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Old 06-09-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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How much is too many miles on a tacoma?

I recently bought my 2002 tacoma xtra cab prerunner for $7,200
with 140,000miles. i personally think i paid a little too much ( but then all tacomas are high priced). What do you think? and how much miles do you recken i can get out of it? Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #2
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with regular maintenance prolly 275k?
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:36 PM   #3
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I had 225k on my '94 when I traded it.

It was down on power, I suspect the timing chain was stretched, but I really didn't take care of it.
I had a K&N air filter in it, and it burned oil. Once it started using oil (maybe 125k?) I started getting careless about oil changes and just pulled into Iffy Lube maybe every 8-10k.

Condition and maintenance history mean more than miles. Mileage only tells you how far it's been driven.... not HOW it's been driven.
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Condition and maintenance history mean more than miles. Mileage only tells you how far it's been driven.... not HOW it's been driven.
This. And obviously no such thing
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with regular maintenance prolly 275k?
even then if its in great shape(motor & frame) and you can feel the torque, 275K is't much. 1st Gen motors have been very well known to go 400K+ with just good gas & oil changes. I paid $6K for my 99' 4x4 w/ 208K, auto, tip top running n a few mods...i def wouldn't hesitate to drive from Alaska cross country
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even then if its in great shape(motor & frame) and you can feel the torque, 275K is't much. 1st Gen motors have been very well known to go 400K+ with just good gas & oil changes. I paid $6K for my 99' 4x4 w/ 208K, auto, tip top running n a few mods...i def wouldn't hesitate to drive from Alaska cross country
Don't forget timing belt changes on the V6.
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It's all about maintenance and how you drive it. Treat the truck well, and you might get 400k out of it- never know til you get there. I know a few guys that have 350-400k on their Yotas, (no mega-serious part failures) and they don't do much more than change the oil and use decent gas.
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Mine had 200,000 when I traded it in.
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I used to work at a Toyota dealership. Highest mileage Tacoma I ever saw was a 1995.5 2wd with the 2.4L and 720,000mi. Original engine and trans. Not sure but I think it was the original clutch as well. Came in for bad fuel mileage, new 02 sensors and a plug change and he was good to go!

Edit: Highest 3.4 I ever saw was in a 4Runner, the guy donated it to us at 500,000mi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O5GGlZurBE
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I used to work at a Toyota dealership. Highest mileage Tacoma I ever saw was a 1995.5 2wd with the 2.4L and 720,000mi. Original engine and trans. Not sure but I think it was the original clutch as well. Came in for bad fuel mileage, new 02 sensors and a plug change and he was good to go!

Edit: Highest 3.4 I ever saw was in a 4Runner, the guy donated it to us at 500,000mi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O5GGlZurBE
holy shit
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I used to work at a Toyota dealership. Highest mileage Tacoma I ever saw was a 1995.5 2wd with the 2.4L and 720,000mi. Original engine and trans. Not sure but I think it was the original clutch as well. Came in for bad fuel mileage, new 02 sensors and a plug change and he was good to go!

Edit: Highest 3.4 I ever saw was in a 4Runner, the guy donated it to us at 500,000mi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O5GGlZurBE
That's freakin awesome.
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There was a guy I reading from another forum from the Houston area that around 750K miles on his 4Runner.
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That's freakin awesome.
Yeah he was a cool old guy, they tried to give him money for it but he wanted to donate it. One of the service writers drives it every day now. I think they cut him a really really good deal on a new 4Runner (something like 50% off).
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:25 PM   #15
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Wow! makes me feel a whole lot better about my purchase! half a mil!
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