Car buying...learn me

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, May 16, 2022 7:46 PM
posted by justincredible

Bumping this one up.

We are considering trading my wife's car (2016 Crosstrek) in and getting a 2020ish Tacoma for my driver and her taking my Outback. Anyone have experience with the newer Tacoma's? Auto, you still liking the 4runner? 

No risk in buying a Taca


kizer permanente Senior Member
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Tue, May 17, 2022 6:04 AM
posted by Ironman92

No risk in buying a Taco


fify
Automatik Senior Member
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Tue, Jun 7, 2022 10:19 AM

New wheels/tires coming soon! Took months to get these due to production/shipping delays.

Hoping they fit with minimal modification.

And yeah, my nephew is obsessed with Spider Man. lol

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, Jun 13, 2022 3:47 PM

I test drove a Tacoma this afternoon. They had very limited used stock and zero new stock, but I wanted to drive one to make sure I liked it. I want the 6ft bed and they only had the shorter beds.  

I liked it so hopefully I’ll find one I like soon. 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, Jun 13, 2022 3:56 PM
posted by justincredible

I test drove a Tacoma this afternoon. They had very limited used stock and zero new stock, but I wanted to drive one to make sure I liked it. I want the 6ft bed and they only had the shorter beds.  

I liked it so hopefully I’ll find one I like soon. 

My dad has a 2002 Tacoma with 126,000 miles and it’s used as a truck for every job he does….that bed has had everything in it and the truck has been best to death. Frame had a huge crack, near break in it. Found a guy to put a new frame on it and he’ll have that thing til he dies. An awesome truck.


justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, Jun 13, 2022 5:07 PM

My test drive was a 2017 with a V6. Replacing my wife's Crosstrek with a Tacoma makes a lot of sense for us. I'm hoping to find something in the $25-35k range that fits my needs. Local dealerships don't have much, Carvana has a few that might work. I haven't checked Carmax or private sellers yet.

Automatik Senior Member
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Mon, Jun 13, 2022 6:02 PM

4door with full bed is crazy long imo. 

My friend is in the market for a 21-22, 4dr, TRD Off Road. They are out there. You just have to be willing to wait and/or search your ass off. He’s In FL, so calling dealers all over the state. I believe the quickest he could find was one arriving in August, but he’s still waffling over the color. 

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Mon, Jun 13, 2022 9:23 PM

I don’t think they make whole lot with the 6 foot bed. No offense but I don’t  think I paid more than $35k for my V6 TRD off road dual cab with the 5 foot bed new in 2017. Are the prices really that crazy now? 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, Jun 13, 2022 9:50 PM
posted by iclfan2

I don’t think they make whole lot with the 6 foot bed. No offense but I don’t  think I paid more than $35k for my V6 TRD off road dual cab with the 5 foot bed new in 2017. Are the prices really that crazy now? 

Prices are insane….which I honestly don’t get.


justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Jun 14, 2022 9:20 AM

We have adjusted our plan and will be buying a truck as a third vehicle instead of replacing her car. This drops our budget down to about $15k but I can be a lot less picky since it won't be my daily vehicle. 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Tue, Jun 14, 2022 3:07 PM
posted by justincredible

We have adjusted our plan and will be buying a truck as a third vehicle instead of replacing her car. This drops our budget down to about $15k but I can be a lot less picky since it won't be my daily vehicle. 

Yeah…we were going to trade in a 6 year old Accord with 70,000 miles and on the way to get our “new” car we decided let’s just buy the car and keep the Accord (dealership wanted it bad but nah, we knew to keep it)

Gas shot up double and my son now has a great used car and we have the old truck to lug around mowers, mulch, whatever. Everyone is happy…as long as my old old Accord holds up


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