Finally I'm authorized to be here, but I have some buyer's remorse. I picked up a 1999 Toyota Tacoma I4 2.7l 4x4 today for $7,000!
It's pretty nice, has a line x bed cover, brush guard (no name visible) and a pair of PIAA fog lights mounted. The are 113k miles on the truck and it rides pretty much like a truck. It's mostly awesome but...
There is a slight grind going into 4th gear which a mechanic has indicated isn't bad and that it would cost $1,000+ to fix.
There are a some dings on the hood that roll then off to the side and ding the fender a bit as well. Paint is gone and metal is exposed, the year old injury hasn't rusted at all but some day... (I'll add a pic tomorrow when the sun is up.)
The Airbag light stays on... does that mean one doesn't work properly?
The entire paint job has some little air bubble/ring worm thing going on which the owner said is apparently common on 1999 trucks.
I realize that I got it for $7,000 and it runs great otherwise so I had decided each one was acceptable, but now that its in my driveway I fear that the sum of the injuries might be too much.
Hopefully the owner will buy it back as I'm not sure my churning stomach wants to keep it. Is this just me having buyers remorse and any of these issues isn't too much to worry about? I'm really only deeply concerned about the hood/fender and the 4th gear... are those scary issues?