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96 4x4 for sale, what do you think?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by tacoma04, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Jan 29, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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    tacoma04

    tacoma04 [OP] Laissez les bons temps rouler

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    I found this one for sale and wanted to know what you folks think. What do you look for in a 96 Taco? Problems to look for?

    Feedback is appreciated.

    96 4x4
     
  2. Jan 29, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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    KBB retail for that truck and mileage is only $4900. I live in the Midwest and would never, ever pay $7500 for a 1996 anything. You're down south in LA so maybe your mileage will very.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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    Yep, the price is high imo. I think they could be talked down a bit. There is a place locally here that has an 89 4x4 and it is rough....needs a lot of work and they want $4500 for that one. This 96 looks way better than that one. I don't know, maybe prices around here are just crazy.

    How does the truck look to you? I know about frame rust, but we don't have salt or anything like that on the roads.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2012 at 9:27 AM
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  5. Jan 29, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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    soooo overpriced, run away!
     
  6. Jan 29, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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    The price is high, no doubt, but if the truck is rust free, and runs good. They could get 6K easy.

    Trucks like that sell in my area for about the price they are asking, because we have minimal rust problems in Florida.

    Looks like a truck that has been taken care of. 16x,xxx miles...thats low for a 96, and you get a warn winch!

    If its rusty though...run away and hide, because now the rust warranty for that year(s) is expired.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    LOL! WAY to much money. I bought my 96 4x4 V6 5spd for only 6300 3 years ago and it only have 96k on it...
     
  8. Jan 29, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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    Honestly, between the two, yeah I'll take cmack's!


    Plus the drive back to Louisiana would be a hoot, but then again I'm the road warrior that towed a Miata with an XJ Jeep from Tampa to Los Angeles and bought my Taco in Colorado to bring to Tulsa...
     
  9. Jan 29, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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    Over priced

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  10. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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    Plus I'm willing to negotiate. I just threw up a price because I wanted to get an ad up. Now I know what the lowest I can go is and what my truck is valued in the market currently...
     
  11. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    You you selling man? Thought you were getting new leafs and all??
     
  12. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    Trust me I know. I just installed new rear billies a week ago too :(

    I need $$$$ though as some unexpected finances came up this past week....so unfortunately my pride and joy for the past 4 years must go :(
     
  13. Jan 29, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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    sad to hear that man. Hope things work out for ya
     
  14. Jan 29, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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    that sucks man :( Sorry to hear that.
     
  15. Jan 29, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    Thanks dude. It's life. It'll all work out eventually. I'm sure sometime down the road I'll get a newer taco. Or a hilux depending on where I'm living at that point in life :devil:

    Eh it is what it is. As my gran says, "You can only do what you can do." I have higher priorities that unfortunately must be taken care of sooner than later.
     
  16. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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    Manual Locking Hubs!! If you can talk them down to $6500 Id jump on it.
     
  17. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    Manual locking hubs FTMFW!!!! :headbang:
     
  18. Jan 29, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    Ok, I went and saw the truck and was surprised at how good the interior looked. Very clean inside with wear on the outside of the driver's seat from getting in and out. It is frayed, not worn through. Rest of the interior is very nice.

    The body looks good. There are about three dents in the tailgate and two on the roof and that is it. The sides have faint scratches. Looks like from going through the woods and having some bushes and branches scrap the sides. Wheels look like crap, but I would changes those anyway. Tires look good too.

    Don't know anything about the mechanical since it is Sunday and they are closed. Tried to put the VIN in Toyota page where my truck is, but said the database was not available, so will check that later.

    I might talk to them Monday and see what they might do on price.
     
  19. Jan 29, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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    I bought my 97 xtra cab, 2.7, 4x4, 5 speed, Manual hubs, in december for 6500. Florida truck, rust free and It had 157k. The interior was mint and it runs like a top. Has wheels and mud tires, intake, and header. Inside is mint (minus the dang cup holder). I had to search a while to find 4x4 4 cylinder and 5 speed. I love my truck. I can tell you what I am having to replace. The rear leafs are flat, both cv axles (I also did the dif drop) needed to go, and the transfer case needed a seal. Also if it has aftermarket wheels take a lug nut off and make sure there is enough grabbing the stud. I was amazed at what the previous owner was riding around on. I also had to change the battery (wrong size), o2 sensors, belts, and install the rear brake adjuster bracket. I am also in the process of identifying why the truck pulls when I brake. At first I thought caliper but I think something else is responsible.

    That's what was up with mine and it is a sharp looking truck. I went to the dealership and asked for 4x4 and five speed and they told me impossible used. I found mine on Craig's list 1 1/2 hours away. People don't let the 5 speeds go around here. If it were auto you could probably get it for about 2k cheaper.

    I take my vehicles to the next level though. I just can't leave them alone. I probably could have left this one alone and just felt with big issues as they arose, but I like to tinker and know my truck is ready for whatever. It sounds like a lot of money but parts are cheap and all said and done il have less than 10k in it with no payments. The new ones are way too expensive to me when the old ones will ride the heck out.
     
  20. Jan 29, 2012 at 3:35 PM
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    Anything over 5.5k is too much. The reality is that it no longer qualifies for the rust buyback, so when the frame rots you're on your own. New frames or a new ride are not cheap!

    I love the look of the original (95-97) Tacomas the best, but they're a dying breed and not as valuable anymore after the recall runs out for them.
     
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