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Or, do you have a beater you prefer to put miles on, so you can save your new Tacoma?

My father-in-law recently retired from being an elementary school principal. But before this, he had quite a long commute each morning and evening. So, though he always owned a new car or mini van, he would always go find a used car for about $2,000. Then he'd bring it home, fix the brakes or some other minor thing, then drive the beater for about a year, putting miles on this instead of his new Toyota mini van, or whatever.

After a year, he'd turn around and sell the beater for what he paid for it; sometimes a bit more. Then he'd buy another beater and do the same thing.

Any of you do this? Or is your Tacoma the beater for your Ferrari? :)
 

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I bought mine to drive and use as a truck.
 

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yes its my daily driver :burnout:
 

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yes, the taco is my daily driver. my MR2 is parked in the garage. :)

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Yeah mine is a daily driver. I get to drive in wonderful (sarcastic) san diego traffic to and from installing plasmas, surround sound systems, whole house audio/automation, and prewires. I love my truck. I just put a 12" sub in my DC and can't wait till tomorrowI went from cramming as much of my tools as I could in the back seat of a '91 4 door honda accord. Subs were in the trunk.
 

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Yes and No

I live 60 miles from my main job so I keep a car to run back and forth. Then when I get home I use my truck for job number two, shuttling kids and normal life. It gets used almost everyday and makes the 60 mile run to work anytime they hint at snow.
 

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XRunner is my summer toy..my 2000 Taco is my DD
 

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I use mine as my daily driver. Work 50 miles from home one way. I usually work 3 or 4 days a week. I've had my truck about a month and half and have put nearly 3800 miles on it. But thats what i bought it for too. No complaints.
 

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Yup, It's my work truck. I came to it from a loaded Silverado Ext Cab Z71. I am happy, though I wish my fuel economy was better. I average 18MPG 05 4x4 I4 Manual Tranny Access Cab.
 

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Drive mine everyday, picked it up in July and right now it has 13,100 :D
 

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crusty said:
Drive mine everyday, picked it up in July and right now it has 13,100 :D

Same here bought mine in July but I am at 9,808 right now. Glad to see I am no the only one doing a lot of driving.
 
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