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Toyota Tacoma, Truck
#648 of 1138 2006 DC 4x4
Apr 25, 2006 (5:33 pm)
I figured I would post a message after I bought my first Tacoma because I know how much I have used the Edmunds forums in the past.
2006 Tacoma DC 4x4 automatic short bed
SR5, Tow, Limited Slip Diff, 6 spkr stereo, Aluminum Wheels, floor mats.
Paid 26750.50 + 249.50 doc +TTL
It wasn't exactly what I wanted but they were giving me the runaround about ordering one or reconfiguring something from the factory. I had to haggle a bit but knowing they only had 3 DC 4x4's on the lot puts them in a good position. The process was fair and pleasant.
We were paying cash and not trading so there was little room to hide anything. Knowing invoice helps but their first offer was only $500.00 off MSRP. I didn't NEED a vehicle that day and I let them know I didn't like impulse red. Out the door I was $800.00 over invoice. That's fine by me. I think everybody was happy.
#649 of 1138 Re: Toyota extended warrantee vs. Geico service insurance [novataco]
Apr 26, 2006 (11:21 am)
Simple math says go Geico. But.. you need to take the two days and a magnifing glass to read who covers what. And is it $25.00 deductable per "incident" i.e if it takes 3 return trips to finally fix it or is it per visit ( gotta read the fine print).
#650 of 1138 Tacoma Double Cab
Apr 28, 2006 (3:28 pm)
I'm interested in getting feedback on present owners who own Tacoma DC's. I am looking at picking up a Tacoma DC later this year for my business so I am very interested in what people think about there Tacomas. Thanks.
#651 of 1138 Re: Tacoma Double Cab [gleno]
Apr 28, 2006 (9:00 pm)
It is really going to depend on what type of business you have and how the truck will be used. I have a TRD Off Road 4.0 6 speed manual. I have not got any complaints other than the mileage. I can keep it up around 18 with a little highway mileage thrown in, but I am used to small trucks having better mileage. However, my last small truck was a 96 Tacoma which was much smaller. That is what I like about the new Tacoma. It is considerably wider and the 4 door makes it possible for me to haul 3 people (5'10) in the back comfortably while being comfortable in the front too. The extra width also makes it very stable for a 4X4. The power is excellent. I went with the short bed so I could get a shorter wheel base. That makes for excellent maneuverability. There is not alot of room in the bed for cargo, but I am known for having a trailer in tow on a regular basis anyway. That way I can haul a load somewhere, drop the trailer and not have to carry the load everywhere I go. If you plan to haul a large load regularly (trailer or cargo), I think I would go with a bigger truck. It is rated at 6500, and can handle it well, but I think long term it would beat it (or any similar vehicle) down prematurely. If you haul small stuff, but want security, Lear makes a nice slight rise canopy (I have one). Overall, I love the truck.
#652 of 1138 Just sold my '02 Tacoma
May 06, 2006 (5:48 pm)
extended cab V6-5 speed, SR5, TRD for 16K about 20 minures after the ad ran!
It retained 69% of it's original price, even after 71K miles.
Worst part is, I miss it.
#653 of 1138 What I paid
May 10, 2006 (9:26 am)
Bought my 2006 Double Cab Prerunner V6 last week.....Tow package, door sill, floor mats, Offroad Pkg, and TRD exhaust for $24,250......Went through www.carsdirect.com and got dealer invoice price through them and they hooked me up with Beaman in Nashville......I didnt want to drive that far so I told my local dealer and he matched the price, except he threw in the TRD exhaust for same price.....
May 10, 2006 (10:20 am)
What is the actual difference in mileage?
May 14, 2006 (5:55 am)
I wonder if anyone has used Auto Club, Costco or Consumer Reports auto buying service to get a Toyota. And, if they have, was it an OK price or great?
Thanx up front for any real world experience
#657 of 1138 Employee Pricing (California)
Jun 14, 2006 (11:46 am)
2006 V6 Double Cab, 4x4, Automatic
TRD Off Road
Side Curtain Air Bags
Daytime running lights
CD Changer w/steering wheel controls
$26,360 + Tax and Title