First, I've been a member here for all of about 15 seconds ... so please ... have pity on me for stupid questions.
I'm looking at a used 2005 X-Runner. And I love that there's a truck out there like this, where handling and performance come first. And they look ... awesome. I'll get a test ride this weekend.
Now I realize that when you're talking about a performance vehicle ... some sacrifices are made to get that performance. This isn't grandpa's 4 cyl Tacoma that he drives to church on Sunday. It's a wild animal that wants to be unleashed.
So, with that in mind ... how do they compare to their mild mannered brethren when it comes to mechanical issues and cost of ownership? Obviously, gas mileage is part of it. But that was easy to figure out. However, I've searched the internet and these forums for a discussion of the V6 vs the V4 and haven't found much info. I'm also worried that the suspension is pricey to maintain. Can anyone here bring me up to date before I pull the trigger on the purchase? The truck I'm looking at has 92,000 miles.
Thanks ... and sweet rides out there,