x2. I had three Ford Rangers. Now I'm on my third F-150. There is WAY more room and bedspace in a full sized truck and my current F-150 gets better gas mileage than any of my Rangers ever did.dce said:I went through the small truck phase when I first graduated from college.I didn't think I had a need for a bigger truck so I went through a couple Nissans and Toyotas.They were nice looking trucks and reliable.However,they had no power and got pretty crappy gas mileage for the amount of power they had.Fifteen years ago,I was more less forced to start buying full sized trucks.I would never go back.They're way more useful,practical and they don't get any worse fuel mileage.
Be sure to watch out for rear leaf springs and lower ball joints and your probably going need a new water pump if the truck is nearing the century mark.richbat said:That's what I was thinking but dang those things are pricey,seems like all the Tacomas in that 4-5 year range have a tremendous amount of mileage on them,I plan on trading my 2006 Toyota Corolla LE with 31,000 on it in on something.What is considered decent mileage on a used Tacoma?Just seems like paying what I'm wanting to for something with 120,000 or more miles on it is ridiculous.
good thinking!dce said:That being said, if I were going to buy one, I'd have to look hard at the new Chevy Colorado. Nice looking truck, pretty good reviews.
A customer of mine just paid 37k for a new Colorado and his wife works at the GM dealer.It's a pretty sharp truck but I can't see it being worth 37k.I just added a new 2015 diesel 3/4 ton for a guy this morning.After rebates he paid 41k.
I'm sort of in the market for a regular cab Toyota for my daughter.She's small so a full size truck is probably too much.I want something slow and something she sits up in and can't haul more than one person.