My papaw is selling his 2003 Toyota Tacoma. He just bought a 2014 Tacoma with 22,000 miles. It’s basically new. Have a terrible nighttime iPhone picture of it.

So, the 2003. It’s a 2WD extended cab. 188,000 miles. Runs fine. My papaw is the slowest driver on earth, so the truck hasn’t been abused. At all. Has a few lights on like the check engine light and the ABS/brake lights. There’s some clearcoat peeling/fading on the passenger fender and door. He’s having them all checked out and fixed, though.

I’m sort of considering selling the S10 and getting the Tacoma.

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If the Tacoma was 4WD, I wouldn’t even question it. But having a 2WD truck does make me think.

Although, I’ve only used the S10’s 4WD twice in the two-and-a-half years I’ve had it.

The S10 has a few things wrong with it. Valve seals are old and leak, making it burn some oil. The A/C compressor sounds like a tiny airplane. So, it’s not long for this world. The A/C also has to be charged at least once a year. The ABS light is on, too. The brakes work fine but obviously there’s no ABS anymore. One of the tires has a slow leak, and they’re all dry rotted from age despite the fact that they have plenty of tread.

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The Tacoma has more miles (188,000 vs. the S10’s 171,000) but it’s a Toyota. It just got new tires and a new muffler.

Thoughts?

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