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Old 01-22-2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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looking at a 2003, 1gen gurus led me some advice

I kind of had my hart set on a brand new 2012, I still might ( just need to wait til I sell my mustang) but I came across a very nice black 2003 tacoma TRD 4dr 3.4 4x4 auto with 89k for 3,500. I have not seen it yet but looking at the pictures it looks like its never been on the road. New tires and a recent ac compressor.

Im basically looking to get back into a truck- and im sick of my broncos 12mpg. Im not real firmiliar with the 1gen's---- ive been readin the forum a bit but what should I look for and what major issues have you all come across/ other things I should know about....

Heres what Ive read on the 1st gens in a nut shell:
3.4 = indestructable engine
17-20mpg
Stronger tailgates??
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:19 PM   #2
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on craigslist? that price seems AWFUL low for a super clean, non-wrecked truck
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:21 PM   #4
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on craigslist? that price seems AWFUL low for a super clean, non-wrecked truck
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:21 PM   #5
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If its on craigslist, Id bet its a scam.
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What Tiger said. Sounds like a CL scam.
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As far as 1st gens go

I wouldn't call the 3.4 indestructible, but with proper care and maint. it will last you well into the 250K-300K range

I was getting far greater than 17mpg in my truck before modifications

I believe the tailgate issue has been fixed in 2nd gens
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$3,500? Only 89k miles? TRD V6 DBLCB?

100% scam, no doubt about it. Unless it has a salvage title, but even then it would be more than $3,500. If that's true, I'd fly out to wherever it was Tomorrow, and buy it....

Scam dude, scam. Sorry...

Edit: And they are great trucks, If you can find a "real" one, you'll fall in love. They're awesome.
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scam.... 13.5k would be a more realistic but still good deal lol.
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Yea, I just compared prices to some on Ebay and there its some thing funny about the price. Yea its a craigslist ad probably bs.
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There was one of those on Craiglslist around here...Scam all the way.
Out of curiosity, I inquired, and there was some BS story about it being held up at a warehouse from an Ebay sale gone south. Just send the money and we'll send you the truck...wink..wink
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Price is way too low. My PreRunner had 156k and it was worth $8500 but I got it for $7k (my uncle gave me a family discount)
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I believe the tailgate issue has been fixed in 2nd gens
What tailgate issue do 1st gens have?
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just for fun I emailed him, to see if it was a misprint for 13,200. He replied he would send nee the truck insured and delivered to my house for 3200.00 haha, sha ill believe that when monkeys fly out off my butt.
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Not sure, someone said something about the 1st gen tailgates and beds being stronger??
Just something I read
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just for fun I emailed him, to see if it was a misprint for 13,200. He replied he would send nee the truck insured and delivered to my house for 3200.00 haha, sha ill believe that when monkeys fly out off my butt.
U know, if scammers are still doing it, it's because peeps are still falling for it!
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What tailgate issue do 1st gens have?
Not sure about tiger's but At least on mine, I have to pull up on the handle as if I am opening the tailgate to close it. Though, I have been told that it is possible to put some wd-40 or whatever your choice would be for oil, and applying it will help with the problem. Won't remove it entirely as over time you will have to reapply but it is a temporary fix.
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Not sure, someone said something about the 1st gen tailgates and beds being stronger??
Just something I read
people are just scared of the composite bed...and the 2nd gens did have tailgate bending issues
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U know, if scammers are still doing it, it's because peeps are still falling for it!
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