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Re: Toyota Tacoma Questions
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2021, 11:49:13 AM »
Mine.
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Re: Toyota Tacoma Questions
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2021, 12:17:32 PM »
I rented a brand new one in March with a manual and it had sufficient power. Iím 6í4 and it had plenty of leg room.
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Re: Toyota Tacoma Questions
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2021, 01:16:52 PM »
Mine

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Re: Toyota Tacoma Questions
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2021, 04:25:17 PM »
I had a 2006 for 12 years.
Sold it with 176000 miles on it, so I have some practical experience with the brand plus I turn my own wrenches....

First, it had flat rear leafs within 50k miles and Toyota refused to admit they had a problem until it became big enough to be a recall then they screwed me on reimbursement for the leafs.

Second, the frame is the cheapest C-Section frame in the business.  Only people who haven't owned trucks would accept the flexi-flyer to screw the parts to.

Body integrity is mediocre.  Trim strips flying off on the freeway, gas cap door rusting off like an old beer can, tailgate can't support more than 150lbs or it bends....

Cheap, cheap, cheap interior. Everything is cheapest crap I've seen in any modern vehicle.

Buy the automatic because the 6sp is engineered by morons who are marketing to mall crawler 19 year olds that know you can't back a trailer with the reverse ratio installed and cruising at 75mph is 2400 rpm...crazy stupid.

The only thing crazier and stupider is the people that buy them at ridiculous resale prices....to them I say 'THANK YOU AND GOOD RIDDANCE!'.
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Re: Toyota Tacoma Questions
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2021, 04:29:16 PM »
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Re: Toyota Tacoma Questions
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2021, 09:15:01 PM »
Hmmmm .... I guess Iím under 150 pounds cause my tailgate is still straight and my 18í trailer must be made of paper as I haul it and back it up my hill with no issues ohh wait my gas flap is still connected
Iím a idiot my bad

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Re: Toyota Tacoma Questions
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2021, 10:17:46 PM »
I had a 2006 for 12 years.
Sold it with 176000 miles on it, so I have some practical experience with the brand plus I turn my own wrenches....

First, it had flat rear leafs within 50k miles and Toyota refused to admit they had a problem until it became big enough to be a recall then they screwed me on reimbursement for the leafs.

Second, the frame is the cheapest C-Section frame in the business.  Only people who haven't owned trucks would accept the flexi-flyer to screw the parts to.

Body integrity is mediocre.  Trim strips flying off on the freeway, gas cap door rusting off like an old beer can, tailgate can't support more than 150lbs or it bends....

Cheap, cheap, cheap interior. Everything is cheapest crap I've seen in any modern vehicle.

Buy the automatic because the 6sp is engineered by morons who are marketing to mall crawler 19 year olds that know you can't back a trailer with the reverse ratio installed and cruising at 75mph is 2400 rpm...crazy stupid.

The only thing crazier and stupider is the people that buy them at ridiculous resale prices....to them I say 'THANK YOU AND GOOD RIDDANCE!'.
Itís good to see your feeling alright. Not sure anybody cares about your supposedly Toyota experience anymore.  :dunno:

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Re: Toyota Tacoma Questions
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2021, 11:16:45 AM »
I had a 2006 for 12 years.
Sold it with 176000 miles on it, so I have some practical experience with the brand plus I turn my own wrenches....

First, it had flat rear leafs within 50k miles and Toyota refused to admit they had a problem until it became big enough to be a recall then they screwed me on reimbursement for the leafs.

Second, the frame is the cheapest C-Section frame in the business.  Only people who haven't owned trucks would accept the flexi-flyer to screw the parts to.

Body integrity is mediocre.  Trim strips flying off on the freeway, gas cap door rusting off like an old beer can, tailgate can't support more than 150lbs or it bends....

Cheap, cheap, cheap interior. Everything is cheapest crap I've seen in any modern vehicle.

Buy the automatic because the 6sp is engineered by morons who are marketing to mall crawler 19 year olds that know you can't back a trailer with the reverse ratio installed and cruising at 75mph is 2400 rpm...crazy stupid.

The only thing crazier and stupider is the people that buy them at ridiculous resale prices....to them I say 'THANK YOU AND GOOD RIDDANCE!'.

So basically, you were happy with the vehicle then?
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Re: Toyota Tacoma Questions
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2021, 11:52:40 AM »
I had a 2006 for 12 years.
Sold it with 176000 miles on it, so I have some practical experience with the brand plus I turn my own wrenches....

First, it had flat rear leafs within 50k miles and Toyota refused to admit they had a problem until it became big enough to be a recall then they screwed me on reimbursement for the leafs.

Second, the frame is the cheapest C-Section frame in the business.  Only people who haven't owned trucks would accept the flexi-flyer to screw the parts to.

Body integrity is mediocre.  Trim strips flying off on the freeway, gas cap door rusting off like an old beer can, tailgate can't support more than 150lbs or it bends....

Cheap, cheap, cheap interior. Everything is cheapest crap I've seen in any modern vehicle.

Buy the automatic because the 6sp is engineered by morons who are marketing to mall crawler 19 year olds that know you can't back a trailer with the reverse ratio installed and cruising at 75mph is 2400 rpm...crazy stupid.

The only thing crazier and stupider is the people that buy them at ridiculous resale prices....to them I say 'THANK YOU AND GOOD RIDDANCE!'.


So if it was such a flaming pile of dog crap., why did you keep it for 12 years and 176,000 miles? I mean, that would make you just as dumb as Jake!
(kidding, Jake!  :chuckle:)

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Re: Toyota Tacoma Questions
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2021, 03:57:33 PM »
Hmmmm .... I guess Iím under 150 pounds cause my tailgate is still straight and my 18í trailer must be made of paper as I haul it and back it up my hill with no issues ohh wait my gas flap is still connected
Iím a idiot my bad

You might have an automatic not 6sp manual, and I'm guessing if you DO have the 6sp manual, you haven't had to reverse the trailer up any sort of grade or you wouldn't be making such an intelligent post....Or you like to replace clutches....Or you're one of those drivers that think if your car has enough power to move the trailer, it must be a decent tow vehicle.

Regarding the tailgate, go onto Tacomaworld and read about all the 19 year olds loading their MX bikes into the bed (5' won't hold a motocrosser without the tailgate open!) and how many have bent tailgates.
Not sure about the gas flap but you must be amazing.

Roof moldings came off driving down the freeway? https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/roof-molding-came-off.277252/
Only a couple hun to replace...Thanks.

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Re: Toyota Tacoma Questions
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2021, 06:29:24 PM »
I  have an 08 ,Iíll be quite frank itís my woods/family adventure vehicle was my best friends before I bought it from him ,I have had to do ball joints once , I have done a few minor things small lift ,new shocks , different rear leafs . I drive it  my rzr sometimes and have gotten into some crazy places . I have had several Toyotaís over the years sold maybe cause wanted something different or heck everything has a price . Screw the  people who complain Toyota name is tried and true and thatís a dang fact , the resale is incredible which is a gift and a curse . O I tow my tide runner all over , enclosed trailer ,my only complaint is the 5ft bed but heck I knew it when I bought it ,buy one donít look back

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Re: Toyota Tacoma Questions
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2021, 07:30:52 PM »
I had a 2013 Tacoma sport short box double cab 4.0 motor
Great truck loved it
Hauled my duckworth boat and little RV trailer all over the west
The only thing I didnít like was the size of the gas tank
Not enough capacity and range
Traded it for a 2020 Tundra
Same look on both trucks
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Re: Toyota Tacoma Questions
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2021, 08:24:15 PM »
2013, 73k miles.  Truck has been bullet proof.  Outside of routine maintenance, I haven't had to do anything. However, my family is outgrowing this truck and I want a full size.  Going to be a sad day when I have to let go, unless I convince my wife to keep this as my hunting/commuting rig haha.

I do, however, wish I would have bought the Off Road instead of the Sport. That fake hood scoop just did it for me at the time.


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Re: Toyota Tacoma Questions
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2021, 07:14:01 AM »
Depends on whether you need a fulltime woods rig? Daily plus hunting rig? Family hauler? Usually solo or maybe one partner or are you hunting with a crew?

   I loved my 98 1st gen. 3.4 5spd. Excellent rig tough and dependable. No cab room. Excellent for solo sleeping in rig, or two  if your tenting it. I loved the size in the woods, and tranny and motor combo was perfect for my needs. Not great for car seats, and I needed a rig that could double as a family hauler if needed, so upgraded to a 2010 off road with 6 speed. Good for what I needed at the time. But as has been mentioned gave up bed space, and reverse is tall. Although I had no problem managing it and never needed to replace a clutch, although I would use the two stage transfer if under heavy load, turns out its there for a reason :chuckle:

 

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Re: Toyota Tacoma Questions
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2021, 08:45:25 AM »
Depends on whether you need a fulltime woods rig? Daily plus hunting rig? Family hauler? Usually solo or maybe one partner or are you hunting with a crew?

   I loved my 98 1st gen. 3.4 5spd. Excellent rig tough and dependable. No cab room. Excellent for solo sleeping in rig, or two  if your tenting it. I loved the size in the woods, and tranny and motor combo was perfect for my needs. Not great for car seats, and I needed a rig that could double as a family hauler if needed, so upgraded to a 2010 off road with 6 speed. Good for what I needed at the time. But as has been mentioned gave up bed space, and reverse is tall. Although I had no problem managing it and never needed to replace a clutch, although I would use the two stage transfer if under heavy load, turns out its there for a reason :chuckle:

 

Yup! :tup:
4lo just to reverse up any sort of grade became a common theme!
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