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Toyota Tacoma, Truck
Aug 09, 2001 (3:27 pm)
What do you mean by, "...the 3.0L is in better shape." Honestly the 3.0L engine wasn't a bad engine in its day and will probably last you another 10 years or so without major problems. So long as you don't mind not having as much HP as the Tacoma, go for it! You can even use the fact that it's not a 3.4L as a bargaining point..."Well I was more interested in a more powerful 3.4L Tacoma. What kinda offer can you give me?" Nothing wrong with those 3.0L 150HP Toyota Pickup V6's in my opinion.
Be a little leary of early model 3.4L V6 Tacomas. Ask the owner if they've had problems with the head gasket (a known problem for 1996 - some 1998 models).
Aug 09, 2001 (4:22 pm)
Thank you so much for all of your advice. I am going to purchase the 3.0 V-6 tomorrow!!!! I will be posting my tacoma experiences on some of the other sites. I feel bad, the owner really doesn't want to sell, but he has to. He said the spots on the title were teardrops. I am SO looking forward to my 1st Toyota. Hopefully I can get another one after my Ford dies (shhh don't tell the Ford).
Thanks again for all the info. I have really learned a lot!
Aug 10, 2001 (7:18 am)
I think ebbgreatdane has a valid point there. As long as you realize that you don't have a lot of acceleration available in the 3.0L, there isn't really anything wrong with that engine design. My old '85 has a 22R that put out about 95hp when it was brand new. I guess that it might break 90hp now after 200K+ miles even with the performance add ons. However, the engine is still plenty capable for a truck of its size. It will still pull more than the tire traction allows or the brakes will stop. Of course, the new 3.4L is much nicer. Why else would I shell out the cash for a new D-cab? You just have to realize the limitations up front.
#109 of 2067 RS3000 security system auto unlocking doors problem.
Aug 11, 2001 (10:15 am)
I was wondering if any tacoma owners with the RS3000 toyota alarm system are having intermittent problems with the doors not auto unlocking when the alarm is unarmed with the remote.
#110 of 2067 Paint Questions
Aug 15, 2001 (1:55 pm)
I have a 2001 4x4 Tacoma that is 6 months old. I noticed when waxing it last night that there are a dozen spots about the size of a pencil eraser where the paint is cracking on the hood and on top of the cab. I went to the dealership and they said it was do to (acid rain, bird droppings, etc.), so it wouldn't be covered under warranty. My color is black so there is no clear coat, anyone else have any ideas or similar problems???? I am going to meet with the rep. but I am sure I will get the same run around. I wash and wax this thing religiously! I live in Iowa, so no acid rain either. If it's bird droppings then every black truck on the lot should have the same problem. Simply frustrating!!!!!! Shane
Aug 15, 2001 (4:44 pm)
"My color is black so there is no clear coat, anyone else have any ideas or similar problems???? "
-hmmm, I'm pretty sure you have a clear coat. -doesn't matter what color your vehicle is. I'd raise heck with the dealership until they fix it. if not, go over their heads.
#112 of 2067 Modifications
Aug 17, 2001 (12:41 pm)
Does anyone know what modifications are needed to be done on XtraCab V6 2WD to bring it to the 4WD height (Basically, I want to try and modify a V6 Xtracab with manual tranny into a V6 Prerunner with manual transmission.
Or would it not be worth the trouble, and be just easier to buy the 4WD Xtracab?
Aug 19, 2001 (8:03 pm)
I haven't heard of anyone having that problem with the alarm system. Better head back top the dealer.
Aug 31, 2001 (1:22 pm)
Don't bother with the mod. Honestly, the aftermarket cost of doing that doesn't make sence when you start to talk about thinks like extending the steering column and tweaking the front suspension.
You'd be better off gettting the 4X4 or Prerunner to begin with and raising those if you desire. The last thing you want to do is buy a brand new truck and FUBAR it up. The 2WD versions do not have the structural rigditity to be a Pre-Runner or 4X4 and it will never be quite "right".
Aug 31, 2001 (1:25 pm)
I read your other post in the Ranger/Tacoma list.
My advice. Seek out the BBB (Better Business Bureau). Don't bother calling them since you'll never get through and if you do they'll never call back.
Go to their website and either use their online form, FAX them at the contact number listed or write to them. You'll have a response from them within 3 days and shortly after that the dealer will be calling you to, "....do whatever it takes to make you happy...".
Man I hate dealers,