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'01 with 184k miles...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MrPotatoHead, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Mar 19, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    MrPotatoHead

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    So I'm thinking about buying an '01 Tacoma that has 184k miles on it. It's going to be my daily "beater." The dealer is asking $9000. Do you think it's worth it? How long is the Tacoma good for and is there anything I should pay attention to or ask about when I test drive it?

    Thanks up front! :)

    Sorry, I should be more specific. It's 4X4, auto, w/ TRD.
     
  2. Mar 19, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    SunDevilTacoma

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    Can you offer more details, e.g. ext or DC, or is there a link to the dealer? You'll probably get better feedback.
     
  3. Mar 19, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Thats too much. I paid 8k for my 01 with 146000 miles on it.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    pairodice

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    too many miles my cousin just picked up a double cab 4x4 w/ 109k for 10500
     
  5. Mar 19, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    MrPotatoHead

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    Sorry, I keep forgetting that there are dozens of configs for the Tacoma. It's the Xtra Cab w/V6. It's got power windows, mirrors, and locks (and A/C).
     
  6. Mar 19, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    MrPotatoHead

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    I figured I could talk them down to around $8k. There's no way I would pay what they're asking.

    My biggest concern is reliability. This would be my daily driver for work.
     
  7. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    x2468

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    has it hads it's second timing belt done??

    I'd shoot for $7,500. Check the KBB and Edmunds price.
     
  8. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    tacomaforlife

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    it should be a good daily driver as long as its been kept up. 180k+ miles isnt bad for a taco. but $9,000!! :eek: way to much i bought my truck for 9k with 138k on it and its an 04
     
  9. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    my 01 currently has over 223,000 miles, and does the below at least once a month...

    its a reliable truck so long as you take good care of it...

    i have been running synthetic oil in it since i bought it new at the dealership, oil changes religiously ever 5,000 miles, timing belt and water pump, and alternator every 90,000 and its been good to me...

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  10. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:48 PM
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    Tacozona

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    We have three of the 1st gen Tacomas. Two have well over 100k miles. If you take care of them, they will last. I wouldn't be concerned about the mileage at 186k. I recently saw a DC 4x4 with 250k on it. I have heard of very few issues with these trucks. Change the oil often and do the timing belts per Toyota recommendations. I do believe the 3.4 is a non-interference engine. Records would be a plus. $7500 would be a good buy if all checks out. Bonus if it's white.
     
  11. Mar 19, 2010 at 11:25 PM
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    Your buying from a dealer? Ask them to include a warranty. And 9k is too much.

    Also insist on a frame inspection and warranty for that. :)
     
  12. Mar 20, 2010 at 5:12 AM
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    MrPotatoHead

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    Thanks for the info everyone. I talked to the dealer yesterday and it's been sold. The salesman wouldn't tell me what the other guy paid for it. It turns out it was a 5spd, which is not what I want for work. It's not a deal breaker, per se; just being picky right now.

    I'm amazed at what people and dealers are asking for a 2001-2002 Tacoma. There's one dealer not too far from me asking $15000 for a 2001 4cyl Xtra Cab, 4X4, w/113k miles on it. Does the fact that it's white add $7500 to the price tag? :rolleyes: I've seen a lot of over-inflated prices for Tacomas online lately.
     
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