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2000 W/230k??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Melonfarmer, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    Melonfarmer

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    I am looking at getting a 2000 Tacoma Xtra cab TRD off road but it has 230k miles on it. Should i be super worried? Its at a good price of $3500 should i get it or just pass it up? I know there are going to be no maintenance records available.
     
  2. Mar 16, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    Sounds like an ok buy... But I'd look for something with about 50k less miles so you can enjoy it for a while...
     
  3. Mar 16, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    Yea i was afraid that you would say that. I have about 6k im willing to spend and that is the only thing i can find within reason. Everything else is a big price or alot of miles
     
  4. Mar 16, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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    Just got mine a few weeks ago. Has 210,000 miles on it and like yours no maintenance records. I paid $3700.00 for it and have since performed quite a bit of "maintenance" on it. Here is a link to the build http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-builds/78236-tkgn1-98-build.html )
    Drive train parts I've got roughly $930.00 and suspension parts I've got roughly $622.00. So for another $1552.00 +/- I now feel I have a good running dependable truck.
    Even at $5500-$6000 for a lower milage truck I would assume some of the things would still need to be repaired/replaced the same as what I have done.
    HTH
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  5. Mar 16, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    Very good points noted here... I mean if 6k is all you have and you need one - go for it I guess. But just get it checked out by a mechanic, get an inspection, and have it emissions tested (if required) before you buy.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    Forgot to mention, also depends on overall condition of the truck. Paint/body, interior, tires, ect. I found a truck listed for $5,000 but went to look at it and it ended up being a pile of crap with a bent frame. Take a buddy that knows these trucks a little and get a second eye on it.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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    Yeah dad's been a mechanic for around 40 years. i was just wondering about the value of the truck. Doesnt matter now the guy sold it out from under me. Thanks fellas
     
  8. Mar 16, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    Sorry to hear that bro! Happy hunting!
     
  9. Mar 16, 2010 at 2:01 PM
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    It is a hunt i tell you that. I can buy whatever thats not the question. i just hate payments. I wont use the truck as a dd because i drive a company truck for everything. i just want a 4x4 i can toss the atv in and go places. I just sold my 01 Silverado because it sat in the driveway for three years without being started.
     
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