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2008 DC Taco with 8k miles... VERY CHEAP, and the catch is...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jedirye, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Dec 26, 2008 at 6:59 AM
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    jedirye

    jedirye [OP] Wannabe

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    "Front End Damage"
    Price $12k and change.

    I'm sure that translates into a horrible CarFax report, although I have yet to see it because it's a bit of a distance away. Regardless, from the pictures the front looks immaculate although it does have a regular hood and it is the Sport Edition so I'm assuming it was replaced... So what does "Front End Damage" actually entail? A huge compromise in the frame I'm assuming because of the severely discounted price. I may give them a call in a second to see it. It intrigues me...

    -rye
     
  2. Dec 26, 2008 at 7:14 AM
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    Joe B

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    Don't walk,run away....
     
  3. Dec 26, 2008 at 11:53 AM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    It must have been seriously messed up to warrant such a huge reduction in price. I wouldn't buy it. You're probably going to have a salvage title too.
     
  4. Dec 26, 2008 at 12:31 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    x2... run away.. not even worth it.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2008 at 1:33 AM
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    x2 check on the title, if it is a salvage then you most likely would not be able to get a loan for it and then check your states registration/insurance requirements...basically salvage titles are a major PITA, avoid it!
     
  6. Dec 27, 2008 at 7:27 AM
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    SilverMac

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    Find out where it was repaired. My mother-in-law's Camry was t-boned when it was 6 months old. It had $18,000 worth of damage, but State Farm would not total it since it was valued at $20,000+change. Toyota repaired it and she's had it for the past 6 years with no problems at all. If it was fixed right, it could very well be a better truck than others in that price range.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2008 at 7:43 AM
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    Until you try to sell it...;)
     
  8. Dec 27, 2008 at 7:47 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole.

    Your mother already owned her Camry, thus, your story has no bearing on this situation. As previously stated, the OP may have problems securing a loan and insurance, something your mother already had.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2008 at 6:36 PM
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    I called the dealership but I guess they are closed on Saturdays. I'll assume they will be closed tomorrow too (Sunday). Definitely give them a call on Monday I suppose and check into it, if for anything other than curiosity. -rye
     
  10. Dec 28, 2008 at 6:49 PM
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    SilverMac

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    Your mother already owned her Camry, thus, your story has no bearing on this situation.

    The story was to point out that a Toyota that is fixed well is probably still better than a Ranger or a Colorado. If this the price that someone can afford (vs. a new Tacoma), I would fully investigate to get all the info.
     
  11. Dec 30, 2008 at 12:53 AM
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    So what is their story? Just out of curiosity.
     
  12. Dec 30, 2008 at 1:20 AM
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    genxer36

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    I bet it was sold at an insurance auction as a totalled vehicle.

    I had a friend buy one to deliver pizza in. He bought a 1 year old accord that had been totalled. He picked it up for $500 & put about $2000 in it. It drove pretty good, except for some issues, but worked well for his purpose.
     
  13. Dec 30, 2008 at 6:26 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    unless you have the skills,tools,and place to fix it yourself and save some cash,keep looking.here is jersey it stinks big time to clear a salvage title.its not worth it here.
     
  14. Dec 30, 2008 at 5:49 PM
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    jedirye

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    Well, the story? I called the dealership several times over two days (NON weekend days) and got no answer each time. I'm guessing this is a bad sign...

    -rye
     
  15. Dec 31, 2008 at 5:45 AM
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    wait is this truck already fixed and they are asking $12k for it?it def has a salvage title.why wouldnt the dealer get the title cleared unless some shady shit was done or its never allowed to be on the road again. stay away
     
  16. Dec 31, 2008 at 9:31 AM
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    jedirye

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    Well it was listed for like $12k online at a dealership. So fixed? I guess so, I mean I didn't talk him down yet because I never even got to talk to him... Though I wouldn't mind talking him down still. Heck, I'll give him another call...

    -rye
     
  17. Dec 31, 2008 at 10:42 AM
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    Nice 6spd,V6, very solid truck
    None currently, but I would like a better sounding exhaust and perhaps a cold air pack and some color coded step bars
    After working in a body shop for 30yrs, you see alot of things, there are lots of possibilitys too, however, my first thought would be for you to bring an EXPERT, body man to look at it and if he has doubled as a adjuster at some time, more the better.
    Its very possible that they used non OEM parts or parts that were taken off another truck(damaged) could be loaded with body filler etc. Lots of aftermarket parts are inferior. There are hundreds of potential problems down the road, with that truck. Could even be hot parts.
    Just remember that low of a price any warranty is right out the window!
    So I would have your running shoes on while your there.
    Body work and frame work is not cheap, nobody does it for nothing, especially Ins Co's..I would leave your wallet AT HOME!
    Don't even look at it unless you have a very sharp body man with you. Buyer BEWARE
    Jeff, 06,V6,SR5, 6spd. 4x4
     
  18. Dec 31, 2008 at 1:39 PM
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    jedirye

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    Well I definitely wouldn't have gone alone... It was a double cab anyway and I was interested in an access cab so it wasn't something I would die for anyway...


    -rye
     
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