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Before I bought my '07 CC, I went into 3 Toyota dealers with a checkbook clearly in hand. I was originally planning on buying a Taco. I couldn't get any one of the dealers to talk to me without a long wait; I had an appointment with one of the dealers and he said I would have to wait for at least 45 minutes before he could see me. So, I went over and bought my Nissan; the dealer was great and I'm happy I bought my Frontier. I hate Toyota dealers; they're the one's with the bad attitude.......
 

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I looked real hard at the Taco. They are a lot more expensive, and the dealers are proud of them and not ready to cut you a deal. It's hard to find a 4x4 without the $3.5k TRD package. IMHO, after doing my research the Frontier is just a better truck. In the end you have to do your homework to find what fits your needs at the price you want to pay. No one else can do that for you.
 

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I too looked hard at the Frontier and the Tacoma. A buddy of mine has an '08 TRD King Cab, essentially the exact configuration I was looking for. It's nice, and I like it, but
A) way more common
B) more expensive for the same configuration
C) the more I researched it the more I found that the Frontier was the stronger, more powerful truck

In the end though, I just wasn't 100% sold on the looks of the Frontier (sorry guys, just an opinion) so I ended up with the best of both worlds IMO and got an Equator :) Couldn't be happier so far.
 

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I too looked hard at the Frontier and the Tacoma. A buddy of mine has an '08 TRD King Cab, essentially the exact configuration I was looking for. It's nice, and I like it, but
A) way more common
B) more expensive for the same configuration
C) the more I researched it the more I found that the Frontier was the stronger, more powerful truck

In the end though, I just wasn't 100% sold on the looks of the Frontier (sorry guys, just an opinion) so I ended up with the best of both worlds IMO and got an Equator :) Couldn't be happier so far.
Hey how is the price of your truck compare to the frontier? And when did your truck frist come into production?
 

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Hey how is the price of your truck compare to the frontier? And when did your truck frist come into production?
I'm not certain of the price, but a month or so ago when I was comparing on the two manufacturers websites the Equator was about $1,500 less than a similarly priced Frontier. The warranty was a nice bonus. I got a fully optioned RMZ-4 Sport CC (similar to the Pro4x/Nismo) for just over $28k.

As to your second question, 2009 is the first model year, not sure when it actually went on sale.
 

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Toyota is not what it used to be.. I have owned a FJ and '05 Taco.

The reasons why I went to Nissan-shown below:

Tacoma Motor Mount Failure:

http://http://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=118986&highlight=motor+mount

http://http://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=49360&highlight=motor+mount

Rear end failure:

http://http://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35345

FJ engine bay ripping.. toyota does nothing for *some* customers (100's of pages of madness):

http://http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/problems-dealer-service/33440-engine-bay-body-rips.html

FJ-SAME rear end failure as the tacos.. shouldn't they have figured this out w/the tacomas?

http://http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/problems-dealer-service/35767-broken-rear-diff-build-date-please.html


Besides that boxed frame, 4 wheel discs and an actual steel bed (yes I use my truck) are the reasons I went w/the fronty.
 

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Makes no sense taco engines require 91 octane and make less hp than a frontier
 
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