Illustration for article titled I did a thing today
Illustration for article titled I did a thing today

Made my first ever new vehicle purchase. My 13 Santa Fe Sport was going to be in need of about $5,000 in repairs after finding excessive shaft play in the turbo. I decided it is time to move on from it, no sense bailing water out of a sinking ship.

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I’ve been looking at a mid-size pickup for some time now. Test drove the Colorado and Ranger but just wasn’t sold on them. Not a long enough track record with reliability as the Taco, and the build quality was absolutely horrendous in the American challengers.

For those that I’m sure will ask

Sticker was $38,999, OTD price was $40,600

TRD Off Road trim level, V6, 4x4

No additional options except factory mudflaps

And I love it so far

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