Yesterday I traded a '95 Honda Civic for this '00 Silver Tacoma. It's got high miles at 271k but it seems in reasonable shape. The previous owner said it had a rebuilt transmission and new clutch. It also has recently replaced tires on it. It needs some TLC but I think I can get it in good, solid running order. Here is what I've noticed so far, any input is appreciated!
-Slight shudder upon take off and clunk in the driveshaft
My Civic had a bad shudder and it turned out to be the clutch/flywheel. Hopefully this isn't the case and it is a worn u-joint or something
-Loose front end/clunking while going over speed bumps
-Power steering hose leak
I need new seats and door panels badly if anybody has a line on some I'd be interested
-Broken exterior door handles
I've shut the door once already with the window up and couldn't get in. Luckily the rear slider window was open. I can barely fit into such spaces anymore >.<
I plan to get brakes this weekend and do a complete inspection of all the suspension components, timing belt, leaks, etc. All in all I think I got a pretty good deal on the straight trade. All I was asking for the civic was $2500 so once cleaned up, I think the truck should be worth maybe 2x as much hopefully! Anyway, seems like a nice forum and I look forward to reading up!