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Old 07-15-2010, 09:15 AM   #1
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buying advice needed for truck I found

An acquaintance at work is selling his truck. Tell me what you think of the truck, the price, and anything I need to be aware of or look out for. This is my first truck.

2008 Silver AccessCab V6 Auto PreRunner SR5 TRD-offroad w/ tow package. AZ paint protection, 6CD changer, ladder rack in bed. 20,157 miles. He offered it to me 6 months ago for $24k, he offered it to me yesterday for $19k. Blue Book Private Party is about $21/22k. He said he's had it on Craig's List 4 times at $20k. Paying cash doesn't matter to Private Party right? Either way he's getting the amount upfront yeah?

Here's a pic - http://yfrog.com/j8f4ljj

He's the second owner. The first owner sold it because it was his wife's and she died. They're selling it now because they're downgrading.

Nearly everything looks good cosmetically; they barely drove it. There is a big swooping line on the tailgate where it got keyed- he was told it would take $300 to fix. But that can't be right..? There is a mark on the roof about 6" long from running into a tree probably.

I haven't test drove it yet.

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Old 07-15-2010, 09:31 AM   #2
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Hey , Buy my 2008! Prerunner SR5 Sport Double cab , 25K miles , 4.0L , Automatic , 2.5" lift , Off Road rims , Black headlight mod , Tinted taillights , Tinted to match front side windows , Anytime running fog light mod , window deflectors ,bug shield , Satoshi grill with
TRD emblem , no scratches no dents $23,500
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:46 AM   #3
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An acquaintance at work is selling his truck. Tell me what you think of the truck, the price, and anything I need to be aware of or look out for. This is my first truck.

2008 Silver AccessCab V6 Auto PreRunner SR5 TRD-offroad w/ tow package. AZ paint protection, 6CD changer, ladder rack in bed. 20,157 miles. He offered it to me 6 months ago for $24k, he offered it to me yesterday for $19k. Blue Book Private Party is about $21/22k. He said he's had it on Craig's List 4 times at $20k. Paying cash doesn't matter to Private Party right? Either way he's getting the amount upfront yeah?

Here's a pic - http://yfrog.com/j8f4ljj

He's the second owner. The first owner sold it because it was his wife's and she died. They're selling it now because they're downgrading.

Nearly everything looks good cosmetically; they barely drove it. There is a big swooping line on the tailgate where it got keyed- he was told it would take $300 to fix. But that can't be right..? There is a mark on the roof about 6" long from running into a tree probably.

I haven't test drove it yet.

Thoughts?
Sounds pretty good to me
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:09 AM   #4
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definetly go with Bama's car.

whats the CATCH?
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Just curious, what is Arizona paint protection?
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:11 AM   #6
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Hey , Buy my 2008! Prerunner SR5 Sport Double cab , 25K miles , 4.0L , Automatic , 2.5" lift , Off Road rims , Black headlight mod , Tinted taillights , Tinted to match front side windows , Anytime running fog light mod , window deflectors ,bug shield , Satoshi grill with
TRD emblem , no scratches no dents $23,500

If your truck was White or Black I'd take it!
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:14 AM   #7
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definetly go with Bama's car.

whats the CATCH?
No Catch , just need a payment gone , I'm remodeling my home and have kids with school fees coming , clothes , cell phones , the teenage stuff! I've had it on CL for about 2 weeks in Birmingham , AL.
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the paint protection is an extra coating because it gets 120 here in the summer
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the paint protection is an extra coating because it gets 120 here in the summer
gotcha.
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:32 PM   #10
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run the vin

Do a autocheck or carfax.
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