Originally Posted by Tdubliture
Ok so I have a 2001 4 door limited tacoma. I have loved driving it but it is time to upgrade to a used 2nd gen. My questions are:
Is the 4.0 motor as good as the 3.4?
Alot more power?
I wanna tow a 3500 lb enclosed trailer. is this my best option?
What's the milage like?
What are some common problems with this motor?
What years or "packages" should I avoid?
When shopping for used, is there anything I should know or look for?
Stick or auto?
Last but not least.
What color is the fastest?
Oh and how much should I list mine for. It has 165000 miles with no issues, a banging sound system with DVD and nav, 2in lift with nice 18" rims and 33" tires
When shopping used look for a low mileage one owner stock truck. 3/4 years old would be your best bet for the least amount of depreciation going forward. Automatic.
White, Silver, or black are also the "fastest" colors because they are under the radar as most automobiles are these colors and blend in to traffic rather than stand out posing a nice target for the radar.......
Ideal buy would be an 08 with a year left on the factory warranty if possible. That is what I shopped for and ended up finding. Stock 08 with 24K miles "in service" 2 years. Oh and open the hood.I had my truck for three months before opening the hood to find a useless but expensive aftermarket "CAI" and TBS......You should be able to get an 08 for at least $7000 less than a new one.
IF you want a longer bed get the access cab. If you want more interior lockable storage get the DC. If you get the DCLB get some Limo driving lessons and have a deep garage and wide streets.
MPG is something that should not matter if you are looking at a 6cyl Tacoma.