2016 Tacoma v 2016 GM Truck Twins

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  1. yorkiemiki

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    What do you all think of the 2016 Tacoma vs the 2015 GMC Canyon or Chevy Colorado? A lot of reviews are saying the tacoma is kind of stuck in past and drives more trucklike than the GM twins. The GM twins got truck of the year 2 years in a row. This year for the diesel version.

    How about sizing up a Tacoma vs a GM w diesel/Duramax?
     
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    like comparing cherries and watermelons...not the same class of truck
     
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    I don't put any Toyota truck in the same class as a real truck.
     
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    So I take it that ya'll are big on the GM Trucks vs the Taco? I am trying to figure out a truck to get, but I dont really tow or anything like that. I use the bed a lot though since I do some construction
     
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    Full size Chevy, if you do construction you won't be happy with a small truck.
     
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    If you don't tow anything just useing the bed any truck will work. In this case I would look at bed size and being able to use it right tying things down being able to chain lock stuff. May also keep mileage in mind. So that said I would keep diesel out of the list or at the bottom as a last resort. Also research and google reviews on the trucks you want but take those reviews with a grain of salt. Some are just too picky or abuse them and tell you they are junk.

    I myself am more gm due to fact they use to be easy to work on parts anywhere and cheaper to fix and repair. Newer model may not be so much now in any vehicle you buy.

    Or find a good old running beater to use it as a work truck.
     
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    Yeah i'm contemplating just getting a good old beater now... I think the newer trucks are out of my price range anyways.

    Any suggestions for a reliable beater up to 10 years old? Probably small-midsize pickup
     
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    Any of the 88-98 chevys are good trucks. 88-to mid 95 are tbi and pretty easy to work and parts are easy to find.
     
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    Small or midsize up to 10 years old....

    Toyota Tacoma
    Chevy Colorado
    GMC Canyon
    Dodge Dakota
    Ford Ranger
    Nissan Frontier

    Of those, only the Dakota comes with a V8. Again, depends on your intended use of the truck. I loved my Dakota.
     
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    What do most people think of the GM twins as far as long term reliability?

    Tacomas seem to really keep their resale--- I was looking at a lot of used ones and they are really high priced... I'm guessing there is a lot of demand for them.

    I mean tacomas have outsold the GMs for the past 15 years for a reason I think.... Is there any proof that these newer gm models will be more reliable?


    From what I hear from a lot of used car guys they are saying the GM small trucks haven't had good reliability where the Tacomas just keep running
     

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