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tacoma, dakota, frontier????

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by tosainu1, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. tosainu1

    tosainu1

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    Looking for a small to midsize new 4 wheel drive truck with 4 doors and as much space as possible to haul my motorcycles, 4 wheeler and a deer(hopefully) on occasion....Which should i get?
     

  2. Rob1035

    Rob1035 Skeet Surfer

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    I'm gonna say Tacoma V6, although stating a budget and how new you want would help.
     
  3. tosainu1

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    I want to buy brand new, cost is not really a factor among the midsize trucks, but i want it to go hunting, and carrying atvs, motorcycles and 5 passengers occasionally( like twice a year)...
     
  4. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    The tacoma will hold it's value the best. Go check out what used one's are going for. It's almost pointless to buy a used Tacoma since you aren't going to save much.

    I am not sure about the new ones but the older Tacomas are tanks mechanically. I know 3 people with them. One is a maticulous Toyota mechanic. He has about 180k on his, but it literally looks and runs brand new. I mean PERFECT. The other 2 have older 91 (pre tacoma) toyota pickups. The use them for beater trucks. The bodys are bashed up, rusting, and just genrally look like crap. But they fire up and run every time. No sputtering, coughing, anything.

    Anyhow, I am a toyota fan. The American car companies make a dead realible car every now and then. The japanese (especially Honda and Toyota) seem to make them about 98% of the time.
     
  5. Rob1035

    Rob1035 Skeet Surfer

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    IMHO, the Tacoma is Toyota's crown jewel, almost all of them are great, reliable trucks. And now they are starting to get better interiors and more powerful motors

    I ran a 96 Tac into a tree playing Ivan Stewart, kept on tickin...


    great video: http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/downloads/hilux_broadband.ram
     
  6. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    ;z

    Like I said, beat the hell out of them, they ask for more. Sure they will look like crap, but they still run.
     
  7. tosainu1

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    I thought japanese made great cars too, my 96 nissan sentra has 160k miles on it and still runs fine. However, my fiancee just bought a 2005 accord lx and it has been in for repair twice already for faulty windows(makes a crunching noise).
     
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    walangkatapat Millennium Member

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  9. tosainu1

    tosainu1

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    well so much for this topic, i bought a used 04 Tundra with the v8, it was cheaper than the new tacoma and had more space and better ride...thanks...
     
  10. walangkatapat

    walangkatapat Millennium Member

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    My wife wants a truck and we've been looking at Toyotas as well. Where your was Tundra built?
     
  11. tosainu1

    tosainu1

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    i have no idea where it was built, but it rides like a freaking limo, and i had a smile from ear to ear all the way home...touchy throttle too, i spinned the tires twice on the test ride..oops!!
     
  12. Catbird

    Catbird loves guns!

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    I test drove all three and bought a Tacoma and couldn't be more pleased!
     
  13. epsylum

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    Tundras are excellent pickups. That I-Force V-8 is a certitifiable tank according to the 3 Toyota mechanics I know. It doen't win any HP awards but it will run forever.

    Good choice. If I was in your situation I would have went with the Tundra also, especially with it being cheaper than the Tacoma.

    I know all the Toyota pickups (and most, if not all thier cars now) are made in the US, but not sure where.
     
  14. streeter69

    streeter69 This is Kewl

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    I like annoying people.
    Yeah they are built here. That does not mean they where designed here:)
     
  15. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    Actually some toyotas are being designed here. The Solara was one of the first "All US" Toytas made. It was designed in California.
     
  16. tosainu1

    tosainu1

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    well i hope it does run forever cuz ill be paying forever....
     
  17. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    My Uncle loves his. He also has and will be paying forever on it. But then again he had to sacrifice spending money to get that M3 he always wanted.
     
  18. OUSooner

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    Of the three you mentioned I would get the Dakota simply because it's the only one offered with a V8. I had a tacoma once and it had on going engine problems they never could get right. Traded it on a Honda.
     
  19. hokieglock

    hokieglock Proud Infidel

    i have an '03 tacoma with the factory trd supercharger, 270 total hp. put a trd pipe on it 300hp. love it.