2002 Toyota Tacoma

I am looking at a 2002 Toyota Tacoma, 2x4 extra cab, Prerunner w/ 4cyl and automatic; it only has 50,000 miles, and looks great.

During a test drive, I noticed the brakes feel as though they would never stop the truck in an emergency situation. The seller says this is normal for this truck.

I’m about to go on a yearly trip to the beach. All I really want to do there is fish. I often throw fairly heavy lures into the surf. Some people say you should use a shock leader for this. Others say only if it is fluorocarbon. Yet others say to use no shock leader at all.