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Old 11-07-2010, 01:37 AM   #1
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Tacoma 2008 Reg cab (advice please)

Please advise me. I am looking at this tacoma to buy This would be my first tacoma. I am looking at a basic Reg Cab 2008 tacoma wheelbase 109.4 Automatic,4 cylinder 2.7 under15K miles IN the carfax I noticed a tire change at 3500 miles. Are there any considerations I need to know about this truck
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What do you mean, tire change at 3500 miles? That's some strange record keeping, and people complain about google and face book...

Eh, carfax is not without its purpose, I just haven't found it yet. Is it just for bigots? "dun boughted in new york city? I ain't not dun want no dun con-sarned yankee automocar".

The cars have proven themselves pretty reliable, if not a little fuel in-efficient and rust prone (in the frame). 2008 is 3 years after the re-design. So, not new ideas. Kinks worked out. Its an automatic. so that sucks. But to each their own.
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Automatic 4 cylinder is certainly not my cup of tea. But if your just looking for a little truck that will be very reliable, this one sounds good to me. A tire change at 3500 miles is odd. I wonder why. Perhaps a blow out or two? And they wanted to keep the tires the same? Will this be your only vehicle? I personally dont think I could deal with a regular cab truck as my only transportation. No storage at all, unless you get a tonneau cover or cap.
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after 2 yrs of owning my 2005 reg cab i would like some more room please. the engine is also pretty weak so if u need to haul ANYTHING get the 6. that or look into older tacos and tundras, you can get them VERY cheap.

how much they want for that truck? 14k?
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I had a reg cab 5 speed for about 6 months and the reg cab go way to small way too fast, and it couldn't hold speed on long hills.
U will fight that automatic tranny.
Don't get me wrong, It's a really good engine and if you are lookin for a small truck it will work out for you.

Maybe look at a 1st gen v6 sr5 trd 4x4 extra cab for the same price.
I paid 14k for my 02 with 28k miles 8 months ago!
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There could be a lot of reasons as to why the tire change at so little miles, I wouldn't be surprised it the tire was changed to something beefier which is what a lot of members here do.

I have that exact configuration, base 4cyl A/T, have not had issues with the automatic tranny, the truck has enough power for me, room is not an issue (I do have a tonneau cover so I can carry some stuff in the bed). If you are not going to do any heavy hauling, 4cyl is enough.
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so you guys are confirming that carfax can somehow see your tire changes?

Is it their black helicopters or the satellites? regardless, I'm starting a class action privacy thing.
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