Hi everyone! My boyfriend and I are looking to buy a new vehicle and so far I have wayyyy too many questions. I mainly need to narrow down the types of vehicles, problem is I know what I like and it's out of my budget. SO we have to figure on something a little cheaper. I need help figuring out what BRAND/MODEL to buy, I want something good and not a pile 'o junk. Needs: 1. Live on a gnarly dirt road so probably not a car. 2. MUST get good gas mileage, I'm hoping for something above 22 mpg. 3. Must have either a lot of room inside or be a pickup, I have two giant mastiffs that will need to fit inside, plus I carry cages, chicken feed, hay etc. I REALLY want a Tacoma, but I haven't found any in my price range, so we are looking at 4 Runners, Rav4's, and Rangers. We originally thought about just buying a car (as we already own one truck that gets horrible gas mileage) but I just think a small truck would be more practical for us. I have only owned and driven trucks my whole life, but need to change to something that gets better gas mileage, plus my truck it on it's last leg. We are going to buy from a dealer so we can finance it because we don't have the cash to purchase something outright from a private party. I think we are looking in the range of 10-15k. Now the other problem I am running across is that there are no specials for used cars, and the specials (and 0% apr) on a new car makes them literally just a grand or two more for a brand new one... I dunno, just an idea. I'd love ideas about different types of vehicles or maybe something I haven't thought of yet. Soooooo... tell me your thoughts please!!!