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Old Yesterday, 08:11 AM
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I am considering a Toyota Tacoma as my daily driver. I already have a new Tahoe to tow my X2, but would like to ask about the tacoma.

It may be used for light towing, like a 2 place snowmobile trailer, etc... anything under 3k lbs.

Any concerns? about comfort, MPG, reliability, towing? Probably looking at a used 4 door model from 2013 to present, but probably not a new one. As i said, this will be my daily driver to work, up north, hunting etc...
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Great..... now we have to listen to Aric fan-girl over his Tacoma all day....
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I had used a 2007 Toyota Tacoma 4 door model 4x4...to pull a Prostar...All it good do maybe pull 65 miles per hour...used every gear to get on the highway, no torque with a Toyota to pull. When not pulling Toyota Tacoma lacks power unless you smash the pedal to the floor and still lacks. Wouldn't have it on a busy road or anything with hills, maybe to take to the boat launch a few blocks away. They look good, But better choices out their, maybe full size Toyota? Others can chime N

Oh and the gas milage was very poor, with or without a boat...disappointed there also.

On the plus, a comfortable ride.
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I've daily driven a Tacoma for the last 15 years, had an '03 with 190k miles, only 1 non-scheduled maintenance issue, a seal on the A/C compressor, cost $100. Have a '14 now with 70k miles and 0 non-scheduled maintenance. Both were 4 doors, the 4.0L in the current one has way more power than the old 3.4L. I tow a utility trailer and an aluminum fishing boat, both in the 3-4k range, with no problems.

I really can't think of a better all purpose vehicle. Excellent reliability, I've got 3 car seats across the back, and a decent size bed to haul stuff. I guess gas mileage isn't great, I average 18-19 in mixed driving, but the reliability is totally worth it to me.
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Great..... now we have to listen to Aric fan-girl over his Tacoma all day....
Haha. I do like my Tacoma.


The Tacoma has been a great daily driver (Iíve got a 17, I much prefer the 3rd gen over the 2nd) if you keep it stock and keep it under 75 on the highway you can get great mileage. Would I buy another one? Only if it was my second vehicle to a diesel because of the trailers I tow.

The 3.5 in the 2016+s are Atkinsonís cycle meaning you really have to rev the piss out of it to get to the power. I dont really mind it, but itís annoying to some. All in all, itís a great truck for daily driving, off-roading and very LIGHT towing.
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My wife wants one bad. Likes everything about the truck. One problem, sheís 5í and the seats donít have a height adjustment. She doesnít feel like she can see out of it.
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Why not consider the Colorado diesel and retire the Tahoe? It's worth a test drive if you are looking for a truck that size. I would not have an issue towing the X2 with one and would give you the option to have just one truck. New taco is is a great truck but the new GM offerings win IMO if you get them with a Diesel. Can't say that I am the biggest fan of either of the new models with the gas V6 because both GM/Toyota models have car like power bands, like Aric mentioned.

Laura isn't far from you and historically has the best no haggle pricing on GMCs.
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Check out https://www.tacomaworld.com/

Aric and I are both pretty active over there. Just keep in mind that the body style and engine changed for the 2016 model year. I have a 4Runner so I can speak to the power of the 4.0L in the 13-15, but nothing about the truck itself.
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Why not consider the Colorado diesel and retire the Tahoe? It's worth a test drive if you are looking for a truck that size. I would not have an issue towing the X2 with one and would give you the option to have just one truck. New taco is is a great truck but the new GM offerings win IMO if you get them with a Diesel. Can't say that I am the biggest fan of either of the new models with the gas V6 because both GM/Toyota models have car like power bands, like Aric mentioned.

Laura isn't far from you and historically has the best no haggle pricing on GMCs.
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Would never do that. Need the tahoe for traveling, and trips too with the family. Not just the towing. I jsut don't need two full size vehicles.
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Most days I spend an hour to and from work, some days longer, because Nashville is "the IT city" -- please don't move here. It is a very comfortable, nice daily driver. I got the long bed dp that it will hold a slalom ski longways.

Sometimes parking it sucks in a city because of its length. Also, my shorter wheel beds are easier to back a boat with.

Great truck. Can't compare it to many others though -- last truck was an Explorer sport trac.
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