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Should I Wait To Buy A New Tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Lexus Bigfoot, Oct 2, 2012.

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Wait or Not to Wait

  1. Wait 6 months untill school is over

    41 vote(s)
    83.7%
  2. Don't wait and risk it

    8 vote(s)
    16.3%
  1. Oct 2, 2012 at 3:25 PM
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    Lexus Bigfoot

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    ik its a huge differance from that to the cost of a new truck. but if i am to get that fixed idt it will be worth modding the truck the way i want.

    i have already been offered 10grand for the truck as is. so a 30grand truck im already looking at 20grand insted
     
  2. Oct 2, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    4banger09

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    ^^^

    Beavis stop being an ass, OP maybe buy the part at cost and have some father son time doing the work. ( I don't know the details of changing this part just throwing it out there.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2012 at 3:35 PM
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    Lexus Bigfoot

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    its not that im being an ass. the changing of the part is a more difficult job. i am just trying to figure out if i should wait an extra 6 months or get the truck in december. i am leaning towrds waiting the 6 months, i just am tired of the tundra and enjoy the taco more (have driven a taco on and off road and love it)
     
  4. Oct 2, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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    jtgroce

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    You know what they say, good things come to those who wait
     
  5. Oct 2, 2012 at 3:41 PM
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    I'd say if you can afford a new truck and want one that bad then go for it! I'd wait until you graduate though cause your absolutely right, kids dont have any respect for other peoples property these days and I dont think it would be worth it to risk a new truck parked at school. Haters will hate and key it or mess with it. :cool:
     
  6. Oct 2, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    Lexus Bigfoot

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    ^ agreed i have waited a long time for something good to happen. its been a rough last few years for me (lets not get into that). and now i just want to gift myself a graduation present and a pick-me-up to turn things around
     
  7. Oct 2, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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    Not you, you posted in between I edited my post
     
  8. Oct 2, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    If you want it, buy it. Plus, with your Dad's Toyota discount, financing at 2.9% for 60 months it is a great time.

    From what I have been seeing, the difference between a 2008 with 60k+ miles and new is like $5k, so buying new makes sense. The used market for Tacos is crazy here in Colorado.
     
  9. Oct 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    wait the six months…. if not you will not have any peace of mind….
     
  10. Oct 2, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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    its deffinatly not worth buying a used tacoma of any year because the hold their value so well. they are such great trucks.

    toyota builds the best of everything. i have the 00 tundra, dad has 99 camery le, mom has 2012 camery se, sister has 05 rav 4 limited. we are a toyota family
     
  11. Oct 2, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    Ok fine ill be the one to say it, not replacing your actuator and buying a brand new truck is a a bad idea.

    You could replace your entire transfer case with one on CL for less than that estimate, and 4x4 actuators are simple devices,
    Your 4x4 actuator is either vacuum or electric, If yours is vacuum I wouldn't be surprised if it was just a cracked rubber hose in the works, not the entire actuator. the electric ones are also simple motors that turn one gear ran by a set of limit switches.

    I would take another look at fixing it before you give up on it, with just one opinion is all I am saying.
     
  12. Oct 2, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    Got cash???... use it for a down payment for a house for cripes sake. ;)

    You've (I hope you have) probably heard this from a few older folks and maybe you didn't like the answer, but it is the correct answer.... Buying a new vehicle is NOT a wise investment for a teen.

    FYI, read this thread 10+ years from now, then you'll see what some of us are talking about..... guaranteed! ;)
     
  13. Oct 2, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    just go for it imo, your only going thru life once, and you may as well drive thru it in a tacoma =)
     
  14. Oct 2, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    Personally, I'd run out the miles on that Tundra first, sounds like you got a really solid truck already. Plus if you decide to go to college, there is the same amount of disrespectful assholes there too that take pride in keying and door-dinging vehicles. The Tacoma will not do much better on gas I doubt, unless you get 4 banger.
     
  15. Oct 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    im really not that bothered by mpg. it is what it is when it comes to mpg. its a truck for a reason imo
     
  16. Oct 2, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    OP why are you even asking this question about getting a new truck when it seems your mind is made up, if you want the truck then get it! But stop going back and forth on this form trying to get the answer you wanna hear. i say do what you wanna do! :D
     
  17. Oct 2, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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    Skip the Tacoma...

    get a 911 :D
     
  18. Oct 2, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    the main point of this was to see if i should wait untill after school or get it in december.
    mind is made up im deffinatly getting it its just when should i get it.
     
  19. Oct 2, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    dont think the 911 would work well in the mud lol or even get over a curb :D
     
  20. Oct 2, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    The answers in your pole! wait and buy in six, its tough i know but hey keep saving, just means more money for mods!! :bananadance:
     
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