First post in the forum, and hoping to have the need for more.
I've just sold my Jeep Wangler because it was worth more to the dealer than it was to me and getting debt free really made my decision easy. In the meantime, I'm just riding my motorcycles. From my experiences offroad and in life, Toyota Tacomas have gone just about anywhere my jeeps (I've had 3) have taken me and the people driving them are just as passionate and friendly as the Jeep community: I think i'm ready to make the switch.
I've searched through this forum a bit; but I know from Jeep / motorcycle forums that the people who read thread after thread (and twist bolt after bolt) are rarely surprised to see certain issues pop up. I wanted to create this thread to cover everything I need to know to look out for, and to consider, when buying a first gen Tacoma. Additionally, I know these things "run forever" but at what point is the mileage something to be worried about?
My requirements for the Tacoma: 4x4, I'd prefer manual (unless that's a problem, if so please let me know!), also I'd like an engine that can tow if I need it to and isn't going to have a problem keeping speed in the mountains. My budget for this will top out at $10,000, hence why I'm looking at 1st gens.
Thanks everyone, I'm looking forward to this experience and the responses!