Originally Posted by Buckoma
Welcome! I have owned Tacomas continuously since about 1996... I'm sure you'll love it, awesome trucks.
It's funny because I love compacts but when the Tacoma went midsized I said well, whatever... still way better than the only small truck left, the Ranger.
Fast forward to a couple years ago when I was overseas riding around the base all the time in these new super cool Ford Rangers that looked different than the ones in the US and had a diesel. They were tough as heck and compact. If Ford sold that same pickup here I'm not saying I'd dump the Tacoma, but I'd definitely give it consideration. I just love sturdy small trucks.
Anyway, have fun on the trails!
I'm the same way too. I love trucks but I find it a little much to have a F250 crew cab when I'm still commuting 80% of the time. However, when I am towing, the new taco (with tow package) does it so much better than my 3.0L ranger. I loved that truck but only recently accepted that I never should have had to make the repairs on it that I did.
Yea, once I found out that tacos were related to hiluxes I was intrigued. I learned to drive stick, on the right, in a hilux. Her name was "Shazam" and she had jingle all over.