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2000 tacoma

Discussion in 'New Members' started by poseytaco, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Jan 5, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    poseytaco

    poseytaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm a new member to this forum, but have used it for advice for many years. Finally got around to joining. I bought a 99 taco back in 2002. After diving it for a few years I realized how much I enjoyed it. I did a lot of camping and climbing at the time and was amazed by where I could take it. It was a completely stock reg. cab 4x4, but normally I would have to haul my buddies to all the places their trucks couldn't make it to. I thought I would keep that truck for the rest of my life. In late October of this year I received a letter from Toyota about the dreaded frame rust issue. Before scheduling my appointment I checked the frame myself and found nothing more than regular surface rust. Minimal in my opinion considering what I had put my truck through for the last ten years, but decided to let the experts inspect it. A few hours after taking it to the dealership for inspection I got the FAILED frame call. I was devastated. The dealership informed me that Toyota corporate would be contacting me with details on my options. Long story short. Toyota bought my truck back at a very fair price. I needed a new vehicle. It never crossed my mind to buy anything other than a Tacoma. I wanted the exact same truck that I had. Even though Toyota failed my truck, there was no doubt in my mind that I could have driven that truck for another ten years. With that said I set out to find another one. Only filters on my search were: low miles, between yrs. 98-2000, manual, and reg. Cab. It only took me 2 months to find a truck to meet that criteria. I bought a 2000 reg cab, super low miles, even the same color as my old one. This truck is in a lot better shape than my 99 when I bought it in 2002. The frame was inspected in June and passed with flying colors. It was also undercoated. The only thing different was the transmission, auto. I was unsure about the auto because I had been so used to the manual. So far so good with the auto. Hopefully it will be as good offroad as my old manual. I do like having a free hand though. Thanks for having me on this forum. I look forward to many posts..:)
     
  2. Jan 5, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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    TacomaCowboy

    TacomaCowboy Well-Known Member

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    grill craft grill, K&N CAI
    I have a manual in my crawler, but all my attention is dedicated to driving and i like the challenge (smell of clutch), but i loved my auto trans in the 2000 taco. was great for spot lighting :)
     
  3. Jan 5, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    himmie

    himmie Well-Known Member

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    Visit the Build.
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  4. Jan 6, 2012 at 5:28 AM
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    RLDTACO

    RLDTACO Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard! :wave:
     
  5. Jan 6, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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    poseytaco

    poseytaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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    wolftree

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    Welcome to TW.
     
  7. Jan 7, 2012 at 3:52 AM
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    Delmarva

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    :wave: Welcome to TW :D
     
  8. Jan 9, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    [​IMG]Welcome to TW from Sparks, NV[​IMG]
     
  9. May 10, 2014 at 1:45 PM
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    leftytaco

    leftytaco New Member

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    Found the factory color code on the door jamb and found my color.
    My 2000 Tacoma is Horizon Blue Metallic. It actually looks kind of purple. is this a 'rare' color ? Anyone have one this color?
     
  10. May 10, 2014 at 1:53 PM
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    sean266

    sean266 #ThinBlueLine Moderator

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    Welcome!

    Edit: 2 years late
     
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