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(Used) Tacoma vs Frontier

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On 11/1/2021 at 8:39 PM, Mack26 said:

Had an ‘02 Tundra for the past 17 years, over 220K on it and still ran like a top. Body was really starting to rust, so reluctantly traded it in. Found a mint ‘16 Tacoma to take its place. Can’t beat the Toyota reliability.

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Dam...2015 rims? 

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My 3rd Tacoma. 13, 15, 17. 5 radiators on my 2017. To be fair, it was a bad batch of radiators. All cracked in the middle. Toyota put me on the hook for the last one saying I did it. The dealer took care of me after complaining on yelp. Has not happened again in 2 years. Gas access hatch has to be replaced, drivers side door loose. Minor issues. Will be addressed under extended warranty. 

I have no idea if I would buy another. 

 

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6 hours ago, The Riddler said:

Dam...2015 rims? 

Not sure, i think everything is original? Did they change something in ‘16? Truck was owned by a little old man, who basically puttered around town. 12,000 mi on it, and garaged. Hasn’t got a scratch on it, inside or out. I put the new tires on it, but thought the rims were original.

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19 hours ago, Brother Brian said:

 

 

My former best vehicle ever was a 1990 Toyota Pup that was smooshed on 9/11 with 225K miles and if it hadn't gotten smooshed I bet I'd still have it. However first place now belongs to the Ridgeline at over 240K with nothing but required maintenance which I am religious about. It isn't an I-frame , it's a beefed up uni-body for people who want limited truck abilities but would rather have their father's Oldsmobile ride. It's innovative from the trunk in the bed to uni-body to the sideways engine and no tranny hump. The cabin is large and built for fat Americans like myself. It goes everywhere I ever took the Toyota and pulls the same boat but I don't do anything even remotely extreme with it. Mileage is meh at 20 hgwy and 15-16 towing. But it just goes.

 

 

 

 

But an awesome trunk.

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Cowboy :laugh:

I love my Ridgeline....after the suburban, the trunk is sweet though!

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19 hours ago, Brother Brian said:

 

I think they had problems in 2006 but from 2007 on NP. You do, however have to clean out the trunk track drain at least once a year.

My drain got stopped up, what a mess lol

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Had 5 Tacoma’s , loved them , no problems. Waited for them to come out with electric seats for my back . Went with the Ridgeline , on my second one . I trade often . May never go back. 24/26 around town , 28 hi way, 30 if I drive slower , sometimes. Take out goes in the trunk. Along with the cooler etc,etc, etc.

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1 hour ago, Mack26 said:

Not sure, i think everything is original? Did they change something in ‘16? Truck was owned by a little old man, who basically puttered around town. 12,000 mi on it, and garaged. Hasn’t got a scratch on it, inside or out. I put the new tires on it, but thought the rims were original.

I stand corrected after looking it up. That package you have came factory on some 2016's.  Those are 2nd generation steel rims. Toyota must have had an abundance.

 


 

 

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25 mins ago, The Riddler said:

I stand corrected after looking it up. That package you have came factory on some 2016's.  Those are 2nd generation steel rims. Toyota must have had an abundance.

 


 

 

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They were still putting those rims on the base SR models up until some of the 2020's. I have a friend that bought a brand new 2020 (could be a 2019) with those rims. 

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52 mins ago, The Riddler said:

I stand corrected after looking it up. That package you have came factory on some 2016's.  Those are 2nd generation steel rims. Toyota must have had an abundance.

 


 

 

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Ok, ueah that’s what i thought. Thanks for the heads up!

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1 hour ago, Big tree said:

Had 5 Tacoma’s , loved them , no problems. Waited for them to come out with electric seats for my back . Went with the Ridgeline , on my second one . I trade often . May never go back. 24/26 around town , 28 hi way, 30 if I drive slower , sometimes. Take out goes in the trunk. Along with the cooler etc,etc, etc.

28 mpg is impressive. I get 17 with my Tacoma. 

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2 mins ago, z-man said:

28 mpg is impressive. I get 17 with my Tacoma. 

 I got 23.9 on the highway with a 17 sport.....reduced to 14 with lift kit, 285's and other add ons. Lol

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My friends Tacos are nicer, but we’re talking many thousands more verses the Nissan. I’m very happy with my used 2014 Frontier I bought in 2016. It had 23,000 miles, and it cost me the same amount.

  All of the Frontiers idle hard, other than that it’s a solid truck on and off road.

Ridgeline is real nice, but needs a longer bed.

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