Originally Posted by WNYTACOMA
Obviously a well thought out move on your part.
Get off the dude's case w/o all of the facts.
Originally Posted by bigsur
Yes indeed, as I live well over an hour away from the closest grocery store, when you need a car NOW you go get a car NOW. My last truck was totaled and I had to replaced it immediately and did not have the luxury of waiting around and looking for a great used vehicle for a few months. What I did do was call every Toyota dealership within 150 miles and got the best deal I could find over the phone before hitchhiking to the dealership to purchase it.
Now, this all happened 5 days before I was the minister in my sister's wedding which added to the necessity of purchasing something immediately.
Maybe you would have chosen a different route had you been in my situation. Good for you.
Just trying to figure out if I should trade down. Don't assume everyone is thoughtless just because they choose to trade down as.....there are often circumstances about which you would have no knowledge.
Not to side with WNYTACOMA, and don't take this that way, but there are rental car companies out there for a reason. You obviously wouldn't want to rent for a few months, but it could have bought some
In your situation, why not just pay the truck off in 10 months and have the paid-for truck in your driveway for years to come? You're going to lose a few thousand on the trade (especially w/ how people view Toyotas these days), and if you can have it paid off with no problem within the year, there's no reason to lose that money.