Not sure if you guys remember me, but I traded in my 2008 TRD OR back in March for a Corolla S. Tough economic times put both my job and my wifes job in jeopardy which triggered the move. In hindsight I overreacted and should have listened to the wife who said wait the whole thing out. At the same time I took less $ for my truck than I should have and bought an econobox that I shouldn't have bought. I posted a thread saying how unhappy I was with it back in July and the unhappiness continues. So this leaves me with the decision that I should just bite my losses and go back to the truck. I had planned on keeping the car for at least 2 years to make up what I loss on the truck in savings. But what the hell for.
So, right now my thought is to get either a 2010 Tacoma TRD Sport or a 2010 4Runner (not sure on the model since nothing has been released). I really don't need a truck, I just love it. I use it for trips to Home Depot, my wife is HUGE into gardening, trips to the dump and other miscellaneous things. Also, if things continue to get better I want to buy a boat for the 2011 boating season. The boat I want has a dry weight of 4500lbs + a trailer. I figure I would need at a minimum 6000lbs of towing capacity which the 09 4runner does not offer but the 2010 could. (it has to be a 6, this is also my DD so fuel economy must not completely suck). Also, I feel I need to wait to see the 4Runner when its released. The last thing I want is to buy the truck and then be salivating over the 4Runner.
So you are probably asking yourself why even consider the 4Runner. I have just always been infatuated by it. I have rented a few in the Dominican Republic and used them in a variety of ways, some good off-roading included. Also, at times I like the idea of everything being enclosed back there. The Tounneau I had in the Tacoma was far from waterproof.
The third option would be to wait till 2011 to see if the Tacoma gets updated, but that's not a given and I doubt I would be able to hold out so long.
So what do you guys think... Can't wait to hear what you have to say.