I visit here often and finally decided to join so I can post. I'm about a year away from buying a Tacoma--that's the plan at least.
I work at a title loan company that sells repossessed vehicles. It just never works out that we get any Tundras/Tacomas in. I got lucky a few months ago and snagged a very nice 03 Tundra access cab TRD package, black chrome wheels, stepside for $5,000! Got a pretty good deal cuz we sell these cars cheap.
Anyways, this Tundra was being used as an extra vehicle, and we were in a position we needed money so we got rid of it last month. I'm still pissed about it--sucks talking about it 'cause it was such a nice Tundra for $5,000. Probably won't see a deal like that again around here!
As much as I loved the Tundra, it wasn't exactly perfect for my needs. Granted, I'm no big "hauler" or anything. Just would like a pickup in the family to move the occasional needed item(s). I loved the power of the V8 on the Tundra, but gas wasn't too great. With a 1 year old, the access cab/those suicide doors got annoying. Also I wasn't used to driving a truck so driving around the city, parking lots, was just slightly a pain.
I think the Tacoma would be perfect--smaller truck, better on gas, double cab for the kiddo. Need to pay off the wife's Highlander (about a year left), and I think we'll be good. I'm starting early to do my research so I'll know exactly what to get when the time comes. Not sure if I'll go with an '08 (around DFW lately finding anything with low miles is around $20K--not sure if I'll go used or new).
I just wanted to introduce myself. Like I said I visit here often. Looking forward to posting and hearing others' advice!