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Old 02-14-2012, 08:26 AM   #1
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Good Deal?

I have been on the search for a Tacoma for a couple months now and haven't really had any luck. There is a guy here locally that has a 96 v6 5 spd with 130k miles on it that he said he would sell me for 3000. It needs both inner fender wells welded to the fire wall because he had to replace the cab because a tree branch fell on it. It also needs fenders, hood, battery, and wheels and tires. It has really good maintenance history with a clean title and the body is really clean on it. I just wanted to get some opinions before I buy it. Thanks
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:59 AM   #2
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Check frame rust. How much is it going to cost you to fix it with the necessary parts (fenders/hood + buying wheels and tyres)...then compare that to a clean, fully assembles 1st gen. Since there's not a lot of these trucks in scrapyards (they were all crushed), secondhand parts are much harder to come by and new ones are not cheap. Tyres and a battery are obviously not a problem though.

IMO, 3 is a bit much for that even if it is as clean as you say, but be wary and try to talk him closer to 2 grand. Since it is too old to qualify for the buyback recall now, it doesn't matter if it is a salvage title either.

Alternatively, you can just look for another one.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:01 AM   #3
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:04 AM   #4
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:08 AM   #5
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Can you honestly see yourself finding and buying the parts and replacing everything yourself?
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:14 AM   #6
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I would have to pass on that deal, good things come to those who wait.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:11 AM   #7
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Kind of but I would have friends helping me
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:12 AM   #8
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I would pass to! I have seen too much stuff like that in my life, you will have so much time and money tied up in it you could have bought a brand new truck. Something like that, it just will never end! Look, I spend almost 9 months looking for my gal, checking craigslist and ebay till i found what i wanted and really as soon as it was listed, I bought it.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:22 AM   #9
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i would do the same.. dont do it.. my buddy bought an old mustang and tried to re build it.. (he knows a lot about cars and is very good at rebuilding stuff) Even he had so much problems with the car and spent so much money that by the end of it he could have gotten a working better condition mustang for the same price after all the mods and fixes
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:24 AM   #10
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id pass!
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:29 AM   #11
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I'd go $900. Tops or walk. You're basically looking at a parts truck.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:08 AM   #12
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Hell for a $1,000 more you can buy one in street worthy condition and save yourself alot time and headaches.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:22 AM   #14
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Hell NO! Run the other way. You can do a lot better for 3K on that.
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hell no, i paid 3500 for mine, that runs, with its body parts, mine has higher mileage, but thats rape
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:27 AM   #16
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yeah id pay 1500 for it
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:32 AM   #17
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he doesnt even know if it runs, how long has it been sitting like that...i dunno if i would even pay 1k for it.

it took me like 6-9 months i dont remember, to find my truck. dont rush into it.
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Thanks for the help guys. I am just going to hold out for a better truck
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good choice
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:11 PM   #20
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