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2002 2.4 Vs. 2009 2.7???

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by The Shape, Oct 3, 2010.

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

    The Shape [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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 3:37 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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    As long as you have a mechanic check it out, I would say go for it. No truck is any good if you don't have money to fill it up, or pay your bills for that matter. :)

    Get a carfax report and make sure it has all the necessary "high mileage" things taken care of.

    The auto tranny is the one thing I would be nervous about.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    tacomathom

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    I had a 99 Extended Cab 2.4L Automatic. It was a reliable truck for 128K miles, but it was kinda' slow and didn't get all that great of gas mileage 'cause I had to stomp on the gas to keep up with traffic. It was totaled or I would have kept it another ten years anyway.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    I drove a truck identical to mine but in an auto... worlds of difference. My 2.4 with the 5-speed is... dare I say it... bordering on being quick!
     
  5. Oct 5, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    AndrewFalk

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    My 2.7 feels pretty quick to me when it pulls in 2nd and 3rd gear.
     
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