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Old 05-07-2003, 04:40 PM   #1
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Default Toyota T100 Truck: Any good?

I am looking into getting a newer car, or truck, and have been looking at the toyota tacoma and t100 line.


however, I havent been able to find much information on the T100, like its reliability, crash tests, etc.
Also, I cant find the gas mileage, but its a 3.4L V6 Manual.
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Old 05-07-2003, 04:42 PM   #2
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Default Toyota T100 Truck: Any good?

The t100 was redesigned renamed the Tundra because it got pretty bad reviews and was generally considered a poor choice among the larger trucks. The Tundras, on the other hand are much better ( toyota got it right the seond time around). Tacomas are one of the most popular small trucks around, because the kick serious butt.
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Old 05-07-2003, 04:45 PM   #3
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Realiability will be standard Tacoma. If you wanna tow 5000LBs, the advice that I've read is: "It does great, you just have to keep it over 3500RPM and never go higher than 3rd gear". So, as a truck I can't recommend it. The V8 Dakotas would do better. (and standard full sizes much better) The T-100 was just a compact that was made wide.
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Default RE: Toyota T100 Truck: Any good?

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as was stated, when toyota brought out their new truck they wanted to change the name. first name was T150, but since it looks a lot like the F150 in both the interior and exterior ford told them not to, and they changed it to tundra.
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Old 05-07-2003, 04:46 PM   #5
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Default Toyota T100 Truck: Any good?

from what i've read the T100's were just underpowered when compared to the V8 competitors, but im not lookin for power.
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My uncle: Why don't they make a 4 door T-100?
Toyota dealer: Because then the frames would be so long they would fall apart.

My uncle bought a '94 Dodge Cummins Ram and has proceeded to rack up a couple hundred thousand miles on it as a work truck. No major issues.


The T-100 didn't have the rest of the components beefed up like it needed to to really be a full size truck.
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Old 05-07-2003, 04:51 PM   #7
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Default Toyota T100 Truck: Any good?

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from what i've read the T100's were just underpowered when compared to the V8 competitors, but im not lookin for power.
I've heard the same thing...but I think I would stick with either a Tacoma or go all out and get the Tundra...I almost got a Tundra instead of the Yukon I bought...but I have since sold it and bought a car as my daily commute has lengthened to where I can no longer justify the gas consumption.
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Old 05-07-2003, 04:54 PM   #8
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Default Toyota T100 Truck: Any good?

dodge dakotas and rams suck up the gas though.

what i need is a decent lookin truck that gets 20+ gas milieage and has enough room in the back to hold 1-2 motorcycles
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Old 05-07-2003, 05:10 PM   #9
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20+MPG in a truck is quite rare. Try a late '90s Chevy C1500 w/ a 4.3V6 and 5 speed. I seem to remember my brother in law getting about 20-23 on an average (usually city). Don't quote me on that. But the 4.3+auto is a dog, you'll want the manual.
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Old 05-07-2003, 05:17 PM   #10
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I doubt you will get 20mpg in a Tundra, otherwise I imagine it's a good truck.
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