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Old 04-29-2011, 06:47 PM
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He walked away from the $29,000 vehicle and went with the cheaper one.

Either way, he probably has a job and either lives at home or lives with roommates... not that it's even any of our business.
I understand it's none of my business. I'm finishing college next year and want an F150, just curious lol
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:08 PM
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Default Re: Goodbye FRF it was fun

Threads like this are stupid. Cool, show us the new rig, but don't pretend like you're just gonna automatically stop coming here. Hell, you probably have FRF bookmarked!

Nice truck, though. Good luck with it!
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:25 PM
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very sexy truck!
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:52 PM
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Ok so I've owned 4-5 Toyota trucks, I've had Chevy & Dodge too. My '11 Ranger is my first Ford and I'm almost hooked now. My point though is I had a 2007 Tacoma that I was never really happy with, in all seriousness the only thing I liked about it was that when you go to sell it people litterally bid to take it from you. I paid $15,500 OTD new for it in '07 (2wd base model reg cab 2.7L) and got $14,800 for it cash two years later with 47K miles on it. I did not know what the big deal was as thew truck had no balls (4-Cyl) was auto, was the low model with the silly 15" wheels that look like they should be on a Corolla etc... Anyway that out of the way when I needed to dump my 3/4 gas 6.0L Chevy truck I went to Toyota first. They only wanted to give me $12K for a mint 2wd '08 Fullsized Chevy 1LT with 38K miles, and wouldn't budge from their $22,700 for basically a stripped 2wd x-tra cab 4-banger Tacoma. Ford had a huge rebate last month on '11 Rangers $3500, plus they took another $1K off on my XLT 2wd 2.3L and gave me $17,500 for my Chevy ( I paid $21K for the Chevy new long story) So I basically got the opposite of the OP of this thread. Ford hooked me up and Toyota told me to pound sand.

I know the OP is proud of his Yota and should be but here is my opinion from a guy who owned a 2007 Tacoma and now owns an '11 Ranger.

In my opinion the Ranger feels like a TRUCK, and looks like one which I like since I use my trucks as a truck daily. The Tacoma feels like a Camry both inside and out to me, right down to the silly plastic bumper cover at least Ford still puts a metal pumper on the Ranger.

The seats are soft like what comes in a Camry and this bothered my back when I test-drove the '11 Tacoma. I actually like the super firm support in the Ranger (Not for everyone) but works for me. I also don't like how when you sit in the Tacoma it feels like you are sitting on the floor-board with your legs out, I like seats where you are sitting more like in a chair at least on a truck.

I rented a 2011 Tacoma Crew Cab V6 Pre Runner while my Chevy was having some warranty work done. The first thing I noticed the rear springs max out quicker than any other truck I've ever used for work on the Tacoma. With just 500 lbs the Tacoma would bounce off it's bump stops outback. My Ranger sags pretty good with the same weight but there is still 2-3" of travel before the truck bottoms out. I also never warmed up to the composite pickup box in the Tacoma.

I will say this the Ranger really isn't in the Tacomas league in terms of fit & finish. My '11 Ranger squeeks and has a rattle here and there where I never heard anything from my Tacoma in the 40K+ miles I owned it. That said the Ranger is a better TRUCK if that makes any sense which is why you see way more Rangers on job sites than Tacomas. The Tacoma makes for a way better truck to haul your family with on a road trip, or to have your Trophy wife driving back in forth to the store and yoga class.

OP not knocking your truck or starting a war, just giving an opinion from someone that has owned a Tacoma and Ranger and useses them in a work-truck environment.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:54 PM
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Default Re: Goodbye FRF it was fun

im in the same boat as first post because my 03 is going down hill and now that i am getting some good money im gonna get myself a coupe soon
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:21 PM
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That's a crazy deal you got.

They sell those base 4x2 4cyl access cab for 22k + prep travel and tax here!!
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:20 AM
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That's a crazy deal you got.

They sell those base 4x2 4cyl access cab for 22k + prep travel and tax here!!
Thats why I went with a 4x2 4cyl super-cab Ranger that was stickered at $22K but had $3500 off in rebates + the dealer dropped it another $1K to make the deal. IMO Toyota is too proud of their Tacoma. On top of that my Ranger has power everything, plus XM radio, nice color matched bumpers and chrome grille etc.. For $22K in the Tacoma you get, crank windows, no tinting, cheap-O black bumpers and black grille, ugly stamped wheels (can't remember if it actually had hubcaps?) Also the 2wd Tacoma non Pre-Runner sits much lower than the Ranger.

The OP got a good deal on his though, my neighbor just got a Tacoma just like what he discribed but 4x4, e-mailed tons of dealers etc.. the lowest dealer sold the truck for $29K If I wanted a Sport 4x4 Ranger, they would have easily done one for $24K if I wanted, but I purposely wanted a 2wd, 4-cyl in lieu of approaching $5/ gallon fuel.
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:53 PM
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You picked a hell of a time to buy an expensive gas guzzling Tacoma. You better find a 2nd job because Tacoma 4x4s are real bad on fuel economy....but good luck with it and the high payments! As far as the problems with your Ranger goes, you either beat the dog shit out of it or you are are the unluckiest person in the world. An axle should last a quarter of a million miles and those engines should go 200,000 miles minimum. A/C you got 100,000 miles and that is about normal. Sway bar?????? I never heard of anyone having trouble with them.....not a lot to go wrong with that.
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:04 PM
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In Algebra 2 class....... how can you afford a $29,000 vehicle?????????
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Ok so I've owned 4-5 Toyota trucks, I've had Chevy & Dodge too. My '11 Ranger is my first Ford and I'm almost hooked now. My point though is I had a 2007 Tacoma that I was never really happy with, in all seriousness the only thing I liked about it was that when you go to sell it people litterally bid to take it from you. I paid $15,500 OTD new for it in '07 (2wd base model reg cab 2.7L) and got $14,800 for it cash two years later with 47K miles on it. I did not know what the big deal was as thew truck had no balls (4-Cyl) was auto, was the low model with the silly 15" wheels that look like they should be on a Corolla etc... Anyway that out of the way when I needed to dump my 3/4 gas 6.0L Chevy truck I went to Toyota first. They only wanted to give me $12K for a mint 2wd '08 Fullsized Chevy 1LT with 38K miles, and wouldn't budge from their $22,700 for basically a stripped 2wd x-tra cab 4-banger Tacoma. Ford had a huge rebate last month on '11 Rangers $3500, plus they took another $1K off on my XLT 2wd 2.3L and gave me $17,500 for my Chevy ( I paid $21K for the Chevy new long story) So I basically got the opposite of the OP of this thread. Ford hooked me up and Toyota told me to pound sand.

I know the OP is proud of his Yota and should be but here is my opinion from a guy who owned a 2007 Tacoma and now owns an '11 Ranger.

In my opinion the Ranger feels like a TRUCK, and looks like one which I like since I use my trucks as a truck daily. The Tacoma feels like a Camry both inside and out to me, right down to the silly plastic bumper cover at least Ford still puts a metal pumper on the Ranger.

The seats are soft like what comes in a Camry and this bothered my back when I test-drove the '11 Tacoma. I actually like the super firm support in the Ranger (Not for everyone) but works for me. I also don't like how when you sit in the Tacoma it feels like you are sitting on the floor-board with your legs out, I like seats where you are sitting more like in a chair at least on a truck.

I rented a 2011 Tacoma Crew Cab V6 Pre Runner while my Chevy was having some warranty work done. The first thing I noticed the rear springs max out quicker than any other truck I've ever used for work on the Tacoma. With just 500 lbs the Tacoma would bounce off it's bump stops outback. My Ranger sags pretty good with the same weight but there is still 2-3" of travel before the truck bottoms out. I also never warmed up to the composite pickup box in the Tacoma.

I will say this the Ranger really isn't in the Tacomas league in terms of fit & finish. My '11 Ranger squeeks and has a rattle here and there where I never heard anything from my Tacoma in the 40K+ miles I owned it. That said the Ranger is a better TRUCK if that makes any sense which is why you see way more Rangers on job sites than Tacomas. The Tacoma makes for a way better truck to haul your family with on a road trip, or to have your Trophy wife driving back in forth to the store and yoga class.

OP not knocking your truck or starting a war, just giving an opinion from someone that has owned a Tacoma and Ranger and useses them in a work-truck environment.
fair fair, to each his own, so far i am loving the tacoma, i have 2 450's that way about 200 lbs each and gear bag 5 gal gas can etc and go offroading with them back there and occasionaly hit the bumps, maybe your were worn out?
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:11 PM
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Thats not bad on the Tacoma, theyre sexy trucks.. nice interiors and well designed over all. I love my ranger, but I dont think Id buy it brand new. Best trucks to buy used and build into something badass!
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:02 PM
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Nice truck, except for the automatic trans.... 5spd FTW!!!
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:07 PM
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Enjoy your new Toyota truck!

I personally feel that a new Ranger would have been a better buy
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:37 PM
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Default Re: Goodbye FRF it was fun

2wd+Automatic tranny=boring.

Not a bad rig other wise, though. I'm sure that crew cab is convenient.

If I was looking to spend 25k on a truck, I wouldn't buy a 2wd Tacoma. Way overpriced. Granted new Rangers are overpriced for what they are.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:41 PM
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i love my '11 sport!
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