OT: Looking for a newer truck. T100?
Posted February 11, 2003 - 02:47 PM
Anybody with some experience with a T100 that would like to steer me clear of that rig? What I gather is that it is the precursor to the Tundra, sans all V-8 power that the Tundra has. I can live with downshifting that "every-so-once in a while for somedecent gas milage.
Is there something else that I should consider?
Posted February 11, 2003 - 03:14 PM
but i will admit... you can't kill a toyota....they will run til the body rots off..
Posted February 11, 2003 - 04:04 PM
Posted February 11, 2003 - 04:08 PM
Posted February 12, 2003 - 12:02 AM
Unless you need to haul something big or you need the extra room definatly buy the Yoda.
Posted February 12, 2003 - 04:04 AM
I have a 2003 Chevy 2500 HD and I haven't been back to the dealer yet. It's really nice but expensive truck.
Posted February 12, 2003 - 04:40 AM
The T100 is a great truck. I had one for several years, put a 100,000 mile on it with out any problems then sold it to a friend's 16 year old boy and he has run the wheels off it and still no problems.
My only complaints, not enough power and rear springs are too light to haul much of anything.
Posted February 12, 2003 - 05:02 AM
BTW: Brandon, Did you get my PM?
Posted February 12, 2003 - 05:05 AM
Posted February 12, 2003 - 05:57 AM
1985 Ford Ranger - Bought new, after 4 years traded it in on a new 89 Ranger. Everytime it rained it would strand me. Spent a year to dealer, mechanics and myself trying to fix it.
1889 Ford Ranger - Spent the first 6 months in and out of the garage for numerous problems. Misses, transmission slipping, water leaks come to mind. Sold it at a year old and bought and old jeep.
1992 Dodge Dakota V8. Kept it for 5 years. Speedometer, heater motor, windshield washer motor, 3 transmissions and many other small problems in the first 70K miles.
1998 bought a 1995 Toyota 4 runner. I still own it. It is hands down the best vehicle I have ever owned. Currently 130K miles, abosolutely no maintenace expenses outside of the routine stuff. Still as tight as the day I bought it. No squeaks, rattles... It basically has the same drivetrain as the T100. I recommend the T100. My next truck will be the Tundra.
Posted February 12, 2003 - 06:34 AM
I currently drive an '88 Isuzu Trooper with a F.I. 4 cylinder, so I know all about being under-powered! This unit has 200,000 miles on it, and still running strong, but I am getting tired of unloading the snowmobiles to load up the bike. Plus, it is just time to upgrade.
Looks like 96's can be had for as little as $8,000 and newer ones, up to about '98, can go for as high as $14,000, so I am shooting for a middle of the road, $10-11,000 vehicle. 4x4, extra cab, AC, Cruise and CD are the things I am looking for.
Hopefully I can find this locally.
Posted February 12, 2003 - 07:02 AM
Posted February 12, 2003 - 12:27 PM
If you need to haul very heavy loads, or pull large trailers I would go with a used full size Ford diesel.
Posted February 12, 2003 - 01:47 PM
Posted February 12, 2003 - 02:39 PM
I have an '02 Tacoma X-Tra cab,SR5, V6 with the TRD off road package.
I had a '00 Tacoma, traded it on a ford (for the 0.0% financing), and finally got rid of that for the new Tacoma.
My dad has had Chevy 1500 silverados, and my mom has always had GM products. ONLY my Toyotas have not ever seen a shop for ANY reason.
The V6 Tacoma has 195 hp, and something like 225 ft./lbs of torque. Not bad for a compact truck.
Only thing, if you want an extended cab, you'll want the 4 door crew cab. The X-tra cab Tacoma is NOT, I repeat, NOT intended for anyone to actually sit in. More of a "storage" area for delicate cargo.
The 4 door varient has different options than the x-tra cab, so the V6 may not be available (although I am 99% sure it is - just not manual transmissions). The 4 door also has a 4 foot bed, not a 6 foot bed. A bed extender product would make it a 6 foot bed again.
I tow my dad's enclosed trailer with mine. 2 bikes (my 520 and his 426), my 100 lb. toolbox, and assorted other crap in the trailer. It is 8'6" tall, about 13' wide, and about 14' long, single axle. The truck does pretty good, and won't generally drop below 55 mph on any hill I've hit yet. (Out west, your hills would be much worse though in the mountains!) She holds 75 easy though on most highways.
Another thing about a Toyota - you have the TRD (Toyota Racing Development) arsenal at your buying disposal.
I'm saving up for the TRD Factory Supercharger.
Maintains all warranties for your engine and drivetrain, and bumps the V6 up to 265 horses, and 302 ft./lb. of torque.
Plus, it's a Toyota!
The Tundras are nice though, plus if you get the V8 (you MUST if you get a Tundra....it's a big truck to have the Tacoma's engine in it!)
Personally, I FOUND a way to make it happen when I was buying both my Toyotas, and have NOT been dissapointed with that.
Posted February 12, 2003 - 03:03 PM
Posted February 12, 2003 - 03:13 PM