Originally Posted by BarryDingle
There is an epidemic of Tacoma's in the Fort right now....lifted,fancy wheels,winches etc.....but they all usually have one thing in common;the short(er) bed. wth. Am i the only one that thinks you probably don't need a truck if you want a bed thats SO small. The cargo capacity is ridiculous. Get a 6ft bed and stop trying to look cute & sporty!
In regard to the shorter 5' bed is worthless, I couldn't disagree more. Having owned Toyota trucks for over 20 years, I have gone from 7' bed to 6' bed to now 5'. The reason four doors. The rest of the world had them long before the US. They are called a Hilux and are pretty standard in the Astralian outback. Cargo wise not much of an issue. It is more effort to sleep, but I wouldn't go back to an extra cab. W/ the 4door you can comfortably sit 4 adults with boats on the roof and still have enough room for camping and boating gear. Of course if money and size is no issue, they now offer the 6', 4door models. (sidenote, pre Tacoma engines are smaller, Tacoma 4 cyl has same HP as the pre Tacoma V-6)