I know it's largely a personal decision, but interested in your views nonetheless. I am thinking of trading my 09 V6 6 speed Access 4x4 for a 11 regular cab 4x4 4sp auto. Mine has 16k miles and the regular cab I am looking at is brand new.
On the face of it, checking KBB and calling dealers in my area, it looks like it's an even trade as both vehicles are worth roughly 22k (trade in value for mine and between invoice and MSRP on the reg cab).
My rationale for wanting the reg cab is the looks (always wanted a reg cab), gas mileage and auto tranny. I have always had sticks but the Taco 6 speed is probably the worst stick I have had - the ratios are fked up, it's notchy and the rpm hang drives me crazy. I know the 4 cylinder 4 speed is a dog, but I get my speed thrills elsewhere and don't mind a slow truck.
How much of a hit in resale value would I take down the line? I am thinking Access cabs hold their value more since they are more desirable to most of the buyers?
What do you guys think?