Ride from hell

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by art, May 1, 2018.

  1. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Thanks.
    I didn’t drive it.
    1. it wasn’t what I wanted and
    2. it was buried behind 4 vehicles in the back lot and I wasn’t going to make the sales guy take it out if I wasn’t serious about buying it.
     
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  3. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    @OR17TRD that white 4runner is sharp. I want one pretty bad but it's just way to handy to have a truck.. Good luck with whatever you choose to do man.. I would be frustrated too if I was you..
     
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  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I like the out side but the inside needed a tech update.
    Thanks.
    The sales guy was tell me the 2019 4runner is getting a redesign. He was trying to tell me they are going to put the 3.5L motor in the 4runners for 2019. I found some articles but nothing on that change.
    https://www.carsdirect.com/2019/toyota/4runner
     
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  5. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Maybe the 2020 will be 3.5 v6 and unibody .... Man I hope not..
     
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  6. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I hope not too.
     
  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    With a snorkel :D
     
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  8. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    @kp.taco, when are you going to put a snorkel on the homeless Brony Taco?
    You can call it a “unicorn horn” to go with your Brony theme.
     
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  9. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Haha
     
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  10. OP
    art

    art Member

    Heres the difference between years and generations.
    I have still 1980 taco 2.2 5 speed w 445000 miles on it. Still using it on my farm 4x4.
    Bought it used had been rolled and repo.lot
    Besides repairs to body paint.
    Oil change every year Amsoil 10 40 filter
    Tune ups
    Brakes 3 front 2 rear
    2 clutchs
    Transmission 1 used 2 rebuilt 1 new.
    Trans problem is my fault used to pull eauipment in excess of 4k
    Each time messed up trans.
    New has been in for 6 yrs.
    Engine never down except to change timing gears 1 time getting due soon.250k
    5 batteries
    3 u joint
    Bilstine shock air bags
    Tires
    Body is rusting apart.new tru k bed now is flatbed solid oak.
    Very seldom on highway only short runs.

    Paid 4k for it when i bought it.

    Would not take a dime for it cant be replaced.
    Will bury it when it dies.
    Radio still works.
    No cat,emissions are left on it great gas mileage.$$$$ $$$$$
    Saver
    No 3rd gen will still be here 30 yrs from now neither will I. LOL
     
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  11. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Most vehicles won’t last 30 years. If they are taken care of sure but most aren’t still on the road 30 years later. That’s way a classic is any vehicle older than 15 years while an antique is more than 25 years old.
     
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  12. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    No unicorn horn needed.. haha
     
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  13. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Man, sorry to hear you're having so much trouble. Where do they draw the line for the "lemon law" deal? You must be close to qualifying. Lol.
    Just get those 4.88's with some good gaskets re installed!
     
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  14. OP
    art

    art Member

    It hasnt been on road for over 12 yrs unless you count femce rows and cpw paths but it still runs barely that is with a good push
    Front emd shot not safe but it does run was my omly transportation at one time
    I was allot younger so was my taco.
    I thi k i heard from a unicorn last week or was that just or spme Democrat????
     
  15. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    Well art at least your happy with that Toyota. I’m also glad your are still on the forum. Their are threads for pre 95 models if you’re looking for parts to get that beast road ready again.
     
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  16. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Yeah I already had the front diff replaced at 500 miles if I would have known about his rear I would have waited and did that. :(
     
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  17. OP
    art

    art Member

    Thanks ,for the kind words,a shame a person lays out 20 30or even 50 k and ends up with something they can't feel good about.
    Value is one thing usefullnress is another . I am still a Toyota fan just not a fan of their new technology.
    If you purchase a auto/truck and it spends allot of time in the shop even under warranty . What value is it?
     
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  18. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I’ll definitely agree with you there. If you can’t drive it then it’s useless.
    A warranty is a great fail safe but just because you have it doesn’t mean you want to use it constantly.
     
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