Hello, Ive come to this forum seeking answers and suggestions. Im looking for my first Tacoma, and ive got two im going to look at. Ill be trading in an 07 Nissan Xterra with 78k
2005 Sr5 Access Cab 4cyl 78k $12988. This truck looked nice online, but I wont know for sure till I see. Anything I should know about this year? What to look for when I test drive it? One thing that concerns me was how was this truck maintained at 78k. Will I need to replace the clutch in a year, ball joints, cv's, etc... This truck will make my payments smaller, and I could have it paid off quick, and it wont drain my account, putting money down, money towards the loan, sales tax. Etc but it has almost 80k miles. Am I gonna get 2,3,4 or more years?
2009 Base Model, But has power windows and locks. 4cyl 39k $18,000
Looked at it, but havent driven it. Its from my best friends work who Ive bought two vehicles off of before with success. This I know wont need anything for a while. I can afford this but it wont be bank account friendly, after everything is said and done and will be more a month than what Im paying now. But its an 09 with next to nothing miles and I will get 5 or more years out of it. Buying it from my friend puts me at ease a little, and they always back up their vehicles.
In reality id like to get rid of my vehicle and into a new vehicle as cheap as possible with mininal payments, but if the 09 is going to be the best choice I dont mind paying more.
I know its a novel, but these are all the concerns I go through, you dont have to address every conern, Im just asking opinions and looking and looking for your concerns or what you would do If you were in my position. Thanks alot