Thank God 4 Every Day
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: woodlands texas
My Tacoma was more suited for a weekend warrior. You are right, my choices may not seem more economical at first, but I'm not just talking about fuel economy.
With my Tacoma, I had alot of maintenance to keep up with like replacing broken parts and upgrading said broken parts and it turns into a cycle of spending all my money on this truck that has turned into a trail beast and less of a daily driver. It's hard to go wheeling in a truck like that and not push yourself to the limit. That being said, it always turns into something breaking and something else needing to be upgraded.You always find that little something that can be improved and then spend the next several days cutting,welding, and spending every last dollar only to find that the next weak link needs the same attention. These are not good qualities of a good daily driven vehicle.
I still plan to do some light wheeling whenever I can find the time. I just don't have the time to keep after a truck that requires alot of attention. THe reasons I'm considering something new is
-peace of mind
If I go with the new Tundra, I will have a fat down payment with the sale of my truck. I have already talked to the dealer and with 5,000 off MSRP and 0% financing, I don't think my payment will be so rediculous. THey are claiming up to 20 MPG with the setup I want so I don't think it's so horrible on fuel either. Plus, by the time I graduate with my engr degree, I will have a really sweet tow rig to pull whatever I decide to build once I'm actually an engineer
gone to see the world...........