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Car Buying Advice - Trying to decide on a vehicle. hELp

exiveresexiveres Member Posts: 2
edited March 2017 in Toyota
Hello, Just selling my car and I'm looking at replacement. Choices are 2017 Toyota Tacoma and 2014 bmw 528i cpo. My question is. What would be better for a family? We are will be starting a family soon so I want the vehicle to accommodate a child seat and any other stuff we would need to take when traveling. The Tacoma is new and will probably lost a long time. It costs more than the 528i that has around 40k miles already. The 528i will have a warranty for 2 years then there is the option to extend the warranty. Just a few thoughts. Please help me decide.


  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 187,406
    If you are worried about total cost to own (and who isn't?), then the Tacoma will be much cheaper in the long run. Great reliability and fantastic re-sale value. If you get a Double Cab, with a tonneau cover for the bed, it should accommodate a family, but you might want to check-fit a car seat.

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  • NathanCrumbackNathanCrumback Administrator Posts: 508
    @exiveres, I agree with @kyfdx that the Tacoma is a better choice. When I worked for a BMW dealership, I saw some of those maintenance bills and they add up fast!

    I think the load level height of the Tacoma is better for kids. Bending down to get the kids out of a sedan or things out of the trunk can be tiresome. With the Tacoma, everything should be at a good height.

    I'm a little worried about the space in the rear for the car seat on the Tacoma but I think it will be able to accommodate your family down the road.
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