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Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: Wanna Be] #7870206
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Ok, Iíll ask specific for my own interest, anyone own a Toyota Tacoma? Howís it ride?

Best ride on the market. You'll love it!

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7870211
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Back in the day I owned a Nissan Hardbody, an 86.5 model I bought in 87. At 330K the speedometer had to be replacedÖI put another 200L miles on it before trading it in. No frills 4x4 pickup. Sorta like my 23yr old F150 I have now with 455K miles.
Just afraid todays trucks wonít last like the old ones.

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7870260
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Iím a D50 guy great trucks to work out of you just need 3 to make one good truck. LOL Down in MO picking up another one to take back to SD, the one tomorrow makes 5 D50 trucks to make a project or two out of.

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Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7870263
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My wife and daughter both have new Honda AWD pickups that they like a lot. My wife traded her 2 yr old Tacoma in on hers and likes the Honda much better. They both do all road driving, pulling small campers etc.

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: trapperkeck] #7870272
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Originally Posted by trapperkeck
Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Ok, Iíll ask specific for my own interest, anyone own a Toyota Tacoma? Howís it ride?

When I bought my '18 Chevy 1500, I really wanted a Tacoma. After driving it and pricing it, there was no contest. The 'yota rode like a logging truck, got worse gas mileage, has less towing and cargo capacity and cost the same, or slightly more. Mebbe, things have changed since then?

Things haven't changed at all. They ride rough,guzzle fuel but they don't nickle an dime you to death like an American vehicle. Very reliable but costs a pretty penny to fix em. I'll take the reliability for my dd. If I need a work truck I'll borrow one

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7870281
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2018 Tacoma access cab (2 Door) dependable yes ride not great I have the off-road model V6 one for all of the traction options. Itís a soft ride to me the rough comes from bottoming out it seems like even with the fancy yellow shocks. Starts, runs with real tires it goes about anywhere crawl control and locking rear axle. Put M/T tires on it itís loud in the cab going down the road. The V6 has power if empty but pulling an empty trailer is a struggle itís set up to pull itself period. Put a case of pop in the bed and your losing MPG the more weight the more noticeable it gets.

Iím pulling a aluminum Uhaul car trailer home with a mini truck on it Wed will see how that works out for me Iíll let you know.


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Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7870290
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Another d50?

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: Law Dog] #7870296
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I drive a 2011 Tacoma for my work truck. It is a TRD model and for what I use it for it is great. Short turning radius and narrow to get through the woods and tight spots, posi rear end, good 4 wheel drive, just big enough for all my equipment, adequate horsepower with a v6 and has been very reliable, no major repairs.
I would never own one for my personal vehicle, rough ride, poor mpg (14-15) for a small truck, not enough room for me. In winter time when you are bundled up it is tight for elbow room, especially with 2 people. Driving with a pair of size 13 Ice Kings on your feet is a challenge with an automatic transmission, it would be comical with a standard and a clutch.
Just my 2 cents, I bet the new ones are a lot nicer but it is hard to wear one out and that sure is a big plus.

Zim

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: Mando] #7870314
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Went from an 86 K20 to an 89 S10, to now an 01 S10 and love the S10's, very zippy, plenty of 'nads for hauling cargo, and I'll never buy another truck without the extended cab with a 3d door! Hadda get used to climbing down into the s10, instead of up into the k20.


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Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: Flint Hill fur] #7870402
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Originally Posted by Flint Hill fur
Another d50?




Iíll get a pic up when we get loaded today I found this one at a smaller junk yard during the turkey season the guy was not sure he even had one but he had 2 this is a 1990 D50 V6 in good shape body wise I need to drag it back to SD and see whatís wrong with it.


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Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7870430
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I have a Ď94 and a 2017 that came with the Bilsteen suspension, Huge difference in ride and comfort.

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7870431
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I love my tacoma, it's an 09 trd offroad. I have put almost 5000 miles on it this month. I really don't understand the comments about the ride. Coming from 3/4 ton trucks the tacoma rides like an absolute dream

Get the trd offroad Wanna Be. That rear locker is the best thing since sliced bread. A lot of times that you would typically be putting it in 4wd you can just flip the locker on and crawl right out

I use mine as a trapping truck, daily driver, hunting truck etc etc. It has a hard life and all I have ever done is change the oil and filters and rotate the tires. Every skid plate under the truck is dented to pieces. It has been places that 9 out of 10 guys wouldn't go

I did a 3000 mile trip to Vermont a couple weeks back. 2000 miles of that was interstate driving at 80mph with some stop and go traffic. 1000 miles of it was driving down dirt roads scouting for turkeys. I averaged 18-19mpg on the trip, which is what I usually average. Best tank was 21.5mpg. The guys who claim lower fuel mileage must have a lead foot

There is not another small pickup on the market that will match the reliability and longevity of the tacoma


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Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7870468
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I like my Tacoma, I've had 6 I think over the years, where I trap lot's of dead ends, love the turning radius. I also think the Tacoma holds it's value better than most.The ride is ok, not as good as a full size.

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: Wanna Be] #7870533
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Thanks.
Howís the 4x4 and AC on the Tacomas? Thatís all I care about. Heat would be nice but I can put on clothes to get warm.



Had a 2013 and have a 2018 now and the 13 the ac pump was all I had to
Replace however Iím at the shop now waiting on my ac pump to be filled on my
2018! Very annoying as the cost is over 1100 to replace and recharge it.



Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: danny clifton] #7870536
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
yes wannabe. it will go anyplace that ranger would.

What's your take on the Gladiator Dan,I was interested before they came out.I don't know anybody that owns one.


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Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7870550
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I rented a Gladiator in San Diego for a duck hunting trip in El Centro. Only put 5 or 600 miles on it. It had the upgraded fox suspension and rode pretty good. Over 70 mph the soft top would catch air in the front and the truck sounded like it was about to fly apart. The interior was very tight and cramped. Typical jeep doors that don't stay open when you open them. I can't stand a door that closes on me when getting in and out. I guess it was neat, but if reliability and comfort are of any concern it is probably at the bottom of the list


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Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: coondagger2] #7870553
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Originally Posted by coondagger2
I love my tacoma, it's an 09 trd offroad. I have put almost 5000 miles on it this month. I really don't understand the comments about the ride. Coming from 3/4 ton trucks the tacoma rides like an absolute dream

Get the trd offroad Wanna Be. That rear locker is the best thing since sliced bread. A lot of times that you would typically be putting it in 4wd you can just flip the locker on and crawl right out

I use mine as a trapping truck, daily driver, hunting truck etc etc. It has a hard life and all I have ever done is change the oil and filters and rotate the tires. Every skid plate under the truck is dented to pieces. It has been places that 9 out of 10 guys wouldn't go

I did a 3000 mile trip to Vermont a couple weeks back. 2000 miles of that was interstate driving at 80mph with some stop and go traffic. 1000 miles of it was driving down dirt roads scouting for turkeys. I averaged 18-19mpg on the trip, which is what I usually average. Best tank was 21.5mpg. The guys who claim lower fuel mileage must have a lead foot

There is not another small pickup on the market that will match the reliability and longevity of the tacoma

I've had 7 Toyotas over the yrs an not one has got the mileage a vehicle with like sized engine of another breed would get.

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: Law Dog] #7870565
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Iíll get a pic up when we get loaded today I found this one at a smaller junk yard during the turkey season the guy was not sure he even had one but he had 2 this is a 1990 D50 V6 in good shape body wise I need to drag it back to SD and see whatís wrong with it. [/quote]


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Originally Posted by Flint Hill fur
I've had 7 Toyotas over the yrs an not one has got the mileage a vehicle with like sized engine of another breed would get.


I have only had 3 so maybe you know something I don't. What small v6 gas pickup is out there that averages better than 18-19 mpg?


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Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7870600
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To the OP. You specifically asked about ride and I am pretty sure that you know none of the trucks recommended in most of these posts will ride soft and easy. Take a Honda AWD for a test drive at 80 on a freeway, you will be amazed.

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