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250k miles. Sell it or lift it and run it into the ground?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Steve02, Dec 6, 2018 at 11:19 AM.

  1. Dec 6, 2018 at 11:19 AM
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    Steve02

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    my truck has 250,000 miles and if I do some fab work the truck is worth about 8k according to Kelly blue book. Should I sell it and get a newer/less mileage truck. Or lift it and run it to the ground.
     
  2. Dec 6, 2018 at 11:21 AM
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    outlawtacoma

    outlawtacoma Well-Known Member

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    Keep running it is my vote
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2018 at 11:22 AM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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  4. Dec 6, 2018 at 11:24 AM
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    Extra Hard Taco

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    Hold what you got.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2018 at 11:29 AM
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    Steve02

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    Lol are you guys saying that because tacos are life or just because that’s the right thing to do
     
  6. Dec 6, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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    PROseur

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  7. Dec 6, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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    Jerneyman

    Jerneyman I build things made of metal for fun.

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    To be fair you're asking a bunch of dudes who love their Tacoma's so much they joined a forum for it, so... I vote keep it.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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    doublethebass

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    Both!
     
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  9. Dec 6, 2018 at 11:35 AM
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    Muddinfun

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    So, you're 16, the truck was just given to you, you won't have a license for 5 months, and already you're considering selling it? Just curious how you're going to afford something newer.

    Edit: Also curious, who's paying the insurance on that truck?
     
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  10. Dec 6, 2018 at 11:37 AM
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    Jerneyman

    Jerneyman I build things made of metal for fun.

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    I would've done anything at 16 to have a Tacoma. Last thing on my mind would've been selling it.
     
  11. Dec 6, 2018 at 11:41 AM
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    I think you need to be focused on other things in life rather than pouring money into vehicles.

    You have a free vehicle that has a new frame and no issues. Keep it and calculate how much you will need to save by realistic future date to replace it. And save that money. Don’t worry about replacing a historically reliable vehicle until it stops being reliable or you have the cash to buy your next vehicle.
     
  12. Dec 6, 2018 at 11:43 AM
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    And if I gave my kid a Tacoma (which I wouldn’t) I sure as hell wouldn’t let him turn around and sell it.
    I’d tell him if he doesn’t want it I do lol.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2018 at 11:44 AM
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    Jerneyman

    Jerneyman I build things made of metal for fun.

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    Good advice right here ^^^

    When I was in high school, my part time job I had provided me with enough money to pay for gas to get to work, school and maybe somewhere on the weekends. And when my crappy old chevy did break down, I had a bit of coin to fix it and learn something.
     
  14. Dec 6, 2018 at 12:09 PM
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    ?
     
  15. Dec 6, 2018 at 12:10 PM
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    I am when I get it and I’m just thinking ahead
     
  16. Dec 6, 2018 at 12:12 PM
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    If your truck is the one in the profile pic then ain't no way I'd let her go.
     
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  17. Dec 6, 2018 at 12:16 PM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Retire from work, but not from life.

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    Haha that right there is my dream truck I have a silver piece of antique metal that has a hole in the muffler . Not ganna lie the exhaust sounds after market lol
     
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  19. Dec 6, 2018 at 12:20 PM
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    Aeroguy

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    Go buy something else (if not another Tacoma) you will lose more money. Tacoma's have a ridiculous resale value. A big factor when I decided to buy one. My plan is to run mine into the ground then turn it into a weekend toy.
     
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  20. Dec 6, 2018 at 12:21 PM
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    hyper15125

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    I’d be grateful and enjoy it. Not many are lucky enough to get a decent first vehicle. Its just broken in anyway.
     
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