Sell the Tacoma for a 60 series cruiser?
I have had my 03 Tacoma for about 4 years and many mods later I am thinking of selling and looking for a 60 series cruiser as a replacement. I am trying to work through all the pro's and cons of the vehicles. I guess the biggest question is why?
1. I love older vehicles (hence my other multi-year project and money pit):
-easier to work on and modify (everything from basic tune ups, interior modifications, to swapping various engines and transmissions)
-less electrical components (no power anything!)
-styling and robust-ness (no crappy plastic body panels, they look better with more dents and paint chips)
-blends in with the locals. I think you are just asking for theft with one of these fancy mall crawler expedition rigs, the Tacoma included.
2. 4 seats versus 2.
-the day you buy a 2 seat vehicle is the day you will need to take more than 2 people. Never fails.
3. The dog needs A/C.
-After my 1800 mile trek to the Overland Expo and back, the big dog was suffering in the heat.
-I actually enjoy being able to interact with him while travelling. The truck shell is complete doggie isolation and he really is a big baby.
4. Sometimes you need to sleep in the truck rather than the RTT.
-I was looking at adding some military stretcher cots in the truck bed, but I like being able to get to the driver's position if I need to in a hurry.
Why Toyota put a 4.0 or V8 in the 4runner and not the Tacoma in 2003 models kills me. The little 3.4 struggles with any weight. Now I understand the 60's are tanks, but there are more performance and engine options for the 60 series that. Chevy v8, various toyota motors, turbo diesel, etc.
2003 Tacoma Expedition rig
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