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Why did you choose a Tacoma?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 2004TacomaSR5, May 10, 2011.

  1. May 10, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    2004TacomaSR5

    2004TacomaSR5 [OP] Sentinel Prime

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    I apologize if a similar thread has been posted but anyway. What made you decide on a Tacoma? For me it started out with wanting to get a Jeep 4 door Rubicon, I didn't like the crash ratings or the fact that the 3.8 V6 was a underpowered pos. I love Jeeps but c'mon put something better in the dang thing! Then I went and looked at FJs, the reason I didn't go with one of those is. They are too bulky and feel odd behind the wheel, too many blindspots, and the biggest thing I hated was that you couldn't get a 6speed without having full time 4wd! Which is dumb, anyone know why they do that? Then my friend got a 1987 Mazda B2600 4x4 pickup which got me turned on to compact trucks. Thus that is what made me look at Tacomas. I also looked at the Tacoma's competitors like the Frontier and the Ranger, I hated the looks of the Ranger and didn't like the power/torque ratings for the Frontier. The crash ratings sold me on the Tacoma too, 5 star front, 5 star side, and 4 star rollover. The reviews were great on the Tacoma and I soon found out it was the best selling compact pickup in America and Canada. It is also built in America too which I like, now nobody can give me crap for "not buying American" because my truck was made in Texas! I'm not certain but I think that the Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon pickups are all assembled in Mexico. How American are they? Either way I love my truck and glad I made this choice, my dad likes my truck so much that he is thinking of trading his '10 Honda Accord off on one!
     
  2. May 10, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    DocCisco

    DocCisco Well-Known Member

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    Best mid-size out there, IMO.
     
  3. May 10, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

    toyotatacomaTRD Senior Member

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    I bought mine because it fit my needs. I owned a Tacoma before and didn't have one mechanical problem in 9 years, so I became a repeat buyer.
     
  4. May 10, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    JVC Deck, 10" sub mountd in rear seat cubby, 2 LED off road lights mounted in grille, amber raptor style grille lights, LED rock lights, square led bed light, custom made fuse block tray, 12 blade Blue Sea fuse block, 100a marine circuit breaker, black plasti dipped full grille, tinted tail lights + third, Uniden 520 with 4' firestik, Bilstein 5100s with 620lb Eibach coils, Diff drop, Chevy 63 leaf swap, TG creeper joints, 14" triangulated biletein 5125s, 8" extended steel braided brake line, TG Rock Sliders, CBI Moab 1.0 front bumper, custom fabbed bed rack, full TRD E-Locker axle swap and matching re-gear with custom stand alone wiring circuit, 29 spline pinion flange from an 06 wishbone runner, tubbed for 35x12.5" general grabbers on Ultra type 181 wheels, crush sleeve eliminator, Mini ARB compressor, front ARB locker, garage fab aluminum front skid plate, custom built high clearence rear bumper, removable mothafuckin doors
    nothing beats the good ol classic mini truck!

    I wanted a good, reliable daily driver that i could put my dirtbike in the back...at 25,000 miles when i bought it a couple of years ago and $6000, im going to daily drive the hell out of it for a long long time
     
  5. May 10, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

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    My last Toyota (88 4Runner) went over 350,000 miles with no major problems and I needed another Toyota V6 4WD...

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  6. May 11, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    ericb

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  7. May 11, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    Hunter500ky

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    My dream truck since 7!

    Dreams come true
     
  8. May 11, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    TacomaBuzz

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    ^This, and price wise, the Tacoma was the least expensive base model out of all the others. Pretty much a no brainer, best quality and cheapest price!
     
  9. May 11, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    surfsupl

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    I DONT CARE IF IT'S A RE-POST
    Rear Diff Breather~ 5100's ~Fog Light Anytime~Tint~TRD Seat Covers~Weather Tech's~Pioneer H.U.~Lift~Eibach Springs~LED's......blah...blah...blah
    This among many other things.
     
  10. May 11, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    NC15TRD

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    Reliability, resale, appearance, envy from everyone who doesnt have one, all good reasons I think!
     
  11. May 11, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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    medic2230

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    I had an 83 toyota pickup was a great truck. Bought a 97 mustang for some God aweful reason and after 3 yrs wondered why the hell I wasn't in a 4wd. No brainer what I was going to get. 2000 taco was it. I've had this one for 11 years and with the kids I need more room and need a v6 for hauling my trailers. New Taco is in the immediate future. Got to sell my bike and the Taco and I'll have a new 4 door v6 Taco. You can't beat the reliability of Toyota's. I've had 2, my wife has has 2 4runners, and we bought our daughter a new scion tc. We're a Toyota family so why change with all the quality and reliability we've had. Not to mention they look the best of all the trucks out there!

    Murph
     
  12. May 11, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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  13. May 11, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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  14. May 11, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    Didn't want a full size truck because:
    *dont need full size
    *better mileage in mid size
    *can fit in garage with wife's Expedition

    Other mid size options:

    Fontier: Considered one but didn't like nearly as much as Tacoma
    Ranger: Do not make a 4 door in US market
    Colorado: P.O.S. Have never read even a decent review of the Colorado, have ready many that dog hell out of it.
    Dakota: Will probably never purchase a Chrysler product...they have more vehicles on Consumer Reports worst cars than any other manufacturer.
     
  15. May 11, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    The Big O

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    Only midsize to offer I-4 & 4wd... and it looks good with the best reviews
     
  16. May 11, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    Way back in 95 my stepson's buddys mommy bought him a beautiful brand new 95.5 Tacoma 4x4 in forest green. I totally fell in love with the then new body style with those cool lines. I always told myself I was going to get one from then on. Then in 2001 me and Rosie stopped by the Toyota dealer one day just to nose around and I saw mine just being rolled off the car carrier. I told Rosie "that's mine" and we went right in to claim it. She didn't even disagree for a second the way our women tend to do when we get all exited about something:) Her womanly sixth sense even seemed to know that this was a good choice. Best vehicle out of 14 I ever owned.
     
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