Originally Posted by D.J.
^^Thanks for your opinion, am getting frustrated because it seems imposible to find a good deal in this trucks. I still got 2 more moths till I get(deployment) back so hopefully I can find something nice.
When you search, I recommend searching "Toyota" vs "Tacoma" and search "by owner" as that will scrub out almost all dealers.
There was a kick ass private owner T-100 on CL for $3600 for ONE day that I had planned to look at but disappeared quickly.
There's also some good deals to be had on 2 and 3 gen 4Runners that can be modded into very capable overland/expedition bush rigs. I've seen V6 4runners with a little over 100k on the clock in the 10k range and that's not bad for a rig that will probably run for 200K or better. They're usually soccer mom rigs with zero off road time.
Additionally there are some killer Jeep XJs on CL right now for 3-5K. While not a Toyota, it's probably the best dollar for dollar entry point for some extremely capable rigs.
The most important thing is to have cash at the ready and visit the owner personally. I wouldn't try to buy while you're still deployed, as that's too many moving parts for most sellers.
Use these next two months to scout out rigs and think through what best serves you.
Thank you for your service I hope your next two months pass safely.