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Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger
Jan 24, 2002 (6:34 pm)
Like 138,700 (or so) miles and climbing on my '93.
Pluto--->I guess you don't have anything better to do, since you're a government employee... oh never mind. You're just placing yourself on the short end of the karma stick, imho.
anafofana--->That's what I'm talking about. All the toyota fans here keep preaching quality, peace of mind, and the god given locker. I own a 1993 Ranger that still runs great, and is practically earning me money now because of the low maintenance, the very durable design, and of course the lower payments(or lack there of now). You don't see any Toyota Pickup (Tacoma showed up 1995ish) owners here saying the same.
2k1trd--->Spent 2 years of my life working as a mechanic as well. I've seen enough toyota's in the shop to know that it's not all it's cracked up to be. I'd say the ratio of Fords to Toyotas are very close to the same ratio of sales. Go figure.
saddaddy--->Better hope nobody upgrades their "stock" equipment if they meet you off-road. Because that my friend is a whole new ball game, no? That may also be one great use for a the extra thousands of dollars.
#246 of 1840 Thats my point exactly
Jan 24, 2002 (7:00 pm)
The competition has gotta spend thousands of dollars to keep up with a $22K Taco on the trail. FX4 included. No locker = no get to the top my friend. Lift a tire with that "just as good/next best thing" LSD and tell me what happens. I ain't gotta upgrade my stock equipment my man, and that is truly a great feeling. Let 'em spend their extra money on an electric locker (oh wait there isn't one - now), better shocks, and the like and they might stand a chance. But not b4. You said "that may be one great use for a the extra thousands of dollars." Let me tell ya', if they wanna compete, thats the ONLY use for the extra money. Don't even start with someone wanting to do high speed prerunning. Thats something that no one has brought up. Ford doesn't push many of those. Prerunners are more capable than Ford's similar offering. (loaded comment)
#247 of 1840 Something funny
Jan 24, 2002 (7:33 pm)
Everyone should go to the Lemon truck thread under the pickup section and look at that. AMAZING!!!!
Jan 24, 2002 (7:36 pm)
Which lemon truck thread? Lemonado?
#250 of 1840 lemon truck tally.....
Jan 24, 2002 (9:31 pm)
1 datsun/Nissan (1982)
Jan 24, 2002 (9:47 pm)
tbunder - No reason to get defensive and make a "prove it" comment. I'll buy your explanation that some may apply their own sticker. I never gave it much thought and wasn't aware that the TRD only came on the ext. cab.
stang - I have no problem accepting that your Ranger has given you a lot of trouble free miles. If you've really never seen anyone claim the same about their Tacoma, however, then you need to look other places than a Ranger page. This forum has several past regulars with similar claims as well as the many consumer rating pages, Tacoma pages etc. I've only had mine two years but it's been trouble free so far.
Jan 24, 2002 (10:32 pm)
Wow....looks like the Big 3 are the Big 3 there too. Tbunder could be proud of those statistics, Ford excels there as well
#253 of 1840 My sentiments
Jan 24, 2002 (10:41 pm)
exactly. I went there expecting a bunch of flaming from all the domestic lovers that frequent this site. But NOOOO. I was actually surprised. Then again - no I'm not. Yota rulz.
#254 of 1840 to stang...
Jan 24, 2002 (11:41 pm)
While the tacoma has been around only since 95, toyota has had a compact for a while. My father in law has an 87 toyota pickup with 210,000 and claims hes only ever "changed the oil and gas!" Im going to assume he at least also changed the tires. But the point is they do have a reputation for longevitiy, the tacoma supposedly being an improvment on the old pick up.