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what to do with my truck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bailerc, Oct 7, 2010.

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what to do

Poll closed Nov 6, 2010.
  1. Option 1

    25 vote(s)
    37.3%
  2. Option 2

    25 vote(s)
    37.3%
  3. Option 3

    17 vote(s)
    25.4%
  1. Oct 7, 2010 at 7:59 AM
    #1
    bailerc

    bailerc [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ok, i seem to be stuck with a dilemma here , im not sure what to do really , and neither choice is a bad one really, i'll be leaving end of this month to go back to afghanistan as a contractor for 1 or 2 years, and im trying to decide what to do with the truck.

    Option #1: keep the truck , pay it off, store it until i get back , than build the hell out of it and get a daily driver.

    Option #2: sell current truck, when i get back but a brand new one , and build that up a bit

    Option #3 sell current truck, when i get back buy a f250, and a 85 Toyota as a dedicated trail rig and a trailer

    any input would be appreciated , im not sure what i want to do really
     
  2. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    Toyotacrawler

    Toyotacrawler She's got the jimmy legs

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    Option 4. Keep the truck, pay it off, build it bad ass when you get back, and buy a NEW TACOMA as a daily driver???? JK Option 1 IMO
     
  3. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:05 AM
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    Tacomanator

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    #1 or #3, but id ditch the ford and get a chevy for #3
     
  4. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    Pugga

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    What he said! I'd lean towards Option 3 as long as you can sell it off for at least what you owe on it. I wouldn't like the idea of having a truck sit for 2 years unused, seems kind of pointless to own it if it's collecting dust for that long.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    bailerc

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    yea thats what i was thinking , and i did post a feeler a while back , but hell i don't think 22k for a 08 trd access cab with 24k miles is that bad really
     
  6. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    005Tacoma

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    option 1
     
  7. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    krimson

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    If you go with a Diesel get a Cummins IMO but option 1 and 3 for me.
     
  8. Oct 7, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    jpmorrisvb

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    Contractor? Hell, you can do all three! Unless you work for the "Company Formerly Known As Blackwater" ..... than you may be facing Federal charges .... :cool:.
     
  9. Oct 7, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    drade

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    Aghhhh... chevy?! Hmm. Id say go with a ford, my brother has a bullydog edition and its amazing. Sorry for hating on chevys, I can stand them, they look exactly identical to gmc's,
     
  10. Oct 7, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    oofy15354

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    id go option 3. having a truck sit for that long is not good for it unless you can drain ALL the fluids, put it up on jack stands in dry, dehumidified storage.

    its a good idea to keep the DD and trail rig as separate vehicles so you can beat on the trail one a bit more and its not as big of a deal if anything breaks.

    don't how how much of a truck you need on a daily basis but if youre running a taco now, an F150 should do you fine. i love the fords and would recommend those over a dodge any day (including a cummins) and MAYBE a chevy. they make some nice trucks but im a ford guy myself.

    or get a tundra
     
  11. Oct 7, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    oofy15354 Proud Tundra *****

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    That's cause its the same brand, chassis, engine and everything except for the grill (simplified a bit)

    its a money savor for them to provide two slightly different looking trucks that use all interchangeable parts
     
  12. Oct 7, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    m3zy6

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    How about...

    Option 2.1 - sell current truck, when i get back buy a clean, low mileage version of the same truck, and build that into a beast.

    Doesn't make any sense to leave $20k collecting dust for 2 years.

    Besides, what you want to do with the money when you get back is going to change over time. You can't really go wrong by selling it and having the money, there will always be more trucks to buy when you need one. Keeping it limits your options. Your going to have enough cash when you get back to take advantage of things you wouldn't be able to if you are financing.
     
  13. Oct 7, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    Sell it.

    Figure out what you want to do when you get back.
     
  14. Oct 7, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    #1 but buy another tacoma as your DD.
     
  15. Oct 7, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    Sell it, when you come back buy a new one. they will have the newer models out by then. PS...I'd go GMC or Chevy over ford.
     
  16. Oct 7, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    Wait a minute , my truck is already clean and low mileage .. thats right i just cut out the other part of your post that actually made sense ...
     
  17. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    06redtacoma

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    all are really good options but letting your truck sit doesn't seem to make good since. good luck over seas.
     
  18. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    also , i probably should have mentioned that my truck will be sitting at my fathers house, and started once a month or so, but it would still be sitting yes, so if anyone knows anyone who wants a good truck at a great price , just let me know
     
  19. Oct 8, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    From a financial view, vehicles depreciate fast even when not in use. I would sell it and bank the money you are making in payments. Buy a used one of your same make and model and work on that when you return home. You might be surprised to learn that you have a good nest egg when you get home to purchase a new one.
     
  20. Oct 8, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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