Thinking of spending 30-50k on a rig. Can't decide. The taco seems well rounded and great off road capability but is a bit too small and a bit too car like. But I could get a manual which is a big plus.
The rebel looks great but I don't know much about them. Raptor is kind of the no brainier choice but at 50k you're not getting a well spec'd out one.
Finally kinda feel like a diesel 2500 or 3500 is just awesome. Especially if you can get a manual.
Really can't decide.
- Used diesel truck prices are ASTRONOMICAL. It’s senseless to buy preowned. Just buy new if you’re going diesel and plan on adjusting your budget. 65k range for an F250, Lariat, SuperCrew, 4x4 with the PowerStroke.
The whole used market is kinda like that right now.
You can get a new Tundra TRD Pro for around $50k
- Yes stay away from model year 2011 Fords with 6.7L PowerStroke diesel. Glow plugs are 2-piece and snap off, engine eats the mess and voila $17k for a new long block.
Either go new or the Cummins is a good idea. $40k sounds about right for a late model Cummins.
Check out CarGurus.com to shop prices new and used. Great site if you want to get people to price match.
- Intel UGeJ58The raptor is going to have expensive parts and wait times on repair. A Toyota Tacoma's parts are cheaper and more widely available
- Microsoft / EngdeadpanWhat are you going to use it for? Towing? (How heavy?) Off road? (How off?) Hauling stuff? (Dirt, bikes, dirt bikes?)
It's impossible to answer without knowing why you're looking at trucks in the first place.
- Google / EngBiggusDThe Raptor will probably hold its value the best. It'll also be the most fun to drive.
- Cisco InfensusTaco, much easier to park than larger trucks, major consideration if you live in any city and are using this as a daily driver not a work vehicle. "Too small" you mean the cab? Or you just want something vanity-sized?
- Microsoft JolosBuy a used truck, spend like 20k on it, then spend 20-30k to tune the truck, lift, new lights, suspension, hydraulics, etc...etc...
- If you're gonna beat on it and actually use it - get a full sized truck. The tacomas come with all the worst things - hard to park, small bed, drum brakes in the back (unless you pay for the trd), small cab, bad gas mileage. For the same or better price can get a full size f150 or raptor that you can actually use as a truck. If it's gonna be big and a pain to park and a pig on gas, might as well be full sized.