New member here....great forum you guys have...
I've been wanting a tacoma for about 10 years now.....and after totaling my gti 2 weeks ago the search began. Man...was it tough finding one.
I looked and looked and looked on craigslist, here, posted WTB ads everywhere it seemed. I was in a rush and determined to buy a 1st gen and had to settle and buy one from Carmax. I knew I was overpaying but I was somewhat ok with it. I paid 15.9k for this 2003 double cab sr5 with 92K miles:
photo by s h a h a b, on Flickr
I loved the truck....but couldn't get the price tag out of my head. I decided I would continue my search since Carmax gives you 5 days to return your purchase. Well...on the 3rd day I found my taco. I ended up paying 11.5K for her. 2003 black double cab with TRD....she's got 115k miles on her:
taco by s h a h a b, on Flickr
She's not as clean as the Carmax one, but MUCH cheaper
I look forward to sharing my progress with you guys....and i'm sorry in advance for the MANY noob questions I will have. And yes, I know how to use the search function.