My 91 Subaru threw a rod a couple of weeks ago and I've been forced to commute with the gas guzzling pig that is my 80 series Landcruiser. So looking for a small 4WD truck to replace my Subie. I've been trying to find a decent 96-2004 regular cab Tacoma w/ a manual trans. I havent been looking that long, but everything I've found so far has been:
a) way over priced
b) super high miles
d) all of the above
I'm looking at a 96 right now. Seems pretty clean with a few blemishes (see photos), I dig the color, but it has 215,000 miles and no AC. I dont think the seller will move lower than $5,100. Is this a reasonable price? What is the life expectancy of a well maintained 2.7L? Any thoughts on the 2.7L vs. 2.4L?
Any insight/advice is appreciated,
A few blemishes...