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04 XTerra vs 02 4dr Tacoma LTD ??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SARTacoma, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Aug 29, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    SARTacoma

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    My neighbor just expressed an interest in my Tacoma... one of those "I'll trade even right now" kind of interests. I'm in a bit of a quandary...

    My truck: 02 Tacoma 2dr TRD 3.4L Limited with 235k which I owe $3k on and needs emissions work.
    Her XTerra: 04 SE 3.3L with 135k which she owns outright.

    She's actually serious about trading plus making the first 2 payments on the Tacoma. I'm kinda tempted so I'd like y'all's input. Oh, and how exactly does that work if I still have to pay off the Tacoma?

    Frankly, I love my Tacoma but I just dont need the (limited) bed space anymore and have thought often about getting into a small SUV to keep my Search and Rescue gear dry / secure but still able to haul my daughter and 2 dogs. I've also gotten a bit less into off-road in recent years but obviously need the 4wd capability of the Toy/Nissan.

    Oh, and at 235k miles, it's gonna start costing to keep the Tacoma on the road :)
     
  2. Aug 29, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

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    Keep the Tacoma! Just get a Cap/tool box/bed cover to keep your gear dry.
     
  3. Aug 29, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    i would keep the taco personally
     
  4. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    veg hed

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    Trade for the Xterra, bro!!!!!

















    No, just kidding....Seriously, keep the Taco and eff Xterra's. Everybody and their wanna be climber, trusta-pharian bozos has one of those things around here. Might as well get a subaru.

    But seriously, when it comes down to it decide what would work best for you, it's your call. I second what kmok said, get a camper shell for the back and you might find that this will work fine. Just my .02

    Also, you don't want to keep paying on a truck that isn't yours. So she is either going to have to pay it off outright or take over payments; or you are going to have to pay it off outright or keep making payments until it is paid off. Sounds like a headache.

    I have a feeling you might get slammed by some folks on this board just for posting that question. Good luck...
     
  5. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    jbrandt

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    You're posting this on "TACOMAworld.com"

    I wonder what the responses will be like...

    Keep the taco (and put a shell on it to keep your gear dry/safe), or get a 4Runner. Nissans are generally cheaper for a reason...

    As far as "trading" the XTerra, she'd have to take over your payments, which means she'd have to get a loan to buy out the remaining portion of your truck. Don't do it. 235K is just getting warmed up for a Taco...
     
  6. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    veg hed

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    I'm wondering what the responses will be as well. :confused:
     
  7. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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    okboatie1

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    If you plan on hauling some pretty small ankle biter type of dogs the xterra may have enough space - depending on the amount of gear you have. Doubt you plan to haul your daughter, dogs and SAR gear at the same time, but if you do I agree w/the others and get a cap/tonneau/box. One more thing - You KNOW where your Taco's been;) Just my .02. GLWD!
     
  8. Aug 30, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    saweetlou

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    Those Xterras are PIGS on gas and a Biotch to work on DONT DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Aug 30, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    Keep the Tacoma. If I'm reading that correctly, she wants to trade you her X-Terra, get your Tacoma and you'd still have to pay off the remaining $3,000??? If it's an even trade where she'll take over the payments on the Tacoma I'd consider it if you need an SUV but if I read that correctly, that's a crappy deal.

    Wait, is said neighbor cute? :D
     
  10. Aug 30, 2011 at 11:55 PM
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    Hmm 2 years newer and 100k younger. Tough call. I'd be really curious as to the conditions. Of the Nissan. Fluids and filters changed on time?
     
  11. Aug 31, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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    Whats she look like? Is she willing to sweeten the deal with some pie:)
     
  12. Aug 31, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    Keep the tacoma imo..
     
  13. Aug 31, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    I wouldn't trade my truck for a station wagon.
     
  14. Aug 31, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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  15. Aug 31, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    Keep the tacoma DUDE.... If you don't keep the taco you are an idiot.. Haha:p:D jk jk
     
  16. Aug 31, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    IIRC those year xterras had some reliability issues. Then again so does any motor above 200k:p
     
  17. Aug 31, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    not the 3.4l v6 or the 2.4l toyota motor.
     
  18. Aug 31, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    They all crap out at somepoint
     
  19. Aug 31, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    mountainman94

    mountainman94 awwwwww yeeeeeeeeahhhhh

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    maybe so, but my 3.4 v6 has 269k miles on it and runs like a charm... but anyways i would keep the truck. camper shell keeps it dry, toyota keeps it running :D
     
  20. Aug 31, 2011 at 5:54 PM
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    I had a 2010 Xterra S 2WD...I owned it for six months before I traded it back in for my Tacoma.

    Keep the Yota.

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