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Old 04-12-2013, 09:11 AM   #41
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As some of you know, I've posted on here a bunch asking newb questions left and right in an attempt to find the perfect (used) truck.

I've tracked down what I want and FINALLY found one within driving distance of where I live. After searching high and low for about 5 months straight, this could be the weekend I finally drive off in a new (to me) Tacoma.

I found a 2008 double cab 4x4 with 99k miles for just under $18k, and I think I'm going to pull the trigger on it. After searching so long, I've only found about 6 or 8 of the exact setup I want, and they're always either 1,500 miles away or overpriced. This one has about 20k miles more than what I wanted, and is priced a little higher than I want, but I think this is the best combination of price, mileage, year, condition, and location that I'll find.

Thoughts??? Encouraging words? Warnings? Prayers? Anything before I drive 200 miles to go check it out?
Make sure you get a Carfax on this truck before you purchase it. Got to check for its past service or any accidents. History tells it all. Good luck Man
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:14 AM   #42
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One small repair will cost more than the interest(2-5%) on a $10-15k loan.

I've been looking at '10-12 used DCSB 4x4 Off-road's and buying new is only a little bit more than buying a truck with 20-50k miles on it.
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I really don't think you have anything to worry about getting a truck with 100k miles on it, as long as its in good shape. Again, just speaking from my experience as a higher mileage 2nd gen, especially for just a few years (2009). When I had my truck serviced recently, my mechanic estimated my effective mileage at about 40,000 "normal" miles on things like brakes, fluids, wear and tear, etc. A truck that's got higher miles in a short timeframe has probably been pointed down a highway and just cruised most of its life, and its got tons of life left. Agree on getting it checked out by an independent party, then enjoy it.

$17k is a very fair price for a 2008 TRD 4x4 DCSB with 100k miles if its in good shape.
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I really don't think you have anything to worry about getting a truck with 100k miles on it, as long as its in good shape. Again, just speaking from my experience as a higher mileage 2nd gen, especially for just a few years (2009). When I had my truck serviced recently, my mechanic estimated my effective mileage at about 40,000 "normal" miles on things like brakes, fluids, wear and tear, etc. A truck that's got higher miles in a short timeframe has probably been pointed down a highway and just cruised most of its life, and its got tons of life left. Agree on getting it checked out by an independent party, then enjoy it.

$17k is a very fair price for a 2008 TRD 4x4 DCSB with 100k miles if its in good shape.
Definitely my thought as well. I guess we'll see once I go check it out. Are there are any pointers on typical wear spots to look for? I know someone mentioned the rear leaf springs. Anything else that's specific to this year that I might want to keep my eyes open for?

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Make sure you get a Carfax on this truck before you purchase it. Got to check for its past service or any accidents. History tells it all. Good luck Man
I got the Carfax from the dealership, and the truck *looks* like a one-owner vehicle from the southern part of the US. It was registered in the same place each year, then purchased at auction recently. There aren't any real service records showing up on the Carfax, and that's a little different, but it might be that the previous owner just did all their own work. I'm definitely going to look it over really good.
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I got mine NEW for 25k so I cant imagine paying 18k for a truck with 100,000 miles on it. I hope they are commanding those rates because they would be on the same level as a Corvette for resale values.
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I agree with you man. I honestly think you're doing pretty good at $17k. When I flirted with selling my 09 DCSB TRD 4x4, I had a full price offer of $20k within 5 days. Truck had 100k on it at the time. I ended up keeping it, but lets you know reasonable prices for these trucks.

Funny how we get all high and mighty on the resale value of these trucks when we own them, but when someone tries to buy one we try and tell him that the same high resale value we treasure as owners is "too much" for a used truck with 100k miles. The fact is, these things hold value like crazy.
I actually work at a yota dealer and Tacomas, tundras, and FJs have a very high resell value especially over some corvette's!! even with high mileage they will keep their resell value for a long long time
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Dont tense up dude. I am just saying it doesnt sound like a good deal when its older than my truck, has 10,000 miles on it and is 72% of the new car price I paid for mine. Either our Tacos retain value like almost no other vehicle in the world or its a rip-off. Double cabs are not that much more than an Access Cab.
They do hold their value like no other vehicle its a toyota truck
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You have no idea what has occurred to that truck over the course of 100K miles.

Personally, I would never spend more than a couple grand on any vehicle with that many miles (and some I wouldn't take for free), but to each his own..
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I could never spend 18-20k on a vehicle with 100k miles .

me either
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me either
I paid $8K for a 2003 Audi with 100K on it, and even that felt like a lot.

Unless it has impeccable service records, you have no way of knowing how bad it was neglected or abused. All it takes is a catastrophic tranny failure to make you regret that decision.
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As someone who has never owned a car that I bought with less than 100k before my truck,you can definitely tell if a car has been maintained without service records. You just have to go slow, and examine how the interior and exterior were maintained, etc. I guess it's just how I was raised and taught to buy cars...we have never owned a new car in my family, and none of our used cars have ever had major repairs.

OP, I would look at the frame. There is a growing number of reports of 2nd gen frames rusting away, so if its been in a salty area that could be an issue. Other than that, I'd just check it over like any other used car. Check for leaks, burning oil, hard shifts, etc. I bitch about my truck's quirks a lot, but in all reality these are very solid vehicles.
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Just saw this locally on Craigslist, seems like a cheap price,had it listed before as an SR-5 with all power,cruise,etc. and still not moving.

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Alot of good advice here for you OP, but next time you take the truck for a test drive...do yourself a favor and take a good look underneath to check out the frame for rust and what~not... Hopefully if this IS the truck for you, there isn't a "stinky~finger" underneath it all...

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Another fairly typical example,

http://bgky.craigslist.org/cto/3589791154.html
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Another fairly typical example,

http://bgky.craigslist.org/cto/3589791154.html
Thats how much i payed for mine but mine is a 09 TRD Sport fully loaded 4 door , 4.0L V6 and had 3K miles.

Oh yeah full tank of gas , they said only new cars but i got them to fill it up.
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