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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacovic, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Mar 4, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    tacovic

    tacovic [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at buying a 1st gen Tacoma before summer. My budget is around 10000. Max I could spend would be probably just under 12,000. With my price range and year range, the trucks I am looking at have over 100,000 miles. My question is, would you guys spend that kind of dough on a vehicle with over 100,000 miles? My last 2 Tacomas were reliable for me but I did not own them for very long. Also whats your guys opinions on max miles I should be looking at. Would you guys consider buying a tacoma with over 150,000 miles? I'm trying to stay closer to the 100k mark but there are not a whole lot of 1st gen tacos out there.
     
  2. Mar 4, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

    Max-4_Yota The Welfare Cadilac

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    i would stay around 100k not much more, if you keep looking you'll find one. the worst thing you can do is run out and buy the first thing you see
     
  3. Mar 4, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    there were a couple good deals on some sweet trucks but i hadnt sold my car yet. it seems like all the good trucks appear when your not in a position to buy, and when your ready its slim pickins. there are not a whole lot of 1st gens around my area in good condition.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    that would be a perfect scenario. i know these trucks will last forever but i dont want to have to put any money into for repairs.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    btw im looking for a 1st gen ext cab, v6, 5 speed preferable but auto would be fine, and TRD package.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    I hear you on not being able to find one when your looking, must have taken me three months to find one after i had the money, plenty when i wasn't looking lol :D
     
  7. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    get one off a senior citizen that used it as a grocery getter...

    mine has 222,000+ miles and still going strong, so its not that bad an investment at 100,000
     
  8. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    tacomaforlife

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    Its a Toyota what more is there to say.....
    TRD S/C 3" sky jacker suspension lift,33" kumho road venture mt kl71's 16" 320c pacer wheels,billet grill,EBC slotted and dimpled rotors,super 44 muffler with gutted cat,smoked l.e.d. tail lights, deck plate mod with K&N filter,fog/blinker mod,cobra cb with 4' firestick antenna/100W PA,clear corners with l.e.d bulbs,55w back up lights,urd O2 sim., blue l.e.d bulbs behind gauge cluster.
    i bought mine with 138,000 miles on it and i paid $12,000, it rides like a new truck still today with 163,000 miles on it.
     
  9. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    For that kinda money you can get a first gen with 60k fairly easy I know I have been seeing alot lately in Washington. My trucks got 170,000 and it runs perfect these trucks were built great and there rep shows it. Its not uncommon to see a Taco with 300k+, but with the kinda money you have to spend dont jump on the first thing that looks like a good deal really think it out and imagine driving it for the next 10 years. Good luck
     
  10. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    if you ever see a tacoma with my specs and 60k miles please send me a link! thats a screaming deal compared to around here.
     
  11. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    IamTacO red balls got me!

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    i bought my gen1 with 149k for 9k. truck runs like a champ :) car fax the truck and see how many owners and where its been. that helped me find a truck
     
  12. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    just keep on looking and you will find a good deal.. I wanted to buy exactly the same as you are looking for when I originally started looking, but 5 speed and after looking for a few months a good deal came up and i ended up buying a white 2000, v6, 4X4 5 speed,sr5, trd sport. If you go look at it with cash on hand you can get the price dropped at least $1000. I got it dropped from $9500 down to $7900.. money talks!!! haha. Oh and mine had 125k miles when I bought it.
     
  13. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    Whats the kbb value on a 4wd with everything you want...$10k sounds high to me.
     
  14. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    Yes Carfax it for sure will save you some huge headaches down the road!!
     
  15. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    2wd>4wd.... Its all about the cup holders
    got my 04 double cab with 67,000 for 12,000. has some scratches and small dings near bed but hey, its a truck!! not a show car!! What I did was look for someone in need. I bought it from a guy who just had a stroke.. and he needed money. He said would i take it for twelve? I said... hell ya. Big step up from my gas guzzlin always troublesome suburban
     
  16. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    it seems like you guys got really good deals on your trucks. i have been looking around quite a bit and most of the trucks have about 120k and for 10k or more. maybe its an area thing? i wonder if it would be worth looking at trucks from cali, florida, arizona, texas, etc. any input?
     
  17. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    Carfax is only as good as the information that's available or reported on the vehicle...unreliable. Go with a trusted mechanic's inspection.
     
  18. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    Here is just something I found in 2 min of looking there out there you just gotta be patient.

    I'm selling my 99 Toyota Tacoma SR5 King cab, V6, 4x4, manual 5 speed with only 90K miles on it.
    Forest green with light gray interior. (AC, CD, Line-x bed liner, bug shield, new tires, new clutch, recent tune up)
    This truck is in immaculate condition inside out and it really shows. It runs great, and is ready to go to work for you.
    Everything works on it.
    Call me to schedule an appointment to check it out and drive it, I guaranty you won’t be disappointed.
    .(206).779-6129.
    $9500
    Thank you for your interest.



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  19. Mar 4, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    01tacoprerunner Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    Damn you payed a lot. Is your truck TRD?



    I bought mine about 15 Months ago and I payed $7900. With 116,405. I have almost 132,500 on it now and its still running awesome. Course its a 4 cyl prerunner.

    My brother bought his truck in 2005, a 1996 tacoma 4x4 4cyl 5 speed for $4500. And it had 209,000 miles on it. Now it has about 320,000 on it and it probably needs a rear main seal and head gasket replacement. But it is still running good, it just uses oil. He has not had a Mechanical issue, except a starter that we put in this past fall.

    So i would say look around and find the truck that you want. It may take a while to find that perfect truck but it will be worth it when you find it. I looked for my truck for over a year before i found the one i wanted to buy.
     
  20. Mar 4, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    well i have a limited amount of time. i need it for my lawncare business and that starts in late april early may
     
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