  6. Apr 28, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    T-rev

    T-rev Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha this is really funny actually, you come to a Tacoma Forum to bash on the Tacomas obviously to stroke your own trucks ego because you are disappointed in your own. If your truck was such a "real truck" you would have better things to do than this hahah.

    Oh and back to the OP..
    I had an F150 before this and the Tacoma hands down beats it in everything.
    They look great.
    Amazing reliability.
    Resale!!!
    And why not?!
     
  7. Apr 28, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    ccoorreeyy

    ccoorreeyy www.EvolvedFinance.com

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    Haha. That's funny.

    I'm sorry you feel that way.

    Quick question: Why are you on a Tacoma website and commenting on a thread based on why people bought their Tacomas? Then, bashing them and telling them that they will never know what a "real" truck is like with out know what trucks they have owned in the past?

    Just wondering.

    PS - My first truck was a Ford F-150 and I grew up with Fords. Every car and truck my family drives is a Ford. Do you consider that to be a "real" truck?
     
  8. Apr 28, 2009 at 9:48 PM
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    river rat

    river rat Tool Geek

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    1. Because I needed a light sport truck and not a big work truck...better for my kind of off-roading.
    2. It has to fit in the garage.
    3. I did my homework so I didn't get ripped off again like when I bought a Blazer.
     
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