Okay so basically, i have been searching for a tacoma for a while now. I want a first gen trd off road 4x4 with a 3.4lv6 and a 5 speed xcab or auto dcsb. the problem is that everytime i go to look at one it gets sold the day before, or the dealer wont come down to meet my budget. im really lost and im starting to get very distraught about this. Plus i have to get a loan most likely which will be a bit difficult to pay as i only work part time as a 19 year old, until i sell my f150 at least that will help.
OR i could, using the 2g that i have saved in my bank, buy an older 199x jeep cherokee or wrangler in decent condition. and use this primarily for off roading, and then continue saving until i sell my f150 (and a much smaller loan) and buy a sports car and own both a jeep and a sports car (like a 2001 350z or something... you know, not too expensive). Plus this would still give me something to drive until i found the sports car after selling my truck.
The more i consider this the more i like it, but i really like the first get tacos plus good gas mileage for a truck plus pick up space plus towing (a little bit) plus locking diff.
so my question here is should i continue to just search aimlessly for the perfect tacoma for me, and have to deal with car payments and potentials of it breaking while being my only vehicle for daily driving and off roading?
or should i buy a jeep now and then save for a nice car too with little to no carpayment, and the bonus of having 2 vehicles (and the not so bonus insurance for both).
What do you guys think?