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1st Gen Rip Off?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cameron172, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Aug 18, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    cameron172

    cameron172 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Kids...finger prints, goldfish, boogers.
    My roommate recently got a 2002 Tacoma Double Cab V6 PreRunner 2WD with 107k miles and paid $12,300. I think he paid too much but he still thinks he got a steal on it.

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    I'm personally not a fan of debadging, or the tail lights, or the chrome wheels/grill/bumper with the tan paint.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Aug 18, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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    Konaborne

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    2wd w/ more than 100k for more than 10k? :eek:

    looks pretty clean, though.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    KenLyns

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  4. Aug 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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    I have done all the hi-pro mods for a life time, since I got this truck at a great price, I will be happy with showroom new.
    hey, its clean, it runs, and if he's happy, hey all is good.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    cameron172

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    Kids...finger prints, goldfish, boogers.
    True! I gotta give it to the guy for finally letting me talk him into a Taco. :proposetoast:
     
  6. Aug 18, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Well tacomas hold their resale value isn't that what we all talk about?? :confused:
    The truck looks clean & if it spent its life down south & has a clean frame that is half the battle.
    All the ones up here are priced high and rusted out or priced high with a new frame go figure.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    Prerunners command a higher price (though that one's been streeted out with the tires and rims), but last December I bought... FROM A DEALERSHIP.... a 2008 2.7 5-lug regular cab for about $14k out the door.

    Seems he paid too much.
     
  8. Aug 18, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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    cynicalrider

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    Too much IMO. I got my 4 wd trd v6 for 7800.
     
  9. Aug 18, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    Prerunners command a higher price? Hopefully i have decent luck selling mine then (need a new Sienna).

    Either way...if the truck gives him years of reliable service then the extra cash he paid for piece of mind was worth it.
     
  10. Aug 18, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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    Twistedfreedom

    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    modded the F*ck out
    I would have sold mine for the same price and its a 4x4 with under 100k
     
  11. Aug 18, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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    Huh? AFAIK a 4x4 has more value than any pre-runner.
     
  12. Aug 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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    rjg

    rjg Yes

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    I think he meant a Pre Runner brings more than a 5 lugger.:)
     
  13. Aug 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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    thegame

    thegame WUT?

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    Price is dependent where you are in the country. In any case, sounds like a decent deal by California standards. Double cabs are still expensive trucks. I bought mine (prerunner) with 140k for 11k a couple years ago. If he's happy, that's all that matters.
     
  14. Aug 18, 2012 at 10:44 PM
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    Yup... OP's friend got a Prerunner, which would be more than a comparable 5 lug.

    Now the differences....

    Advantage mine - 2008 vs 2002
    Advantage mine - 54k vs 107k

    Everything else, advantage goes to the OP's friend. It's a Prerunner, Doublecab, looks like an SR5 (chrome bumper, sliding window, flares), and alloy wheels.
     
  15. Aug 18, 2012 at 10:56 PM
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    steve o 77 braaap

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    Yeah he paid too much.
     
  16. Aug 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM
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    I bought my Tacoma (2002, V6, 4x4, E-Locker, TRD, SR5 with 111K) for $8000 at the dealership! And it was in good shape! KBB said $12000. Not to mention this is in the North East where salt has eaten most of the Tacomas up here.
     
  17. Aug 19, 2012 at 6:41 AM
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    TacoMX

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    I think a truck like that should have cost 9-10k....

    but it looks clean....whatever.
     
  18. Aug 19, 2012 at 6:46 AM
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    It depends on where you are.
    Mine is a 2002 with 90,000 miles, and I had an offer for $13,500 just recently. A friend of mine just recently sold his 2001 DC pre-runner with 146,000 miles for $11,750.

    Op's friend seems to have a well-kept truck, so it is a good deal in my opinion.
     
  19. Aug 19, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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    Little overpriced. My dad is currently trying to sale his 01 Tacoma double cab 4x4 Trd and he's asking 11,300.
     
  20. Aug 19, 2012 at 8:10 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The litteratrue I have read also leads that the prerunners hold value more so than the 4x4's. Reasoning is that 4x4 are more likely to see harsher environments, or use.
     

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