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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by nigelcorn, Apr 29, 2018.
miss my old standard cab Taco from 2000
I have a 2003 XtraCab TRD off-road package, V6/Auto, and it came with different aluminum wheels, and the bedside is different. Yours looks like a flareside or stepside. I'm at around 148K mi, with one major problem, and several minor problems. Never used the locking diff, wondering if my next truck will be a "sport" type 4x4 package.
I take pics of bikes and scenery, this is my only truck pic.
I'm still waiting for the turbo diesel Taco to be sold in the states like (most) of the rest of the world.
Hope you engage it every now and then. The e-locker actuator can freeze up if you don't occasionally engage, then you won't have it when you need it
A Moab sticker on a truck that hasn't had the locker engaged?
Is it mechanically or electronically operated on the 2003 Taco?
The PreRunner designation was gone from '16. Same with the lowered truck.
Toyota was using the V6 engine in Lexus products (and maybe the Highlander) before it went into the Tacoma, with different tuning so it wasn't unproven.
Yup, motorcycles are for fun, trucks are for transporting them. Driving a truck or Jeep or SxS or quad at Moab when you could be riding a motorcycle is just sad.
Thanks for the locker tip. I'll try to remember to engage it sometime soon. IIRC, gotta shift into 4-Low first.
I tend to agree but when it's 40 degrees and raining, the bikes will stay at camp and I'll take my Tacoma on the trails
You need to be in 4lo to engage the locker but the transfer case actuator needs exercise too. Frozen actuators from infrequent engagement are a common 4wd malady in the Tacomas. The manual recommends engaging 4wd at least 1x/month to keep the internals lubed.
Yeah I engage 4WD now and then during the non-snow months, but I just press the button to engage 4-High, I don't bother with 4-Low.
Road trip to Kansas for Mother's day and the Kia Spectra manual trans came without cruiseSo we fixed that
2018 Taco turd offroad. About 41.5k OTD.
Hi-lux from back in the day..... Best truck I've ever owned
We love our 2012 Baja.
Dealer has a TRD Pro in Cavalry Blue. Dropping the Quicksand '17 off for its first service Thursday.... wife might kill me if I come home in a $48k Tacoma
It's only $$$$....LOL
I like to buy used. I wanted to buy maybe a lease return or similar. The wife wanted new as it's really for her for her horse needs and yard stuff. I like my Silverado. It rides better. And I confess to having a bit of buyers remorse because we haven't had a car payment since 2006.
Tacomas have ridiculous resale value - it sometimes makes more sense to buy new and get the Toyotacare for 36K (if you trust your dealer). Plus some Tacomas can see some pretty hard use - I'd rather have a new, known quantity.
I bought my '09 on the 31st of December - the dealer had quotas to make and he was willing to bargain. A year later, the blue book on my truck was HIGHER than what I paid for it
Subaru shop down the street had a used '17 TRD Sport for $34k, we bought a new '17 TRD Offroad for $35k.
You fellers make me feel a lot better. She won't put much wear or mileage on it. I'll use the '96 Silverado K1500 or my 1990 F250 4x4 for most duties. The daily driver is a Kia Spectra. We're retired. It takes a year and a half to 2 yrs. get the 3k miles for oil changes. I thought about selling one of the old trucks but I won't get jack for'em.