Re: Any new(er) Tacoma owners here?
Same thing I said before still goes... if you're buying a used vehicle you don't know what you might have to put into it. If you do go this route, look for a certified used truck. As far as hauling your 'busa a small toyota will not struggle at all. 2.7l motor is very torquey (each combustion chamber is 675 cc's, and I believe it's an undersquare "stroker") and the truck you're describing weighs barely more than 3000 lbs.
Do I recommend Toyota trucks? Yep, all ****in day. Are you going to save a bunch of money? I can't really say for sure. I guess that depends how much equity you have when you get out of your chev.
And then there's this asshole...