Name's Matt, I live in Alberta Canada, have never owned a truck before, and am looking at buying my first as a winter vehicle. A used Tacoma seems like it would fit my needs and price range.
I stumbled upon a 2006 double cab V6 SR5 on a dealer lot a little over a week ago, purely by coincidence, it immediately caught my attention, as did the price on the window... I took it for a test drive and other than a wheel imbalance on the highway (Dealer agreed to fix if I purchased) it drove pretty much perfectly as far as I could tell.
Ive been reading and studying up on them as much as I have time for since I looked at it, and have gone back and checked it out two more times this weekend while the dealer was closed, and the one thing Iím struggling with is the rust all over the underbody. Iíve read that the 1st gen's were notoriously bad for frame rust, and it sure looks like the same could be said for the 2nd gen's. I'm no body or frame expert so I took a bunch of photos of the truck and was hoping that someone here could give me an idea as to if the rust on this thing is really something to worry about or not.
The truck has 180K on it (112k miles) and the body looks almost mint... The original owner had that DK (dimond kote) anti corrosion system installed on the truck, but it doesnít seem to have helped the underbody.
Thanks for any help advise.