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Old 01-01-2013, 08:24 PM   #1
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Question Purchasing my first Taco.

Hi guys.

I am in the market for a new car becuase my 2005 Jeep liberty is on its last legs. It needs a new transmission and I looked into buying one but it would cost $2000 and its not going to help the car value. Also I would need a new catalytic converter. All in all, I would be spending the cars value in parts.

I have always liked Tacomas and I have been eyeing them for months. My Grandpa is going to help me buy it, and I will make monthly payments back to him.

I am looking at the 2013 Tacoma Prerunner. I dont feel I would need a sport edition or 4X4 because of my location in California. Although it would be nice to take it off-roading I cant afford the insurance and gas. I am looking for 4X2 V6 with a tow package.

Any advice for a new taco buyer?

Thanks guys.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:50 PM   #2
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I have a 2011 TRD Sport double cab 4x4 for sale
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:52 PM   #3
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Might want to think again on the purchase if insurance and the added gas cost of a 4x4 is not in your budget .
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:53 PM   #4
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New transmission on a 2005 Jeep? Isn't that kind of early for a replacement? Did you rag on it or something?
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Are you actually going to tow with it? if not the package is an unneeded expense.

Also, if you are worried about gas have you looked into the I4? Or do you have a need for the V6?

Just questions to speculate
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:01 PM   #6
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^ Its a Jeep. It could have 5 miles on the Odometer and have a bad tranni.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:07 PM   #7
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If cost of fuel and insurance are a factor, you may want to reconsider getting a truck or maybe look into the 4cylinder tacomas. Most people get about 17-18 mpg on a non modded v6 taco.
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If cost of fuel and insurance are a factor, you may want to reconsider getting a truck or maybe look into the 4cylinder tacomas. Most people get about 17-18 mpg on a non modded v6 taco.
+1 on this.

Cheaper over-all cost of ownership, but fuel and insurance aren't part of those numbers.
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