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First thread, someone help convince me to buy one of these!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pbcolt, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Mar 13, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    pbcolt

    pbcolt [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,

    Currently have a 99 4runner that is pretty fun. 160k on the clock and runs well. You can find me over on T4R.org occasionally.

    Anyway, here's the dealio.

    Graduating college in ~3 months. I have a job starting in September. Ever since i was a kid and my aunt had a 95 toyota pickup, I told myself that when I got my first job I would get a taco as a present to myself. Looking at either a new, or year or two old Taco Double Cab Long Bed 4x4. I know new is usually a bad call, but Toyota offering $1000 back, no money down and no payments for 90 days for college grads is a pretty sweet deal.

    I can "afford" the payments, so convince me I shouldn't do the "responsible" thing and drive my 4runner 'till it blows up.
     
  2. Mar 13, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    Lazylegs

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    Your New Taco will have a warranty for part replacements.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    How much will you be making vs how much will you be spending to live (rent, insurance, phone etc) if you can actually afford it and not "afford" it then go ahead but remember once you get a tacoma your gonna want to spend all your extra money on it lol.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    SR5 DC longbed ?
     
  5. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    your taco will get you ridiculous amounts of tail
    your taco will allow you to have eagle powers
    your taco will allow you to fight chuck norris and walk away not-dead
    your taco will allow you to print papers even when your ink cartridges are empty
    your taco will allow you to get less than an hour of sleep per night, but wake up feeling amazing
    your taco will let you talk about fight club
    your taco will tell you your father is a sith lord, and that you really kissed your sister.


    the choice is yours
     
  6. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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    When I did the college grad program I had to give them a copy of my degree. The program is with in 2 years of graduation. I would wait until at least may of 2013. That way you know monthly expenses and what you can actually afford.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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    All good points. I can afford it and still be putting away a decent chunk of money for savings (or who am I kidding, a lift!) Living with the girlfriend :)eek:), so rent should be relatively cheap.


    Oh, and nobody fights chuck norris and lives.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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    But thats a WHOLE year! haha. I know that would make it a much easier decision.
     
  9. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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    Horse walks into a bar

    Bartender says " why the longbed " ?
     
  10. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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  11. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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    You only live once, DO IT!.........If you can't afford payments after a couple of months because of the change in your life style, move back in with your parents. LOL
     
  12. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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  13. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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    TRD Long Bed. I can't stand the look of the short bed double cab. Need the extra space for kayak, moving stuff around, sleeping...
     
  14. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    Couldn't agree more

    DCLB 4x4 SPORT FTMFW BITCHES

    You won't be disappointed
     
  15. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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    *humour
     
  16. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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    *touche sir........ well played lol
     
  17. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    Yessir, sport.
     
  18. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    keep the four runner and get the Tacoma. You will have the best of both worlds.
     
  19. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    Strapped to new car payments fresh out of college, not exactly my idea of fun. $1k off, doesn't exactly dull the impact.

    My advice - don't be in a rush. Graduate. Log some time on the job. Then see how well you can put dollars into a savings acct, monthly. How much can you do and still enjoy life? $500/mth, $250, etc? If you can do that for 6 months, you have the benefit on knowing what sort of payment you can manage. You also have the benefit of a better down payment.

    Personally, I think having spending money is good times when you're young and single. I'd drive the wheels off the 4Runner if were you. I drove my college beater to my 2nd job. By then I had gotten a nice pay bump and could easily afford something more.
     
  20. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:26 PM
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    LAoffroadin BURY ME WITH MY TACO!!

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