Well, after five years of careful planning, paying off loans and generally being a responsible adult I finally bought a pickup.
I have been scouring Craigslist, Autotrader and ever dealer website within a three hour drive and I found this 2010 Toyota Tundra with the 5.7 and only 133,000 miles at a dealer. I went and looked at it on Monday and decided that what cosmetic damage was worth the price of how nice the mechanical bits were. It had received new tires, all new brakes with 2 calipers and a new grill while sitting on the lot and dropping in price. I talked the salesman down to $18,500 out the door and ended up only paying $17,200 for it. I feel like that is a good deal so huzzah.
Maybe I’ll do a review later as I’m sure I’ll be using it a bunch in the coming months. And now I have to sell the craptastic CR-V.