hahahah anyone paying 53K for a taco….
Fucking crazy is what it is. After owning a late model fully loaded 4runner, and now an ecoboost f-150, all I can say is Toyotas are way over priced. My 4runner with 80k had both front wheel bearings replaced right away, and brakes that were really undergunned and wore out prematurely.
Toyota's biggest problem is that they are grossly under powered. Not the Tundra, but the 4L engine in the Taco/4runner is anemic. They post it at 270hp but I wouldn't be surprised if that number was more like 220.
We switched to an F150 with the smaller V6 engine and it was incredible the difference in power, especially for towing. 11,000lbs vs 5000lbs. I can tow my 4500lb trailer up the coq at 110km/hr comfortably with the Ford. The 4runner's shit engine would chug away at 60…. and the Ford's engine is smaller.
That said, a new Ford is so overpriced its laughable. Although how much is the new Nissan?
The domestic full size truck market was the best and I'd say it still is. The Duramax Chevy is unbeatable if you're wanting a HD diesel. The Ford HD I wouldn't touch with a 1000' pole and the Ram has a really good drivetrain but everything else is shit.
I also owned a base model 2wd Ranger and it was bombproof. Fully mechanical, very light, and never let me down.