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Mar 28, 2002 (5:23 pm)
Hello, everybody! I own a 2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4x4 V8 with the AccessCab. It's Black on the outside and Tan on the interior. Very nice truck. It's my first truck, but my second Toyota (first was a Camry) and I have no troubles with the vehicle's size (even here in cramped Connecticut). Drives just like a car. Gotta hold myself back with the V8, though, especially comming from a 4-cylinder automatic Camry. It certainly puts a grin on my face everytime I get behind the wheel!
Since purchase, I have had the following accessories installed:
-black tube steps (installed at Toyota dealer)
-Toyota bedliner (already installed upon delivery)
-Ventvisors (installed by yours truely)
-Roll n Lock bedcover (installed by reputable pickup accessory shop)
As of today it only has about 2600 miles on it. Have had it since mid-October (still use aforementioned Camry as commute vehicle).
Will provide pictures soon!
#23 of 78 Tacoma Double Cab with TRD 4WD: Ride on Pavement
Apr 08, 2002 (4:57 pm)
Hello, after reading 100's of posts, still having
a hard time trying to evaluate the ride of TRD vs Non TRD. I have been unable to find a dealer with
a D cab in stock without TRD so I can test drive
for comparative purposes.
The TRD's I haven driven seem a bit bumpy and stiff, but other posts say non TRD's feel mushy and bouncy.
Is the TRD truck just a bouncier and stiff truck,
or is this due to the TRD? (I am new to Toyota trucks)
Bottom line, would appreciate some guidance
as to the pavement ride characteristics from someone who has driven both TRD and Non TRD 4WD Tacomas.
#24 of 78 Update on ownership
Apr 09, 2002 (5:45 am)
I now have a Tundra SR5 V8 4X2. I traded my V6 Tundra in for it on 12-31-01. I enjoy having the back seat, but I comprised with now having the short bed.
It came with the following options:
Convenience Package w/Keyless Entry
The things I transferred from other Tundra:
7-plug wiring harness
My truck history:
72 Landcruiser I-6 3-speed Manual
93 Truck Regular Cab Standard Model 5-speed
94 T100 Regular Cab Standard Model 5-speed
00 Tundra Regular Cab V6 5 speed
02 Tundra SR5 V8 4X2 Automatic
Apr 09, 2002 (6:46 am)
As far as suspension goes, the only difference between TRD and non-TRD is the Bilstein shocks. The ride is supposed to be stiff: I have absolutely no desire to bottom out and hit the skid plates on rocks when I am offroading.
I don't remember how non-TRD felt when I testdrove it. But my TRD feels great on highway.
#26 of 78 Update - 93 2wd pickup
Apr 10, 2002 (6:36 am)
As of 10 Apr 02 my 1993 Toyota 2wd pickup has 146,000 miles on it and is still going strong, and I'm about to take it down the east coast to Georgia for another trip. Nothing like it, I wish the people who designed the 22-RE 4cyl engine made everything else in my life!! Only problem in the last 25,000 miles has been a flat tire due to embedded nails.
Got all new hoses and will replace them, flush & refill with Toyota antifreeze - the red stuff, I believe - at 150k for good measure.
#27 of 78 V8 vs. V6
Jun 14, 2002 (5:50 am)
We are seriously considering purchasing a new Toyota Tundra SR5 4 X 2; however, I would like a V-8 and my wife thinks a V-6 would be sufficient since the sale price would be less. What do you think?
Jun 14, 2002 (4:03 pm)
Had both. Go ahead and get the V8.
Jun 25, 2002 (8:52 pm)
Not much of a fuel penalty between the two and resale value would be much better than a V6. I've got the V8 and couldn't be happier.
#30 of 78 New Tacoma owner wanna-be
Jun 27, 2002 (5:24 am)
thinking of purchasing a 2002 Tacoma 2WD 4-cyl reg. cab in a couple of months.
a few questions to clear up beforehand:
1. Are Toyota pickup trucks 100% japanese design and 100% japanese motors?
2. Where are Tacoma's assembled?
3. I heard a rumour that Toyota's have japanese engines but GM bodies.... is that true?
4. How does the 02 Tacoma compare with the 02 Nissan Frontier?
Jun 30, 2002 (7:57 am)
1. Design yes, motors mostly (some parts of the engine bay have Delco units)
2. Freemont California
4. More HP, More Room, More Towing Capacity