Hey all! new to TW, but I am intent on getting my first official truck and am set on a first Gen taco. just had a couple of random-esq questions, as I'm hunting right now but second guessing on everything.
right now I'm on a budget and looking in the 8-10k range for a 4x4. I don't know what the markets like everywhere else, but up here in the Northwest (seattle area), Tacoma's are like gold and being held onto like such. so far the only trucks i'm seeing are in that high mileage range (180-230k) which is about what I expected. I've heard raves about how good the 2.7 and 3.4's are, but is there anything drasticly wrong with buying high mileage on these?
as far as the 2.7 and 3.4, I'm not entirley set on one or the other. the 2.7 would be nice for that extra couple MPG's, but the 3.4 sounds better in the long run as I haul dirtbikes (and in the near future maybe a small pop up trailer) on decent size roadtrips. as of now, it's more of me waiting on one clean and having most of what I want as far as options (CC, AC, Power). any imput on preferances of motor size? concerns?
and as far as the TRD package goes, is that just an E-locker in the rear and different gearing? do the non TRD equipped first gens come with anything of that nature from the factory? (such as manual locking hubs) Sorry if all these questions seem silly, just my first vehicle that I intend to make last for atleast 10 years, want to make sure I do it right and get all my research done beforehand!