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Old 11-01-2011, 05:17 PM   #1
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Ok boys when I get to HI I'm buying myself a new vehicle...I'm not shipping my ole' 98 Mazda B Series (Ford Ranger). Over to the islands...not worth it even though it would have been free.

Instead I need to establish some more credit...and I did just receive my bonus from the Navy 11,750 Dollars, (MUHAHAHAHAHA).

And I was just approved by USAA To purchase a 2010-2012 Vehicle up to 15k

So I have more money in my bank...and I just got this bonus.

So 10+15K=Establish Credit...plus maybe....this?

Cars for Sale: 2011 Toyota Tacoma 2WD Access Cab PreRunner V6 in Honolulu, HI 96819: Truck Details - 308896011 - AutoTrader.com

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Old 11-01-2011, 06:06 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the bonus!

I don't know anything about owning and buying a car in HI, but i have always admired the rugged lil toyotas. That said, i notice the K&N cold air setup; i wonder how it was treated or if this was just done to make the demo sound more agressive. My car has a similar setup that i like, but most of the simpletons who mistreat their cars use something simlilar. Of course, the miles are very low.

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I have a friend who owns an oil production company and the only thing they buy now are Tacomas. He says they have more power and better mileage than the domestic trucks he has been buying. He usually gets 4x4 3/4ton trucks, but I think the half-tons would be comparable. Those trucks he uses pumping and servicing wells get some rough use and hold up well.

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Had an 04 Tacoma 3.4 v6, great truck, gas mileage sucked, 15 mpg.
Traded it for an 07 F-150, 5.4 v8, 19 mpg and a helluva lot more room.
That Toyota would take me places the Ford couldnt, but the mpg and space I wont trade for now, I'll buy another Ford!

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I don't own one but my neighbor has one and it is a fine truck.

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Hawaii has a lot of offroad deals to mess around with and that smaller truck would be more maneuverable in the environment.

I have a Mazda B-Series Pickup I love right now...sound truck but I'm thinking this little 98 beater is done for now...she'll be a home vehicle when I come on leave or something.


Either way I want this guy...I hope they don't sell it for the 20 days I've got left til I get there.

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I think I'd bye a pos that would last my tour and bank the cash. But that's just the old fart in me.

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Eh I've done with with a majority of my BAH....this is my dream car so I'm trying to set up some credit as well....not going to take a loan on a 10,000 Car....seems counter productive....and less yield on credit.

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Eh I've done with with a majority of my BAH....this is my dream car so I'm trying to set up some credit as well....not going to take a loan on a 10,000 Car....seems counter productive....and less yield on credit.
Go Navy, shouldn't you be buying a nuclear type car made in the USA...lol
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early 90's i was stationed in hawaii. insurance was crazy expensive and car theft was epidemic proportions.

just something to think about.

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