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Old 01-28-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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What to look for in a Gen 2 Tacoma?

Newbie here. Looking for some help. I am looking for a gen2 Tacoma. This will be my 4th Toyota truck but 1st gen 2. Anything I should look for or stay away from? My current target is an access cab, 4x4, v6, manual. Extra goodies like power options would be nice.

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:25 PM   #2
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Rust.
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More specifically, frame rust. Check the cross member under the engine for cracks and rust.
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Rust.
On a gen 2? Say it ain't so! Frame? Any specific years?
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More specifically, frame rust. Check the cross member under the engine for cracks and rust.
Is the cross-member bolt in?
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Well I looked at a 2005 access cab today. v6, 6spd, trd offroad. Just what I want. Neat truck. Looked good, ran good, sounded good.....rusty frame on the l/side at about the A-post. The metal was separating, like pealing a layer of metal away. No hole yet but way more than surface rust. Crap. I really liked the truck and the price seemed good as well. I guess I'll have to look for a southern truck. Thanks for the heads up on the rust.

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