Okay, so I am currently driving a 2000 BMW 323ci, which is another one of those cars, like Tacomas, that you can spend a lot of time and money modifying to make it better and your own. I had a great time with it, and it was one hell of a first car, but I'm now looking to get a 2005+ Tacoma.
I called my insurance company today and they informed me that adding a Tacoma with the V6 to the policy would only be $40.00 more per year
So now that that worry is out of the way, I am left deciding which model to go for.
The poll shows the options I am between. I will mostly be doing highway/city miles, and most likely very little offroad (but maybe some once I have the capability). I will most likely also visit the mountains during the winter once or twice a year. The biggest need for a truck is to tow a boat, which I have already confirmed is within the Tacomas towing limits. I will be getting a Tacoma with the Tow Package.
There are a couple reasons why I am favoring the 2WD, first I will be driving on the road 95% of the time and only some will be towing, I have been told that either the locker or LSD will get me up the boat launch. I am also having trouble finding any 4x4 off road, or Sports in my price range (<19,000) with low miles and anywhere nearby to socal. Also it is nice to get a little better mpg. So if I go for a 4x4 it will most likely be either more expensive, far away, or a long wait.
I would definitely have the following options: TRD Offroad or Sport, Double Cab, Short or Long bed, Tow Package, V6.
Anyways, I have been looking around this forum for a little while and love atmosphere, very helpful and nice, not too much bashing, and now I would like all of your opinions on what truck you would get, or which one I should get. Thanks in advance.
Pic of my car currently: