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Should I trade for 4x4?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SilverTacoZack, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Aug 25, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    SilverTacoZack

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    OK. So, about a year ago I got my '10 Prerunner SR5 brand new. At that time, I was driving it to work about 25 miles a day round trip. Due it being my only vehicle and daily driver, I didn't get the 4x4. I almost immediately began regretting it, but felt I had made the right move because it was my daily.

    Fast forward to now. A job change now means I drive 150 miles a day roundtrip. This forced me to get a 2011 Ford Fiesta to use as my daily driver, and now my truck is a weekend only fun machine. Use it occasionally for hauling my boat, and band equipment for live shows.

    Now that the truck is no longer my daily driver, I am at an impasse. I could either make it into a super badass Prerunner (winch bumper, spindle lift, 35's, arb locker, etc.), OR I could try and trade for a 4x4 Tacoma while the value is still high. I have ordered an All Pro rear spring kit but it has not arrived yet and it could always go on a 4x4.

    I was going to order spindles yet but have held off because of my recent thoughts on going to 4x4, since those would not be able to work on a 4x4. My mods are the following:

    -Wheels/Tires (would directly transfer to 4x4)
    -Stereo (kept factory headunit and didn't cut any wires-easy to transfer)
    -Toolbox (10 seconds to transfer)
    -Decals (would lose these, but could get another set from Sockmonkey later)

    My payoff on the truck is 4 years/10,000 dollars remaining. So, if I were to get 23/24k trade in, that would net 13/14 for the truck. So the new truck would need to be in the 26 to 27k mark to keep my payments similar. What should I do?
     
  2. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    If U got the extra money.. I paid off my prerunner and I have extra money now but I am just going to keep my prerunner and put a locker in it.
     
  3. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    you must have put down quite a bit to have 4 years/$10K remaining. i was in the same situation as you...got a prerunner but then wanted a 4x4. so 6 months later, i traded in the prerunner and got the 4x4. if you really want it, then get the 4x4.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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  6. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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  7. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    Yes.

    I still don't understand why it's legal to manufacture 2wd trucks.


    Edit: Also, how do you like the Fiesta? I REALLY like a LOT of what Ford is doing these days and am considering the Fiesta/Focus when my current daily driver craps the bucket.
     
  8. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    DEEW EEET!
     
  9. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    The fiesta is great! I am getting 35 mpg even going 80 to 85 mph all the way to work. When I go 70 to 75, I get 40 plus mpg. It rides super smooth and the dual clutch automatic is pretty tight. Very comfortable as well. I got it over the Yaris because it is more comfortable. I have no complaints other than the noisy factory tires.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    hmm... dude, you really don't need the 4x4... thats silly boys stuff really.

    really since you have the pre-runner the suspension is well enough. just be wise with it off- roading and you'll be fine.


    save your money
     
  11. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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  12. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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  13. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    lol here we go again
     
  14. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    He's planning on using it as a weekend fun machine...If you plan to off road, I would buy it before taking out the prerunner and banging it up, depreciating its value.


    It's really up to the OP if he wants a 4X4 or not IMHO...well, that and his bank account. In all honesty, in the snow-ridden/icy roads I commute in, I wouldn't never considered a 2WD truck...others buy them then regret soon. As said earlier, in this modern day of airbags, anti-lock brakes and TPMS sensors, I don't know how they can legally sell a 2WD truck anymore...just my honest opinion.:rolleyes:
     
  15. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    Thats kind of stupid... Thats like saying "how can they legally sell 2wd cars, when there's all-wheel drive cars".
     
  16. Aug 25, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Man, those car payments have to suck. Would you really off-road much on the weekends to constitute the cost? Hate to sound like the old crusty but... just saying.
     
  17. Aug 25, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    Except cars aren't meant to do hard work, and trucks are.

    This is a big problem with this site; seeing trucks in the same category as cars.
     
  18. Aug 25, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    Why wouldn't a 4wd work as a daily driver is what I want to know
     
  19. Aug 25, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    Well because its a 150 mile drive now. But yeah I'm realizing now back when I did the shorter drive that part time 4wd doesn't hurt you much in the mpg category like the Jeep Grand Cherokee I used to have that had alltime 4wd.
     
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    If it's just a weekend warrior, do you really need a $26/$27k truck?

    If I were you, I'd find a less expensive truck, still in decent shape, and use the extra cash to mod the hell out of it.

    I have a PreRunner and love it - as of right now, I have no desire to go to 4x4.

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