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Old 11-15-2006, 09:58 AM   #1
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2002 Taco VS Frontier VS Sport Trac

Hey Guys,

Hehehe..yes i'm looking at trucks (yet again)

Had some questions for you guys n gals (since i have nil, nada, zip experience when it comes to trucks!)

1. Which of the following would you pick?

2. Why, give 2 reasons, could be from personal preference (with logical reasoning or an option in the vehicle), of why you picked what you picked.

3. Give reasons of WHY you did'nt pick the other two and plz if you can give reasons why you did'nt pick them (2 reasons per truck). (Could be "not reliable, gas mileage or plain ol personal preference)

Keep in mind they are all:
  • 2002-2004 year models.
  • 4 Door (full size, no ext cab.)
  • V6.

Trucks in discussion here are the Tacoma, Frontier and Sport Trac. All in their middle classes, no TRD/Adrenaline upgrades. Just the trucks in their upper to base street trims. No 4X4 or anything for me.

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Old 11-15-2006, 10:00 AM   #2
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b/c i have one
b/c they are prettier than the others
b/c the gas mileage is great...
b/c they are pretty!

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Old 11-15-2006, 10:18 AM   #3
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None of the above.

When I was looking for a larger vehicle, I decided I didn't want a gas guzzlin' huge SUV, but didn't really want a truck (again). Then I figured that the most I would ever tow/haul would be a small trailer w/ 2 bikes. So having a huge towing capacity was unnecessary.

So, I went with the Honda Element. Oh, people laugh and point fingers, but I love that thing. I don't have a large ego or small to compensate for, so it works out perfectly.


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Old 11-15-2006, 10:20 AM   #4
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The Toyota, from what I've seen, better build quality, and the interior isn't as "plasticy" as the Nissan.
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:23 AM   #6
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Edmunds says the Toyota is smoother but the Frontier is more fun to drive. :laughing6

All personal preference.
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:37 AM   #7
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Toyota, Toyota, Toyota.

1) They are built better than Nissans (I know from expreience. I had a Tacoma but sold it to buy an Xterra because it had to hold a baby seat)
2) They maintain a higher resale value (I also know this from experience. I sold my 2000 ext. cab Tacoma for $12,000 and bought my 2002 Xterra for $10,000.)
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:45 AM   #8
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I just got rid of a 2001 Sport Trac, good vehicle (my wife loved it) but after a couple hrs of driving I was uncomfortable in it. Mileage and power were good but I never towed anything with it. The you can get the small v-8 in them now but mine had a v-6.
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Toyota, like previously stated built better and great resale value
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:41 PM   #10
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i heard the tacos are pretty well built.
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:44 PM   #11
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I prefer GM, but out of your selection, probably the taco terd toter.
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Tacoma.

I saw a sport trac roll when it got hit by a car that blew a red light and hit around the front tire only going about 25 mph.
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:50 PM   #13
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None of the above.

When I was looking for a larger vehicle, I decided I didn't want a gas guzzlin' huge SUV, but didn't really want a truck (again). Then I figured that the most I would ever tow/haul would be a small trailer w/ 2 bikes. So having a huge towing capacity was unnecessary.

So, I went with the Honda Element. Oh, people laugh and point fingers, but I love that thing. I don't have a large ego or small to compensate for, so it works out perfectly.


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The element is gay....
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:55 PM   #14
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I'm a nissan man myself they have more power (though 02 didn't have the v6 yet) good towing capacity excellent frame strength etc.

toyo will probably be the most reliable they seem real well screwed together. sport trac is a bit bigger than the others but its also a ford... I dunno.
I'd prolly pick the frontier.
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I have a Tacoma and I love it!! It has never left me walking and all I have done is change the oil/ ok well Wal Mart changes the Oil but u know what i mean!!! I actually thought about buying a Nissan because they were cheaper but people I know who bought them I would notice small things would break on them and they would look old before there time. as 4 the Sport Trac I have no opinion im not familiar with them. But overall I would Say Toyota!!!
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Thank you for proving my point Mr Tiny .



So anyone that has a truck has a small ....
You keep bringing it up like you have to continue to tell people it isn't small so that you can make youself feel better b/c yours probably is small
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So anyone that has a truck has a small ....
No, just the ones who feel the need to make fun of the Element such as yourself.

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You keep bringing it up like you have to continue to tell people it isn't small so that you can make youself feel better b/c yours probably is small
Well, duh! Reverse psychology
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good on gas
nice on the inside and out
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ford trucks are the loss imo
and the nissian has a lil 2 much plastic on the outside and in for my taste.
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No, just the ones who feel the need to make fun of the Element such as yourself.



Well, duh! Reverse psychology

Ahhh did I hurt your feelings b/c i don't like your vehicle... :laughing6 :laughing6

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