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|12-09-2011 05:43 PM|
|Triple8Sol||Yotas last forever if you just do the basic regular maintenance. Tacoma is prob the best pickup out there. Other good, slightly cheaper, alternatives might be worth consdiering too like the Nissan Frontier (also rebadged as a Suzuki Equator).|
|12-03-2011 03:38 PM|
|Argo||Two guys I work with here in vail love their ridge lines. Say they ride great, make it through snow great, have no issues.... Just not a TRAIL vehicle.|
|12-03-2011 01:21 PM|
really that bad for a snow vehicle? damn...
i'd be happy to wait for the right tacoma to come around (or any awd/4wd). but i'm stuck in california without a car, been here for a week - dad and friends practically run the dealers in this area, need to get back to salt lake asap or i'll be out of a job. at this point i just need something. i can always dump whatever i get in a year... just need ANY THING to get me up the damn mountain and out of orange county! (and to work)
|12-03-2011 02:44 AM|
Originally Posted by WasatchMan View Post
|12-03-2011 02:17 AM|
I have no experience with Ridgelines. I love Toyota trucks. They make a great compact truck.
But, yeah, you pay a ridiculous premium for them. After I sold my '01 Tahoe, I looked into Tacomas. I was really looking for a 4 door small truck with a 6 speed. I test drove them and liked them, but sorry, I was able to buy a loaded Z-71 Tahoe with34k miles on it for less than any Taco with double the miles and half the options. Until the Toyota love fest dies off I'm probably out. Look, any decent newer vehicle these days are good for $200k if you take care of them. I sold my old Tahoe with 160k on it and I had performed no repairs outside of general maintenance.
|12-03-2011 01:56 AM|
sooo it looks like this tacoma is just not going to happen....been working on it for 3 weeks and one thing after another...
so try not to laugh, but I have an opportunity to steal a slightly used Honda Ridgeline.... How are these things in winter/snow/mountains? I won't be doing too much/if any off-roading in the summer. Just a full on snowboarding-shred-mobile. Could the ridgeline take on that task? I know it's like a car with a bed, but how is the 4wd/awd system? kicking in only when needed, unless you lock it but can only stay under 18mph...
any input? I know there are better vehicles but this is looking like a last resort, as far as 4wd goes.
EDIT: and not literally steal, just an incredible price
|12-02-2011 10:13 AM|
Originally Posted by Milo303 View Post
|12-01-2011 10:24 PM|
if you plan to go where there is going to be snow,especially if there are hills, you will want 4x4. You dont want to be that person stuck in a snow bank on the side of the road, or who cant get going from a stop because all hes doing is spinning, or goes to the resort, it snows, and you are stuck in your parking space (been in each situation and helped people out of each situation). There is just something wonderful about slapping that shifter back (at least in my case) into 4H and putting on your me gusta face
but tundras are pretty good trucks. Toyota has build some of their reliability formula into them. check out the tundra deconstructed videos on youtube
West Texas Ranch tests Toyota Tundra - YouTube
|12-01-2011 10:02 PM|
|Hodgepodge||like everyone said, 4x4 is essential. If I didn't already have a subaru and had money and room for another vehicle, i'd probably get a tacoma and lift it, put big ass knobby tires on it and maybe even some roof hellas . Tacoma's last a loooooong time too and they're really dependable. for sure go 4x4 if you're gonna get one though, or you'll have trouble in the snow cause there's no weight over the rear wheels|
|12-01-2011 09:28 PM|
You will regret it for the rest of your life if you don't. Espically being a snowboarder. It's not even questionable
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