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Old 06-07-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
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Thinking about an older Yota Pickup

So I have been thinking about, and looking around at some older (pre-Tacoma) Toyota Pickups. I have only found a few I would consider. I just graduated high school, and will be making an 80 mile per day drive to college starting in August. Better gas mileage is a plus, and having some extra cash on hand (from selling the Ranger) would be more than welcome.

The plan would to be to fix it up and possibly daily drive it. I know the 22R is a damn good motor, but I would still be concerned about mechanical problems on any 20+year old motor.

Needs a little love, and a little more than I would want to pay. The paint is rough as hell, but I work in my uncle's body shop and could do the prep work myself, so the only cost would be materials and 2-3 hours of labor to spray.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/cto/1200574180.html

But 2600 seems like a lot. Maybe wait a while and try to talk them down a little?

What do you guys say? Drive the hell out of the Ranger and save up for something nicer after I finish school, or go for it?
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:26 AM   #2
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Good choice on getting a Toyota. I would look around as long as you can. You never know what type of deal you might find. That truck seemed a little high, but probably not a bad deal.
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What's wrong with the Ranger?

Is it paid off?

If the Ranger is in good shape & running fine - why waste the money to get something else? The amount of money to buy a toyota, plus do all the repairs & maintenance it'll need after you buy it (all used vehicles need TLC after you buy them).... Seems pointless.

Save your money and buy a NEW or NEWER tacoma after the Ranger craps out.
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Nothing major is wrong with the Ranger, and it is paid for, Its just that, at this point in time, I wish i had gotten something a little older and cheaper and with gas prices going back up, something that would get better than 16-17 MPG.

I believe my Ranger would serve me well, but I shouldn't have bought it. I won't be able to work much when I start school, and my parents are barely financially able to support themselves.
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your on a toyota site so im going to guess everyone says get the yota.
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I would think that pickup should have a 22RE, and fuel injected. I feel that is a very fair price for the pickup.

But I have to concur with Janster, I had a 94 chevy that I almost drove the wheels off of it, it was ugly but it was paid off. But the yota will need love as well, I would look newer.
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I def love toyota but
2600 you could use at college, any money in fact you could use at college so voted keep the ranger!
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i dont think you would be getting 20plus mpg with an older yota..hell, the new ones dont even get that
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I def love toyota but
2600 you could use at college, any money in fact you could use at college so voted keep the ranger!
Actually the plan would be to sell the Ranger because I have so much tied up into it. I could have a Toyota fixed up and still have over $5,000 left over.

But the issue would be something, anything going wrong in the Yota. If it went out of comission for even a short time, I would be screwed. Not sure thats a risk I'm willing to take.
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i dont think you would be getting 20plus mpg with an older yota..hell, the new ones dont even get that
It was rated at 23 when it was new. I know a guy with an 89 who gets 25 MPG, but he rarely drives more than 45-55.
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Actually the plan would be to sell the Ranger because I have so much tied up into it. I could have a Toyota fixed up and still have over $5,000 left over.

But the issue would be something, anything going wrong in the Yota. If it went out of comission for even a short time, I would be screwed. Not sure thats a risk I'm willing to take.
Oh yeah you said that sorry
My first toyota was a 87 xcab drove the heck out of it
Great truck!!!
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:44 AM   #12
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Oh yeah you said that sorry
My first toyota was a 87 xcab drove the heck out of it
Great truck!!!
Why'd you get rid of it? Problems or time to upgrade?
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If you're going to sell the Ranger, I'd get a small, first generation Tacoma. I have the 4 banger 5 speed version with a 2.4 liter engine. Believe it or not the ride quality on these is very good and you can expect close to 30MPG freeway. I like the 22R engines in the older Toyotas but they do have this one issue where the timing chain sometimes wears through the nylon tensioner which can cause major problems. I'd say you could pick up a used 95-2000ish small taco for well under $4,000.

On the other hand, Rangers are probably one of the better domestic trucks out there. My brother had one for 6 years and abused the absolute hell out of it. He only sold it because he ran the transmission out of oil and it froze up. $300 later and the guy he sold it to had slapped in a used tranny and I believe still drives it. But he drove it almost all the way through college.

So ya- I'm sorta with the rest of the people here: keep what you've got until you're done with school.
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Why'd you get rid of it? Problems or time to upgrade?
Oh definitely no problems...I bought a house then bought another toyota.
All my toyota trucks 87, 90, 95 4WD xcabs went mega miles with little issues. In fact, those who bought them after me (my friends) went more miles with nothing than regular maintenance. In the northeast, its salt and rust that killed them.
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If you're going to sell the Ranger, I'd get a small, first generation Tacoma. I have the 4 banger 5 speed version with a 2.4 liter engine. Believe it or not the ride quality on these is very good and you can expect close to 30MPG freeway. I like the 22R engines in the older Toyotas but they do have this one issue where the timing chain sometimes wears through the nylon tensioner which can cause major problems. I'd say you could pick up a used 95-2000ish small taco for well under $4,000.

On the other hand, Rangers are probably one of the better domestic trucks out there. My brother had one for 6 years and abused the absolute hell out of it. He only sold it because he ran the transmission out of oil and it froze up. $300 later and the guy he sold it to had slapped in a used tranny and I believe still drives it. But he drove it almost all the way through college.

So ya- I'm sorta with the rest of the people here: keep what you've got until you're done with school.
I wish I had gotten a mid-late 90's something instead of a newer vehicle. But when I bought it, my parents were employed, and the economy wasn't in the pits.

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Oh definitely no problems...I bought a house then bought another toyota.
All my toyota trucks 87, 90, 95 4WD xcabs went mega miles with little issues. In fact, those who bought them after me (my friends) went more miles with nothing than regular maintenance. In the northeast, its salt and rust that killed them.
My dad used to have a Corolla that went 460k before it finally dropped a valve. Rust isn't to big of a problem down here, but you still see a few that are covered in it.
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I love the 94! You should get it. Good price too.
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Actually the plan would be to sell the Ranger because I have so much tied up into it. I could have a Toyota fixed up and still have over $5,000 left over.

But the issue would be something, anything going wrong in the Yota. If it went out of comission for even a short time, I would be screwed. Not sure thats a risk I'm willing to take.
Another good reason to keep the Ranger.


You gotta remember.... when you buy USED vehicles (especially older ones), you are inheriting a history. That history could be a bastard life with a lack of maintenance & repairs over the years. If you're lucky - you could get a good truck and not have to put much money into it. OR - you take the chance of inheriting a bastard child!
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Get a newer Yota.. and maybe move closer to school.. I drove 35 Miles each way to go to college back in the day.. and after about a month i was skipping class 2-3 times a week to avoid the drive..
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The ranger is paid off. use the money for college. your toyotya dreams will come true when you can pay for it. save your money. even though i have almost always had toyotas i have also owned a 94 chevy blazer i got as a gift keep it for 3 yrs until i bought my dads 94 pickup. just wait it out . sorry for the long post
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