Getting a new rig and cant decide!

Discussion in 'Off-Road' started by bandit31985, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. bandit31985

    bandit31985 Member

    I'm finally selling my 2006 2.7L taco, found rust on the inside rocker. 7,000 and she only has 136,000. Damn Vermont winters and salt!!! Anyway I'm going brandy new having a hard time deciding between the TRD off road with the automatic tranny and the TRD sport with the 6 speed manual. Also I'm debating weather I even need a V6 and to top it all off debating weather I shouldn't just go with the SR5 over TRD if I decide on V6. I just recently got back from a round the country road trip and my 2.7 had trouble keeping speed on the long grades and hills of the west coast. That's why I'm leaning towards a V6, I plan on doing more overlanding in the future and plan to do more off roading and upgrades also. Idk what my actual question is but just wondering everyone's opinion on motors, transmission and all the new upgrades like crawl control in the trd. Any help or suggestions welcomed even if you wanna tell me to go to hell. Hah thanks y'all
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I'd get the V6 off-road. If you are going to be doing more off roading and want the power. I love mine more and more. I'd wait and get a 2018 TRD OR DCLB. Manual if you don't want the crawl control. Personally I like the crawl feature. Seems like a lot of the bugs have been working out of them at this point. 2018 should have the TSS-P as well.
     
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    bandit31985

    bandit31985 Member

    Thanks OR17TRD. I like the name, you in Oregon? Some nice off roading there! No problems with crawl control so far? I just don't want to get a gimmicky feature that doesn't work in the future ya know what I mean. What's DCBL and TSS-P?
     
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  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    yeah. I understand. Double cab long bed-DCLB. TSS-P is the toyota safety sense-P technology they have been putting in their vehicles. Check link below.
    No issues with the crawl. It's worked great the few times I've used it. Once it starts snowing again I'll try it in the snow.

    http://www.tacomaforum.com/threads/2018-tacoma-with-tss-p.5544/
     
  6. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I have a Sport DCLB. I love the space and room of the long bed and double cab. Each to their own though.
    Good advice from OR17TRD.
    Personally I’d test drive each one see what fits.
     
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  7. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Ok, go to hell....

    j/k

    Decisions,decisions , yeah it's tough when buying a new 'yota with the dismal power train options, your choices are going to be a close ratio'ed 6 speed auto or a similiar 6 speed manual, at least with the manual to can pick which gear to be in or you can leave it to an automatic that seems to have no idea which gear to be in , in most all situations, so pick the best of the worst, this of course is just my opinion after experiencing both tranny's & their weird characteristics.

    I just KNOW Toyota can do better by regressing back to a 4 spd w/OD auto or a standard 5 speed manual, funny thing is, I never recalled hearing any bitching about these transmissions , like I've said Toyota should stop trying to re-invent the mouse trap with 6 spds (auto or manual matters not) & trying to match it with a 6cyl that thinks it has the powerband of a V8
     
  8. Woodbutcher55

    Woodbutcher55 Member

     
  9. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Take it easy on the turd gens! Just kidding. Truth is truth. My only real aggravation is the shift points. Good news is that it seems to be a lot better once adjusted to your driving style. I reset my computer and the lunging was back and the truck wasn’t near as smooth. Goes to prove it does a ton better with a little memory.
     
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  10. Woodbutcher55

    Woodbutcher55 Member

    Hello all. I’m new here and have been a Toyota fan for years. Previous models I’ve had starting with the oldest, 1982 4x2 diesel 5 speed,1986 4x2 2.4 5 speed, 1993 4x4 2.4 5 speed, 2007 4x2 2.7 auto, 2012 4x2 2.7 auto, 2014 4x2 2.7 auto. All very good trucks,so thinking I could use more power I test drove the new 3.5 4x4 auto.Great rig but the transmission didn’t seem to know what gear to be in, and so it effects the throttle response. What to do? Well I did more research and test drove a 2017 GMC Canyon 4x4 2.8 auto diesel. Wow,this rig is incredible,181 hp, 369 lb ft of torque at 2000 rpm.No matter what gear it’s in it zips down the road. 28 mpg average city and highway driving. Love this truck. I know I turned my back on Toyota ,but until they put a diesel option in there rig I will not be looking back.
     
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  11. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Tacomas hold their value much better than a GMC.
     
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  12. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum & I agree with you about Toyota's reluctance to offer a diesel option for the U.S., IMO the desire for this has a solid base of consumers that would jump at the chance for diesel Toyota which as we know has been an option for years in other countries but not here, really confuses me as to the reasoning behind it, (or lack of)... I'm curious about the highlighted truck above, how'd this happen ??
     
  13. Woodbutcher55

    Woodbutcher55 Member

    Not sure why that happened,but that truck was a long bed regular cab 2.2 L4 diesel. 36 mpg,ac,no power steering.Those trucks were tough as nails.
     
  14. Woodbutcher55

    Woodbutcher55 Member

    Well as far as value I’ve considered that into many vehicle purchases,but it boils down to anything on wheels is a poor investment. But what does matter is performance, use ability, quality of ride, cost to operate. I did a nationwide search on autotrader for used Tacoma trucks 2016 2017 and found a lot of low mileage rigs for sale.Did the same search for the 2.8 diesel Canyon and Colorado and found very few. I believe Chevy/GMC have created a unique market. As far as resale I’m not worried about value because right now I can’t seem to get the smile off my face every time I drive it. Do yourself a favor and test drive one and you will see what I mean.
     
  15. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Why are you on a Tacoma forum? To talke about how amazing a GMC is? To convince yourself you made a good choice not buying a Tacoma?
     
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  16. Woodbutcher55

    Woodbutcher55 Member

    No to help others gain some insight that there is a better truck.
     
  17. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Get My Coat I’m Giving More Cash for a Generically Made Chevy to Give Me Crap.
     
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  18. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    And GMC is the one... interesting.
     
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  19. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I just came from a GM before this Tacoma. Drove Tacoma’s practically always but went to a full size 1500. I respect the drivetrains in the current GM lineup but I had NOTHING but trouble with recalls and numerous failures. This wasn’t unique to me. A substantial number of people I know with 1500 GMC/Chevys have the same ridiculous problems (with electronics especially). Also, my wife had two Traverse LT’s over the course of a few years. We thought maybe we had a lemon with the first but nope.... again NOTHING but problems, mainly electrical issues and failures.
    I learned my lesson going to GM and will never do it again. I’m glad you love your truck, and the Colorado/Canyon line hasn’t had as many recalls or issues as the rest of their products. But the simple fact remains past performance is the best prediction of future actions. GM resell sucks. Truly. Toyota holds their value and are notoriously dependable.
    I hope you have better luck than I did with my GM excursion. Never again for me. Lessons learned. I’ll stick with my Taco.
     
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  20. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    I feel your pain, I'm another victim of gm's wonderful electronics.. 2 Chevy 1500 trucks and one 2500hd all with numerous electrical issues.. I did have an older 96 GMC sierra 1500 years ago and it was the best one... But still.. Never again!
     
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  21. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    I've had full size Ford / Dodge / Chevy 4x's

    This is still my favorite, 1970 K5 Blazer...

    [​IMG]
     
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