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Interested in a Tacoma for daily/winter car

Discussion in 'New Members' started by alex89, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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    alex89

    alex89 [OP] New Member

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    I am interested in picking up a used SUV or truck to use as a daily driver/winter vehicle. My current vehicle is an 08 Infiniti G37 that is lowered quite a bit and has a good amount of performance modifications, and with a new job and college it is becoming impractical to drive around all the time, especially in the winter. Then it's impossible to drive. I also have a new Chocolate lab and fitting him in the G37 is getting quite difficult.

    I've been looking around at Tacomas/4Runners, Pathfinders etc and right now am really fond of the Tacoma. I really don't want to spend more than 5-6000 on something and at least be a 2000 or newer, if that's even possible.

    If I were able to find something in that price range (which I haven't yet) what could I expect out of it? The biggest reason I'm looking at Toyota is the history for reliability, compared to something american. Does this hold true for these trucks? I don't want something that will be a maintenance/money pit.

    Lastly, I know this is a tacoma forum so I expect some biased answers, but are there any other comparable vehicles anyone would recommend for me to look at?

    Thanks for any help!

    Here's a pic of my current ride just for fun.

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  2. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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    alex89

    alex89 [OP] New Member

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  3. Jan 9, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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  4. Jan 9, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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    TevisAaron

    TevisAaron Well-Known Member

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    I SO FEEL YOU about the Infiniti. I've had an '07 G35 Coupe, a '09 G37 Sedan S, an '09 G37 coupe, and now I have a 2012 G37 Couple IPL Edition in Malbec Black. They are HORRIBLE in the snow!! I don't even take my Infiniti out if its just flurrying outside! Tacoma's are awesome in the snow. Every Toyota I have owned has been awesome in the snow. Last week it snowed here and the main roads were covered. I also live in the mountains so there were alot of steep hills to go up and down and I didn't slide once, even in 2WD.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    TacoDaTugBoat

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    Seems like it is a tough price point to get into a decent taco, they hold there value cause you have to pry them out of our cold dead fingers!
     
  6. Jan 9, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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    Seabass

    Seabass Chrome won't get you home

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    Our other car is an '04 G35 coupe, and having the Taco as the other vehicle works perfect. As far as pricing goes, it might be tough to get to $5-6k on 2000 or newer but they're out there. Depends on your patience.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    tacoteacher

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    Welcome from SoCal! 5K-6K is indeed a tough price point. I was there for a long time and couldn't find much. I bumped it up to 10K and scored my last Taco (05 Prerunner RIP).
     
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