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I'm doing something to save my Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by GoDeacsWFU23, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    GoDeacsWFU23

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    I am in the process of buying a 2004 4Runner to keep the miles off the Taco. I have put over 10,000 miles on it since Nov. 1 and it is now killing me to keep driving it. Still going to use it to carry equipment for work but going to use the 4RUnner for everday scooting around town and rack the miles on it. It has 84,000 miles on it but that is nothing for a Toyota. Hopefully I will get approved for the loan......

    MODS:pLEASE MOVE THIS OUT OF THIS FORUM, IT WAS MY MISTAKE FOR NOT PAYING ATTENTION WHEN I POSTED IT

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  2. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    ....and.....why the B/S/T section? :confused:
     
  3. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    B/c he's "buying" a 4R? :shrug:

    Still dont get it though. Why waste the money on a 4runner? Just use the taco. Thats what its meant for, ya know?
     
  4. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    oops, meant to put it in 2nd gen, not b/s/t


    anyway, i dont want to put 60,000 miles a year on my truck
     
  5. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    yes
     
  6. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    Understandable. Good luck with the loan. Why not get a rav4 instead of the runner :laugh:
     
  7. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    Get a commuter? Not an expensive one either.
     
  8. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    Seems like that would be a very close $ call. Gas+Insurance on both seems like it would be close to gas/wear and tear on the Taco @ 5K a month.
     
  9. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    Yoytoda

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    why did you bother buying the taco then?

    So if you hit 90k on the 4runner you gonna buy a carolla to save the miles on the 4runner?

    :p
     
  10. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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  11. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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    Why? This does not make any sense. For what you spend on buying another vehicle, then insurance,maintenance, money strained. Just use your Tacoma.
     
  12. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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    I got the Tacoma when all i did was commute 6 miles each way for work but I have since been promoted to sales across central NC and do not want to rack up the miles on the Tacoma
     
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    So that means you are going to pay for insurance on two cars to save wear on one...If it makes you happy man....Have fun.

    And I moved this to 2nd Gen.
     
  14. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    do you still owe money on the taco?
     
  15. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    i have a year of payments left, was able to put down quite a bit on it and onyl had to finance it for 2 years
     
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    they give me $650 a month for a car allowance
     
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    I was going to do the same and purchase a Camry it's actually not that much more to insure

    In my case 2012 camry was only $45 more a month to insure
    And as far as maintenance he would spend the same on 4runner than he would on his taco
     
  18. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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    That is what I was thinking. Since I woud only be driving the Taco on the weekends the miles would not add up and it still has 10,000 miles on warranty and 2 years. So maintenance would cease on it and i don't really see to many problems with the 4runner being that I am buying it from a reputible local dealer who adds an extended warranty to every vehicle for a very minimal price.
     
  19. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    it's my families business and I get a salary also so the vehicle allowance has just been a bonus the past few months for me. the sales will be there (commercial food equipment), just have to drive all the time to make them happen.
     
  20. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    Not trying to change your mind but toyota makes strong trucks, capable of taking some hard miles. IF I were you i'd keep the taco and save your money. Like stated gas isn't an issue if your company pays for it. However you could get possibly 300k on the truck without a problem (major) if you just take care of it. Then buying a new engine years down the road is way more inexpensive then two car payments and so forth.
     
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