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Economy vrs Toyota Tacoma Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by surfsupl, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Oct 20, 2008 at 3:33 PM
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    surfsupl

    surfsupl [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was talking to my buddy who works at a Toyota dealership this weekend and he said that they have gone from selling 90 cars and trucks on sat. to only selling 20-25 on a good sat. He also said he has seen more and more people coming into the dealership and handing over their keys saying that they cannot afford to make the payments. Sad. :confused: My question for you all is.."with the economy the way it is are you having trouble hanging on to your Toyota, or have you had to consider down sizing at this time?" I imagine it would be tough to have to let go of such a great truck. I was fortunate enough to be able to buy my Toyota with cash. Hope you all are able to hold on to your trucks! :D
     
  2. Oct 20, 2008 at 3:36 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    eh...its not really a problem yet. but i have thought about it and my decision is to keep the tacoma.
     
  3. Oct 20, 2008 at 3:45 PM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    I plan on keeping my Tacoma, but I am going to get my Jetta TDI running again and drive it as much as possible (50 MPG, baby!).
     
  4. Oct 20, 2008 at 3:50 PM
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    jrw1965

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    This was a downsize for me from the 4runner, much better on gas and I can do alot more with the tacoma
     
  5. Oct 20, 2008 at 3:55 PM
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    Taco's for All

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    No problems here. Buying a Tacoma was my way of dowsizing. Payments are actually the same. $300 a mo. for my old truck plus repairs for whatever broke (which I averaged to about $300 a month over the 2 years I had it) to $309 for my Tacoma with a factory warranty. It seems like Toyota is the only dealer that's been successful keeping good financing rates. They offered me 4.99% as opposed to Dodge who offered 11.9% and GMC at 12.25%. I've noticed people have gotten more fuel consumption conscious and have been purchasing vehicles that get better gas mileage. Plus the Toyo dealer I bought my truck from is the only dealer that I see near me that has a high turnover of vehicles.
     
  6. Oct 20, 2008 at 4:02 PM
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    TacoCo

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    I just bought mine, so obviously, the economy wasn't a factor in my purchase. :D
     
  7. Oct 20, 2008 at 4:05 PM
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    camsbored

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    It's expensive to get out of a vehicle right now... even a Taco. The loss on downsizing is greater than just keeping the truck. If you trade it in to a dealer the loss is heavy, and the ability for a private-party buyer to get a (reasonable) used car loan is even worse.
     
  8. Oct 20, 2008 at 4:36 PM
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    stro1965

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    I "downsized" from a Dodge Ram. I'm glad I did, my mileage is better than double what I was getting with the Ram and it's more fun to drive the Taco.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2008 at 4:45 PM
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    allrsdup

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    i downsized from a f150
     
  10. Oct 20, 2008 at 4:46 PM
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    I have a Prius as my other vehicle, so all is good:)
     
  11. Oct 20, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Down from an Avalanche...I'm in my second year of a 4 year lease and this is the first leased vehicle I've ever considered buying.I have found that I was always wondering what the next one would be but I see me owning this truck for a long,long time.:)
     
  12. Oct 20, 2008 at 4:52 PM
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    Mr.Fahrenheit

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    i went from accord with good mpg to a taco with ok mpg. that my only issue since i payed cash as well.

    now i work for ford and we are hurt worse then toyota, hopefully things will pick up:confused:....more afraid of losing my job then my tacoma
     
  13. Oct 20, 2008 at 4:52 PM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Unfortunate that some have hit hard times. :(
    No problem here
    I want to buy a 09!!
    but......
    The 06 I have is barely broken in tho @ 22k so I guess I'll keep her for alittle bit longer. :D
    Plus I have a fun car that averages 40 mpg when I want to save gas.
    The snow is about to fly so I'll be using the truck more to sled and ski.
     
  14. Oct 20, 2008 at 5:11 PM
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    I bought the Tacoma when gas was $4 a gallon. My old Dodge intrepid died on me and I was tired of putting money into a car that I didn't want. In short...the Tacoma is worth keeping.
     
  15. Oct 20, 2008 at 5:28 PM
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    If I were in your shoes I would wait until the new body style comes out! You are practically driving a new 2006 as it is. Not much difference between the 09-06. Hang on to that o6! Who knows where this nation is going after the election? :eek:
     
  16. Oct 20, 2008 at 5:35 PM
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    No way.. 75,000 miles and going like it was brand new, and today I hit 26mpg (registered by my scangauge) for my 35 mile commute in California traffic. Wouldn't trade that for nothing.. except maybe if the new Tundra got that kind of MPG :D

    Oh and I paid my truck off (bought cash) so it's overall more economical that the little Prius' that I "push" down the freeway on my way home.
     
  17. Oct 20, 2008 at 5:42 PM
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    So True!
     
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    I tried going without a truck and it didn't work. Can only put so much "stuff" in a Camry trunk on those trips to Lowe's or the dump. Not to mention, I'd wanted a toyota pick up for 16 years. I'm keeping her.
     
  19. Oct 20, 2008 at 7:02 PM
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