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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Marioso, May 30, 2008.

  1. May 30, 2008 at 10:58 AM
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    Marioso

    Marioso [OP] El Pitufo

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    upgrading to a tundra? WHY OR WHY NOT?
     
  2. May 30, 2008 at 11:04 AM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

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    I would not upgrade to a tundra to big for me, the tacoma body style is alot better and its perfect for what i do, but if i needed to tow something big than i might consider.
     
  3. May 30, 2008 at 11:05 AM
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    tcBob

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    size mainly and the gas would be a deterrent as well
     
  4. May 30, 2008 at 11:06 AM
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    NOT => mpg
    NOT => parking downtowm
    WHY => factory leather
    WHY => pulling entire houses down gravel roads (like the commercial)
     
  5. May 30, 2008 at 11:13 AM
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    neontrail

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    NO WAY, Never!!!


    Gas guzzling monsters.
    Not as sexy as a tacoma.
    Parking that beast would SUCK!
     
  6. May 30, 2008 at 11:14 AM
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    missileman125fw

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    I prefer bigger trucks but the Tacoma is perfect for me. Mainly MPG though!
     
  7. May 30, 2008 at 11:22 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I rarely need a truck as big as my Tacoma. I would hate having to drive the Tundra monster around.
     
  8. May 30, 2008 at 11:43 AM
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    Nope, Tacoma is a good size.
     
  9. May 30, 2008 at 11:43 AM
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    true i dont know i like the tacoma economically and the size is perfect but i like big trucks too and i seen alot of new tundra lifted on my way to six flags i road along one for a while and i kinda felt like it would be cool to have one if i could afford to drive it
     
  10. May 30, 2008 at 11:44 AM
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    I wouldn't consider the Tundra an UPgrade. My Tacoma is a perfect (for me) all around truck. If I need BIGGER, to pull my big boat or my fifth-wheel, I pull my F350 dually out of storage. Mid-size trucks are a waste of time (IMHO).
     
  11. May 30, 2008 at 11:47 AM
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    Coming from an Avalanche I would say no....There hasn't been a time yet that I have wished for a bigger truck since I got my Tacoma.I don't tow heavy,my family of five fits fine,plus we have a minivan and I love the look of the Taco....Having said this,I was in a friends new Tundra the other day and it is absolutely gorgeous,just not for me and my needs at this point.
     
  12. May 30, 2008 at 11:52 AM
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    i thought a tundra was full size
     
  13. May 30, 2008 at 11:57 AM
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    If you park it next to my Dually, it sure doesn't look like it.
     
  14. May 30, 2008 at 12:13 PM
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    If I had needs for a larger truck, not a doubt in my mind I would get the Tundra.

    This is why.

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  15. May 30, 2008 at 12:19 PM
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    Back in 2004 when I was in the market for a fullsize....I would've considered a Tundra if they were the same as they are today. Back in 2004 - the Tundra was nothing to bark about - I wanted towing capacity. I bought a Dodge Ram for $27,000 employee pricing on a truck that had a $37,000 msrp.

    I would never buy a fullsize truck if I didn't need the towing capacity.

    I haven't towed anything in a couple years - so the Dodge went bye-bye.

    For anything other than towing capacity - the trucks are just too damn big and suck up too much gas. Not economical for a daily driver who likes to tow lighter loads and haul stuff occasionally.
     
  16. May 30, 2008 at 12:28 PM
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    I would love to get a new Tundra, but with gas at the prices they are and the Tundra's gas guzzling feature, I will stick with the Taco.
     
  17. May 30, 2008 at 12:30 PM
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    New Tundra's are full size.
     
  18. May 30, 2008 at 12:45 PM
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    Semantics.. Starbucks calls their smallest size "Tall". I guess my F350 is a "Venti" size pickup.
     
  19. May 30, 2008 at 12:51 PM
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    yes it is, but compared to the new super duties and heavy duties with 24,000 lb towing capacities they are still pretty small

    and the answer the question. No i would not buy a new tundra, even if gas was free. too small and weak compared to American diesels and too large to be nimble and maneuverable off-road or in a parking lot. plus i dont think they look as good as taco's. i'm not saying they aren't impressive, but i would either want a midsize truck like a taco or fronty or a beast with a diesel
     
  20. May 30, 2008 at 12:57 PM
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    The F-350 and other diesel trucks like it are considered Heavy Duty. The Tundra is not considered Heavy Duty.
     
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