I think that I posted my questions in the wrong place, so I will post here as well.
I have been driving toyota trucks for 25 years or so, but will be buying my first Tacoma very soon. I found two preowned Tacomas that are in my price range, and have a few questions. I am hoping to get some advice.
One of the Tacomas available is an 08 Prerunner 2WD I4 Access with manual transmission. It only has 6000 miles on it. The dealership wants around $17,000 for it. Here is more info:
2008 Toyota Tacoma 2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner C14992B Gulf Freeway
6,083 $16,980 $17,995
Options: Tilt Wheel , Tire-Pressure Monitoring System , AM/FM Stereo , CD Player , Additional Power Outlet(s) , Air Conditioning , Bucket Seats , Cloth Seats , Mirrors-Vanity-Passenger , Wheels-Steel , Reading Lamps-Front , Air Bag - Driver , Air Bag - Passenger , Air Bag On/Off Switch - Passenger...
The other is an 09 Tacoma 2WD Access I4 with automatic transmission and it has over 10,000 miles on it. It is a little over $20,000. Here is more info for it:
Exterior: Silver Streak Mica
Interior: Gray Cloth
Engine: 2.7L DOHC EFI 16-valve I4 VVT-i engine VIN: 5TETX22N39Z617659
MPG (C/H): 19 MPG/25 MPG
So, my first question is why the difference in price? Both of these trucks were sold last year, but the 08 has less mileage.
Also, should I get the auto or the manual? Both of my previous trucks were manual and they are still running.
Any comments or advice would be appreciated.