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#86 of 7624 Re: It's almost here..... [tripowertom]
Aug 28, 2004 (1:30 pm)
Typically, when a model is redesigned, the following year gets nearly no changes other than corrections of TSBs, etc. Normally, only the packages/options change, sometimes to make the vehicle a better value (ie more standard options, or more powerful stereo, etc).
If any big changes are coming, they'll be in the 2007 Taco to align with the new Tundra. If the rumors are true, the Tundra will probably end up with a 5.5L V8, allowing Toyota to put the 4.7L in the Tacoma. I have no idea if the Tundra will come with all three engines (4.0L V6).
It's possible that Toyota may give the 4.0L in the Tacoma GDI in 06 (and not 05 as some were hoping), meaning about a 2-6 mpg increase. The Tundra was anticipating a 6 mpg increase on the 4.7L, but the stickers are only showing a 2 mpg increase.
#87 of 7624 Workers at tacoma plant
Aug 29, 2004 (8:19 am)
With all the people that visit and post on this forum dont we have one person who works at the TACOMA plant that can keep us better informed then toyota and the dealers?
#88 of 7624 Tacoma Plant
Aug 29, 2004 (8:43 am)
That's a nice double entendre... if there really were someone here who works there, perhaps they'd like to keep their job...?
I'm pretty sure most manufacturers keep an eye on these forums and make sure everything is on the up and up.
#89 of 7624 Re: Tacoma Plant [steine13]
Aug 29, 2004 (12:36 pm)
Sure toyota is a top secret operation
Aug 30, 2004 (6:03 am)
Toyota has traditionally been tight-lipped about upcoming redesigns - so has Honda, for the record. As with most companies these days, I imagine Toyota requires their employees to sign confidentiality agreements, stating that they may not reveal proprietary information. This would, of course, include any information on future models that has not been revealed to the public via press release.
By not revealing pricing & feature information prematurely to the consumer, Toyota is also not releasing this information to their competitors. If pricing/styling/features were released earlier, the competition would have that much extra time to work on their improvements, thus reducing any additional profit that Toyota could reap by having a unique product on the market for the longest possible period of time.
So, while we're grateful to our Toyota dealers for revealing what information they've got, we have to respect our members' professional positions and their responsibilities to Toyota. In other words, we've just got to be patient, no matter how much it hurts!
#91 of 7624 OK, finally here is the lowdown...
Aug 30, 2004 (7:42 am)
OK, deep breath, now release. Here's the goods, for real...
Aug 31, 2004 (7:59 am)
Good looks, good power and up to 6,500 lbs towing in a midsized truck.
#93 of 7624 2005 Tacoma Release Date
Sep 01, 2004 (3:09 pm)
I spoke to someone at Longo Toyota near me in Southern California. They are the largest Toyota dealer in the nation, I think worldwide as well. Anyway, they gave me some specific dates on the 05 Tacoma. They told me Sept 20th would be the day Production starts, and they would hit the Longo Toyota lots Oct. 18th.
Considering they are the #1 Toyota dealer worldwide, I think their date may be fairly accurate however I would take any info with a grain of salt when it comes to dealers. However they have proved to be the most helpful so far regarding release dates. They didnt have any pricing info yet though.
Hope this helps!
#94 of 7624 Re: 2005 Tacoma Release Date [hkings]
Sep 02, 2004 (4:19 am)
There sure are a lot of "largest dealers in the nation"... That line must be part of salesman training.
#95 of 7624 Longo Toyota
Sep 02, 2004 (7:50 am)
There is only one "largest volume" in the world and it is Longo. No one else is even close. We sell a lot of Toyotas, #1 volume in Alabama, but they sell about what we sell in a year in a two month period. Other dealers have trucks deliver to the dealerships, they have rail cars.