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Old 06-10-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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Buy/No Buy: 1st Gen w 150k miles plus goodies.

Hey everyone,

I've been considering picking up a truck for a while and came across a Taco in my neighborhood for sale. I've been a long time Civic Si driver and use our forums a lot so my natural instinct was to jump on here and get opinions...

I was actually looking at getting a Jeep (you can get one for 0 down & 0 1st months payment right now), but then came across this truck. I have a sickness for smaller performance sedans. This is my 3rd Si.

After a crazy weekend in Mammoth in my buddy's FJ and the fact that I'm 6'3" I'm thinking I would really like a little truck I can still find small parking spaces for, but is easier for me to get in and out of and can handle rough roads/weather.

Anyway, here's the info:

2000 Tacoma
V6
Automatic
150k miles

Mods:

Obviosly suspension and tires.
TRD Supercharger

Price:

$11k

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My best friend had a 1st Gen as his first car when we were graduating High School, and we had a lot of fun in that truck. He bought it with 150k miles, drove it until about 250k and sold it back to the original owner, whom I believe still has it.

So my question is, should I just pay this little guy of quick and get a good couple years out of it before having to do some major work, or saddle myself with a small but long term payment on something like a Jeep? New Tacomas are just a little more than I'd like to spend...

Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:32 PM   #2
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What kind of suspension lift? How old is the supercharger? Looks great though!
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:36 PM   #3
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A bit over priced since mods shouldn't increase the price, is it 4 wheel drive? but a tacoma is the way to go. good luck
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It's a Prerunner, I see no Axles in the front.

Be sure to find out what's lifting it and how long its been on the truck!
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:41 PM   #6
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got it 150k is nothing for a taco
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If you go for the "Jeep thing," you'll be hard pressed to wash off the stink. Trust me, you'll want to too. It is a bit overpriced though.

I got mine (01/V6/TRD/Manual) with 150k for $8000 and it came with mud tires/crawler rims, sliders, and King coilovers up front.
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:45 PM   #9
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keep shopping around for a 4x4..maybe even a double cab
(from the pics) looks like a prerunner.
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:48 PM   #10
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its a great lookin truck ill say that. depending on upkeep and quality of the suspention and aftermarket goodies. personally id probly talk the guy down offer him 8500 and have a little flexibility on that lol and pay it off quick. i paid 4700 for my 99 with 125k on it and i coulnt be happier with my truck. it all depends on what you want though. just do what feels right, it'll all work out in the end haha, a sound piece of advise my father in law always gave me
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Ok,

So PreRunners are the 4x2, $s not to bad depending on the mods etc. Ya my first thought was how clean it looked.

I'll see if I can get some more info.

Thanks for the quick replys guys. Really appreciate it.
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Ok,

So PreRunners are the 4x2, $s not to bad depending on the mods etc. Ya my first thought was how clean it looked.

I'll see if I can get some more info.

Thanks for the quick replys guys. Really appreciate it.
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prerunners are 2wd with 4wd suspension. in this case...may not even matter in regards to suspension
best of luck to you. Get a 4wd and have that extra traction if you find yourself in a tough situation.
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:03 PM   #13
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Make absolutely sure it is a TRD before you buy it. There should be a rear differential lock button to the left of the steering wheel.

I paid extra for the TRD and all I got were stickers because I didn't look into it enough.

Also, that's very similar to my truck. 150k miles on it. It was a little abused, but nearly everything is in great shape still and runs fine.

also, I got mine for 9k after it was all said and done.

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It's not listed as a Trd. Just a Sr5 with a Trd Supercharger.
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:11 PM   #15
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I would say pass and wait for a 4x4 with a bit less miles. I got mine for 17k with 27,000 miles and a shrockworks bumper and sliders and some nice wheels and mud tires, so you can find a better deal.
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Hey, thanks again for all the help everyone.

Took your advice, kept looking around. Found this at CarMax.

2002 Toyota Tacoma 2D Extended Cab


2002 Toyota Tacoma 2D Extended Cab
V6
4WD
Manual
63K Mi
$16,995

Thoughts?
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:27 AM   #17
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I recently got my 2002 DC V6 TRD PreRunner with 75K miles in excellent condition for $9500.
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:28 PM   #18
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Take a look at mine, I can post more pics if needed, I feel my price is fair and the motor is in great shape and fully prepped for a Supercharger.

Also I am pretty local to you.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...ml#post3300143
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