Since our second child is soon to be born in mid July, I've been toying with the idea of getting an SUV for the wife.
Currently we own the Tacoma and another more economic car sort of speak, which is the car my wife drives, but this car has no ABS, no airbags, no ISOFIX system for the child seats.
I couldn't get more than 7k for that car, that would make a decent down payment for another new vehicle, but right now I cant really afford getting into another loan (I have a mortgage).
I have told the wife to drive the Taco, but she doesn't like it that much because of two reasons: Shes not used to drive a truck (that can be fixed) and, these kind of trucks are somehow very attractive to car jackers, now that is a very valid reason since she would be traveling with both children.
Another thing to get into consideration is, Tacoma Insurance is very high and the gas consumption is also high. I only use it for a 4 mile commute 4 times a day for my work.
Bottom line, every sign is telling me to get rid of it and get an SUV, thinking about a CRV, Mazda CX7, CRV, and would be something that I could buy without putting more $$ on it.
Anyway, I just needed to put it out there...