Yeah...I've really never heard a bad thing about them. And this configuration (crew cab, 5' bed) is actually what I wanted to buy ten years ago...Ford didn't build one and I couldn't afford the Toyota then...so I compared extended cab/6' box trucks and preferred the Ford.Congrats. Hard to go wrong with a Tacoma... they're the class leader in compact trucks since forever for a reason.
It's got the 3.5 liter V6. The 3.5 got a lot of negative feedback in the forums when it replaced the 4.0 V6 a few years ago, but it looks like pretty much all of it was related to the programming of the 6-speed automatic transmission. Not like I had a choice if I wanted a new one- they actually dropped the manual from the base trims and 4-cylinder trucks a year or two ago.Congrats! What engine did you go with?
Yeah, I talked to a couple of Tacoma-driving friends, who both said they'd absolutely buy another...one is very upfront that he's a carpenter not a mechanic and he'll pay people to fix his truck, while the other does ALL his own work. Both have older 4-cylinder trucks, and both kind of recommended the six, especially if I ever plan to pull anything.Toyota make a good truck. Everyone that has them love them and the are dependable
Dealer's still jerking me around...may still end up in a very similar truck, and soon, but they're not making me want to give them my money!
We'll see what transpires over the next few days.