1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

2.4 Vs. 2.7 and am I stupid?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by The Shape, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Oct 3, 2010 at 3:11 PM
    #1
    The Shape

    The Shape [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Member:
    #9746
    Messages:
    195
    Gender:
    Male
    Forrest City, AR
    Vehicle:
    '09 Access Cab A/T 4banger
    I currently drive a 2009 access cab 2.7 2wd. It's a great truck and I love it but in the interest of lowering the household bills I thought of this idea. I found a 2002 regular cab auto 2.4 2wd with 110K miles for 5K dollars. I am thinking of swapping the 2009 in for the 2002. 110K sounds like alot of miles, but this is a Yota so......

    Any problems I should look for if I do go look at this truck? Are the autos reliable??? I wanna lower my bills not create a money pit of repairs. Opinions??
     
  2. Oct 3, 2010 at 3:15 PM
    #2
    EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Member:
    #9
    Messages:
    1,129
    Gender:
    Male
    Midwest USA
    Vehicle:
    '01 & '04 S-Runners
    01 SR: Double Cab conversion, S/C, lowered.
    Check the frame for rust.

    Spend some time in the 2002 cab to see if you'd like its smaller dimensions.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2010 at 3:23 PM
    #3
    Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    Member:
    #5269
    Messages:
    3,621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    San Francisco
    Vehicle:
    2001 prerunner doublecab limited
    2001 with; cat-back twin exhaust,elbow mod, Westin bullbar with Hella550's, Snugtop XTR camper shell, TRD off-road 2x4-black beauty.
    My stepson owned a '99 reg cab with the 2.4 and it was military grade tough without a doubt. He had the manual though but I am confident Toyota did not put a POS auto in there. Especially by 2002-they knew what these trucks were going to go through. His truck saved his and his girl's life when it was rearended by an F250 utility loaded with auto glass-that little diehard drove home! It was totalled though. You will NEVER hear a sad story about these trucks. I say do it because you know it will pay
     
  4. Oct 3, 2010 at 8:48 PM
    #4
    ilove_taco_ma

    ilove_taco_ma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Member:
    #38877
    Messages:
    586
    Gender:
    Male
    fresno, california
    Vehicle:
    95 tacoma 4wd LX
    nothing, all stock expect got a OE replacement air filter K&N.
    check for oil leaks and any other problems it may have. and since you are from arizona, check the radiator if its still good.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2010 at 9:12 PM
    #5
    05RedTaco

    05RedTaco Nom Nom Nom

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Member:
    #43521
    Messages:
    1,672
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tony
    Scottsdale
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tacoma XtraCab 2.7L 4x4
    I wouldn't... Going from 2nd gen bucket seat to 1st gen bench will be hard and you will kick yourself. The 1st gen bench is BAD and will kill your back...
     
  6. Oct 4, 2010 at 9:22 PM
    #6
    99tacoFTW

    99tacoFTW New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Member:
    #31157
    Messages:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Raleigh, NC
    Vehicle:
    '02 PreRunner SR5
    My '02 has bucket seats...

    And to OP, my '02 has 106k and still runs just fine. As long as it wasn't treated like crap by the previous owner, it should be solid.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2010 at 10:40 PM
    #7
    05RedTaco

    05RedTaco Nom Nom Nom

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Member:
    #43521
    Messages:
    1,672
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tony
    Scottsdale
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tacoma XtraCab 2.7L 4x4
    The OP has asked about gen 1 regular cab 2.4L 2wd sounds like the base model to me. As far as i know the base model regular cab always came with buckets...
     
To Top