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Old 03-30-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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Considering a new vehicle- truck/SUV

I think it's about time for my current fish mobile to be retired. I love the old girl, and she's treated me well. But lets face it- a sedan isn't the best choice for transporting fishing gear, not to mention accessing said spots. At 142k miles I think it's time to start considering a new ride while I have some trade in value, and before the turbo blows (knock on wood). I REALLY don't want to get back into debt, but I think I should be proactive before repair bills start to mount.

My previous car was a Toyota- I was very happy with it. Considering a Tacoma or a 4runner- but looking for any input, really. I'm thinking V6, 4WD a necessity. If I go pickup I'd like a large bed to haul crap in, and would probably pop a cab onto it so I could sleep there if needed.

Any experience out there with the above models? Or a different ones that I should be considering? Looking for something after 2006, and don't really want to spend more than 25k.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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if i was looking for a small pickup it would be a tacoma

my 1st wife didn't like me fishing so much
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:59 PM   #3
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I'm on my second Tacoma and very happy with both. Current one is a 2010 Double Cab 4X4

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Old 03-31-2013, 07:09 AM   #4
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My neighbors wife is elling her Highlander. She is a retired schoolteacher. Just bought a 2010 jeep wrangler off them for my son,6000 miles on it. I am sure this vehicle would be well cared for so let me know if you want specifics Kevin.

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Old 03-31-2013, 07:56 AM   #5
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I,m on my 3rd Tacoma & before that I had 2 of the SR5,s that were the pre Tacoma .
Most reliable vechiles I,ve ever owned ;

I doubt if you would regret it /IMO of course .

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Old 03-31-2013, 08:46 AM   #6
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I have a 2009 Tacoma double cab v6 4x4 and absolutely love it. Best vehicle I have ever owned.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:17 PM   #7
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Other then the price I don't think there's any way you wouldn't fall in love with a Tacoma. On the flip side though you'll appreciate the way they hold their value.

You could always bump up to a Tundra if you needed the space.

Never heard anyone complain about a 4-Runner either, although the price once again stings a bit.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:24 AM   #8
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Kev, I have a 2010 SR5 4 runner, and its awesome. Tows the seacraft great. If you want to go SUV i cant recommend it enough. Its been a great truck.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:40 AM   #9
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I've been looking at the RAV 4's recently...my truck is at 185k right now and its time. They are 4 wheel drive, rack for the yak, and room in the back for gear. Mileage is good as well, which I need due to my commuting to Maine to work.

Kind of a small SUV

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Old 04-01-2013, 12:18 PM   #10
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I've been looking at the RAV 4's recently...my truck is at 185k right now and its time. They are 4 wheel drive, rack for the yak, and room in the back for gear. Mileage is good as well, which I need due to my commuting to Maine to work.

Kind of a small SUV
We have 120K on a 2006 Rav 4, 4 cyl.. No issues other than for a family of 3 packing for multi-week trips are not easy
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:00 PM   #11
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Amazing all the tacoma love. I like the 4runner as well but it's 10k more and would significantly up my insurance. Tacoma increase would be negligible. Guess I need to do some test drives.

It will be nice to shop for a car and not NEED it. Should be able to get a decent price if I shop around a bit.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:12 PM   #12
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My 03' Honda Pilot is a dream 143k and runs like new. The Ridgeline by Honda is a nice truck also.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:13 AM   #13
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I would consider getting some kind of pick-up. Just because my subaru really starts to get ripe if some eel slime drips in the rear cargo space or god forbid I am transporting herring or something and some juice leaks out. I have a rubber mat for the trunk space so it's easy to clean, but sometimes I think it would be easier to have a truck and not have to deal with getting into the car on a hot day and getting hit with a smell that can choke a mule!
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:25 PM   #14
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Went with the Toy. Ready to rock
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Great choice. You will love it!
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Great looking truck...

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Pretty little truck

Seriously - they are good trucks.

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sweet ><><

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Nice "toy"..in about 3 hours I'm headed to pick up my new suburban,wall to wall leather,all wood grain,heated seats,moonroof,tv,big v8. as soon as I get home I'm going to tear out the middle an back seats and throw all the tools in the back..dam the gas, going to work in style.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:59 PM   #20
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I would consider getting some kind of pick-up. Just because my subaru really starts to get ripe if some eel slime drips in the rear cargo space or god forbid I am transporting herring or something and some juice leaks out. I have a rubber mat for the trunk space so it's easy to clean, but sometimes I think it would be easier to have a truck and not have to deal with getting into the car on a hot day and getting hit with a smell that can choke a mule!

We forgot style honey................

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I love mine, you'll love that one.

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Nice "toy"..in about 3 hours I'm headed to pick up my new suburban,wall to wall leather,all wood grain,heated seats,moonroof,tv,big v8. as soon as I get home I'm going to tear out the middle an back seats and throw all the tools in the back..dam the gas, going to work in style.
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