Well we close on our house in Houston on the 30th, and it's then time to get me a new vehicle. I currently have a '97 Grand Prix, which is a good car but it's starting to nickle and dime at 132k. I've got it pretty much narrowed down to a Z71 Silverado or a TRD Tacoma for a truck, or a 350Z for a car. Realistically a truck makes more sense to buy, but the 350Z has the fun and wow factor to it (although I haven't driven one yet). I used to have an '88 Turbo Supra and I miss the fun I had in that car. So the 350Z would be more of a "I want to be a stupid teenager again" thing, plus I can already count the tickets I would get in it. Between the two trucks, I'm really leaning towards the Tacoma. I used to have a '95 Pickup (first year of the Taco, last year of the "Pickup") and it was a very good truck. Looking at '04 of each truck, the Taco's have held value much better than the Silverado's. They are both right at $30k new. Two year old Taco's are in the $25-28k range, Silverado's being in the $20-22k range. They both have the same 6500lb towing capacity. I'm sure the Silverado would do better if I was towing all the time, but honestly it won't happen very often, but I want to be able to should the need arise. The Taco gets about 4-5 mpg better than the Silverado. I also want a stick, which I can not get in the Silverado unless I get the stripped down work truck (ain't gonna happen). The Taco is also the editor's and consumer's top pick on edmunds.com. Both trucks have the 5yr/100,000 mile warranty. So all in all, they are pretty damn close to each other in specs. I drive everything I own like I stole it from the rental company after I took out insurance, so the reliabilty is a MAJOR point with me. My '95 Toy lasted me three years fo abuse before trading it in (still kick myself in the ass for that one) and still had lots of life left even with me behind the wheel. Oh, and we're thinking about trading the wife's '04 F150 (only 34k on it, but the warranty is about to expire) in at the same time and getting two trucks (this would be more likely to happen if we get the Taco). We're about 3-4k upside down on it and the thinking is that we can probably get a better deal buying two cars, get out from under the F150, and not have to worry about resale again down the road. Do any of you guys have experience, good or bad, with either one of these for a dd, camping wheeler, etc?