still considering moving to a mid size pickup truck
Apparently you can "try before you buy" rent vehicles from dealerships? May rent a Tacoma and see how I feel about it. I sat in one at the dealership when I was there last week getting the 4Runner serviced but it feels cheaper on the inside than the 4Runner even though it's got more tech. Kinda weird. Didn't test drive it though to see if all the complaints about the drivetrain are warranted. A weekend-long rental would give me a good idea though.
Or maybe just go back to a GMC Canyon with a diesel, but I don't think I actually need
a diesel, plus Costco doesn't sell diesel. V6 with 8 speed still gets like 7,000lbs towing and the interior is way nicer than any of the other mid size trucks. It's also the only mid-size truck with a built-in brake controller. Headlights are garbage though and we know how I am about being a headlight snob, right
But then resale isn't as good as Tacoma plus I still have a kind of weird distaste for GM products but maybe that's unfounded.
It would just be really nice to have the longer wheelbase for the trailer plus a bed for storing all the dirty camping shit without getting the inside of the camper or SUV dirty and stinky.
I really need my next vehicle to be like, the last new vehicle I buy though. My carbon footprint has to got to be obscene by this point, ugh! Such a hypocrite!
Just sucks knowing that 2021 or 2022 will see a bunch of new redesigns on all these vehicles, so perhaps I should just hold out.