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Well after making a successfull journey from home to work ( 90 klm ) in minus 10 degress celcius my 87 4runner decided that this was its last ride.
Went out to the truck for a run to the warehouse and she puffed out more smoke than a bong party at Cheech and Chongs.
I'm betting its more serious than just a head gasket, more like a journal because of how fast it happened.
Anyways.... Damn Toyota, I said fuck it and went a bought a brand spanking new Tacoma TRD off road package with the step side box.
That'll teach'm to give me almost 20 years of trouble free driving.
Looking forward to the next 20 :D
Merry christmas to me
DJ
 

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I like Tacoma

Great choice!! I like those Tacoma's. I believe you can get a TRD supercharger for the Tacoma's too.
 

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damn.... im obviously in the wrone line of work...

last time a vehicle died on me i went right out and bought a big bad bus pass.... :p
 

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Cool ride! Can't wait to see pictures. May your 4Runner rust in peace.
 

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For those of you who have taken some Marketing courses, I experienced some serious post cognitive dissonance :oops:

The down payment I was gonna give them will build me a new garage.
The taxes ( 8pct sales, 7pct GST ) will buy me 1 very very nice or 2 -3 okay MKII's.

Boy oh boy they were not pleased with me when I went back the next day to get my deposit back. :roll:

Now what ?????????????
 

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...build me a new garage....buy me 1 very very nice or 2 -3 okay MKII's.
That sounds like a plan to me :D

Seriously... I think your on the right track.. go find a nice 3 or 4 year old Tacoma if your set on a truck.
 

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Buying new cars is a huge mistake.

Save your money and buy a low-miles used car.
 

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Stick a 5M-7M in your old 4 runner. It's always cheaper to fix what you got. You can probably fix it for less than the tax and insurance costs.
 

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quick said:
Buying new cars is a huge mistake.

Save your money and buy a low-miles used car.
Not always true these days. New car financing is really low compared to used car financing. 1 or 2% vs 8+% can make a big difference in the end. Of course if you can just cut a check for the car this isn't an issue. I'm assuming you're talking a 1 or 2 yr old car as well. Either way cars are a big money loser.
 

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Thanks for the condolences guys.
I was actually sick to my stomach the whole night after I did the deal.
If I didnt have ANYTHING else to worry about, I would of been chewing up the pavement tonight. That sucker really moved out for a truck. In fact, with rear end traction they'd make an everyday driver MK2 look like a FIERO. I was impressed.
Looking for an older model of truck has always been on my brain, but with the miles I put on and the way I drive, the particular vehicle better take a liking to me...and...fast.
Think I'll keep abusing Supras for the time being.
Dean - dont be scared, I'm not gonna hurt her !!
DJ
 

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SilverMk2 said:
quick said:
Buying new cars is a huge mistake.

Save your money and buy a low-miles used car.
Not always true these days. New car financing is really low compared to used car financing. 1 or 2% vs 8+% can make a big difference in the end. Of course if you can just cut a check for the car this isn't an issue. I'm assuming you're talking a 1 or 2 yr old car as well. Either way cars are a big money loser.
Silver, I agree with you and that is part of the problem.
It is easier to buy brand new than convince some bank manager to loan
you 10k for a 2 year old Nissan.
Toyota gave me 2.9 percent for 5 years. My downpayment made the monthly payment 547.00/month
The bottom line is I was out a huge schit pile of cash and couldnt drink the amount of beer I like to drink in a month for 5 years !!!
Definately, if you know what to look for in a reputabley "fantastic" vehicle, used is the way to go.
My wifes parents have an old ( wasnt during its time ) copy of the lemon aid guide.
Here is what it said for the MK2 :
" Toyota Supra equals used car value "
There are others for sure.
 

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SilverMk2 said:
quick said:
Buying new cars is a huge mistake.

Save your money and buy a low-miles used car.
Not always true these days. New car financing is really low compared to used car financing. 1 or 2% vs 8+% can make a big difference in the end. Of course if you can just cut a check for the car this isn't an issue. I'm assuming you're talking a 1 or 2 yr old car as well. Either way cars are a big money loser.
You drive that car off the lot and you've already lost huge $$$ in depreciation, let alone the car payments.

When I was talking low-miles I was talking <50k. You get a new car with the depreciation already taken-care-of...
 

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Don't know if you are aware, but if you call up the internet sales guy at a dealership, you can get a Toyota for real close to invoice. I bought my brand new Highlander for less than the used ones were selling for. I paid $400 over invoice and they were happy to show me that invoice.

Avoid the showroom sales guys, if you already know what you want.
 
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