First-time post! I've always lurked on Tacoma World to find out more about my truck, and it's always been a super useful resource, so thanks, guys!
I have a 2002 Tacoma PreRunner with about 210K miles on it. I'm also about to move away to graduate school approximately 2000 miles away. I would love to take my truck with me considering that I will need a vehicle for where I'm going, but I'm not sure if I can rely on my truck to get me there with so many miles on it.
I have had no problems with performance, and recently had it checked out for basics (like brakes, fluids, belts, stuff like that) with everything checking out. My question for you guys is, is there anything "notorious" that happens to the first generation Tacomas after 200K miles? A friend mentioned to me that the 4Runners and Tacomas have a tendency to blow the head gasket around 200K, which would be super lame if that happened while I was driving in the middle of nowhere.
I understand that every truck is going to be different depending on how hard it's handled or whether it's had regular maintenance, but if there is anything that seems to happen a lot around that mileage, any advice would be great! It would help me make a decision as to whether I can drive my truck or just buy a car once I get there (but we all know Tacomas are better)