Originally Posted by Monster Coma
The car gave me a decrease in my payment amount, a decrease in my payment term, better mpgs, didnt use my truck for what I built it for and wouldnt have had the opportunity to for another few years.
The car is a ton of fun and I'm still maintaining good gas mileage. So far I'm very happy with my trade. While the truck was fun I just couldnt justify the extra money it was costing me and with my new job every dollar that I can save has the potential to be turned into several hundred dollars so the opportunity cost for me was just too great to turn down.
What is your reasoning for wanting the truck? perhaps I could answer some questions for you before you make your decision
Well there's a couple of things at play here. I'm tired of the STI... the power is addicting but it's a bit much in reality. It's got a Cobb stage 2 tune on it and a few basic things, so it's not the fastest in the world, but more than enough to get me into trouble. Plus, after 10 years the suspension is just obnoxious. SO rough and bouncy. I can't hardly use it on the highway without immediately regretting taking the car.
So what I've been looking at is a new 2015 WRX or a new Tacoma... The car has obvious bonuses, more comfortable, newer design, newer tech, and a bit faster. The Tacoma though seems like it has a lot of utility at this point. My family has a cabin in northern Michigan and I miss being able to go ride around the state trails up there. I am dying to get a Kayak and can't realistically carry it well with a roof rack on this car or get the car down some of the sandy state trails to get to the rivers up there that I want to go to. I also bought a house 6 months ago and I've noticed more and more that I'm borrowing trucks to do things around the house. In reality that'd be a very small percentage of my usage for the truck, but it sounds so convenient compared to borrowing all the time.
The truck won't really be a heavy-duty offroad rig. I have an offroad buggy that's reserved for serious offroading. Offroading a DD is just too dangerous and expensive.