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Trading 4 cyl tacoma...few questions

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by andrew, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Mar 14, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    andrew

    andrew [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I bought my tacoma in the fall of 08 right before I graduated college...had a job lined up in Missouri. Took the job, got laid off, now I'm back in north iowa at a job I've been at for a year...I didn't think I'd need a 4x4 in Missouri hence that was my thinking for buying the 4x2. We had a hell of a winter up here in Iowa this year and my 4x2 just does not work for this weather so I don't want to go through that next winter...I really want to trade up for a 4x4 tacoma. Few questions I have for you guys...

    1. Am I going to get a good trade-in value since I live up in iowa now? I don't see anyone drive anything but a 4x4 truck. I just feel I'll get nothing for my truck.

    2. What year of truck should I shoot for? does it matter? I have an 08...the only thing that matters to me is 4x4, with either sport or off road package, and extended cab. As long as it's second gen, I just didn't know if there was a certain year better than another for whatever reason(s).

    3. My truck has 33,000 miles. Should I be trying to make a move now or should I wait until summer, fall, etc? Obviously I'll put on more miles and my truck will depreciate the longer I wait...I currently owe right what's it's worth, according to edmunds.

    I'd appreciate anyone's input, I just feel really inexperienced with all this.
     
  2. Mar 15, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    sweater914

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    I wouldn't rush to sell your truck. Is the snow you have issues with? If it is purchase a set of snow tires, you'll save a bunch of money. I live in Grand Forks, ND and drive 2 4x2 trucks all winter long without any issues. Snow tires are the key, I like Bridgestone Blizzaks. I put the snows on the stock wheels and purchase a nice set of all seasons, on aftermarket wheels, for the other three seasons.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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    The only way to answer your question is to go to several car lots and get them to tell you a trade in price. i found out during a recent trip to a dealer that the consumer driven car valuation services are pretty misleading. cars are sold at auction at what its value is today, and the area you live in makes a big difference.

    what ever floats your boat :)

    I would think the best time for a 4wd would be after hunting season and before old man winter blows snow.


    cadman
     
  4. Mar 15, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    81shark

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    is Iowa hilly? i don't remember it being bad when i drove thru.

    i live in northern IL and before that northern OH. I've been thru 5 winters with my 4x2 with minimal issues. put some weight over the wheels and have decent tires and you should do ok.

    now if you have lots of hills, i would think about 4x4.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    tiger955

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    +2 on the Bridgestone Blizzaks , they get amazing traction on ice and snow. I used to drive a 2wd Ford Ranger in PA, and drove up icy hills that many 4wds couldn't make. A couple hundred pounds of extra weight in the back makes a huge difference too, even in a 4wd.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    95TacoSX

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    The west end of the state is but no the middle or the eastern portions!
     
  7. Apr 13, 2010 at 2:52 PM
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    stro908

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    The only way to answer your question is to go to several car lots and get them to tell you a trade in price. i found out during a recent trip to a dealer that the consumer driven car valuation services are pretty misleading. cars are sold at auction at what its value is today, and the area you live in makes a big difference.

    X2. Look at galves.com to give you a real value. KBB and edmunds are just guides.

    Blizzacks are the best snow tire out there!!
     
  8. Apr 13, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    trg37

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    Shop around. its a big investment that should not be taken lightly.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    brow

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    I just traded in my '03 camry two weeks ago for a '10 tacoma. For some reason they gave me a stupid amount of money for the car, 7,000 for a base camry with over 100,000 on it, book was about 4500. I'd try a toyota dealer, used tacomas are still going for great prices (i planned on buying used, but it was only a 2,000 difference between a truck very similar to your trade in and the brand new one i bought)
     
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