I've been considering getting a new Taco at some point next year, once I save up the cash to do so. But, between now and then, I have had plenty of time to think about that consideration. Before mostly deciding on a Taco, I also considered getting a full-size truck. I'm sort of a Ford guy, having driven more Fords than any other make in my lifetime. I currently drive an '05 Ford Escape 4WD, and it has been a great vehicle. I have over 180k miles on the clock and hope to get another 15-20k between now and the time I get another ride. It's time for me to have a truck, though.
Looking at the prices for used Tundras, it makes the purchase of a new Taco really tough. I know there's little to compare between the 2 vehicles, aside from the Toyota badge, but if I want the Toyota reliability in a bigger truck, why not the Tundra? Used '05-06 Tundra's with less than 75k can easily be had for well under $20k. (from what I read here, the '05-06 Tundra is the most recommended years, right?)
Then, back to the Ford side of me, how does the F150 compare to the Tundra? Is the Ford V8, either the 4.6l or the 5.4l, a comparable engine to to the 4.7l that can be found in the '05-06 Tundra?
Any thoughts here?