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What should I do? Buy it or trade it?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by jwhites4, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. Aug 6, 2016 at 9:02 PM
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    jwhites4

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    I have a 2014 Tundra CM non-TRD with the TRD wheels. Need some help deciding what I should do when my lease is up in May. Should I buy out the lease for just under $24,000 or trade it in on a new Tacoma TRD Off-road lease? It will have about 60K miles on it next May (I drive 400miles a week for work) so just turning it in isn't an option.

    I can either buy it, or trade it in and use the equity along with my factory discounts on the Tacoma (I work for Toyota). What would you do?

    Here's what I've come up with so far:
    Pros:
    Able to add accessories as I see fit (lights, winch, bumpers, lift)
    Own the truck after 4 years
    Never be upside down
    Cheaper Insurance
    Cheaper Plates

    Cons:
    No warranty
    High Miles (unless I buy a cheap work car)
    Fuel Economy (avg 18 vs 26 in Taco)
    $80 oil changes every 3 months
    Throwing away my employee discounts

    Any other constructive input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Aug 6, 2016 at 9:15 PM
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    Tracker

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    You can add a warranty at anytime. Your payments will increase on another new truck. I would keep it and start having fun with it. How many years do you have left on this earth? Enjoy life as much as you can.
     
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  3. Aug 7, 2016 at 5:45 AM
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    Sean266

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    Keep it and buy a small commuter for work.
     
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  4. Aug 7, 2016 at 6:26 AM
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    MT Madman

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    I drive 500+ a week to/from work and after going from a Taco to Tundra I couldn't go back after gaining all the room and comfort of my Tundra.
     
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  5. Aug 7, 2016 at 7:08 AM
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    Also, there have been many members here that have traded their 2016 tacos in on new Tundras because the new motor is gutless. Might be hard going from a powerful 5.7 to a gutless 6 cylinder.
     
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  6. Aug 7, 2016 at 7:36 AM
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    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

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    What everybody else has said so far....I would keep the Tundra! Still a lot of life left in her after 60K...
     
  7. Aug 7, 2016 at 7:50 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ I'm a boob guy.

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    I would test drive the hell out of a new Tacoma before making my decision. My neighbor down the street offered to trade his 2016 limited for my 2014 Sport. Nuff said there.

    Other aspects to look at:

    - At 60k miles, how much over are you going to be on the mileage and how much is this going to cost? That would be a big issue for me. If you have a typical lease of 12k miles per year and 0.10 per mile over, you just ate 2400.00. Looks like you realize this already, but might not matter if the cost or mileage requirements are different.

    - Since you are leasing the Tundra, one can assume you are writing off on your taxes the business use, unless you just have a long commute. In that case, not sure why you would be commuting in a expensive truck racking up miles on a lease. I would be out looking for a commuter car now, so you save 16000 miles from now until next May.

    - You're not throwing away employee discounts. They are a benefit when needed, kinda like medical insurance.

    - 80.00 for oil changes? Fook that.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2016 at 7:55 AM
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    I hope you have a big driveway cause I'd be putting my tundra and Carolla in it! Just sayin
     
  9. Aug 7, 2016 at 8:55 AM
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    Keep the Tundra. It's just getting broken in....and never lease again ;)
     
  10. Aug 7, 2016 at 9:25 AM
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    The only 2016 I would drive.

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  11. Aug 7, 2016 at 9:49 AM
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    jwhites4

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    Well, I've been looking up light bars and mounts all morning. I thought up until this point that Rigid Industries was the "only" option when it came to quality and the only manufacturer for quality mounts. Now, I can compare them the Yeti coolers. Nice to look at and functional, but WAY overpriced. I think I'm just going to keep my 14 and get a Camry for the commute.

    ColoradoTJ, I commute to work in a $42K truck because I didn't want to pay for the $60K truck. ;)
     
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  12. Aug 7, 2016 at 10:38 AM
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    baja Designs make nice LEDs...and that's why I bought RTIC and not YETI :amen:
     
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  13. Aug 7, 2016 at 10:40 AM
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    I run a 30" BD bar. Love it!
    Worth every penny
     
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  14. Aug 7, 2016 at 2:38 PM
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    You can buy out your lease at anytime, and if you finance thru Toyota they should wave the early term fee.
     
  15. Aug 7, 2016 at 7:48 PM
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    My humble opinion. Keep it. I used to have a Taco and I can't go back after driving the Tundra.

    +1 for having fun with it and adding the accessories you want.
     
  16. Aug 7, 2016 at 9:58 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ I'm a boob guy.

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    Probably a good idea getting a Camry. Some of the same advice I'm going to use myself. This will be the last truck I ever DD. In the event I would have done the same thing, right now my truck would have 19800 miles less. This is just back and fourth to work, not including all the stupid running around I do for "life". We could probably subtract another 15000 easy (I average 20-25k miles per year on my Tundra). Hell I would still be around 40k miles on my truck.
     
  17. Aug 7, 2016 at 10:36 PM
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    If I didn't DD mine from day one I'd have around 15,000 on it right now. But, I guess that's one of those "life lessons" my dad always told me about. Screw it, I'm still young and have plenty of time to learn.
     
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  18. Aug 8, 2016 at 8:30 AM
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    keep the tundra you will be disappointed if you trade it for a Tacoma
     
  19. Aug 8, 2016 at 9:01 AM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    Will your RTIC still have most of it's ice left (still chilling)after 6 days? My Yeti does consistently. Are RTICS IGBC Bear Resistant Certified? Just curious.
    Ditto^^^^^
     
  20. Aug 8, 2016 at 1:25 PM
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    TheBeast

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    yep BEAR resistant and keeps ice up to 10 days. the only thing is yo uhave to wait couple weeks to get your cooler. They cut the middleman and go straight to the customer.

    https://www.rticcoolers.com/shop/coolers/roto-molded
     
  21. Aug 8, 2016 at 1:35 PM
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    Mike

    Mike Tread lightly.

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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    I will stick with pelican and there lifetime warranty... Yeti 5 years and rti is only 7 years.
     
  22. Aug 8, 2016 at 1:36 PM
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    yeah I didn't know pelican made coolers and they have a great warranty. They replaced my old rifle case that got crushed in the plane with a brand new one.
     
  23. Aug 8, 2016 at 1:39 PM
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  24. Aug 8, 2016 at 1:46 PM
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    damn that bear is smart

    are the Pelican made in USA ?
     
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    Yes they are... All the gear I have from them is stamped USA.. I have about 5000 bucks in pelican cases..
     
  26. Aug 8, 2016 at 1:51 PM
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    good to know. YETI and RTIC are imported but i'd rather pay half the price for a cooler since they are both imported anyways.
     
  27. Aug 8, 2016 at 4:03 PM
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    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    This is my next cooler, Roto Mold, bear proof, and a 52qt priced @ $104 @ wally world. Yeti and Pelican are great, but I have Ozark Trail $$$$$uploadfromtaptalk1470697404539.jpguploadfromtaptalk1470697408972.jpg
     
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  28. Aug 8, 2016 at 5:14 PM
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    matluth Fish On!

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    10 days would be a world record. Four Wheeler recently rated the top 6. RTIC wasn't one of them. 6 to 7 days tops if you properly prep the chest. And I know how to properly prep it. Just sayin. Proof is in the pudding.
     
  29. Aug 8, 2016 at 5:17 PM
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    My Yeti is going on 7 years. Functions fine. I use it all the time in hot and below zero conditions. Yeti has a lot of competition now. RTIC isn't one of them. I can't find any legit decent review for RTIC. I'll buy everybody a six pac here of their choice if you can document a RTIC still chilling after ten days. "chilling" as in cold enough where food won't spoil. I'm that confident. Oh, and I'll buy a RAM and trade in my Tundra.
     
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  30. Aug 8, 2016 at 5:21 PM
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    Keep the Tundra and buy the Tacoma!
     
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