Been researching and posting on a couple of other forums...thought I'd gather some more info before making my final choice!
Here's the deal:
I have a 5 month old 07 VW GTI.....which I love....but.....I've started realizing I need something a bit more "practical". The GTI is fun to drive but I'm not liking the following:
1. premium fuel & about 19 mpg average
2. high price oil changes (dealer has to do it)
3. high insurance
4. worried about long term reliability and value
But boy it's fun to drive! LOL....and yes, I thought about all those things before I bought the car but once you get in and drive it your brain tends to overlook the little things....LOL
So my wife and started thinking maybe I should trade it in on something more practical and useful. I could go back to driving a boring Civic and save quite a bit of money on payment, gas, and general maintenance.....but I started looking into the Tacomas.
Mainly an 07 PreRunner V6 DC...with the SR5 package #2. With trade and a little money down I could get it for about the same payments I'm making now...but gain in a few areas. I figure the toyota will bring:
1. Lower insurance
2. Better long term reliability
3. Better long term resale value
4. Lower maintenance costs
5. Equal on gas since I can run regular and still get abou 20mpg in the toyota
So my question is: You guys think it's a "smart" move? Are my Tacoma "pros" about right?