Just got my '88 4WD pickup head gasket replaced before things became a big problem. Running much better, except the ride is so jarring on rough pavement. I replaced the shocks not too long ago.
So, I wonder, are the Tacomas anywhere near as bad ride quality as an '88 4x4 pickup?
I know the Tacosl have a truck frame and solid axle, so I tell myself, 'if you get a Tacoma, sooner or later it'll ride like this one'. But, there are so many Tacomas around.
So, I'm thinking fuggit, don't get a truck unless you absolutely need a truck bed. Even then, can rent a trailer and hook it to an SUV.