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Why is your Toyota better than my Nissan?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Grey Jay, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Aug 17, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    Grey Jay

    Grey Jay [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looks like my trusty 06 NISMO Frontier has to go shortly. I have twins on the way and they won't both fit in the truck. I am stuck with buying a crew cab. Just wondering what you folks could say to have me switch to a Tacoma this time? I do some towing, a fair amount of highway driving and a fair amount of off road driving but in Ontario the TRD pakage is a joke, it is the TRD "sport" package, which basically means my Nismo would crush it in the bush. It has a 2.5 inch lift and stock size tires but it is awesome. I am really torn between the two just like I was when I bought this truck! I do have to say that I like the availability of aftermarket parts for the Toyota though.

    Thanks a lot
     
  2. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    it will never stop running... EVER.
    trd Off Road comes with a rear dif lock, so when your like this..
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    You drive right outta there!
    the 4.0L v6 is a great motor with lots of pep.
    it's taller than most stock trucks. Tsb in the rear with ome in front will cost under $500 to get 2.5'' of lift

    so many reasons
     
  3. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    Jester243

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    Have you driven a Tacoma yet?
     
  4. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    Thanks, but the crew cab does not come with a diff lock where I am from, which sucks because it has saved me more than once! I will be looking for an aftermarket one regardless of weather it is toyota or nissan. The crew cab nismo is only available in a shot box and I need a standard box. Just like the trd only comes with a diif lock in the access cab in Ontario! Why do the japs make it so hard for me???
     
  5. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:08 PM
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    dirthawker1313

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    i drove nissans for 22 years.. when i went to buy a new one i wasnt impressed. the nissan was a gutless turd in comparison to the tacoma. so i bought the tacoma. and im glad i did
     
  6. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    The canadian TRD sport isn't bad at all. I have one, hehe. It's not too bad off road (very capable) but really impressive on the highway. Since you have twins on the way, you will have plenlty of room. I have a five year old and he is quite comfy in the rear along with his friends. The mileage is great, it looks great, good resale value, roomy, smooth ride, etc.

    Some things I hate include carpet flooring, cheap non locking tailgate, Lack of solid tie down points, mudflaps too long and stiff, no heated mirrors, and no locking gascap. Many of these things can be modded though so it's nothing too major. I would recommed a double cab though.

    I'm quite pleased with my Tacoma and wouldn't want anything else.
     
  7. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    :rolleyes: :(
     
  8. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    i'm almost positive you can get a TRD off-road double cab here... try different dealers perhaps?
     
  9. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    tacoholic

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    Why do people still compare Frontiers to Tacomas??? :confused:
    Tacomas are so much better leading the way in quality wars...have you tried rolling down a window in a Frontier? The whole switch panel moves!
     
  10. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    Not in Canada
     
  11. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    nad mmmm tacos!

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    crew cab will come with a diff lock if you get the offroad not the sport
     
  12. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    nad mmmm tacos!

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    o i didnt know you couldnt get it in double cab
     
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    That being said, I'm sure people added a locker to their sport dbl cabs.
     
  15. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    The dealership I went to had never even heard of a TRD Offroad. I don't think they sell them here either.
     
  16. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    nad mmmm tacos!

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    well come to think of it the only one that I have seen that is double cab off road was at a dealership and it was an american truck, makes sense now
     
  17. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    bcuz itza "TOYOTA"
     
  18. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    it does not...its 1 piece molded door panel, its one thing to compare them...but that is just crazy. I agree the interior quality of the tacoma is better but the frontier isn't a rattlebox give it a little credit. I never had any issues with my frontier as far as quality/fit/finish. the interior of the tacoma is more car like where as the frontier is more truck like. The frontier is like 100% plastic inside and you can tell, where as the tacoma has nice textured finishes.
     
  19. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:57 PM
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    nad mmmm tacos!

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    um if you read reviews its pretty much neck and neck between these trucks, some places say the tacoma is better and others favor the frontier, imo the looks of the tacoma is what sold me.
     
  20. Aug 17, 2009 at 3:01 PM
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    True but still, if Nissan can't get a window switch plate to be steady when you roll down the window, I can only imagine about the rest of the truck.
     
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