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Which one to buy Monday?????

Iím down to the wire and Iím having a hard time deciding but I really think Iím leaning more Tacoma. Here are the two. My limit is under 40,000.00 and I want a new vehicle for once in my life. The Tundra is 37925.00 out the door and the Tacoma is 38980.00 out the door. Iíve been driving a 2005 tundra double cab for 14 years and put 240,000 miles on it. I think itís time for a change. Let me know your thoughts. I donít like the mpg on the tundra but thatís about all the negative I have and I can add my own goodies like wheels, bed liner and stuff. But for the same price I can have a nice TRD Tacoma with nice options. Sorry no pics of the Tacoma but you can see the options. Both in Calvary Blue. Letís get a vote.

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I'd go with the Tacoma myself. Tundra is too heavy on gas, and they earned a bad reputation with me due to the transmission issues in the early gen. I think overall the Tacoma is the best value for the purchase.



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How is a Tacoma quad cab more expensive than a Tundra quad cab?

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Iím down to the wire and Iím having a hard time deciding but I really think Iím leaning more Tacoma. Here are the two. My limit is under 40,000.00 and I want a new vehicle for once in my life. The Tundra is 37925.00 out the door and the Tacoma is 38980.00 out the door. Iíve been driving a 2005 tundra double cab for 14 years and put 240,000 miles on it. I think itís time for a change. Let me know your thoughts. I donít like the mpg on the tundra but thatís about all the negative I have and I can add my own goodies like wheels, bed liner and stuff. But for the same price I can have a nice TRD Tacoma with nice options. Sorry no pics of the Tacoma but you can see the options. Both in Calvary Blue. Letís get a vote.

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IMHO, Tundra, V8 power and Torque. Plus I had a 2007 and a 2009 that both went 200k trouble free miles. 2007 was center punched and destroyed and I'm still here! Sold the 2009 when I sold my pool cleaning business and went back to driving my T100.
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IMHO, Tundra, V8 power and Torque. Plus I had a 2007 and a 2009 that both went 200k trouble free miles. 2007 was center punched and destroyed and I'm still here! Sold the 2009 when I sold my pool cleaning business and went back to driving my T100.
If you plan on keeping the vehicle long enough to bottom out resale, go with the Tundra. It offers much more utility, space, makes significantly more power, and is ridiculously reliable. The Tacoma is definitely going to be well equipped and better looking, but the fuel economy isn't much higher and the total utility isn't there in comparison. The Tacoma's major strong suit is resale value. Selling it within 5 years or less would not be a bad idea as they lose such little value.

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Yea I’ve driven both and I seem to gravitate toward the tundra,probably because I’ve had one for 14 years. Just seems like it’s more roomier and comfy. Plus I have two teenage boys and the back seat of the Tacoma is lacking some room in the back and there’s no armrest! That could suck on some lengthy trips. I’m going to test drive both again Monday and see. I have feeling my gut is going to say tundra. Thanks for the comments guys!
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let us know what you choose
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Well it was the Tundra! What a day I’ve been there most the day. I had all the paperwork signed and ready to go for the plain sr5 crewmax in Calvary blue no extra options. Then the manager comes in and said I have to tell you something. Someone just put a door mark on the tundra you want, on the drivers door. It was a good mark it look like it was down to the metal. I was so pissed! He said we can have it fixed in three hours. And I know the only way to fix it is blend it and clear the whole door. I did not want to mess with the factory finish. And I didn’t even want the truck anymore at that point. So I went from 37925 out the door to 42900 and went with the TRD off-road crewmax. It was listed at 47899 so 16.5% off msrp is pretty good! And it has all these goodies I wasn’t planning on.
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I think you made the right choice. I'm sure you will find the extra options totally worth it.

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Beautiful blue paint on your new truck.

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