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Old 05-30-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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Talking 04 Double Cab $$ advice?

Hey Tacoma World, just joined this forum a few months ago.

Long time lurker, first time poster here.

Been in search of a 1st gen Tacoma for a good 4-5 months and I've been close to buying one a few times. However, i've been on the hunt for what seems to be the incredibly elusive(in my area anyways) Double Cab 4X4. I finally found one a few days ago, 230xxx kms, TRD Off Road. Looks to be completely stock, well taken care of etc.

His asking price is $11000. Anyone have advice and or tips on buying a used Tacoma with this kinda mileage? Any noticeable differences between Xtra Cab and Double Cab? (besides cosmetic).

I don't wanna buy the truck based on my love for double cabs, but feel free to help me make up my mind I know there a few of you double cab lovers on this forum.

Thanks!
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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$11,000 seems kind of high. I paid $12,100 for my extended cab with 118,000 miles.

Some days I wish I had a double cab, and some days I'm glad I have my extended cab. Just get a double cab if it's what you want, you'll regret it and be happy with it at different times.
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$11,000 seems kind of high. I paid $12,100 for my extended cab with 118,000 miles.

Some days I wish I had a double cab, and some days I'm glad I have my extended cab. Just get a double cab if it's what you want, you'll regret it and be happy with it at different times.

Good point. I just can't help but think 4 doors would come in real handy for what i would use it for.

Also remember it's Km's not Miles. 228000 Km's is about 140000 Miles.
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If it is in good shape I don't think he is far off. I paid $10,400 for my '03 DC that I just recently bought (TRD Prerunner SR5). It was in good shape with 113k miles. I paid him exactly what the dealer offered for it as a trade in. Yours would have a couple more miles, but is a year newer.

Only thing is mine is an AZ truck so there is ZERO rust. I know the frames of these trucks seem to be a little sensitive to rust.

I can't live without 4 doors and haven't regreted the decision at all.
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Same truck in CA would likely go for $12K to $15K, no joke. Just to give you some perspective.

BTW, I LOOOVVVEE my DC TRDOR 4x4. They are super rare (to buy) around here too. Best of luck.
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Same truck in CA would likely go for $12K to $15K, no joke. Just to give you some perspective.

BTW, I LOOOVVVEE my DC TRDOR 4x4. They are super rare (to buy) around here too. Best of luck.
Yup. Going by the dealers you will see trucks with 120k+ miles forup too 17k
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Same truck in CA would likely go for $12K to $15K, no joke. Just to give you some perspective.

BTW, I LOOOVVVEE my DC TRDOR 4x4. They are super rare (to buy) around here too. Best of luck.
I got my 02DC 160K miles for $8.8K in Almost perfect condition
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Same truck in CA would likely go for $12K to $15K, no joke. Just to give you some perspective.

BTW, I LOOOVVVEE my DC TRDOR 4x4. They are super rare (to buy) around here too. Best of luck.
in SoCal at least, they're pretty rare, sell rather quickly and are a bit ridiculously priced. Dealers charge around $14-$17K for a TRD DC 4x4 ~160K. I waited over 6 months without any luck finding one under $14K private party.

Just do a compression check, leak down test & look over the exhaust system...the cats are prone to wear.
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Just picked up a 04 DC TRD SR5 two days ago with 140,000 for $13k. Love he truck. Keep looking there out there.
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Thanks for your help guys.

I went to see the truck yesterday and it was in real rough shape, you can tell the owner abused the hell out of it, using it for work n such. Tons of rust on the frame, dirty inside, pretty much the opposite of what you would call a clean truck. Not to mention it wasn't insured so i couldn't take her for a test drive.

So i passed on it, i don't even think it would've been worth the inspection cost.

My search continues...
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Thanks for your help guys.

I went to see the truck yesterday and it was in real rough shape, you can tell the owner abused the hell out of it, using it for work n such. Tons of rust on the frame, dirty inside, pretty much the opposite of what you would call a clean truck. Not to mention it wasn't insured so i couldn't take her for a test drive.

So i passed on it, i don't even think it would've been worth the inspection cost.

My search continues...
Intelligent choice. Its definitely not worth it with all the rust and all. I bought my truck for 15k with 77,000 miles.

Without the rust and other damages, it might have been a good deal.

Good luck!
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Way to wait on it

It's the toughest thing to let one slip by, but you did the right thing. Especially since you could tell it hadn't been taken care of. I bought my '01 DC SR5 TRD FOR $7000. But mine is 2wheel drive, and had 163,000 miles. For some perspective, I'm a dealer and bought my truck from Craigslist. Dealers will pay top dollar for these trucks (especially DC and 4WD). A truck like the one you were describing would go for $10K easy, plus 145,000 miles is nothing for these trucks, if they are taken care of.

Keep looking and good luck! From my experience... Buy from a private party, dealers will make you pay! Get records if you can. I was blessed to buy from an honest guy who took great care of the truck.

Post pics when you find yours!
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