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Might go from Tacoma to Tundra

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by keithert, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. Mar 3, 2016 at 8:06 AM
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    keithert

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    I currently have a 2016 Tacoma. I love most things about the truck except for it seats. They are a bit narrow for my liking. My dealer just gave me a 1794 edition Tundra as a loaner. I absolutely loved its comfort, but it really is more truck than I need. I want a truck to put 2 dirt bikes in the bed and pull a small camper places. It will also serve as my commuter vehicle when the weather is too cool for motorcycle riding. As far as usage specs the Tacoma does what I need it to.

    A 1794 edition is too expensive for me. I'd be looking at a double cab SR5 model. I'd be loosing most of the bells and whistles my Tacoma has. The most important being the sunroof. I'd have to go aftermarket for that. But I'd also loose the smart key, the dual zone climate control, the GPS, the tri-fold bed cover. All are nice to have but not an absolute necessity. The loaner I had would not fit in my garage without removing my tool bench so garaging it would be tricky.

    The loaner reported 14 mpg compared to 18 mpg on my Tacoma, but I suspect it was really getting 12 mpg based on how much gas it took to refill. What is normal around town mpg?

    I've been truck shopping for the last 6 months and I keep finding that a midsize meets my needs except that they all have small seats that I don't find comfortable. When I sit in a full size like a Tundra or a Titan it just feels right.

    Before the Taco I had an 05 Jeep Wrangler which had wonderful seats but did not ride comfortably.
     
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  2. Mar 3, 2016 at 8:20 AM
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    Sean266

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    Welcome!

    The Crewmax has a TON of interior room, full sized up/down window but a slightly smaller bed.

    The DC is the opposite; larger bed (12" more) unless you get the long bed.

    The RockWarriors aren't that much more and come with a sunroof if that's what you're looking for too.

    I hit 18.1mpg on mine the other day, but I still haven't had my speedo calibrated since the lift/tires/s'c.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2016 at 8:22 AM
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    I'm a big guy too...Tacoma seats are a bit cramped for me as well
     
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  4. Mar 3, 2016 at 8:26 AM
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    keithert

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    I'm not seeing the Rock Warrior edition on the build and price site.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2016 at 8:35 AM
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    Clint

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    I thought dual climate control was standard. I have a double cab with no "package" except towing and it has dual climate control
     
  6. Mar 3, 2016 at 8:38 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ I'm a boob guy.

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    I didn't like the Tacoma seats at first either. After a little bit of ass/windshield time you will like the seats after they break in. I own both a 14' Taco and 12' Tundra. My mpg's are close in the Tundra vs Tacoma (2 mpg), but I have to drive the Tundra like a raw egg is under my shoe. Since you have the 16' with the 3.5 motor, you are probably seeing better fuel economy than we do.
     
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  7. Mar 3, 2016 at 8:49 AM
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    Are you wanting brand new?

    I had it on my TRD O/R. Pretty sure it's standard, but not 100% positive.
     
  8. Mar 3, 2016 at 9:01 AM
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  9. Mar 3, 2016 at 9:30 AM
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    I've owned 2 Tacomas , and the difference between those and the Tundra, well , waiting wouldn't be an option now... Tundra is so much more truck....
     
  10. Mar 3, 2016 at 10:14 AM
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    keithert

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    Not necessarily. Was that package an option in the past?
     
  11. Mar 3, 2016 at 10:16 AM
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    keithert

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    With the 5.7 V8 it would be very hard to not get into the accelerator! That engine makes good sounds! Do you agree that a TJ has better seats than either of these trucks?
     
  12. Mar 3, 2016 at 10:23 AM
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    Yes i have the Rock Warrior. No sun roof though. They stopped making it. Was a short production period.
     
  13. Mar 3, 2016 at 11:23 AM
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  14. Mar 3, 2016 at 12:46 PM
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    ColoradoTJ I'm a boob guy.

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    Oh it is very hard not getting into the skinny pedal. My last tank I was being a bad little boy and was awarded 12 mpg.

    I have a 03 TJ, and no I cannot agree the seats are more comfy than the Tacoma or Tundra. However, I use my TJ a little different than some, so I have never sat in the cab of the TJ on a long trip. It pretty much comes out of the garage and on my trailer. The only seats I have been in that are really good after a day of hard off-road are twisted stitch seats.
     
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  15. Mar 3, 2016 at 1:59 PM
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    2012 RW's had that option too.
     
  16. Mar 3, 2016 at 6:40 PM
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    I only miss my 09 Taco because of the ease of parking compared to my Tundra. That's it. I drove it up to AK (4K miles +). The seats became very uncomfortable after a few hundred miles. My left arm would get numb too. The Taco is a nice truck, well built, especially the new one, but too small for me. By the way, my left arm is still messed up from that trip. Go with the Tundra, you will never regret it.
     
  17. Mar 3, 2016 at 7:28 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ I'm a boob guy.

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    That is a pretty good assessment of the Tacoma. When I was in my mid 20's, long trips in my 99' was easy. Now, not so much. The CM is always taken now.
     
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    I have to admit , age has something to do with it to. I need a bigger comfort zone now that I'm nearing my feeble years. :annoyed:
     
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  19. Mar 3, 2016 at 8:24 PM
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    Yes. it. does.
     
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    I owned a 97 Tacoma and 2010 tundra before I ever saw either site. Still have both, but only trailer the Tacoma now
     
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