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About how many miles are too many for a used truck?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by SollTaco, May 23, 2024.

  1. May 23, 2024 at 8:03 PM
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    SollTaco

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    I've been scouring for a Taco in my price range for the past month or so, but everything is pretty high up there in mileage. I figure 200k is a hard cutoff point for a purchase, but what about 100K, 150K, and numbers around there?

    Would a Tacoma with 100k still be a good purchase?
     
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  2. May 23, 2024 at 8:24 PM
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    Marshall R

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    I wouldn't be afraid of one with 100,000 or slightly more. When you get to 150,000+ then it needs to be priced at a point where I know I can afford to pay to replace a few things. FWIW, my 07 has 247,000 miles on it. I trust it and would be shocked if I don't get at least 300,000 before needing any major engine or transmission work done.

    But I put all of those miles on it and know the truck. I wouldn't buy my truck from someone else at any price.
     
  3. May 23, 2024 at 8:44 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

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    I've got a 2010 that just hit 200K today!
     
  4. May 23, 2024 at 8:45 PM
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    How mechanically able are you, whats the biggest auto job you've done previously and how long ago was that? Or are you just gonna pay a shop to deal with any repairs?

    My 2008 dclb 4.0 trd sport 4x4 has 240K, I bought it in 2017 with 160K and have replaced the u joints twice, the alternator, the steering rack and entire suspension except the leaf springs, pass side valve cover gasket. I admit the 4x4 front axle actuator isn't working but I haven't needed 4x4 in 5 years so I ignore it.
     
  5. May 23, 2024 at 8:48 PM
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    hogfan1978

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    Depends on the year IMO.

    I wouldn’t hesitate on a 2007-2011ish in good shape with 150K. I have one that is running strong with 280K on it.
     
  6. May 23, 2024 at 8:59 PM
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    I recently bought a 2015 with 100k on it. Drives like new. If it was cared for 100k is nothing
     
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  7. May 23, 2024 at 9:09 PM
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    I'm looking at a Gen 3.
     
  8. May 23, 2024 at 9:21 PM
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    To add, check the VIN and see if it's ever been in a cold weather state. Frame could be an issue...if not rust/rot already you need to make sure if it's had inspections that it perhaps should have by Toyota.
     
  9. Jun 18, 2024 at 4:20 PM
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    griplimited

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    Had an AE86 with 350k miles, another reaching almost 200k
    3rd gen 4Runner at 250k and a 4th gen at 260k miles

    feel confident, buy it
     

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