Looking to trade in brand new 2017 Tacoma I purchased three weeks ago

Asked by Sep 28, 2016 at 01:37 PM about the 2017 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab V6 TRD Off Road

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

Ugh, I am in a terrible spot. My wife and I went to the dealer to purchase a
brand new 2017 4x4 and ended up buying a 2017 TRD Off Road 4x2. I was
confused about what it's capabilities are. Now I'm extremely worried about its
ability to drive in the snow (we ski a lot).

I'd really love to trade up or even down to a 4x4 (an older model). I can't
believe I didn't just buy a 4x4.

My new truck has 800 miles on it. I can't see any way to get into a 4x4 without
paying tax and licensing twice (in three weeks) as CA has no trade in tax
credit. Also I'm going to take a huge depreciation hit.

Smart thing to do would be to hang onto this 4x2 for two years or so and trade
it in... but I'm worried about this winter in the mountains (4x2s are apparently
terrible).

What do I do? Take the $6k plus hit and buy an old 2010 4x4? MSRP on my
2017 was $33,800 and it was $37k out the door. They offered me $30k to buy
it back (after three weeks!) and they have a 2012 4x4 for $28k. I'd have to
trade for that and do tax and licensing again. Which would be more money out
of pocket.... Subtracting 28,000 from 33,800 alone is a difference of $5,800 if I
get the 2012 4x4. If I get that I overpaid $5,800 for a 2012 4x4.

But it's 4x4. Sigh, boy did I screw up.

Help?

5 Answers

109,635

Dude you are making seem like you are driving the car on the top of mount Everest. The 2 x4 will run just fine, you are a fool if you trade it in or sell it off and take such a big $$$ hit. Just enjoy the car it will be fine....

I appreciate your answer but I believe this to be incorrect. 4x2 pickups are notoriously horrible in icy and snowy conditions. There is no weight on the pickup bed and the tires spin out. You can do what you can by paying for a pickup shell and all weather tires - but that gets north of $3k-$4k for anything reasonable. That's the price of a 4x4 upgrade without the 4x4. I wish what you were saying is true, but it is not. I am just hoping to keep my family safe this winter :)

109,635

throw a few hundred pound bags of sand in the back...

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110

I know this is a worry but I grew up in Colorado and also did allot of driving in the mud of oil fields in 4x2. 4x2 are just fine, the only thing they really assist you in is getting up to speed, A set of chains will do the job in any situation with some weight (and that's in extreme weather) The 4x4 or any other driveline will not help in ice. That is what so many people think. Keep the truck and drop it in second and just ease it through the snow. Trust me!

110

Also you can always rent a 4x4 just twice a year that's allot less $$$

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