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MIGHT be selling my Tacoma :(

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ToyotaKTMracing, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    ToyotaKTMracing

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    I'm sure you have a few questions of why I want to.
    Why do I want to? Because I'm wanting a 4 door and automatic, but I don't have the money to get another Tacoma as nice as mine right now. Plus my gas mileage is horrible. My best mpg so far is 14.1 and I check everything and drive responsibly. So might as well get a bigger truck that gets the same mpg with more power.
    Do I really want to get another kind of truck? No.
    What truck would I switch to? Nissan Titan.
    Are tacomas my favorite trucks? Yes, but I can't afford another one right now.
    Will I own another Tacoma in my life? Heck yeah. When I'm married and on my own so I can afford the Tacoma I want.
    Why do I want a Titan? My only other brand of truck I like.
    Would I be okay with you posting your opinion? Sure, but no hating on the titans because it's the only other truck I like and tacomas are my favorite.
     
  2. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:08 PM
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    Titans are known for grenading the rear diff. They look good, but I don't trust newer Nissans.
     
  3. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:08 PM
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    i feel ya man. you will come back to a tacoma eventually anyways because i did. i went from a tacoma to a jeep back to a tacoma. so once a tacoma owner, always a tacoma owner. good luck on getting your titan
     
  4. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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    ToyotaKTMracing [OP] The Blue Warrior

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    I know, I've heard. I'm looking at a 2009, but hopefully it doesn't have troubles
     
  5. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    ToyotaKTMracing [OP] The Blue Warrior

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    Amen. Haha. And thanks
     
  6. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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    If at all possible, try to get the Tacoma you want instead of the Titan. I'm not hating on them, they are great trucks, but why get something less than what you really want? Scrimp, scrounge, beg, and plead. Had I bought the truck I really wanted when I was your age, it would have saved me about $40,000 in multiple vehicle purchases eventually getting back to the Tacoma. Of course, when I was your age the 2nd Gen's were just a glint in a designers eye.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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    Titans are nice trucks. Almost bought one. Surprising that's in your price range...maybe an older Tacoma too?

    Best of luck.
     
  8. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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    When you are married and on your own it may be a minivan for you. :eek:
     
  9. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    This! Seriously, I cannot stress this enough. Get exactly what you want now. You may never be in another position to do so. I'm assuming you're still living at home. If that's the case, bankroll a good, used Tacoma that fits your style. Once you have to pay for food and rent, you're done.
     
  10. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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    Lol, no. Maybe an FJ. I'm at least wanting a truck, which my girlfriend is okay with, and an suv. Minivan? That's a no no. Haha
     
  11. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    I know. That's why I said in the first post that why not have a bigger truck with more power that gets the same mileage as mine now?
     
  12. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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    ^ Seriously!

    Dude, you're 17 and you need a 4 door? I didn't get a 4 door until I was 43! You want to be the guy who drives everyone around? If I was 17, I'd only need room for just one passenger. ;-)

    That 14 MPG seems pretty low though. I haven't gotten less than 19 in my double cab.
     
  13. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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    Yeah, 14 is crap. But mainly I have stuff to haul I can't put in my bed and an extended cab isn't enough room. But sometimes I do hang with friends and I usually have 2-3 passengers with me
     
  14. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:47 PM
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    My girlfriend and I have an understanding, no mini van, ever. If we choose to have kids, it'll be a double cab Tacoma or a 4Runner.

    Perhaps a toolbox or bed cover? A toolbox can be had for less than $200, a lot cheaper than a different truck. How many miles are on the Taco and how do you drive it? Running a can of sea foam may help you get your MPGs back to normal.
     
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    +1 I have a family and the access cab is just fine! Both me, my wife and our 4 year old fit just fine! You need more room for hauling? Get a trailer! I got 10x7 trailer with 32" sides. I can haul more with my trailer and Taco than two Titans combined.

    Plus negative equity sucks, if you trade your Taco in, no one will give you as much as y6ou owe for it. So you will take a hit on the trade and roll over the negative equity into the new loan on the new truck. Its dumb! Unless you own the truck out right, then its a little different story, but at 17 I highly doubt that!
     
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    Camper top, toolbox or bed cover? And let your friends drive - increases your "MPG" big time!
     
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    If I were you, I'd cash in for an older 1st gen manual and start stockpiling cash. You're 17 and have a LOT of life ahead of you. But if you overextend now, it will haunt you for years to come. Stay out of debt as much as you can.

    There will be plenty of time in life to get what you want. You know, looking back, I drove beaters for years .. and those were the best years of my life .. because I had money to do all the other things I wanted. And fixing those cars & trucks was super cheap.

    Now that I'm in my 40s, I got the truck I wanted .. and could afford. I can't stress "afford" enough. But to be honest, it's also the last new vehicle I'll probably ever buy. It's been fun & all, but the dollar-to-fun ratio hasn't justified the cost. I'll be going back to good, dependable beaters for my next vehicle. No debt is a wonderful thing to aspire to.
     
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    Id buy an F150 before a nissan. Ecoboost
     
  19. Feb 26, 2012 at 3:02 PM
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    i hear the ecoboosts haven't been giving the MPG numbers Ford promoted.
     
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    Oh when I read this I didn't realize that the kid was 17. I don't see the point of him getting another vehicle. Why don't you sell the Tacoma and get an older one. Something that is a lot less expensive?
     
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