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Would I fit in a 2001 regular car toyota tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by VeryMoist010, Aug 15, 2019 at 2:11 PM.

  1. Aug 15, 2019 at 2:11 PM
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    VeryMoist010

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    I'm about 6'3, 6'4 on a good day and was wondering if I would be able to fit in a 2001 toyota tacoma regular cab, my friend says I'm making excuses about not being able to fit in it, but I dont believe I will...i really want this truck, manual, brand new frame, and clean as a whistle, step side as well, any way was just wondering please respond...please and thank you
     
  2. Aug 15, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    Why don't you try to sit in it and drive it before you buy it?
     
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    I'm 6'4" 235lbs and fit very well in my 02 DC Pre Runner
     
  4. Aug 15, 2019 at 2:21 PM
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    This ^^^
     
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    The truck is 2 hours away and i dont want to waste gas/time just to find out that I dont fit in it, thats why I came to the forums
     
  6. Aug 15, 2019 at 2:26 PM
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    Here are the interior dimensions for the 2001 reg cab:
    Interior Dimensions
    Passenger Capacity 2
    Front Head Room (in) 38.5
    Front Leg Room (in) 41.7
    Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9
    Front Hip Room (in) 49.4

    Here are the dimensions for a 2nd gen, which I know some pretty big guys fit in:
    Interior Dimensions
    Front Hip Room (in) 53.6
    Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1
    Front Leg Room (in) 41.7
    Front Head Room (in) 40.0
    Passenger Capacity 3

    I know here in Hawai'i we've got some pretty big guys that fit in those old taco's.
     
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    I wouldn't purchase a vehicle without actually seeing if I like it and test driving it.
     
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    I'm 6'1 and I sit quite comfortably in mine. I also don't have the seat all the way back. There is a surprising amount of room in there.
     
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    I am 6'3" and fit fine in my 2003 reg cab 4wd.
     
  10. Aug 15, 2019 at 3:15 PM
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    The problem is that "fitting in one" is HIGHLY subjective. As we've seen here, there's at least one guy who's 6'4" 235 and fits in one fine. But I've seen others who are 5'10" complaining they're too small.

    So, you're going to need to sit in one yourself.
     
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    If you really want it. You’ll fit
     
  12. Aug 15, 2019 at 3:46 PM
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    this right here, lol

    we tend to ignore the minor little shortcomings of our trucks when we're really enthusiastic about them.

    Like Jeep owners: "yeah, that's supposed to leak oil, that's why I carry more." :D
     
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    Some people have tall torsos and shorter legs, even taller people. Best thing to do is sit in one. As I’m sure you know, just avoid vehicles with sunroofs. Tacoma’s do have a pretty low seat position compared to other trucks/SUVs which helps.
     
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    Find one at a used car lot and go sit in it.
     
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    Doesn't even have to be a 4x4, really. As long as it's a first gen, all the bodies are pretty much the same. Minor differences in how big it "feels" with things like bench seats or whatever, but just find any 1st gen tacoma and you can get a good idea.
     
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    I am 5 ft 11inches. about 125lbs when my seat is adjusted to 90 degrees I still have headroom.
     
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    It all comes down to how your built !

    Do you have long legs or are you long in the torso ?

    The only real way is to try it on for size.
     
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    I'm 6'2" and 290lbs and fit in my 98 comfortably
     
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    I and my wife have a 98 Reg Cab and an 04 EX cab. I'm 5'9". I won't drive her reg cab more than a few dozen miles. Its very uncomfortable compared to the ex cab.

    In short, you are out of your mind if you think you are going to me comfortable in a regular cab.
     
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    I'm 6'2" with a 34-36 inseam. I have the 60/40 seat in a Ex cab. To operate the accelerator, my leg is in a very uncomfortable position. I'm hoping seat lifts from a group buy on here will give me an extra inch. Its painful when driving for more than 40 minutes.

    I want to drive the truck to a Toyota meet that is roughly 3.5 hours away. I don't think I can make it from the pain.
     
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