T3G Level: Bronze
- Monterey Park/Costa Mesa CA
- First Name
- Allen Patrick
- T3G Member
I’ve liked Tacomas for a while, but never really considered buying one. Not sure why. I knew Toyota’s, in general, were reliable and knew Tacoma’s had great resale.
A few years ago, my wife decided she wanted a new SUV. She was interested in a Highlander, so I went with her to the Toyota dealer. While we were walking around the lot, a Tacoma caught my eye. This was the end of 2016 and I didn’t even know there was a “3rd gen” that had already been out for a year.
Fast forward a few months.
I’d joined Tacomaworld and had been doing a lot of reading. Seemed like you could do anything with these truck (mod wise), so availability of aftermarket “stuff” was another reason I wanted a Tacoma.
When I was younger, all I’d ever had were manuals and I was really wanting another one. Being able to get a Tacoma with a MT was again another reason for me to choose this truck.
Finally found “the one”.
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It was 600 miles away, but the price was right. Sent a few emails, made a few phone calls, and a few days later they delivered it to my house.
Now the truck is not only a daily driver, but a trail toy too. It’s become a hobby.
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I’ve made a bunch of Jeep friends. They actually don’t give me too much shit for having a Tacoma, lol.
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My daughter loves to go camping and wheeling. I wanted her to learn how to drive a manual, so last year I taught her how to drive it.
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She said it’s going to be her truck when she gets her license.
(Yeah, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there)
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We’ve done all kinds of cool shit made some great memories that wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t bought this truck.
I think I made the right decision.
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Availability of aftermarket parts
Oh, and they look pretty bad ass.
Agreed Reliability, resale, availability of aftermarket parts, MT & blazing ?