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Old 10-09-2010, 04:43 PM   #1
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Need inputs buying a used 05 taco TRD sport

[Post on wrong section, should have post on 2nd gen i guess. Can mod change that? ]
Long time lurker and just save enough for a used Taco, so i need your inputs here for a used Taco.

Have a local seller, an elderly about to retire, selling his one-owner 2005 Tacoma V6 auto 4x2 DC Sport TRD for $13,500 at 118,500 miles. The truck is extremely clean, inside out, and the engine and beneath the truck looks as if spotless. It's his daily truck drive to and off works and occasional home-depot. Everything is stock, new tire and new battery. He does the oil changes and maintainable works. The truck drives good and the tranny shift smoothly.

He said the tranny needs flush and the rear-viewed mirror electronic (compass and whatno) doesn't work. The truck has running board and color-matched tonneau cover.

He is firmed on the price. What do you think? It's worth the asking price for a Texas truck? How much would you pay for it. Also, what kind of concern and need 2nd look for an 05 taco at this age. Thanks!

Daniel.
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:51 PM   #2
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Dan- in my honest opinion, it seems like a lot of money for a NON 4x4 truck with that many miles on it. grant it, the tacomas do hold their value and have been known to go high into the miles 250k+. but for non 4x4 i think you can do better.
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i just checked NADA website and the price seemed good. so i would have a reputable mechanic check the truck and go with your gut instinct.
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:22 PM   #4
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Hi Paul, thanks for the input. Yes, 4x4 would be perfect, but truck market is pretty good here and the price is slightly higher than most area. I did check with Kelly Blue Book and the price range is $10,600 - $13,000. If he has backed down about $12,500 i would crave in . it's a very very well maintained truck. But that's hard-earned saving, i figure few more pointers from ya Taco enthusiasts won't hurt.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:17 PM   #5
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Price sounds reasonable. Even if he is firm, people have a way of loosening it up when the money is in front of them. You may be able to get it down to $13k or even the $12.5k if you are patient and also willing to let it go to someone else in the event someone comes and offers full asking price.

If you purchase the truck the compass/temp thing is a common problem and there is clear instructions on here for the DIY fix for it that will get it working!
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Yeah I got my DC 4x4 05 for 17500 and it only had 41k. Its all about timing it may be nice but what if you buy it and a week later you see a better deal. Plus what happens if you ever need 4wd. Let your truck find you don't go lookin to hard. Just my thoughts on the issue. Good luck!
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Hi Paul, thanks for the input. Yes, 4x4 would be perfect, but truck market is pretty good here and the price is slightly higher than most area. I did check with Kelly Blue Book and the price range is $10,600 - $13,000. If he has backed down about $12,500 i would crave in . it's a very very well maintained truck. But that's hard-earned saving, i figure few more pointers from ya Taco enthusiasts won't hurt.
Have you checked outside of where you live? For that truck 11500-12500 seems like a resonable price, at least in my Op. I have 107K on mine, i'm the original owner..and never had any issues. I'd start my offer at like 11800 and let him bump You up from there. That being said.. I put a lot of value in "one owner" vehicles, you get to meet the original owner..and you kindof get a feel for how it's been taken care of.. no surprises..if you know what i mean.
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If it's as clean as you say it is, then it's worth it in my opinion. Trucks that are clean underneath and under the hood are worth some extra to me. A lot of trucks I looked at looked like they had been in the mud a bunch, which I did not want. Also, a color matched tonneau will run you close to $1000 by the time you have it painted. New tires and new battery helps with the value too. Depending on what tire he put on it. These 17" tires aren't cheap.
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Again, Thanks for the inputs. The new tires are Michelin.

Yes, i checked out a few locally around that age and most of them, even after dealership detailed, is no where compare to this truck. There's no evident whatsoever the truck been in the mud (at least i can't tell), and the engine compartment looks too darn clean. No a single oil drop or splash of dry mud. Often, one can tell a clean car has just recently been oiled, this one isn't, just plain clean. the seats, even the driver piece looks in excellent condition! For those been in the situation shop around a used taco, how often you've seen 05-06 car this clean?

Question : He also mentioned having a local truck shop adding piece of "leaf pack" spring? in the back so ti's higher, and when the truck drives though a ditch, the back doesn't drop that much, hitting the tires or something. Is that sometime i should be concern? He said the dealer says that's normal but he didn't like it so he had it done.

Ps, Kahunadave. I wish i'm at FL area. Looked into autotrader, used tacos are definitely cheaper there compare to here.
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:31 AM   #10
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I looked for a couple of months before I found one in the condition I wanted. Mine is clean and is an 05 Prerunner TRD Sport with 75,000 miles and I gave $15,800 for it. It had a brand new set of $800 Michelins on it and a hard tonneau cover. It was worth every penny to me.

The deal with the leaf pack is common. Toyota has a TSB on this and they will replace the springs if the truck is still under warranty. Most people will just add a leaf to the pack. It gives you more carrying capacity and lifts the rear about 1.5 inches depending on the spring used. Most people will raise the front up with some Bilstein 5100 to level out the front to match the rear.
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If he won't budge on the price, I would at least negotiate the cost of the tranny flush and mirror repair into it. That should be an easy one as it a win/win for both. Good luck.
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