1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Buy Used or Buy New?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by aCab, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Nov 16, 2012 at 4:09 PM
    #21
    scottri

    scottri Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Member:
    #35187
    Messages:
    2,104
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    Tigard Oregon
    Vehicle:
    '10 Sport DC TRD Sport PreRunner
    Cover King Seat Covers, WeatherTech Liners, PopNLock, storage bin locks, N-Fab Step bars, and G4 Elite Tonneau cover.
    I tried for months to find a nice low mileage used Taco. They were all within a couple thousand of new so I ended buying a new one. Better interest rate on the loan helped too.
     
  2. Nov 16, 2012 at 4:12 PM
    #22
    Large

    Large Red

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Member:
    #63268
    Messages:
    15,740
    Gender:
    Male
    Depends on the time of year I would say. Email several dealers in your area & compare prices of used vs new. IMO if the truck has some miles (from 20-50k) and it saves you around 5 or 6 thousand that would be a decent deal if it was maintenanced properly.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2012 at 4:19 PM
    #23
    4x4Taco2012

    4x4Taco2012 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2012
    Member:
    #70671
    Messages:
    418
    Gender:
    Male
    Philadelphia, PA
    Vehicle:
    2013 DCSB TRD Sport 4x4
    Tacoma Bed Mat, TRD Front Skid Plate, Pop'N'Lock Tailgate Lock, Weathertech Digifit Floor Mats, BAK Roll-X Tonneau Cover, Toyota Wheel Locks, Sliding Rear Window Lock, Center Console and Glove Box Motion Detection LEDs, BFG Rugged Terrains, PrimusIQ Brake Controller, Toyota Cargo Net, Entune w/Nav.
    I intended to buy used when I started looking since the truck is a third vehicle, but I ended up buying new due to the outrageous prices used Tacos were going for (which is a good thing!). It didn't make sense to me to pay $3K less for a two year old truck with 30-40K miles on it than it did for a brand new one. I would buy new if I were in your shoes. If you don't care whether it's a '12 or '13 I would jump on a '12 if you can find one on a close-out. Good luck!
     
  4. Nov 17, 2012 at 4:55 AM
    #24
    GWinstead

    GWinstead Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    Member:
    #86476
    Messages:
    70
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    4 wheel drive
    I spent spring of 2012 looking for a used one. Downside of that was not finding a truck with all the things I wanted and felt necessary, and, as noted many times above, the cost of used ones are pretty high. Based on that, I bought new. No regrets.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2012 at 5:03 AM
    #25
    Rupp1

    Rupp1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Member:
    #58019
    Messages:
    1,810
    I bought used this time. Only because it was hard to find exactly what I wanted. TRD Off Road DCSB with a 6 speed. Paid a lot for it, but that's what I wanted.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2012 at 5:29 AM
    #26
    PSJ

    PSJ Prerunners Work

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Member:
    #10620
    Messages:
    1,348
    Gender:
    Male
    Sebastian Inlet
    Vehicle:
    09 Access Cab Prerunner
    Rear Leaf spring TSB, Bilstein 5100's all around w/ front set at 1.75", 265/75R/16 Mickey Thompson Baja STZ's, Trailer hitch w/custom wiring, AFE drop in dry filter, Rear Diff breather mod, Debadged truck, customized stock TRD wheel center caps, added factory fog lights, bed mat, door sills, tinted windows
    I went new as well- did not make sense to go used considering the value of new vs used. Plus as mentioned, financing was easier, etc etc
     
  7. Nov 17, 2012 at 5:32 AM
    #27
    barker14

    barker14 sexual ninja

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2012
    Member:
    #73445
    Messages:
    366
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    05 Tacoma TRD Off Road
    Complete OME suspension with Dakar leaf pack. Clarion touch screen Sport hood Tri fold Tonneau cover
    I bought used. But only because I got a ridiculous deal on the truck. At the time I was just finished college so buying new wasn't really an option. If I hadn't found a used truck at such a good price by now I might have gone used.

    On another note, I use my truck as a truck. So when I'm driving in to the camp and a tree limb scratches the paint a bit, at least it's not a brand new truck I'm scratching :D
     
  8. Nov 17, 2012 at 8:04 AM
    #28
    Spruced UP

    Spruced UP Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Member:
    #77811
    Messages:
    176
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Jacksonville, FL
    Vehicle:
    2013 DCLB PreRunner TRD Sport, Spruce Mica
    For me, I was dead set on Spruce Mica, which was first offered in '12. I also wanted a DCLB. There was no option for a used Taco with these requirements. So, when my '05 Escape died, unexpectedly, I didn't really think twice about getting a new one. LOL
     
  9. Nov 17, 2012 at 10:25 AM
    #29
    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    Member:
    #19571
    Messages:
    3,653
    Gender:
    Male
    Oly WA
    Vehicle:
    '07 FJ
    You will typically have more bargaining room on a used vehicle than on a new vehicle. There is not a lot of profit in new vehicles.
     
  10. Nov 17, 2012 at 5:51 PM
    #30
    aCab

    aCab [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Member:
    #90128
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    Man, new DCLBs are hard to find! Went to 4 dealership today - only one I could find was a new Emerald Green TRD Sport Limited. $36k - no thanks.

    Was offered a Silver DCSB 13' TRD Off Road 4x4 with etune for $30,298. :eek3:

    Not sure how I feel about the Short Bed, but the TRD Off Road seemed to ride better than the Used TRD Sport DCLB I drove.
     
  11. Nov 17, 2012 at 5:55 PM
    #31
    slbible

    slbible Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Member:
    #90790
    Messages:
    20
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Albuquerque, NM
    Vehicle:
    13 DCSB 4X4 TRD OFF ROAD
    $30,298 is an outstanding price. I would have jumped on it.
     
  12. Nov 17, 2012 at 6:47 PM
    #32
    geoff7877

    geoff7877 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2012
    Member:
    #73482
    Messages:
    289
    Gender:
    Male
    Petaluma, CA
    Vehicle:
    2012 SR5 4X4 Double Cab
    New, hands down. Close to the same price. After financing options on new, your pavements would probably be the same if not better on new one.

    Full warranty, no miles and you can get exactly what you want.
     
  13. Nov 17, 2012 at 6:49 PM
    #33
    bash42

    bash42 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Member:
    #59011
    Messages:
    775
    Gender:
    Male
    Eastern PA
    Vehicle:
    '13 Tacoma Access Cab 2.7L 4x4 5spd
    X10
     
  14. Nov 17, 2012 at 6:55 PM
    #34
    Dustyroades

    Dustyroades Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Member:
    #49156
    Messages:
    341
    Gender:
    Male
    Ontario
    Vehicle:
    '09 MGM AC 4x4 SR5 2.7L 5spd
    Front Bilstein 5100s at 1.75", rear 1.5" AAL w/ TSB and OME N182s, P265/75R16 Hankook A/Ts
    Maybe true in some cases but not in mine. I went slightly used and saved ~13% on the monthly payment (same term, fully priced out after haggling etc.). Which just means I can pay it off sooner.
     
  15. Nov 18, 2012 at 5:26 AM
    #35
    TRD Toy85

    TRD Toy85 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2012
    Member:
    #81685
    Messages:
    739
    Gender:
    Male
    CT
    Vehicle:
    loaded 2013 TRD sport
    Someone told me the sales tax on a new car is partially deductable on your tax return while a used cars sales tax is not .

    Can anyone confirm of this is true or not ?
     
  16. Nov 18, 2012 at 5:45 AM
    #36
    bash42

    bash42 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Member:
    #59011
    Messages:
    775
    Gender:
    Male
    Eastern PA
    Vehicle:
    '13 Tacoma Access Cab 2.7L 4x4 5spd
    I think that was the case a few years ago but I am not sure if it is anymore.

    Google is a wonderful invention ;)
     
  17. Nov 19, 2012 at 6:06 AM
    #37
    TRD Toy85

    TRD Toy85 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2012
    Member:
    #81685
    Messages:
    739
    Gender:
    Male
    CT
    Vehicle:
    loaded 2013 TRD sport

    It sure is , would be worth looking up if someone was still hung up on new vs used .
     
  18. Jan 2, 2013 at 4:07 AM
    #38
    VoyageTacoma

    VoyageTacoma Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Member:
    #94173
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Paul
    Denver, Colorado
    Vehicle:
    2013 Tacoma 4x4 TRS Sport
    If you can, this is one of those things that you certainly want to buy new.

    The Tacoma holds its value so exceptionally well that it makes no sense to pay for a used item when the new is not much more.

    I wouldn't want a truck that I don't know the history of how it's been maintained and used.

    My 2003 trade in got $11,000 with 103,000 miles. That's pretty amazing. In contrast, my mother's $40,000 new 2003 Mercedes was traded in this past year for 6,000. I can't believe that my Tacoma cost less but has more value in the end.

    BUY NEW!
     
  19. Jan 2, 2013 at 6:47 AM
    #39
    Lwolf777

    Lwolf777 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2012
    Member:
    #94038
    Messages:
    53
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Pj
    Brooklyn
    Vehicle:
    Dbl cab. SR5, Barcelona red
    I'd say go new if possible, at least then you know what was, or has been done to it from the get go. Like it was said the new vs used price is close, so why not new? Good luck
     
  20. Jan 3, 2013 at 6:23 AM
    #40
    JDeLuca

    JDeLuca Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2010
    Member:
    #46965
    Messages:
    295
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    Staten Island NY
    Vehicle:
    2013 TRD Sport MGM
    TRD Cat Back Exhaust, Bed mat, Weather Techs wet okole seat covers
    I started out looking for used, but after months of looking bought new. Seemed like the for sale by owners would be sold when I called and the dealers wanted way too much compared to a new truck. Happy with new!
     
To Top