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Possibly transitioning from a 2011 taco double cab

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Liferider98, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Jun 6, 2016 at 10:16 PM
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    Liferider98

    Liferider98 [OP] New Member

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    Hey y'all, just wanted get some thoughts from current Tundra owners...so I just test drove a tundra 5.7 dblcab the other day for the first time... Gotta admit. Pretty impressed love the power! The ride is super nice as well. Enjoyed the extra space and storage too. But I really love my Tacoma and it's 4x4 capabilities, I've got an ome lift on my taco and 275 s on it so nothing to extreme! But it suits my needs for the most part and looks awesome!

    It is not a need, but more of a curiosity/want!
    I've got a commuter car so gas Mileage is not a big concern...
    Just wondering if anyone has had buyers remorse.
    The one I'm looking at is kind of a basic SR5 2013 5.7 double cab with 27905 on the odometer the dealer is asking around $32600. I was thinking a reasonable price is closer to $30,000

    Thanks in advance,
    Charles
     
  2. Jun 7, 2016 at 4:17 AM
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    Ancient1

    Ancient1 New Member

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    Tacomas are outstanding trucks but after swtching to a Tundra a couple of months ago....couldn't be happier.
    A little hit on milage but the power, room, etc. more than make up for it.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2016 at 4:27 AM
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    double_b

    double_b New Member

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    I went from a Tacoma (actually a 2002, 2011 and a 2014) to a Tundra (2015). I really liked my Tacomas for the same reasons you state. Awesome trucks, great 4x4, very efficiently laid out(good storage space for limited available space) and they look badass with just a little lift and aggressive tires.

    Now......my Tundra....makes me WANT to drive it. Zero buyers remorse. The only remorse I have is I should have looked at the Tundra when I got my 2014 Tacoma so I could have had it sooner. haha

    The power, the ride, the room, I love it all. I sold my 2011 Tacoma to my brother so I do get to see it occasionally. haha
     
  4. Jun 7, 2016 at 4:35 AM
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    Netmonkey

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    ya, I agree with the above posters. I came from a 2010 4x4 Tacoma with a 3" lift on 33's. I loved the Tacoma, but I really love the Tundra. the Tundra is quiet, more refined, and has gobs of power. I thought that I was going to take a hit on MPG, but the Tundra is getting about the same MPG as the Tacoma I had (due to the 33's on the Tacoma). The only thing that i can complain about is that there is no rear seat storage in the Tundra, but that can be solved with an aftermarket storage solution. I agree with double_b, I want to drive the Tundra.

    Do it. You will never look back.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2016 at 4:57 AM
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    Jack Burton

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    Went from a 2011 AC Taco to my current 2013 DC Tundra three years ago and I only wish I had done it sooner. I did notice almost immediately what I'd lost in off-road maneuverability, but the pros of having this truck: room, comfort, tow/haul ability make up for it by far.

    As to Netmonkey's post above, if it's a 2013 you're looking at, it may already have the OEM rear underseat storage. If it doesn't, you can get that from Toyota.

    And welcome to the forum!
     
  6. Jun 7, 2016 at 5:04 AM
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    mdavis

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    Welcome! You wont have buyers remorse. Tundras are great trucks. But here's an idea, why not keep the Taco? I have a plan to buy a taco at some point. Best of both worlds.
     
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  7. Jun 7, 2016 at 6:21 AM
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    Lupe

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    I have yet to see someone have remorse about buying a tundra. I dnt think I seen or heard of anyone going from a tundra to taco. I did the move and I couldn't be happier wish I did it sooner. My only issue was deciding on a dc or crew max and that a debate of its own
     
  8. Jun 7, 2016 at 6:57 AM
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    Sean266

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    I too came from a Tacoma. The only thing I miss is some trails..other than that, the tundra has tons of power to offer you, addirnal interior room, (I had the DC but traded it in for the CM a couple of years later for more room for the kids) and some great options on different trim levels.

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  9. Jun 7, 2016 at 7:37 AM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    From a 09 Taco. Really liked it except for the 2.7L. Wanted more power. Wish was granted.
     
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  10. Jun 7, 2016 at 3:39 PM
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    TheBeast

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    ditto what the other said. More power, more space, comfy.
    Both are great trucks. I say get the tundra and keep the taco.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2016 at 9:47 PM
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    Liferider98

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    Thanks for all the great responses...it is much appreciated.
     
  12. Jun 10, 2016 at 7:54 AM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Bought my 08 DC a little over a year ago, moved up from a Camry. I only wish I could've found a CM, but it was pretty tough to find one in my price range without it having 100,000+ miles on it. Not that thats a lot of mileage for a Yota, just didn't want a worn out interior. I've loved the truck ever since! Like @mdavis I'd love to get a Taco as a second vehicle.
     
  13. Jun 10, 2016 at 8:53 AM
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    Nor7

    Nor7 Chilton Manual Guy

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    Same response as everyone else. I had a Taco TRD, I do miss the feel of the TRD but I'll get that back when I upgrade my shocks. No buyers/sellers remorse at all. For me it was necessity, I all of a sudden had to be able to fit 3 carseats. Wish I had the full crew cab but couldn't pass up the deal I stumbled across and actually the double cab actually fits the whole family quite nicely.
     
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  14. Jun 10, 2016 at 9:14 AM
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    TheBeast

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    +1 lot more space for the kids at the back in my CM. I have 3 young kids and with car seats and scooters/bikes, the tundra CM is a winner.
     
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