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Anyone Own a Tacoma?

How does the little 2.7 liter 4 cyclinder do?

Will I be able to tow a trailer with that? Or should I forget about it and shop for the 6 cyclinder?

Just curious, I really have my eyes on a newer used truck.

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If your going to tow go for the 6. I just test drove one a few weeks back with the 6, had a nice amount of power. I ended up getting a better deal on the Tundra so I went that route.




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I am in the market for a used truck as well. The specs on any of the 4 cylinders are pretty grim. I would shop for a 6 cylinder atleast. 8 cylinder depending on the size of the trailer. Trucks can be had for cheap. All depends on the year and miles that you are willing to go.

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no experience but what doe Toyota say its rated for? Thats what I'd go by.
I cant imagine that you would want to tow anything long term with any 4 cyl. Thats just an opinion though

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How does the little 2.7 liter 4 cyclinder do?

Will I be able to tow a trailer with that? Or should I forget about it and shop for the 6 cyclinder?

Just curious, I really have my eyes on a newer used truck.
Ofcourse if you are just trying to tow the bike you could always throw it in the back. and the 4 cylinder will do fine.

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true - in the bed is one thing but a trailer is another

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I have a utility trailer that can fit 3 bikes and gear, plus I need to pack all my race gear, tools, and so much other shit when I go to a track day weekend, race weekend or any other motorcycle related weekend in the back cap of my truck.

I have a S-10 with a 4.3 that does OK. When I'm loaded down with everthing I never let it shift into overdrive. I just put along in "D" and try to keep my speed down below 70.

The little 4 banger would not survive.

It's almost impossible to find a used Tacoma with a 6 cyclinder. I think everyone just keeps them forever!

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Ok can we get some recommendations on used trucks that are good to buy????

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Ok can we get some recommendations on used trucks that are good to buy????

I'll tell you what, my little S-10 has 221,000 miles on it. Still runs great and tows a fully loaded truck and fully loaded trailer with no problems. She's just getting old.

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It's almost impossible to find a used Tacoma with a 6 cyclinder. I think everyone just keeps them forever!
Yup, and they hold thier value forever.




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This truck thats for sale here is a great truck! I know he took care of it but not sure how much you are willing to spend...

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I've seen your trailer Nick. I wouldn't pull that with a 4 banger. Look for a six cylinder. And damn, 220,000 miles? Good job!

I have pulled a trailer similar to yours (but quite a bit lighter) with the GTP. I accelerated VERY slowly to avoid kicking in the supercharger, and the car did not like doing it. Has no problems with my small trailer, but fitting everything I need on a race weekend is tough.

The reason the 4 cyl Tacomas are more popular is because a lot of them are used for fleet vehicles, and the rest are usually just for carrying small loads in the bed.

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I hope your lookin at the new ones they are pretty badass in my opinion. If i could afford it I would get it in blue
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F4igogs truck is really nice. Last time I saw it it was really clean.




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forget the tacoma, I saw a tundra lease on a 4x4 advertized at $269/month last night. Talk about dirt cheap!!!!!

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forget the tacoma, I saw a tundra lease on a 4x4 advertized at $269/month last night. Talk about dirt cheap!!!!!
Yup And its only a 36 month lease. aweosme deal. thats the deal mine is based on but I have a few more options on mine so mine was a little more.




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Could someone please explain the advantages of leasing? I don't know anything about it.
If you like to change vehicles every couple years, you can drive a much "nicer" car than you normally could afford if going the typical buy route. And you usually only have to put a couple grand down, most of which is a security deposit. Contrary to popular belief, you CAN get extra mileage added in so you don't screw yourself at the end.

Typical advertised leases have 15,000 mile/year limits, but lately I've heard the advertised radio prices at very low rates (~$100/month for entry level car). When the announcer says the lease details (quiet and fast), a 10,000 mile/year lease for 60 months is announced. So, you pay for 5 years on a car, never really own it, when paying an extra $75/month would have bought the car.

Downside is you never really own it, can't really modify it, and always have to have full insurance.

If you know how to read the contract, don't impulse buy, and follow the lease terms, it's not a bad gig. But the penalty for over mileage is pretty steep, typically $.15 per mile.

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Leasing can be good or can be bad. depends on the deal nad the vehicle. Vehicles that hold thier resale value well are great for leases

Never put money down on a lease. its a waste, I just sign and drive away. you dont even need a serurity deposit, I have yet to pay one.




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Could someone please explain the advantages of leasing? I don't know anything about it.

I've always refused to lease because it always ended up by the time you turned the car in you spent more money in lease payments than you would have if you bought the car outright and traded it in. REcently, depreciation on vehicles has changed that with the flooding of new cars on the market at cheap interest rates. It now seems you can lease a car and turn it in for a new one when your done for about the same as you would have lost in depreciation. No worrying about selling it or trading it in, just turn it in and drive off with a new one. I'm seriously thinking about this or buying a used car for my next purchase. Buying a new car stopped making sense in the last couple years

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When a car will depreciate as much or more than what your total lease cost would be it makes more sense to lease, providing you can stay within the mileage terms. Leasing is way more convienient, I can't deny that. That's pretty much as simple as I can put it.

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That 15K mile limit per year would not work with us!

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When I used to work at Lexus of Orland if we had new lease cars come in we would jack parts from them for other customers cars if they needed somethin replaced.

I.E. one customer needed a new cig. lighter in a used car, so before they drove it home we found the leased car that was the same year and jacked the lighter.

Kinda shitty to make the other guy pay for it but hey I was just doing what I was told to do.
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That 15K mile limit per year would not work with us!

then it's not for you, but here's how it breaks down for a tundra

new truck = $33,225(toyota website, I built and priced one)
what a truck is worth 36 months old = $21,450 (kbb quote)
difference= $11,775

Lease terms = $269/36 months plus $669 due at signing(toyota commercial)
total cost lease= $10,353

Projected difference on after 3 years =$1,422 savings if you leased

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then it's not for you, but here's how it breaks down for a tundra

new truck = $33,225(toyota website, I built and priced one)
what a truck is worth 36 months old = $21,450 (kbb quote)
difference= $11,775

Lease terms = $269/36 months plus $669 due at signing(toyota commercial)
total cost lease= $10,353

Projected difference on after 3 years =$1,422 savings if you leased
dont forget you lease on the negotiated price not the sticker. figure about 30,000 instead of the 33,225




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Is there any way of getting around the 15K miles a year. I would do it if they gave me 20K miles a year. Anyone have any ifo on this???
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