I've been lurking the 2nd Gen forum because I've been thinking of getting a 2nd gen. But I've decided on getting a 1st gen and here I am. I saw the awesome and valuable sticky "1st Gen Buyer's Guide" http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...ers-guide.html and will be going through that, making notes, adding pics for references, etc.
I don't know a lot about cars/trucks, but I'm not a complete idiot, kind of But there's this 2002 Tacoma, 180,000+ miles for 12k, and I looked under and saw a lot of rust, not sure if it's just rust spots, or the bad frame rust. The previous owner (not even sure if there's multiple owners) is local, Sioux City Iowa, so I know the salt during winter is not gonna help. But do you guys think this is the bad frame rust that I should stay away from?
Anything else you guys see that I should steer away from this Taco? I almost forgot, I plan on using this as my daily driver, but to also use it to camp, the occasional wheeling (like a few times a year) and to eventually go on longer trips with it (borderline overlanding, but wouldn't call it overlanding), throw my bicycle in the back, haul my dogs around, etc. We have a 2010 4Runner now, but whenever I have to do something dirty, it's a hassle, hence the need/desire for a truck. I have plans for front and rear bumpers, a winch, mild lift with OME, AT tires (leaning towards Duratracs), body armor, and possibly a supercharger
Normally I would do my research first, with that sticky I have a lot to do, I'm afraid this thing would be sold really fast, normally 1st gens at this dealer does! So if you guys think the rust is not bad, I'll continue with my research with the sticky.
Thanks in advance!
Here's a pic of my 2010 4Runner
pics of the taco