Last post on Apr 04, 2008 at 9:06 AM
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#68 of 70 New Lifestyle, should I keep my 04 Toyota Tacoma?
Apr 04, 2008 (7:46 am)
I bought the truck new and owe roughly $8k. About two years ago I got a promotion that requires me to travel to central and philly area. I live in Cape May Nj and I'm spending between $125-$150 per week for gas.
One of the main reasons I purchased the truck was for my hobby of fishing ect...beach access and towing a small boat. With the new job and little one I dont have time for that anymore.
With that being said I've been in love with the 3rd gen Acura TL's.
My wife and I own three cars...98 VW beetle and 96 Vette. The VW was paid off years ago and she owes about the same as what I owe on the truck. The VW is her daily driver and the Vette just doesnt get used like it once was.
One option I was considering was trading in my truck.
I'm just looking for some advice on what, if anything I should do here.
#69 of 70 Re: New Lifestyle, should I keep my 04 Toyota Tacoma? [donniem]
Apr 04, 2008 (9:06 am)
From a practical standpoint, it sounds like it might be good to keep the truck vs. the Vette. If you can afford it, sell the Vette and use the $ to pay off the other car loans (unless you have a wicked low interest rate...). Soon, you will be taking el nino to the beach, on the boat etc. and bringing a lot of stuff, so the Tacoma would be nice to have.
If you really don't need/can't use the truck/Vette, sell 'em both (or trade) towards the new TL.
The TL does get very good highway mpg. Local driving is where it can suffer a bit. There are great deals on the current TL, just note that with Gen4 on its way, supply may start becomming more limited.
What is very attractive about the TL (beyond its handsome style! and just all-around goodness!) is you do get a lot of car for the $. FOrget MSRP, think invoice on down. My only caveat is the snow performance ain't good. Snow probably isn't a big deal in Cape May?, but as you travel a lot, if snow is in the picture, get winter tires!
Promotion, huh? Wonder what that's like...