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Worth it to upgrade to 2010?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by I Liquid I, Mar 29, 2010.

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What to do???

Poll closed Apr 28, 2010.
  1. Get the new Taco man! Its worth it!

    72 vote(s)
    55.4%
  2. Stop being such a crybaby, keep your Taco!

    58 vote(s)
    44.6%
  1. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:51 PM
    #1
    I Liquid I

    I Liquid I [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I have a 2006 Double Cab Long Bed. I got it about a year and half ago. Even though im partially happy with it... im drooling over the 2010 4x4 Magnetic Gray...

    Thing is... right now I pay $460 with insurance for my truck. Which is pretty good for me, since most people here pay 590 and upwards...

    If I get the 2010 one, id be paying about $100 more or so.

    Now im wondering if its really worth it or if im just being a baby. So im going to list the PROS and CONS and then you decide if I should stop being a baby or not.

    2006 Tacoma

    PROS:
    - Low Payment
    - Less months to pay it for

    CONS:
    - Not 4x4
    - Black Sand Pearl (This is a work truck, so keeping it clean is a bitch!)
    - USED, and bought used.

    2010 Tacoma

    PROS:
    - 4x4
    - Magnetic Gray (Should be a bit easier to keep clean?)
    - Full Warranty (Even though ill use up the 36k miles in the first year)
    - NEW

    CONS:
    - Going to pay about $100 bucks more.
    - Going to pay for a longer time.


    Its not that money is an issue, its more so that I dont want to waste money if I dont need to...
     
  2. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Buy the 2010 , work $100 more per month ,

    OZ
     
  3. Mar 29, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    uprade fo sho. the grey is a sick color and 4x4 rules
     
  4. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    I Liquid I

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    Hmmm. Now that I think about it... a lot of people will be biased because of the 4x4... :smack:
     
  5. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    jodiddly33

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    Yeah if I were you I would only upgrade if you need or want 4x4. That's the biggest difference. If you don't need/want it, why waste money?
     
  6. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    Lunercrab

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    I upgraded my 2006 silver 6spd sport for a 2010 timberline auto sport. My payments went up bout a hundred bucks as well. I upgraded cause I hurt my knee and couldn't stand the clutch anymore and I really loved the timberline color. Although I'm losing money. I thought to myself "so I only have three years to pay off my 2006, but is it worth it to dump another 15k into my 2006 when I know I'm just gunna eventually trade it in anyways" so I figured it was just better to start over again instead of waiting three more years. Does that make sense?
     
  7. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    Juggernaut

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    word. 2010 has extra standard features as well, but the deciding factor to me would be the 4x4.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    JasoTaco

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    Save your money and put down a big downpayment on a 2011.
     
  9. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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    I Liquid I

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    Well. Im most likely keeping whichever truck I have by the end of the payment. I dont trade in cars. Id rather put them to good use till they are dead. Also, this being a my primary work truck, I plan to use it till it cant run anymore.

    Yeah, I was thinking about waiting for either one of the following things:

    - New Model (Redesign)
    - New 2011's, and then 2010's go down.

    Both options are ok by me, since it would give me more time to pay my truck and thus giving me a good trade in value, since my truck is still worth what I paid for it, which kicks ass!

    As for the 4x4. Its not that I need it, but there have been plenty of occasions where I have wished I had it... which in the end guess it means Id be using it. Again, this is a work truck and there will be a time now and then where I have to drive off into madness to deploy my materials.
     
  10. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    JESSMAN

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    you only live once! Go for broke!!!
     
  11. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    rossk35

    rossk35 Do Work Son!

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    I personally wouldn't do it because of all the new standard safety features now that it comes with. I don't want/need any vsc, trac, side airbags, fake lsd, etc.
     
  12. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    I Liquid I

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    Cant I just turn those off?

    Also, doesnt the TRD Offroad come with different Differential?
     
  13. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Just keep what ya got man...Instead of spending all that money on a new truck just put a little money into your current Taco. Add a locker and all that cool stuff :) So you'll be more happy with it
     
  14. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    rossk35

    rossk35 Do Work Son!

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    Yes you can't but thats not the point. I wanna be in control of the truck and not have computers cut power etc. I just don't like the fact that they aren't options, and they come whether you want them or not.

    The offroad comes with a locker.
     
  15. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:37 PM
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    In you're pro's and cons you list that you'd use up the 36,000 mile warranty in the first year and you also state that it will cost you $100 per month more.

    That is a lot of miles you are driving to not include the additional cost of fuel due to the new one is going to be 4x4
    I don't know the MPG difference but it must be some :confused:

    You need to add that cost into the $100
     
  16. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:53 PM
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    BEEFY_CHEESY_TACO

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    I LOVE MY 2010!! Just bought it about 1 1/2 months ago, white double cap 6spd manual trd off road extra value package with all the options....love at first sight and worth every penny
     
  17. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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    lembowski

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    If your going to drive 36k in the first year don't waste your money on a new truck until the wheels fall off this one.
     
  18. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    Bloomershaker

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    Don't forget to factor in the maintenance the older vehicle may need in the future vs the 100.00 per mth on the new one. I found out the hard way. Bought the new one next time around. Best of luck on your decision.
     
  19. Mar 29, 2010 at 11:22 PM
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    Fluffymonkey

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    I voted no, but I'm changing my vote to yes. I didn't realized you were upgrading from prerunner to 4x4. I'd totally do it (if I had the money).
     
  20. Mar 30, 2010 at 12:37 AM
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    JB3CK24

    JB3CK24 Return to the 36 Chambers

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