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About to buy my first Taco, check out the candidates!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Jnizzle, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:23 AM
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    Jnizzle

    Jnizzle [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:27 AM
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    HiTaco808

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    IMO I would go with the black one. V6 and well maintained
     
  3. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:32 AM
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    Jnizzle

    Jnizzle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    For sure agree! Thats literally my exact model i have been drooling over. Its 1 am and i emailed him and he posted it at 9pm so ill be one of the first lookers. Im willing to go higher on the price too, 9k is medium on Kelly Blue Book
     
  4. Apr 19, 2012 at 2:23 AM
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    tacovic

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    Dont offer him more than his asking price. $9k is reasonable for an 04 with 175k miles. Go out there and look at it, have a Toyota dealership look at it just to be sure, and if everything checks out make a deal.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2012 at 3:09 AM
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    09TacomaSoCal

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    No reason to give him more than asking price. I'm sure u could get away with paying 8,500. Than add a few parts to it after you buy it.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2012 at 5:20 AM
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    magog45

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    Both trucks look great, I would go with the 4 cylinder though, just not impressed with the 3.4 I'm afraid.
     
  7. Apr 19, 2012 at 6:17 AM
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    TIPICOTACO

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    I like the black one too.. its a V6, looks clean as can be, comes w/ cap and roofrack, and has a locker. DO NOT OFFER MORE.. unless you're in a bidding war and really want it :)

    GL
     
  8. Apr 19, 2012 at 6:20 AM
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    ninja_taco

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    personally i have driven both the v6 and 4cyl tacos and i much prefer the v6. plus that v6 is a 5spd so win/win
     
  9. Apr 19, 2012 at 6:28 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    V6 5MT FTW
     
  10. Apr 19, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    Jnizzle

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    Im not going to offer more haha I was just super excited to see my dream truck for $9000, anything close to this ive seen listed for upwards of $14k
     
  11. Apr 19, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    Robertgeejr1

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    I have done all the hi-pro mods for a life time, since I got this truck at a great price, I will be happy with showroom new.
    I would check out the v6, and to me if it has a good record, I would go for it.
    price is good, I think it would be a good investment!
     
  12. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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    IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    the v6 looks like its in really good shape. my vote goes with that one, even if its at 175k
     
  13. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    Look for frame rust , acess cab windows latches broke, emergency brake cables seized up, CV boots, hail damage, on the blk, I think he's a couple grand high on price one good luck.
     
  14. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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    v6, get carfax, check frame, engine mounts, and diff fluid though. If I still lived at Beale AFB I would be all over this one, good luck hope it works out.
     
  15. Apr 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    Jnizzle

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    So bummer guys, the black one sold. :mad:

    Feeling pretty pissed about it, i emailed him, left two messages, called again and he said it sold... Whatever I suppose.

    I guess ill keep hunting. I know you guys will kick me for saying this, but this frontier is pretty sweet too.. :eek:

    http://reno.craigslist.org/cto/2920708099.html
     
  16. Apr 19, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    tacoftw 5100s are the same price as spacers, seriously

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    wow trucks are really expensive where you're at!
     
  17. Apr 19, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    "Price is $9,500 FIRM....

    ...Timing belt was not changed by me, but it was possibly done by a previous owner, I will be willing to negotiate the price to compensate for this."

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Apr 19, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    CNEDEER

    CNEDEER If ya ain't first, your last!

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    ^^^

    I was just going to highlight that lol. And he claims he cant pay insurance on it for another month, yet won't go any lower on price. And he thinks that because the price is $100 below KBB Good value, that is must be an absolute steal. WTF
     
  19. Apr 19, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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    TacoBran

    TacoBran Your Unique, Just Like Everyone Else

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    Just don't be in love with it before even looking at it. Otherwise there might be things you will over look.

    Checking clist every hour on the hour daily.... Ahh I miss those days haha

    Good luck! Go over it with a fine tooth comb and don't show how interested you are right off the bat LOL poker face

    The silver one looks beat to me. Dents and scratches all over. Drivers seat looks dirty too

    The black one gets my vote
     
  20. Apr 19, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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    TacoTuck

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    If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is.

    If you have been seeing these trucks go for $14k in your area, then $9k sounds suspicious.

    I recently bought my truck about 1.5 weeks ago and I am tickled but I paid top price for it, worth it to me though. Me and my father searched CL for over 3 months about 5-10 times a day until we found the perfect truck. We got very tired of searching! So jump on the good trucks and do what it takes if you really want one as it sounds you do.


    The black v6 looks very nice and good luck with the search.
     
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