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I think I am sabotaging myself

I have said numberous times that I bought my RCSB so I would just use it when I needed it and not drive it everyday. I bought it two years ago in april with 16K on it. I have a car that gets over twice the mileage, it;s paid for and complies with my company policy of a four door car. Tires are part of a tires for life and all I have to pay is the taxes. MY Terragrapplers cost $1300.00 I now have 70 K on the Tundra.

It has gotten to the point that unless I know I am going to haul more than one person to a jobsite visit or to lunch, I drive my truck.

Last week I had to drive the car and I hated it.

Today I drove the Tundra over 300 miles and tomorrow I am gonna put 250 miles on it. I guess I am driving it to the point of wearing it out so I can justify a Crewmax

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I'm heading to the same direction with my DC.

Gonna be a while before it happens though.
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Crewmax Limited/Platinum are like the Avalon of the Tundras, but the gas mileage will go up
but I suppose a Super Charger will help with that?

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Take solace in the fact that you sir, are not alone. Bought wifey a car that gets 30mpg at the same time as my Tundra in September of last year....

We've filled her gas tank twice. (the car's tank slim!)

well...she IS pregnant.


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Dont under-estimate yourself....its called subterfuge...not sabotaging...and it works well for me....most of the times! Self-deceit can be OK...thats what my therapist and wife tell me anyways...that is when im not buying stuff !



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Re: I think I am sabotaging myself

I had a killer Chrysler pt cruiser convertible for my daily driver when i traded my Silverado in on the tundra. In the year i had both cars, i put four times more miles on the tundra......so i just cut my losses and sold three pt(it was paid for) & started modding the hell out of the tundra with the extra cash.lol oh yeah, & picked up a couple of badass AR's as well. Lol

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Slim,
I also almost purchased a single cab. To be honest, the RCSB looks MUCH MUCH better than the dc or the cm... it does... especially with a small lift & big tires..
but I knew that I have a child and another on the way, so I got the DC so the family can also ride.
Well, now we hardly ever use the pilot... only my wife drives it when she goes to the grocery store... other than that, its always my tundra...



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But when I Do FuÁk Around,
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I agree with BDT--you only live once, so if driving the truck makes you feel good...

That said, no one can tell you whats right for YOU. I can understand the feeling of guilty pleasure, hell, you are somewhat human, eh? I am about to move from the islands to a new job in TX, and selling my truck locally would so much make more sense than the cost of shipping it, but I want to keep it, so thats what I am going to do (unless i get an offer I can't refuse).

I know driving the truck doesn't seem like the wise choice, but put the bag of bricks down Slim, you're the only one carrying it and no one else cares! Enjoy the ride, hope to see you in a '14CM!!!!!!
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Re: I think I am sabotaging myself

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I have said numberous times that I bought my RCSB so I would just use it when I needed it and not drive it everyday. I bought it two years ago in april with 16K on it. I have a car that gets over twice the mileage, it;s paid for and complies with my company policy of a four door car. Tires are part of a tires for life and all I have to pay is the taxes. MY Terragrapplers cost $1300.00 I now have 70 K on the Tundra.

It has gotten to the point that unless I know I am going to haul more than one person to a jobsite visit or to lunch, I drive my truck.

Last week I had to drive the car and I hated it.

Today I drove the Tundra over 300 miles and tomorrow I am gonna put 250 miles on it. I guess I am driving it to the point of wearing it out so I can justify a Crewmax
Even when people have 20cars they will always have their favorite, no matter how more it cost or how many miles they put. My wife has a jag of course its better on gas but when we go out we take the tundra for obvious reasons. A truck feels so much better from a rc to a cm.

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Last week I had to drive the car and I hated it.
Last week I had the pickup in the dealership for a new seat frame. They gave me a Camry for the day. I only had to drive 20 miles each way home. I hated it. I can't imagine driving a car again. I missed the great view you get from being higher up. I always read the road ahead when driving, and being so low seriously limited that ability.

Getting back in the Tundra was like a breath of fresh air
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I have said numberous times that I bought my RCSB so I would just use it when I needed it and not drive it everyday. I bought it two years ago in april with 16K on it. I have a car that gets over twice the mileage, it;s paid for and complies with my company policy of a four door car. Tires are part of a tires for life and all I have to pay is the taxes. MY Terragrapplers cost $1300.00 I now have 70 K on the Tundra.

It has gotten to the point that unless I know I am going to haul more than one person to a jobsite visit or to lunch, I drive my truck.

Last week I had to drive the car and I hated it.

Today I drove the Tundra over 300 miles and tomorrow I am gonna put 250 miles on it. I guess I am driving it to the point of wearing it out so I can justify a Crewmax
I've always had the DC version in Ford and Chevy's. The back seat was always flimsy. With the CM we have the same seats so it is a more comfortable ride for everyone. Even though the wife has a Prius with major gas savings we always take the truck everywhere. She likes the truck but doesn't want to pay the gas price. Understandable that she drives 45 miles one way to work. With 151,850 miles on it It hasn't been an issue and I like to drive that truck. Wished Toyota would use numbers on their guages and some other bennies like auto down on every glass with auto up on the driver side like my wife's Prius.

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The other side is not always greener. I really want to drive my Tundra, but since 6 of us can't fit in it, we always have to take my wife's Sienna whenever we have to take a long distance trip. I don't have long commute to work. We have all the stores we regularly frequent within one or two miles from home. I really want to drive more, but in close to 3 years, I have only a little over 9k miles on it.

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Solution is simple. Take your Tundra and your Corolla to the dealership. Leave with a V6 Camry SE like you also said you were interested in and a 5.7 SR5 Crewmax. You will have the truck you wanted for such a long time. But the Camry is a little beast in and of itself that will do 0-60 in under 6 seconds and still get high 20s on the highway so you will be more inclined to drive it and keep the miles off the new Crewmax.

The cost of fuel to operate a 6000 pound 400 horsepower half ton that does 0-60 in under 7 seconds is kind of like the price of oil changes for a Porche 911. If you have to ask you probably can't afford it.
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Solution is simple. Take your Tundra and your Corolla to the dealership. Leave with a V6 Camry SE like you also said you were interested in and a 5.7 SR5 Crewmax. You will have the truck you wanted for such a long time. But the Camry is a little beast in and of itself that will do 0-60 in under 6 seconds and still get high 20s on the highway so you will be more inclined to drive it and keep the miles off the new Crewmax.
Yeah the mpg in the Camry isn't bad I bought a 12 v6 SE last year for work, (to go along with the tundra) and it managed a combined average of just over 29mpg which is actually better than the highway mpg rating on the sticker. New Camry and tundra isn't a bad combo of cars.


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