1995 wasn't a terribly inspiring year for new model introductions. Many models were revamped in '95, like the Corolla or the BMW 5 series, but few truly inspiring models were introduced. There was, however, this interesting pickup:
1995 Toyota Tacoma. Rather than simply revamp the pickup like, Toyota opted to actually give their North American small pickup a name. I remember when the Tacoma was launched - there was a fair amount of consternation given that Tacoma, WA wasn't exactly a place most would think of to name a vehicle after.
But the Tacoma was the first model to roll off Toyota's North American assembly line, and they wanted it to have a uniquely American name, and thus what was known around the world as the Hi-Lux became the Tacoma. Or Taco for short.
I've thought about a ~ 10 year old Tacoma for TheBoy. It's really just about the perfect vehicle for a teenage boy - it only seats two, so he can't bring a contingent of peers; with the 4 cylinder engine and automatic transmission he won't be racing anyone in the truck; and with a 4" lift and 33" tires it still looks pretty badass. And since it's a Toyota, it'll run for a long time.
Now, anyone got a line on a used Taco?
That is all.