There was a similar thread a while back and it got me thinking of my vehicle needs. As part of our prepping and to reduce monthly outlay etc., the wife and I are thinking about consolidating from our two current vehicles to one. She has a Subaru Forester with good fuel economy but limited hauling/towing capability. I drive a 4x4 Yukon which can handle the hauling, but would like to improve the fuel economy. To make a long story short we are thinking about a Toyota Tacoma with the extended cab or the crew cab. I have looked at the new ones and don't like the fact that they do not have a steel bed, it is some kind of composite or plastic. It maybe be as strong as steel, but call me old fashioned, I want a steel bed on my pick-up. So my questions: 1. Does anyone know what year Toyota went to this composite bed? 2. I will be looking for a late model Tacoma. Is there any year that I should avoid? or look for? I am figuring 2005 or newer. Thanks, I appreciate your help.