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To buy or not to buy

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by BElise, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. Jan 24, 2014 at 6:26 PM
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    BElise

    BElise [OP] Girl looking for Tacoma knowledge

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    I'm not sure where to post this so I'm hoping I chose the right forum.

    I'm trying to decide if I should buy a new Tacoma now, which I really need to get rid of my truck before I get too many more miles on it or I just found out that there is a new Tacoma coming out in 2015. Should I wait for the new body style?

    Does anyone know anything about the new style coming?
     
  2. Jan 24, 2014 at 6:33 PM
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    Steves104x4

    Steves104x4 Well-Known Member

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Welcome, Brandy. Buy the cheapest new one on the lot. I don't care what color. If you need the truck now, just do it.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2014 at 6:33 PM
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    worthywads

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    Nobody knows. How many miles on the '08?
     
  4. Jan 24, 2014 at 6:37 PM
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    Steves104x4 Well-Known Member

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Sorry, never saw the 08. Thought you had a Ford. Never mind.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2014 at 6:53 PM
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    BElise

    BElise [OP] Girl looking for Tacoma knowledge

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    134,000

    I travel a lot. That's straight highway miles

    I'm a truck girl.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2014 at 6:55 PM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    I bet you couldn't put another 200k on that truck in the next 10 years.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2014 at 7:04 PM
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    Highway miles are the best miles, I'm happy to not want debt more than wanting new things, to me 134K and 6 years is young, I'll keep my '05 another 10+ years.


    Wait until you know for sure it's a 3rd generation, I can't imagine a '14 is gonna feel any different than your '08.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2014 at 8:17 PM
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    cameronlane

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    hold off for a new drivetrain.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2014 at 8:45 PM
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    Yeah keep what you have. Don't be one of those people that thinks 150k miles on any vehicle means it's old. As a dealer looking to buy, I love those people who think their vehicle is worthless because it has over 100k miles. 134k miles on most vehicles isn't that much, especially for a tacoma.

    Save your money and wait till you actually need a truck. If the regular maintenance has been done especially timming belt, then you should be good to go another 100k at least.

    If your wanting a new truck just to have a "NEW" vehicle and your worried about trade in value or resale value of your current truck then that's your call. Personally your 2008 model compared to a 2014 model isn't that big of a difference IMO. If Toyota had come out with a new body style (3rd gen) then getting a new truck would be more justified.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2014 at 8:57 PM
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    I totally agree with the guy above me, that truck will not break down if properly maintained. If I were you I'd just keep it especially since you're driving that much gas must be worse than a car payment with that many miles per month
     
  11. Feb 8, 2014 at 11:29 PM
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    Chain, no need to worry about that one.
     
  12. Feb 10, 2014 at 11:08 AM
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    I just left the Philadelphia auto show. 2015 new Tacoma. 2016 Tacoma diesel in USA!
     
  13. Feb 11, 2014 at 4:29 AM
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    BElise

    BElise [OP] Girl looking for Tacoma knowledge

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    Great advice! Yes, I maintain it. You're right the 14 looks no different. Being single I worry about being stranded on the side of the road, and not trusting my taco the way I should, I worry with high miles comes problems. But I've taken very good care of my truck. Thanks for the help. ;)
     
  14. Feb 11, 2014 at 7:32 AM
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    Nice! I didn't know the 05+ V6 motors had chains, I thought all the v6's had belts. Well that's good news for you OP!
     
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