Good morning 4Runner forum. I'm getting rid of my Tacoma one way or the other, and a third generation 4Runner with the 3.4 and manual is one of the options I'm strongly considering. I've found a 99 SR5 with the locker and only 97k from one owner about 100 miles away. According to the buying guide I found on another forum, this is supposedly the most desirable version of 99 and 00. They say it has all service records and has had all recommened maint taken care of, like the timing belt. Only problem is a dent on the rear bumper.
This looks like it could be a winner, I can probably run there monday and try it out. The local Toyota dealership shop says they'll do an inspection for $110, I'm not sure if that's reasonable or if I should find someone else.
The advertised price is $13k, but the KBB shows $10.5k for retail, and NADA is closer to $9k.
If the inspection and test drive checks out and I can get their price down to a reasonable level, I will probably buy it. I'd rather trade my Tacoma in to the dealer who sold it to me in case it has any more problems, but these things with less than 150k miles on them seem pretty rare.
Does this sound like something worth pursuing to you guys?