I ordered myself a new toy yesterday...
2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4x4 6M/T
Premium & Tech / Towing / Tonneau Cover package
Mudguards / Predator Steps / Roof Rack / All-Weather Floor Mats & Door Sill Protectors
I got hooked up with a fantastic deal at a local dealership through a friend of mine; I told the sales manager the features/options that I wanted, and he came back with basically the price I was hoping to pay after some research without any haggle.
I am keeping the Subaru, but retiring it from DD duty. 2016 has been a relatively expensive year for the STI so far. I'm hoping to keep the miles on that down, so that I can get a few more years out of it before another major repair bill comes up. I was hoping to hold off until next year, but with the downtime this year (I've had my Subaru ~6 weeks in 2016), I decided to just bite the bullet and go for it. It will be nice to finally have a vehicle that is under warranty again. Modifications will be kept to a minimum, and will be cosmetic only (e.g., hood struts, window visors, grille, and maybe tint) with the exception of a Valentine1 hard-wire install.
While the Taco is not the most fiscally responsible choice both from a purchase price and MPG standpoint (I'd have been better off buying the Mazda6 I was considering last year), this gives me additional utility to be able to haul stuff and get to places that a car couldn't due to the additional ground clearance. The Tacoma has always been an option in the back of my mind, and with the resale value, I will probably flip the truck again in a few years for another, assuming it's still offered in a three-pedal setup, to remain under that warranty umbrella.
ETA is 6-8 weeks, but I'm expecting more like 8-12; luckily, I have an operational DD vehicle in the meantime, so an extended wait shouldn't matter.