Re: 2008 vs 2010-2013 buying question
Thing is, there are significant differences between the '07 - '09 model years and the '10+ model years. A short list includes:
1) Improved engine which when running premium fuel makes nearly as much power as the older engine with a TRD supercharger.
2) No ATRAC + Diff lock hacks needed
3) No airbag disable switch needed
4) Larger and stronger differentials. This is important if you want big tires, which will inevitably lead you to wanting to re-gear your diff.
There are other things but those are the 4 items that pushed me into a '10 model.
Now, what packages are offered with the two you're considering? Also, you don't have to get the '13 model, just bide your time until a more affordable 2010+ option comes along.
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