First some history,
When I was a kid (I'm 31 now) my dad had a pretty righteous 74 FJ40.... Dad why did you ever sell that thing?!!! We camped and trailed in that rig all over the Sierras and So-Cal and Nevada deserts, starting my love of camping and outdoors and luckily so does my bride. In a fit of stupidity I bought a '72 Blazer K5 and wheeled it a bit on some Bay Area OHV areas. I sold it because of maintenance and reliability issues. Now i have the means and desire to get a new or newer truck, leaning toward Toyota or Nissan because of reliability and friends' experience. A new job starting next week is cutting my commute from 70 miles per day down to about 6... So mileage isnt as critical as it has been. i would prefer to buy new and know that i am the only one who ever did anything to it, but i was at the Toy dealer last nite and they had a '05 Access Cab Taco, manual tranny, TRD off road with only 2k miles! for about 4k less than a brand new similar equipped rig if i could find one this late in the model year. When i asked if it was a roll back or what, they wouldnt give me a strait answer excep that he thought a manager had been driving it around. Wouldnt a dealer demo still be considered new ? Isnt a used car one that has been previously registered. So they will offer the Toy certified used with 7 years &100k miles. normally thats not that big a deal with other used they had on the lot with 50-70k miles but this thing is almost brand *** new. Is this too good to be true? Should i jump on it ? Or should i get a Nissan frontier NISMO, more power & torque. 3k less than the Toy. Anyway, i am hoping to get a truck soon and get back into the multi day camping trips of my youth. Not really into rock crawling or extreme 4x4 but mountain & desert trails that require 4wd and are off the pavement.
Great website here, thansk for listening to me