So if you've seen some of my recent posts, I'm contemplating getting out of my AC Tacoma. I do like it quite a bit. I certainly have some issues I don't like, primarily the cab space in the back (and a bit up front). My 05 is loaded (Tow Package, Locker, 6 disc system, Steering Wheel Controls, etc), but I need more cab room (I do carry more than two people often, and it would be nice to be able to go for longer trips in comfort). My truck is paid for, and I don't want to enter into payments, so I would have to sell my truck, and pay cash for the alternative.
IDEALLY, I would simply sell my truck and get a double cab long bed, but I can't do that and still come out without payments.
I'm really left with three options (well 4 I suppose) at this point.
I can keep the truck.
I can sell it, and pick up a used 05-06 Double Cab Tundra (LOVE this trucks). I've found a few on AT in the 50-70K mile range for $14-$15K.
I can sell it and pick up an F150 (05 or 06). I love the looks of the F150, and it's one of the only fullsizes out there I think is at least close to comparable to Toyota. Problem with this is...well...it's a big truck...4spd tranny...and I THINK it sucks gas like no fullsize does, and I'm still a bit leary long-term reliability (150Kmiles and more).
Sell my truck, and pick up a used Double Cab Tacoma Longbed, and enter into payments for the difference between what my truck sells for and what that costs.
I use my truck to haul a wide variety of things (furniture, lumber, firewood, mowers, etc), but I don't foresee myself towing anything that would REQUIRE a fullsize, but they are an option because the AC fullsizes have a good amount of rear seat room that the AC mid-sizes don't.
I need to be able to fit four people comfortably in the cab as well.
So, what do you think?