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Old 01-05-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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I'm a new member to this forum, but have used it for advice for many years. Finally got around to joining. I bought a 99 taco back in 2002. After diving it for a few years I realized how much I enjoyed it. I did a lot of camping and climbing at the time and was amazed by where I could take it. It was a completely stock reg. cab 4x4, but normally I would have to haul my buddies to all the places their trucks couldn't make it to. I thought I would keep that truck for the rest of my life. In late October of this year I received a letter from Toyota about the dreaded frame rust issue. Before scheduling my appointment I checked the frame myself and found nothing more than regular surface rust. Minimal in my opinion considering what I had put my truck through for the last ten years, but decided to let the experts inspect it. A few hours after taking it to the dealership for inspection I got the FAILED frame call. I was devastated. The dealership informed me that Toyota corporate would be contacting me with details on my options. Long story short. Toyota bought my truck back at a very fair price. I needed a new vehicle. It never crossed my mind to buy anything other than a Tacoma. I wanted the exact same truck that I had. Even though Toyota failed my truck, there was no doubt in my mind that I could have driven that truck for another ten years. With that said I set out to find another one. Only filters on my search were: low miles, between yrs. 98-2000, manual, and reg. Cab. It only took me 2 months to find a truck to meet that criteria. I bought a 2000 reg cab, super low miles, even the same color as my old one. This truck is in a lot better shape than my 99 when I bought it in 2002. The frame was inspected in June and passed with flying colors. It was also undercoated. The only thing different was the transmission, auto. I was unsure about the auto because I had been so used to the manual. So far so good with the auto. Hopefully it will be as good offroad as my old manual. I do like having a free hand though. Thanks for having me on this forum. I look forward to many posts..
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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I have a manual in my crawler, but all my attention is dedicated to driving and i like the challenge (smell of clutch), but i loved my auto trans in the 2000 taco. was great for spot lighting
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:37 PM   #3
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:28 AM   #4
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:40 AM   #5
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Thanks guys.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:52 AM   #6
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:41 PM   #8
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Found the factory color code on the door jamb and found my color.
My 2000 Tacoma is Horizon Blue Metallic. It actually looks kind of purple. is this a 'rare' color ? Anyone have one this color?
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Old 05-10-2014, 01:53 PM   #10
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Welcome!

Edit: 2 years late 😁
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