I have been looking for a 1st generation tacoma for a few weeks now and was about to pull the triger on a 96 v6 5spd 4wd that had 1 owner and was in decent shape for $5,500. I have been talikg with the guy who was very nice and responsive so I thought he was an honest truthfull guy. Well tonight before I made the 1.5 hr trip up to get the truck I asked him for the VIN number to make sure that it really only had 1 owner, about 30min later he said it was sold.... I was mad I mean this was a great deal on a good truck... So here I am to hours later and I get this text message.
"Hey man. I lied to you about the truck. I am feeling real bad about it. I want to apologize. I didnt sell it. It doesnt belong to my brother-in-law and it does not have 178K miles. I bought it from a guy in G. It has 298K miles on it. I rolled the miles back then got scared about it. I took it off craigslist and put the original miles back to what it is suppose to be. It is in very good condition. I build engins for toyota and have worked on and sold trucks my whole life and truly belive that it has maintained very well. Anyway im sorry i lied to you. You seem like a real good guy."
CRAZY. I was speechless. I texted him back thanking him for telling me the truth. The search continues...
Anyone ever had this happen before?
CHECK THE VIN# BEFORE YOU BUY!!!!