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Old 11-14-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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I'm just graduating high school and i need a truck to go off to college in. I know about Toyota Tacoma's and i know they have name for there durability, good mpgs, and how long they last(and they look awesome). So why not get one for college, i was thinking a getting a 2013 access cab prerunner V6. I was wondering how much that might cost me. And if the 2.7 4 cylinder would be enough power for the size of the truck. Help me out because i don't want to spend my money that i have been saving for years on something that inst perfect.
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go with bigger engine. i spent $26,000 on my 2007 double cab. 4x4 with 46000 miles on it.

you will be looking in the low teens or even low 20's
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:58 PM   #3
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If you dont mind me asking whats your budget?
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is the access cab worth buying? I would like more bed space for hauling things
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I'm just graduating high school and i need a truck to go off to college in. I know about Toyota Tacoma's and i know they have name for there durability, good mpgs, and how long they last(and they look awesome). So why not get one for college, i was thinking a getting a 2013 access cab prerunner V6. I was wondering how much that might cost me. And if the 2.7 4 cylinder would be enough power for the size of the truck. Help me out because i don't want to spend my money that i have been saving for years on something that inst perfect.
I've had both and I love the 4cyl. Plenty of power and over 21mpg around town. The v6 is only required if you're really going to tow. Just my biased opinion.
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around 25000 or 26000. Could i get the v6 with that price range?
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I got my 2012 double cab 4x4 v6 new for 31,000 out the door.
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ive heard that if your getting the 4 cylinder to get the manual, and i don't want to drive a manual. ive been driving one for 3 years, im tired of it
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:06 PM   #9
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4.0 V6 comes with a 5spd automatic
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i'd go with the 4cylinder. the 6 is cool, but just like bash said, unless you plan on towing stuff you might as well enjoy the extra 7 mpg with the 4cylinder.
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Will the 4 cylinder give me a sufficient amount of power? Like i said i really wont be hauling heavy loads, i am just going to college.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:17 PM   #13
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I Just want a Prerunner, if i get the prerunner should i get the v6 if the price is right? or would the gas mileage suck to bad?
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around 25000 or 26000. Could i get the v6 with that price range?
... ^^^ ... Yes, if you negotiate .... Where are you in GA ? .... I-4s are great but a V-6 is better if you get an automatic.
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I Just want a Prerunner, if i get the prerunner should i get the v6 if the price is right? or would the gas mileage suck to bad?
I think I'm getting pretty good mpg's but My last truck was a Ram 1500 4x4 on 35's. I drive 210 miles a week on 5/8 of a tank. I hunt in GA. & I get about 20 mpg. Last time I went up I went 350 mile before my gas light came on.
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[QUOTE=SOSHeloPilot;5993635]... ^^^ ... Yes, if you negotiate .... Where are you in GA ? .... V-6 is you get an automatic.
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If the Price right for a 4 cylinder auto should i take the offer, people say the 4 cylinder auto sucks. But im tired of driving a manual. and i live in Stockbridge Ga its about 30 minutes south of Atlanta
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Will the 4 cylinder give me a sufficient amount of power? Like i said i really wont be hauling heavy loads, i am just going to college.

it has enough power to do what you go to do if you're not towing. i would of gone with it myself but i intend on buying a boat next summer so i need something to tow it with. i had a '94 ford ranger 4cylinder a few years ago, and that truck did everything i ever needed it to, even pulled a small boat and got good gas mileage (like 27mpg)
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... ^^^ ... Yes, if you negotiate .... Where are you in GA ? .... V-6 is you get an automatic.
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If the Price right for a 4 cylinder auto should i take the offer, people say the 4 cylinder auto sucks. But im tired of driving a manual. and i live in Stockbridge Ga its about 30 minutes south of Atlanta
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I am in Sandy Springs and if you shop around (bargain hard) in Atlanta ... you can get some great deals.

I-4s with a stick are fun ... but an automatic needs a V-6 IMO..

PS ... With good credit ... you can get below 2% APR for 60 months too ... good time to buy.
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I would go with the v6. I had a 2012 ac 4cyl 4x4 5spd got around 22mpg the power is descent. Traded that about a month ago to get my 2013 DCLB TRD sport V6 4x4 and I get around 19 with it and much more power.
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when buying the 4 cylinder 2.7, will the automatic be worth it? i know people around here are lean more toward the manual, but im tired of driving a manual
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