Brand new member here. I'm in the Air Force and will be moving to the "metropolitan area" of Minot, North Dakota in a couple of months. It's 55 miles south of the Canadian border and in the middle of nowhere, so I thought it would be a great time to get a truck. I've been doing research on various trucks out on the market and have been super impressed with the Tacoma. But, now that I've decided on the Tacoma, what to get? Used vs. New? TRD vs. SR5? Extra Cab vs. Crew Cab? Will the Short Bed be long enough to transport a motorcycle?
I'm thinking about a 4x4 Crew Cab, with the V6 engine and 6 speed manual. I need cruise control, as I've got a lot of long drives ahead of me in the next two years. Also, the bed has to be long enough to transport a Yamaha R1. But other than that, I know little than what I've read on some consumer reports. Any insight from owners, especially from the cold climates, would be greatly appreciated!