We I did it. Yesterday, I traded my 2003 Subaru WRX wagon for a 2010 Frontier SE 4x4. I loved the Suby but being a home owner without a truck was tough. I was sick of borrowing from friends (and I think they were sick of it too.)
I went back and forth between the Tacoma and the Frontier. In the end, the Frontier won out due to overall value. (I hope I made the right choice.)
The truck is going to stay relatively stock. I am going to put a stereo in it and maybe a few other simple upgrades (like fog lights) but overall I don't think I will change much (unless you guys convince me otherwise
A little bit more about me:
I'm a 33 your old engineer from New Hampshire that works in a bioprocess manufacturing facility as a maintainence supervisor. I enjoy all types of biking (both mountain and road), and snowboarding in the winter. Hopefully, my first truck will help me in both of those endeavors.