Ugh. I just got back from the dealer for an inspection for their frame rust through program, and it failed :-( I like my truck and I really don't want to sell it or take on yet another loan to buy a new one.
But... I just looked up the KBB value on my truck with the options it has and it comes out to 8,408 without the bed cap included. 1.5 times that is 12,612, so actually that's a really good deal. I didn't think about getting a used truck to replace it, but that might work out with no debt needed.
Has anyone done this deal and settled for other than a pickup? Do you like the 4Runner vs. the utility of the pickup? I use my bed all the time to take trash to the dump, haul deer when I'm hunting, throw camping stuff in when towing the camper, in fact I just brought home a exercise bike in it last night. So, can the 4Runner do all that? It would be cool to have the extra back seats, but I also don't want to give up the room in back to carry large things -- and of course need the towing ability as well.
Any other ideas for a towing/hauling vehicle with useable back seats and under $12k?