Thanks for the info guys. In answer to some of your questions to help me answer mine......
I don't know the details of the accident. This truck is at a dealership and has had two owners. The accident occurred with the first owner. The only thing I know is what the Car-fax report says:
Police Report Accident reported
in Thousand Oaks, CA
Involving side impact
with another motor vehicle
Involving right side impact"
As far as the tail pipe, it seems that those of you that have cut the tail pipe short say you cut it so it dumps out after the back axel, this one was cut really short. It looks like the factory muffler is still there (though I am not really sure what the factory muffler looks like) but it is cut very soon after that. The exhaust pipe ends underneath the back seats! I am planning on doing off roading with this truck, so what you say about it not getting caught up makes sense, but this one seems exceedingly short. The tail pipe comes no where near the rear axel.
I really wish that I had brought a camera with me on the test drive.
You are right about Tacomas tending to keep there value, but it seems that most people and car lots seem to be asking THOUSANDS of dollars ABOVE what KBB says these trucks should be worth, so when I found one that is closer to KBB, I started thinking "this may be the one"
I normally wouldn't even consider buying a truck that has been in an accident, but I am growing tired of looking at trucks that are overpriced.
Thanks so much for your input. It seems so far that half of you say I should get it and half say I should move on to the next one.