say is the most reliable, easiest to maintain as well as less maintenance in general? I have no issues with changing oil, antifreeze, or tranny fluids - I'm asking which of the vehicles would have less major maintenance items as time comes on, within reason of course. Parts do wear out, I understand, but which is less likely to have that problem. Toyota Tundra 4.8L (IIRC)- found a NICE used one for $21k with only 23k miles. 2002 4x4 double cab automatic Toyota Tacoma 3.4L - Just pondering, can't seem to find the quad cab for less then the Tundra's, would have to be used, can't afford new. Extended cab won't work - have 2 midgets that are growing fast. Dodge Dakota Quad Cab - 4.7L V8 (IIRC) 5-speed, found a 2004 with 67k miles. Will NOT buy an automatic Dodge Dakota, 5-speeds are hard to find. 2005-2006 Nissan Xterra - 4.0L engine mated to either 6-speed manual or 5-speed auto, this is the only SUV I'm interested in in this size range. Not interested in the 2000-2004 years, engine will not due as I would need it to, as it was much smaller. Any and all opinions would be great. The vehicle would be mostly a daily driver as well as an occasional boat hauler as long as it's up to the task. Would also like opinions on how durable a Toyota and Nissan automatic tranny is?