Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Outside of Philadelphia
My neighbor has 1 he loves, i would have to assume its a 6, i know its 2wd. He tows a pretty significant camper with it, says it does fine, but at the same time he says “im retired. Im not in a hurry to get anywhere.”
I had a 2004 4cyl tacoma before my 2011 v6. I hated the 2004 for many reasons, 4 cyl was ok, but after getting the 2011 6 cyl with basically the same mpg, i wouldnt bother with the 4 cyl. Keep in mind your resale on a 4 cyl will probably be lower, just like the price to buy it now is lower.
Buy the truck for what suits the majority of your needs. I worked with a guy who bought a full sized truck that got 10 mpg to tow his trailer once a year, but 95% of his miles in that truck was commuting back and forth to work.