Make this short and to the point:
I currently own a new 2011 Ford F250
I hate it, too big, too hard on gas, its a chore to drive.
I just found out that Toyota is the only one that makes a 4 cyl, 4X4 truck
I am interested in the axcess cab Tacoma 4X4, 2.7L with a manual trans.
I need a truck, I use a truck for hauling, I need to climb steep hills with at least 1000 lbs load in the bed
I live in an area with heavy snow storms, unplowed roads, I need and use the 4X4.
I feel the price of gas will exceed $4 a gallon by the end of the year, I need to save money on gas and feel the 4 cyl with the manual trans will almost double my gas mileage.
Question? Will the Tacoma 4cyl do the job as I expect or am I asking too much?
My truck before the F250 was the 09 F150 and I didn't like it cause it failed to go thru unplowed roads,
I haul firewood and coal and scrap metal over 40 miles one way distances
I live at high elevations with long and steep hills and I need to go at least the speed limits hauling heavy loads, I also need a good braking system for coming down those mountains.
My current truck payment is $650 month and I spend $150 a week on gas, with a Tacoma I expect a $500 month payment and $80 a week on gas, thats a savings around $400 per month
Please give me your honest opnion