Hey everyone, I am going to a fairly small used car dealer right down the street tomorrow to check out one of these trucks. The dealer has a fairly good reputation around here, if that means anything. I have been driving my 98 civic (first car) for 11 years now, and it's finally time to get something newer.
2008 TRD Sport, 60k miles, 6 speed - Dealer asking $20k
Is this a fair price for the Tacoma? I could look at book values all day long but that isn't what they always actually sell for. Nothing bothers me more than a depreciating asset, which is why I've had such a hard time buying a vehicle. I am generally a terrible negotiator, haha.
Also, what's the best way to buy? Should I drop most of my house-down payment money and pay cash? Put half down & finance half? My civic is probably worth $500 trade in.. I might be better off selling that independently.. but it's not going to make much of a dent.
I plan on buying a house in about a year, and I think the truck would be useful. I don't see myself beating the hell out of it off-road, but I would like a vehicle capable in our Massachusetts snow (it's really not that bad, though I like driving on those snowy nights). Either way, I'd like a vehicle that can last me another 10 years, and maybe this can be the one!