Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Northwest Las Vegas
Welcome to the fun!
I just got a 05 double cab, SR5/TRD auto v-6 and I love it...
As far as dunes, etc. it MAY be more prudent to go with a 04.
The reasoning is that it will be cheaper, lighter, and they are an exceptional vehicle.
I love my 05, but Im not sure I would be comfortable with it in a I-4.
Not enough power to weight ratio for me.
Im sure I will be countered on this, but take one out for a drive and get on it getting on a freeway. Try the 04 and 05. My mileage with the V6 is 300 miles to a tank. IF I stay under 80MPH.
I also drive 90 miles roundtrip a day. For me its worth it, but at least check out all your options!
Im in college as well as working full time, so I know what your going through.