Originally Posted by ghs57
Having lost two trucks to the repurchase program, and one which underwent a frame replacement, that rust looks superficial. If you buy it, take to to Toyota for a frame inspection. My 2001 passed the first inspection after I bought it in 2010, but failed last fall and they replaced the frame ( and many subassemblies). If it were not of the dents and scratches, it would be like a new truck. It's now for sale since I bought an '03 last week. All in all, Toyota been very very good to me.
Not a bad idea to purchase a truck still within the 15 year extended frame warranty. My 95 developed rust at year 16, so I cut it out and patched in new material. My brothers 02 Tundra got a brand new frame and it was a whole new truck after that.