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    New Truck???? I laid out some serious coin for a 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport DCLB last July. Check out this awesome commercial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravensfan View Post
    New Truck???? I laid out some serious coin for a 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport DCLB last July.
    Nice! I'm a huge fan of Tacomas. Bet that thing's a beast.

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    Nice! I'm a huge fan of Tacomas. Bet that thing's a beast.
    Yes it is. Here is a pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravensfan View Post
    Yes it is. Here is a pic.

    My government ride at the office is a 4 x 4 Tacoma and I'm so sad they won't let me get another one. It's been a dang good truck for a park ranger!

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    My government ride at the office is a 4 x 4 Tacoma and I'm so sad they won't let me get another one. It's been a dang good truck for a park ranger!
    Sad story time....
    In 2017, I thought I needed a truck so I searched for and found my perfect Tacoma- a bright silver 2004 (first gen so it wasn't too large) with 86K miles, v6, manual tranny/windows/seats/transfer case... Found it on a lot in Mobile AL, so I flew down there from IAD and drove it home. Had it a year and realized I never really used it and it didn't get very good mileage, so I put it back up on AutoTrader. It was a second car anyway. Found a buyer and got a PPI...found the Frame rusted through and buyer backed out..Then Honda replaced the frame for free and I had the timing chain done while it was in the dealership. It had 90k miles exactly, and now it was basically a brand new truck. Still didn't need it, so back on the market. A dude flew to DC from DENVER to buy it..that should've clued me in to how much people loved these trucks, hell I flew to Alabama for the damned thing. Anyway, dude buys it and drives it home.

    3 years later I'm a homeowner and I do need a truck. Breaks my heart to think I had the perfect one. When I look on the market, all I see are overpriced gigantic family trucksters and people are holding on to their good old simple trucks with no frills... damn it.

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    I am in the market for a new or used (less than 3 years old) truck. At least a 4x4 extended cab with a V8 and standard bed.

    Do you own a "new" truck?

    If so, show it off and tell us what you love about it.
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    I'm in Michigan. Generally they don't allow Toyota trucks here. Seriously. There are signs in the parking lots.



    Buy American- GM, Ford, Chrysler. I had a Silverado, until my son took it into Detroit, and it got stolen.

    Gonna buy a GMC Sierra next time- maybe after I retire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James48843 View Post
    I'm in Michigan. Generally they don't allow Toyota trucks here. Seriously. There are signs in the parking lots.



    Buy American- GM, Ford, Chrysler. I had a Silverado, until my son took it into Detroit, and it got stolen.

    Gonna buy a GMC Sierra next time- maybe after I retire.
    That's hilarious!
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    Hey I can vouch for James48843 comment about not allowing Toyota trucks in Michigan. I was in that part of the country in 2018 and noticed for every 10 trucks I saw, 8 were Chevys, 1 Dodge and 1 Ford. Toyotas were definitely few and far between. Here in Maryland, Ford is king with the big truck crowd and Toyota with the mid size truck crowd. Different strokes for different folks I guess.
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    As of now, I am leaning toward a new GMC Sierra. I guess that's because it's what I've been driving since 2008. But, my very first truck was a brand spank'n new 1992 Ford Ranger XLT. Drove it for about 6 years. After that (in 1998) I drove a 1992 Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer. Then I bought the 2001 GMC Sierra in 2008.

    But, before all of that I drove a 1973 Chevy Bel Air. (teen years).. then a Pontiac T-1000 (beginning of Air Force career) before I bought the 1992 Ford Ranger.

    BTW, this was a good memory exercise for me. That's why I listed them all.
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    I have an 08 Tundra that I love. A tale of caution for you so if you do go with a Toyota you know of the issue. Again, I love my Tundra but wish Toyota would redo this design...

    Only issue it has had is that the secondary air injector went out. Toyot places the intake portion where water can splash up and get in there. Over time things get gummed up or rust out and the SAIS quits working as it should. If you get a 4lo light flashing really fast along with the check engine light, traction control light and something else all flashing then you may have that problem. Replacement of the thing is insanely expensive (a couple of thousand is what I got quoted from the dealer and two other shops) but I found a bypass kit online for around $175 and put it on myself. Before I made that choice I asked the mechanics I spoke with if it would fix it forever....the dealer said "Sure!" and the other mechanics said "Nope, they see them come back in on a regular basis". Now my catalytic converter takes a few minutes longer to warm up on cold mornings but the truck runs great and I actually get about a mile per gallon more than I did. I live in a no emission test state but even if I did I probably would have done this and just driven the truck till nice and hot before taking it for inspection.

    Only recall has been the frame rust that is common with Toyotas from that time frame and Toyota blasted and coated it for free.

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    Ahh memories. My first truck was a 1968 Ford. It had a 390 motor, 4 barrel carb and a 3 speed on the column and yes I owned it early in my Air Force career. I guess my fondest memory of that truck was when my wife drove it. Typically we would stop at a light and inevitably someone would pull up next to her, gun their engine and challenge her to a drag race. Of course she obliged them because she loved beating anyone foolish enough to challenge her. Funny thing is she never lost a race. Yeah, lots of good memories in that first truck.
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