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Dilemma..So I'm thinking about selling my truck and getting a Subaru BRZ...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 1Baddtaco, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Apr 5, 2012 at 2:08 AM
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    1Baddtaco

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    What do you guys think? I have a 06 PreRunner DC 6ft 72k paid off and I'm really thinking about selling it to get the new BRZ from Subaru. Would you guys do it? I really don't use my truck for anything except just drive around town. 99 percent of the time, there's nothing in my bed and this truck has never even towed anything at all. Iono what to do...
     
  2. Apr 5, 2012 at 5:33 AM
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    DC Taco

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  3. Apr 5, 2012 at 5:43 AM
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    GP3

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  4. Apr 5, 2012 at 5:45 AM
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    BARTRD

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    Scion will sell it under the FR-S name. Subaru sells the beefier version BRZ. I've been watching these things since toyota first started rumors about a new rear wheel drive sports car. Should be a sweet little car.

    If the truck is paid off, why not keep it and get a BRZ?
     
  5. Apr 5, 2012 at 5:46 AM
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    Sport11

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  6. Apr 5, 2012 at 5:56 AM
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    cevaes

    cevaes TOYOTA

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    yes we will have both, Scion FR-s for 24,999 and Subaru BRZ for ???
    same Subaru engine same setup but different tweaks from different manufacturers i would go with the yota... just because :)
     
  7. Apr 5, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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    pickle

    pickle UAW made TEAMSTER driven

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    those are badass lil cars for sure. as soon you trade your taco for one, you will regret it. trucks earn their keep, and you can always make money with atruck. KEEP the taco, and go buy the lil sportscar for your ego. i miss my paid-off 05 camry se v-6, which i traded in for my 2010 taco. the dealer will screw you on your taco as trade in. and soon as you sell that taco, you will find you really need that truck bed!! sounds like you got the car shop bug that i've had for all my life. careful, stay away from dealerships.there is always a new ride calling us to come see...$$$$$$$$$ peace, brother
     
  8. Apr 5, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    DO IT NOW!!

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    no seriously I would, those cars are pretty awesome and will be way better on gas than the truck.
     
  9. Apr 5, 2012 at 9:41 AM
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    Maticuno

    Maticuno Resident Pine Swine

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    I would never trade my truck for anything other than another truck. That being said, I sure do miss my '87 MR2 as an economical commuter. The Subaru BRZ has been piquing my interest.
     
  10. Apr 5, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    elmo7

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    If you don't use the truck for more than a passenger vehicle, then why not. You are giving up a bed an back seat, but if you don't use em, why have em. Friends with trucks can help you that 1% of the time, plus there's always a rental to be had if you need it for a week or so. I wouldn't trade though. As always, you can do much better with CL or Auto Trader. Go for a test drive. Just don't look into the salesman's eyes when he asks "you want to trade the Tacoma?"
     
  11. Apr 5, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    Looked badass in person when I went to the LA auto show :D

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  12. Apr 5, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

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    angrysam

    angrysam Bring Yuengling To MN!

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    Wouldn't you want to wait a bit? I thought this intro was a pretty basic car and some performance packages are coming in the not incredibly distant future?
     
  14. Apr 5, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    are you stuck on the coupe? I would pickup a used STi or tweaked WRX for a lot less .. much more fun to drive AWD in my opinion.
     
  15. Apr 5, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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    tacomaprerunner

    tacomaprerunner Dang liberals.

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    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

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    Not sure you can really assert that since there's no way you've driven one yet. Not only that, it's supposed to be one of THE best drivers cars to come out in recent history. Lowest center of gravity out of pretty much any car out there.
     
  17. Apr 5, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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    IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    holy shit thats a tough one. i love my truck to the death...but that is one bad ass car!!!!!!!
     
  18. Apr 5, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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    SpazzyB

    SpazzyB Master of the Prius...

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    Pretty sure he meant driving awd is more fun than rwd...just sayin.
     
  19. Apr 5, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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    You better make your decision quick, last I heard there will only be 4000 units state side, pre orders are probably pretty hot right now.
     
  20. Apr 5, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    wesrunner

    wesrunner Team 4Runner

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    Where'd you read this? That seems like an AWEFULLY low number... :confused:
     
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