Vehicles that last a long time offer us a value that extends well beyond the loan you might have gotten on the car. When you take a vehicle and start driving from the time the vehicle is new until it has well over 200,000 miles on the odometer you’re likely going to have driven this vehicle for a long time and for many years past the time when you’re paying the bank for the car you love.
Why has the Toyota Tacoma been the same truck for nearly a decade? Because nothing else has challenged its dominance in the midsized truck segment for that time. After the big three Toyota is the best-selling truck maker in the industry with a huge lead over Nissan. With no midsize offering from Ford or GM for several years the Tacoma was able to continually be the leader when its next competitor was the Nissan Frontier. This meant only keeping up with the new tech that was going in and Toyota could keep using the same platform and building the same truck over that time. Read more