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why did you get your tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ckeeton, Nov 2, 2010.

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why did you get your truck

Poll closed Dec 2, 2010.
  1. wanting to do off roading

    35 vote(s)
    8.1%
  2. towing/hauling

    40 vote(s)
    9.2%
  3. just always liked having a truck around

    132 vote(s)
    30.4%
  4. 'cause they are badass!

    47 vote(s)
    10.8%
  5. all of the above

    180 vote(s)
    41.5%
  1. Nov 2, 2010 at 8:43 PM
    #1
    ckeeton

    ckeeton [OP] Bazinga

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    trd sport with avid off road light bar, avid rock sliders. OEM roof rack, 12' LED light bar, and Sock monkey decals.
    didnt see any other post on this so thought i would ask why you all got a truck, and more important a tacoma.

    but for me i come from a 97' camry i had to have during high school and freshman year in college. and always got it stuck in the snow every winter, and could not have more than like two people in it with me without the car slowing down alot haha.
    Also i fell in love with how they looked once i saw the 2nd gen's.
     
  2. Nov 2, 2010 at 8:45 PM
    #2
    pcledrew

    pcledrew Well-Known Member

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    To have a truck. That and I loved the Tacoma since I was about 16, and the 2nd Gen made me want one even more back in 04, but it took me til I was 26 to buy one, but it was a brand new '10!
     
  3. Nov 2, 2010 at 8:45 PM
    #3
    The1youluv2hate

    The1youluv2hate Well-Known Member

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    They are the shit. And that's that
     
  4. Nov 2, 2010 at 8:45 PM
    #4
    Blue

    Blue You're my boy blue

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    offroading and they are bad ass
     
  5. Nov 2, 2010 at 8:47 PM
    #5
    kirkofwimbo

    kirkofwimbo Say no to Bro

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    It's got LSD man.....
    because it was the closest i could get to a Hilux in the US...
     
  6. Nov 2, 2010 at 8:48 PM
    #6
    tacosupreme54

    tacosupreme54 Well-Known Member

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    OME 885's, 90000 and n182 shocks, CB drop, 295/75/16 Hankook Dynapro MT RT03's, 16"x8" Pro Comp 7089 wheels, Avid Off Road Light Bar, Magnaflow 12226-14'' Muffler dumped after axle, color matched grille, Team Realtree camo seat and steering wheel covers, Husky floor liners, towing hitch, bed extender, Tacoma bed mat, all black emblems, black sockmonkey decals, bedlined rear bumper.
    all three: it can off-road, it hauls shit, i like having a truck...it looks good, it's the best truck in it's class, it's dependable, it's got a name for endurance/durability, it's not too small/but not too big, it has like 47 cupholders, etc. lol

    it's an overall great looking and great performing truck. so it was most worthy of my money.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2010 at 8:49 PM
    #7
    ckeeton

    ckeeton [OP] Bazinga

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    trd sport with avid off road light bar, avid rock sliders. OEM roof rack, 12' LED light bar, and Sock monkey decals.
    agreed man haha
     
  8. Nov 2, 2010 at 8:49 PM
    #8
    Blackdawn

    Blackdawn Well-Known Member

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    Have house, need to haul sheeite. Went with the Tacoma for dependability, and to have my balls back after having driven a car for three years. I wanted tobuy a vehicle that has utility and I could keep in the family. You know, hand down to the kids down the road...waaayy down the road. I see first gens that have 250k plus on them driving just fine. I know some reeeeally smart cats around town and most of them still drive the first gens that they have had for 10 plus years.
     
  9. Nov 2, 2010 at 8:55 PM
    #9
    rbeezy

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    the monthly payments on my yukon was too high. i didnt want to trade my yukon, but if i did it would be for a tacoma. so thats how i ended up with a taco, lower monthly with a truck i like
     
  10. Nov 2, 2010 at 8:58 PM
    #10
    Sproulesxrunner

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    Too much for TW to know
    I like my X for looks, ability to carry "some" stuff in the back and it hauls ass.
     
  11. Nov 2, 2010 at 8:59 PM
    #11
    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    all of the above with the poll...
     
  12. Nov 2, 2010 at 9:02 PM
    #12
    OffroadToy

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

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    After putting over 300,000 miles on my old 88 4Runner it was a no brainer. This one is mainly used for towing the boat up to the lakes and doing a little offroading now and then.
     
  13. Nov 2, 2010 at 9:24 PM
    #13
    CopDoctor

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    it's my dream truck. ever since i saw the very first 2005 model i raved about it and dreamed about it. once my ranger died, i didn't think twice about getting a tacoma
     
  14. Nov 2, 2010 at 9:28 PM
    #14
    mountainwolfpup

    mountainwolfpup Ford Guy (Formerly known as a Toyota Guy)

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    First month of ownership... This month I'm removing front air dam, and also Rhino lining the bed.
    All around do anything go anywhere kinda vehicle. Bigger than a Ford Ranger, smaller than a 150 (not too small or too big, guess it's just right).

    90% on road use. Use the truck bed daily for light loads. Really like the integrated bedliner.

    5% Like to tow my light trailers camping or boating.

    5% Like to tear it up on backcountry roads and trails.

    This truck is about as perfect a vehicle as I could imagine.. and I like that there are so many mods you can do!!!
     
  15. Nov 2, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    Sidehack

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    I had just gotten a new Ford Ranger, using the cash for clunkers to trade in my 1991 Ranger with 1/4 million miles on it. I started looking for a forum to read up on modifications and aftermarket gear, and could not find a good one. I was looking for how to make the 4 cylinder run better. i some how came across this forum. I learned about all the changes that can be made to the Tacoma, and the availability of assistance from people that had already done it. So when I finally got fed up with the no back seat, and no power, I traded it in on a used '07 double cab, long bed, V6, sport model. And have been modifying happily along now for almost a year.

    I have never missed the Ranger, love my double cab, in fact, I think my dog loves it more since he gets to go on more trips with me. I attached carpet to the back of the back seats so he does not slip around. He loves it back there. And I just flip the seats back up, and friends can ride back there, and no dog hair to clean up.

    Did the hood struts, the hose clamp tail gate mode, WO seat cover group buy, and a lot more.
     
  16. Nov 2, 2010 at 9:42 PM
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    jodiddly33

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    Dirtbiking, mountain biking, camping, random truck stuff. Perfect size for a truck IMO. I've got a prerunner so no offroading for me, but I prefer bikes anyways :cool:
     
  17. Nov 2, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    chatapuggy1

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    Always wanted one. Super reliable, I started looking for a 1st Gen years ago, but they are so used up and overpriced if you can even find anyone to let them go. I never really liked the 2 Gens, but my Camry is slowly dying (93, 260K mi) and I was looking for a new used car, mainly Lexus ES300, but far too over priced used. A guy at work had an 09' nearly new with 15K on it, we were drinking some beers and he mentioned he was retiring soon and would like to cut costs, I took a peek at his truck we talked some more, one thing led to another and I took it off his hands. Way better deal, low taxes as he hooked up the bill of sale and no dealers, and it even came with the platinum 100k warranty. And the best thing of all when buying used, I knew the history cause I was there at work when he brought it from the dealer new, and live down the street from him, super clean....A Car always seems to be a bad investment, but as much as these things are worth used, I felt more confident buying a Tacoma more so than most other vehicles, I know I can always sell it and it will sell no problem if things go bad....
     
  18. Nov 2, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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    pauls2ndblessing

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    I always drove cars, Toyota, VW, BMW, now back to Toyota but this time I needed a truck to pull my boat around. My parents had a t1000 toyota truck till it had 290,000 on it, still ran perfectly and got 20-23 mpg haha. I really liked the first gens but fell in love with the new 2nd gen sports. My friend has a first gen and loves its reliability. I knew exactly what I wanted when I needed to get a truck!
     
  19. Nov 2, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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    numbah57

    numbah57 GIVE THE MALL A BREAK...WHEEL THAT SHIT

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    I got mine cuz my 4runner died for the 2nd time so I traded her in for the taco.
     
  20. Nov 2, 2010 at 9:53 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    I fell in love with them since the 05's came out and was finally able to buy one in 2008 .
     
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