Just purchased a new 2013 Tacoma 4x4 (Live in rural Maine where 4x4 is pretty much a must). This is my 2nd new Toyota 4x4. First one was a 1981 (Told you I was old..).. . Brand New it WAS $7,700. Times have changed....
2nd was a used 1985. Had zero problems with both, and really I expect the same with the 2013. I like standard tranny and regular cab. Would have gone with 6 cyl. If it were available in the regular cab. Its not. But the 4 cyl is surprisingly peppy. Certainly much more than the old rusty 4 cyl. Wrangler TJ I just got rid of.
I am an old fart (68) but still like my trucks, and 4-wheeling. Hundreds of old logging roads here in Maine to explore.
I could not wait to tinker with it. New TRD wheels, and Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs.
Extang TriFold Hard Tonneau and tailgate lock are coming UPS.
Looking for nerf bars, but hard to find for regular cab. Probably a bull bar a bit later.
Hope to learn much on this fine forum...