Hey guys. First post. I just bought a piece of land in Costa Rica. I am going to need a truck to bring down here. I drive an F150 in The States but that's the wrong truck. Toyotas are far more plentiful and of course, more reliable.
My question is this. This place eats trucks. It eats everything. The roads are horrendous. I wanted you guys to weigh in on what mods you would make to a Tacoma for this kind of duty. Do I get a Baja or get a regularnTacoma and make more serious changes to,it?
I don't need rock crawling ability. I need to be able to go 30mph over washboard surfaces and be able to hit major pot holes all day long. After it rains the roads are just destroyed. I'm also worried about electric anything. Manual everything is better for down here. From trannys to windows to differentials. Is that something I can even get from a newer model Toyota? Trannys I know. But hub locks? Windows?
Lastly, do I buy new or used? I'm thinking used and wondered which year seems to have the least issues (saw some bad stuff about 2005 rear cases, etc)
Thanks in advance. I need to get this right as its a big deal bringing a vehicle down here.