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Old 05-27-2008, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"lucky" Toyota truck update

Hi all, I filled up today and registered 33.5 on the truck after a tank with skirts, duct tape, and driving very nicely. No acetone. ( a litle engine-off coasting on the county roads). I think I'll concentrate on an under panel for the front of it next week......

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Old 05-27-2008, 10:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice! Impressive fill up for a truck indeed,
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Excuse me for stating the obvious, but what is the point of having a truck if you can't use it as a truck?
I mean, if you're only after gas mileage and need only to seat yourself and one more passenger, there are a lot of cars out there that will do much better than 33.5 MPG...

Just my humble opinion,

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Old 05-27-2008, 11:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for asking
Actually, I have some plans in the works to make the back half of the cap hinge up with some hood props... A "trunk" of sorts. I too, do not like the unusability of it, and the reason I did this was

A) The truck was given to me for free

B) I was inspired by high gas prices, Phil Knox, and ecomodder.com

C) It's oh so fun!

D) I have a Z71 when I need a truck
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as of feb. 09, still holding up great with new owner,
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Old 05-27-2008, 11:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just as an aside, I read that toyota was buying back rusted Tacomas ... here is a snippet of the article; I don't know if yours falls into this category but if it does .. then free money I guess.

In a program that covers 813,000 trucks and could cost almost $100 million, Toyota is offering to buy back 1995-2000 Tacoma pickups with frames so badly rusted that they cannot be repaired.

The automaker is also extending the warranty on those frames from the normal three years or 36,000 miles to 15 years (from the time they were new) and unlimited mileage.

On the buybacks, Toyota will pay 1.5 times the suggested retail price for a vehicle in excellent condition as calculated by Kelley Blue Book.
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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unfortunately for me, mine's pre-Tacoma by about a year or two. Funny thing about those toy trucks, it used to be, the bodies would fall off the frames. Now it seems to be the other way around!
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Love what your doing my next project after my CRX wil be my 05 colorado 2wd pickup.. gets a decent 24mpg now with standard driving.. should be able to get 35-40 with it..
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In a program that covers 813,000 trucks and could cost almost $100 million, Toyota is offering to buy back 1995-2000 Tacoma pickups with frames so badly rusted that they cannot be repaired.

il price for a vehicle in excellent condition as calculated by Kelley Blue Book.
I wish GM would do that for us Metro owners. Too damn bad that a car less than 10 years old rots away so fast. I would not want a "Buy-back" from them but a replacement shell.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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shouldn't chevy have an offer like that for all (and I mean all) truck cab corners?

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