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Traded in my 2005 for a 2011

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NraFan, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Aug 30, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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    NraFan

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    It was time for a trade. I didn't want to get rid of my 2005 but I needed something else. But it's not what you think. I didnt have the luxury of picking up the new 2011 Tacoma which probably brought you to this thread, instead, I got one of these......

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    With twins on the way, we just needed something for the family. I had to sacrifice the truck like a good dad would do. Whatever is best for the family. It was a sad day. I loved my truck. It never let me down and it was a blast to drive. But this van is pretty cool too. It is pretty loaded with some cool gadgets. Bluetooth, backup camera, power sliding door, xm radio, and more. One of these days I will get back into a truck, but for now I will be pimpin the mini van!
     
  2. Aug 30, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    Sad day....:( Hahaha...did you consider a 4 runner?
     
  3. Aug 30, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    Good bye old friend....

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  4. Aug 30, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    Yeah, but the room wasn't much better than the Tacoma. We took the car seat with us, and when I test fitted it, it was about the same as the truck. This van has soooo much room it isn't even funny.
     
  5. Aug 30, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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  6. Aug 30, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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    You could have the first lifted mini van on TW...:D
     
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    You should have got a new Tacoma...just shove the twins in the bed...you know...those 2 bedside compartments...they could each have their own little area... :D

    jk...of course. You are a good dad.
     
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    Oh man! I have to start the mods NOW! First LT minivan on TW. Now that would be awesome.
     
  9. Aug 30, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    See, thats what I tried to tell the wife. I had a bed rug and a hard tonneau. I think they would have been fine in the bed. I would have used a ratchet strap to hold them down of course. :D
     
  10. Aug 30, 2010 at 7:11 AM
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    Wait you had Double cab, paid off I assume, and you traded for brand new minivan with payments to drive two kids ?
    I could be missing something :confused:
    now your truck was easily fixable now you goign have to go to dealer for everything including oil changes.

    I just don't know if that was good decision :cool:
     
  12. Aug 30, 2010 at 7:15 AM
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    You sir, are a good sport...and a good egg.
    I bet his wife was a play in the decision...if that was the case...it was a great decision.
     
  13. Aug 30, 2010 at 7:16 AM
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    Truck was not paid off. I was also paying off another car that I was upside down on when I traded for the Tacoma. I still owed $15000 on the truck. They paid that off completely as a trade, and I reduced my payments by over $150 a month. So for me, it was a good deal. Brand new vehicle. Bigger vehicle. Vehicle with a warranty. Reduced payments. It all worked out in my favor.
     
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    :cheers:
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    We have a 2006 Sienna and its pretty awesome. Great van.
     
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    I am really suprised by how awesome this thing is. It drives really nice and has some cool features. I must be getting old and boring if I am finding minivans cool... :p
     
  19. Aug 30, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    x2...same here we have a 2000 Sienna with 147,679 miles on it and still feels as strong the day I drove it off the lot!! When the time comes we will upgrade to the new Sienna. SOOO much room in the van!!

    :eek::eek: I'm getting old too!!!:D
    by the way Congratulations on the twins!!:cool:
     
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