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Old 05-25-2011, 10:32 AM
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I am contemplating selling my 1996 80 series because I need and somewhat want a truck. I am thinking of getting an early 2000-2002 first gen Tundra. I am just super lost and need input that will help me make a decision. Fyi the 80 is my dd and my wheeling truck is an 84 fj60.

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Old 05-25-2011, 11:02 AM
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I DD a 2000 Tundra. It's not without its share (or more than its share) of issues. If I were to look for another 1st gen Tundra, I would look for at least a 2003 or 2004 - whenever they changed to the larger calipers. These trucks are hard to find in good condition, with low miles, for a reasonable price. You're also not going to save much on gas mileage; I get between 15 and 17 with the 4.7L V8. The 3.4L V6 may be a little bit better, but maybe not.

If you don't really need the V8 power or the extra cab size I would highly recommend getting a similar model year Tacoma, say from '96 to '04 with a 3.4L V6. Less issues (in my mind), more available options, better fuel economy, still a very utility-oriented vehicle, probably less expensive. The one reason I think that drove me to a Tundra over a Tacoma is that so I wouldn't be tempted to wheel it. But even that didn't work out so well; I got a few pinstripes last summer in NM. But they'll buff out The high gas prices are hurting though; even with my short commute I need to get more serious about velo-commuting or something.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:24 AM
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Why do you need a truck? A utility trailer has met all of my truck needs and then some, plus it's much easier on me emotionally to loan out..
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:38 AM
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I need a truck for throwing stuff in the back and towing a small 15ft travel trailer. The 80 tows the travel trailer ok; I guess I just want to be able to do more around the house. I never thought of just buying an old 4cyl pickup and using that dd duties and house chores. I am just afraid that if I decided to get rid of the 80 that I would regret it forever. Eventually I want to sell the 60 and start decorating the 80. I also thought the tundra would get better gas mileage but 15-17 yuck I guess I will stick with the 80 and get either a utility trailer or an old pickup.
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The 15' trailer part would not be a great match to a standard cab 22R truck. :-)

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1972 2WD Hilux, $1,500 (this is super cool, I'd buy this on principle)
http://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/2391734510.html

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oh that one is really cool somebody get that one, get that one
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:49 PM
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The 15' trailer part would not be a great match to a standard cab 22R truck. :-)

1990 2WD Pickup, $1700
http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/2342315914.html

1987 2WD Pickup, $1,200
http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/2401222909.html

1994 2WD Pickup, $1,900
http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/2393342240.html

1978 2WD Hilux, $1,000
http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/2392850287.html

1972 2WD Hilux, $1,500 (this is super cool, I'd buy this on principle)
http://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/2391734510.html

1977 2WD Hilux long bed, $1,000
http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/2372355005.html
If I were to buy one of these I would definately keep the 80 to build and tow the trailer. I think a nice little gas sipping pickup is going to be just the ticket. I cant wheel a 2wheel drive right? LoL
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...I cant wheel a 2wheel drive right? LoL
I've done it. Wouldn't recommend it.
http://risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/s...&postcount=180
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I have a t100, and preferred them over the 1st gen tundra.

Zero issues and the 3.4 returns the same fuel as the v8. However, it is down on HP compared to the v8, but torque is reasonable. Will tow about 5k pounds very respectively.


Maybe the 22re is a gas sipper, but to my knowledge there isn't a gas sipping toyota truck. Seems to be a falicy. I know lots of taco guys who thought they'd get way better than they do.
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Best I ever got in my 22RE 2wd truck was 32 mpg. That was basically a tank of hypermiling. Usually I got around 28 mpg. A 4x4 I would expect to sit around 22-24 mpg. But I think the new 4.0L V6 can almost do that in the new Tacomas.
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If you have the pickup itch, you'll need to scratch it at some point or it won't go away.
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