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Talk me out of it

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nat Smurfling, Jun 8, 2021 at 6:18 PM.

  1. Jun 8, 2021 at 6:18 PM
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    Nat Smurfling

    Nat Smurfling [OP] New Member

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    Just bought a 2013 Tacoma TRD Sport and planned to sell my 2002 4Runner SR5, but now I’m having second thoughts. Is the timing chain of the truck vs timing belt of the SUV enough reason to switch? Other variables worth considering?
    Thanks!
     
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    canadian.bacon

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    Do you need two vehicles? If one is just going to idle, I’d get rid of it. Prices are hot now for the 4R.
    At this point I’d sell the older one and keep the newer.
    That’s just me. Rather mod one really nice than have 2 stock ones :)
     
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  3. Jun 8, 2021 at 6:37 PM
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    Keep what makes you happy. Timing chain vs timing belt is irrelevant in my opinion when considering which vehicle is better.
     
  4. Jun 8, 2021 at 7:08 PM
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    mousemeat

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    cash out and sell one of them..and get a nice payday
     
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    Welcome from Wisconsin!
     
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  6. Jun 9, 2021 at 6:20 AM
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    Not sure where you are, but if you live in no-salt country and your 2002 isn't rusted out in the frame, that's one good reason to keep it. Good rust-free Gen3s are getting more rare by the day. If you're good financially, I encourage you to keep both. As mentioned earlier by mtbpsych, timing belt/chain shouldn't be a deciding factor. The belt is good for 100k+ once replaced.
     
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  7. Jun 9, 2021 at 7:14 AM
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    Nat Smurfling

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    @Daddykool No rust! All stock. Meticulously maintained at dealership all services on time whether they needed it or not. 4wd but only pavement driven. She’s great. That’s why I Don’t Want to get rid of her. So you’re saying keep as an investment? Drive just enough to keep her lubricated but not rack up miles? Or keep on using her as my daily driver?
     
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  8. Jun 9, 2021 at 4:29 PM
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    Daddykool

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    Well, a vehicle is rarely an investment, but I really liked my 2001 and only got rid of it due to severe frame rust from road salt. If I could afford to keep both vehicles, I would do that in your case. Even more so if your 4Runner is as good as you say it is. But if you need the cash, the 4Runner should command a decent price. But yes, if you keep her, drive maybe 100-200 miles a month, and definitely take her on road trips when it makes sense to drive a fully enclosed vehicle. My two cents.
     
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  9. Jun 9, 2021 at 5:15 PM
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    Trekker

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    You'll regret selling the 4runner, but at the same time you'll regret keeping it and not using it enough. Sounds like its in great shape, those are the ones that will be hard to find for a good price in the near future. Really, any argument I would make in favor of keeping it revolves around FOMO.

    If your going to sell it do it now, if your keeping it then you will want to make sure you maintain it. If it were me, I would keep it because it will be more difficult to find another if you regret selling it than it would be to keep and maintain it. Assuming you can afford to have 2 vehicles. Just don't do what so many people do and leave it parked somewhere, you'll lose out on any value it might have now or later.
     
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  10. Jun 10, 2021 at 1:40 PM
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    Nat Smurfling

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    UPDATE: She’s gone! Sold her to a great kid who is super excited & will give her love & adventures. I kept her on pavement, so it feels good she’ll be able to off-road in her sunset years.
    Now I’m gonna focus on caring for the Tacoma. :)
     
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