What is the best year of the tacoma? Out of all of them??

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  1. Tacoma1430

    Tacoma1430 Tacoma1430

    What is the best year of the tacoma? Out of all of them??
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  3. TacoJoe11

    TacoJoe11 Well-Known Member

    The answer is...all of them
  4. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    ^^^What he said. They all have their own quirks. 1st gens have frame rot and lower balljoint issues, 05 had engine mount issues, 05-07 trucks had a bad run of rear gears, 09 ditched the mechanical LSD and 12s have the wide mouth bass face.
  5. taylorf16

    taylorf16 Member

    02 double cab with 100,000 miles on a perfect frame, and a solid axle swap. And a 5 speed swap.. Win!!!

    LUSETACO Resident Cheapskate Moderator

    An '08 because that's what I have. :w00t: But for real. Most of the early issues were worked out and it was before they added all the traction control garbage. Oh, and it's also BSP the best color!
  7. TacoJoe11

    TacoJoe11 Well-Known Member

    Can't wait to see what the next gen has to offer! Whenever that is...
  8. Tacoma fan

    Tacoma fan Well-Known Member

    The '08 ..ching! ching! :laughing:
  9. Tacoma fan

    Tacoma fan Well-Known Member

    hey LUSETACO what part of PA u from

    LUSETACO Resident Cheapskate Moderator

    Lancaster county
  11. tostidos

    tostidos Well-Known Member

    07-08, best 2 years of second gen... IMO. like mentioned before, most of the kinks were worked out and it was before all the electronic BS they had to add.
  12. NJtacoma

    NJtacoma Rocking a Taco Since 2000

    X2 None of the nannies on our trucks.
  13. byrd

    byrd Moderator Moderator

    '06 No issues with mine. Built 6/06 :thumbsup:
  14. recklesstaco

    recklesstaco livin and loven

    Oh the dreaded 06. Many of 06 have had many issues. How long have you owned it?
  15. byrd

    byrd Moderator Moderator

    About 6 months now, been just about completely through the drivetrain and no issues. All oils changed, color good, minor sludge on magnets, switched over to synthetic. Royal Purple in transmission/transfer case, Valvoline in diffs/motor. Frame is solid, no grinding in tranny, upshifts/downshifts smooth. Mechanical LSD rear grabs and takes off. Runs great. Has 51k on her, I got her with 46k. Mine was built towards the end of the '06 production run. Clutch is smooth and no squeaky. 4x4 hi/lo kicks in/out fine, no issues there. If there are any problems with her I have yet to find any. If there is I'll fix it, my 3rd Toyota P/U since '94, pretty easy to work on if you have a manual. Oh and no leaks.
    A new clutch was installed at 44k and the spiral cable was replaced under recall before I bought it.
    I've read all about the problems the '05/6 have had but everything works and all is tight. A buddy of mine has an '05 DCSB sport he bought new around the end of '04 fully loaded, only issue he has had was his fan motor resistor going out.
  16. Soulges22

    Soulges22 Well-Known Member

    I have an 01 and I love it, but u can't go wrong with pretty much any year as long as its been well looked after.
  17. comer04

    comer04 Well-Known Member

    07 is the best in my opinion mainly because I own one. No issues whatsoever
  18. chiefypoo

    chiefypoo New Member

    85 2wd tocoma 275000 odometer miles

    85 tacoma 2hundred 75000 rebuilt eng new ex , from manifol back decent paint only 2 rust out either side front side bed 2 fingers wide repaired . 2nd hand farm truck got it for 2100. love it 2 wheel drive
  19. Ryno

    Ryno New Member

    Did they have tacoma's in 85?
  20. Changeling

    Changeling Well-Known Member

    Good Grief, everyone knows the 2001 Tacoma 4x4 is the most authentic, bullet proof Taco ever built! With one of these you'll become such friends you can just walk out of the house whistle, and she will come right over to you.:thumbsup::whistling2:
  21. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Until the frame rusts out from right under you. :D

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