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Need Help with a Decision. To sell or not...

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade' started by TexMexTaco, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Feb 25, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    TexMexTaco

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    I recently found out I got orders to move overseas. I just bought my Tacoma about a year ago and will have owned it only 1.5 years from purchase before going overseas for 3 years. I don't plan on shipping my truck to the next assignment as it costs at least $1500 each way.
    Kelly blue book for my truck is actually more than I paid for it new. I've got a 2011 4WD TRD Off Road. I also bought a color-matched ARE shell.
    Here's my options: 1- sell now as I can always buy one when I get back. Or have a friend/family member watch it for 3 years. I could ship it overseas, but I'm thinking we'll ship my wife's car as it will fit better in Europe and she's really happy with it.
    What would you do?
    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 25, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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    tostidos

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    I say ship it to Europe! It will turn some heads! I would suggest holding onto it and when you get home youll almost have it paid off and have a damn near brand new truck. Then you wont feel so bad about throwing some mods on it!
     
  3. Feb 25, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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    It's already paid in full...
     
  4. Feb 25, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    coffeesnob

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    sell it, bank the money, buy a new one when you get back...good luck!
     
  5. Feb 25, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    tostidos

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    OH boy. Honestly personally if I could swing it I would ship it out. but gas is alot more expensive in Europe. Might be more practical to bring a car.
     
  6. Feb 25, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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    BrokenTusk

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    damn, if you didn't already have a wife I'd say ship it to europe, You'd get sooo many chicks with wheels like that
     
  7. Feb 25, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    Derpy Derek

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    I would sell it.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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    TexMexTaco

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    If I sell it here, I could buy a hilux diesel over there, and give yall regular updates on TW!
     
  9. Feb 25, 2012 at 1:26 PM
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    Where in Europe? Just curious, I've never left the states while in the service, but I know quite a few peeps that do.

    First: will you have a need for the taco. By that I mean, Europe has the whole mass transit thing to a T. Could you use the money used for your monthlies to travel? No need to answer, just food for thought.

    Second: Large cities in Europe (Paris, Milan, Rome, Barcelona) are HELL on cars. By that I mean, peeps other than in Germany, Austria and Switzerland drive like maniacs and they don't care if they crash their or your car, so long as they can pass thru. Remember, Europe has been around for a while, their cities were not designed for cars, were designed for walkers, horses and carriages.

    Third: Gas outside of the base will BANKRUPT you. So you won't be able to go to far...


    Honestly, I say sell it, get a cheap ass car while you are there (cash clunker) and live it up. You have three years to tour around the place and leave your mark ;) all over "town".

    Have fun, good luck with whatever you decided and thank you for your service!
     
  10. Feb 25, 2012 at 1:29 PM
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    I'm going to Lakenheath in England. It's rural area with lots of small villages. I like to commute to work by bike anyway. I'll probably pick up a fuel-efficient diesel as there's so many to choose from over there. There won't be much snow, so I won't really need 4wd.
     
  11. Feb 25, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    Pick up a D-4D while you are there and ship it back
     
  12. Feb 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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    Buy one there and maybe bring it back? :eek:
     
  13. Feb 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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    I think they have to be 25 years old to ship back legally. Otherwise I would in a heartbeat.
     
  14. Feb 25, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    I can vouch for this, like no wait times and super fast pretty clean fancy subways too. It was insane.
     
  15. Feb 25, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    double check that cause here in Canada it's only 13 years old
     
  16. Feb 25, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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    The most practical would be option #1. It has no sentimental value to you so why keep it? Having someone watch it for year I have seen in my years NEVER works. They won't take care of it the way you would, so when you came back to the the states you'd probably have a whole mess of issues to fix on it. Sell that thing!
     
  17. Feb 25, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    There ya go. You answered your own question.[​IMG]
     
  18. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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    Buy a HiLux over there. Twould be bad ass
     
  19. Feb 26, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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    Sell it and get what you need there, I'd say. It'd be a novelty, but probably not worth the expense and hassle.
     
  20. Feb 26, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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