Originally Posted by thatSchusterguy
Says a gen2 owner!
I bought my truck and drove it across the country with 158k on it, now I'm sitting at 186k and still running like a top.
As with every used vehicle, you need to remember that MAINTENANCE is the most important question to be asked. A truck can look great and have all the bells and whistles but if they don't know the last time the oil was changed it's time to walk away. Records are the 1 factor in determining a used vehicle's value in my eyes.
The non-factory appearance and just the way the ad looks means I would have gone over everything with a fine tooth comb before even thinking about a purchase.
Just because I have a 2nd gen right now doesn't mean I've never had a 1st gen. My first truck was a 2002 Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off-Road package
Bought it in 05 with 22k miles on it.
It got totaled while I was deployed back in 08 so I got back to the states in January of 09 and bought my current 05 Taco with only 25k on it. Like I said that's just me...I wouldn't buy a vehicle with high miles on it.
You are correct..maintenance is very important but anyone can tell you they've done this and that to it. As long as he/she has documents proving so then it shouldn't be a factor i.e. receipts for when they bought oil for oil change if they're a DIY person.
And trust me..I know 1st gens are tough. I drove from Camp Pendleton, CA to Somerset, TX and from there back home to Beaverton, OR in the winter of 07 for my pre-deployment trip. Snowy conditions and all, especially in Utah.