Hi new 1st post here and hoping to make this a regular forum once I get a Taco.
I REALLY like the styling of the 2001-2004 models much more so than the 2nd gens.. The only reservation I have about buying a late 1st gene is the rust issue. I live in Chicago so I will almost guaranteed to be affected by it.
What isn't clear to me is - Are only a small numbers of 2001-2004 models afflicted with with the rust issue? Or can we safely assume all will be affected?
If I purchase a 2004, should I hope the original frame will fail the rust test within the 15 year warranty? Or is it realistic to hope to pickup a 2004 unit without the rust issue on its original frame?