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actual possibility of finding a reasonably priced Tacoma?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tozir, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Mar 13, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    tozir

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    I keep trying to find different trucks i would like to get, and for one reason or another, i get led back to the Tacoma (mpg anyone?). Ive looked on craigslist a few times, and the few times there were Tacomas on there (looking for the newer looking ones, so like 01, 02) they were like 13 or 14 thousand. thats way too much. we wouldn't be able to pay much more than 11 thousand. is it very likely i could find an 01, 02 for 10, or 11 thousand?

    btw im looking for an extended cab, v6, 4wd, automatic, auto doors/windows are meh, but i really cant get something with a lot of miles. is it that likely of me finding a Tacoma like this?

    EDIT: i got these price ranges and years from kelly blue book, so im not just coming up with a random price
     
  2. Mar 13, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    esimmons

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    just keep looking on Craigslist, that's were i got mine from, and it was a very good deal too. i get about 17 mpg on a good day and the extended cab and 4wd will be hard to find in that price range but im sure there is one out there
     
  3. Mar 13, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    bowhunter11199

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    what!?! you got a 11' for 12220???? dame if thats true i can get 10,500 for my 98( frame buy back) and only need 2200 more for an 11?!?
     
  4. Mar 13, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    hey i'm having same prob. i look on CL at least once a day if not more. i have found allot of pre-runners. but i need 4x4 really bad!! for fun and so i can get in and out of my driveway in winter "when we get bad weather". i live on a hill. and it even harder to find. i have some money saved and mom and dad are going to help some.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    jberry813

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    Good luck paying less than blue book. Tacomas are the only truck I know of that consistenly sell for KBB price and upwards.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    esimmons

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    got mine for 2000 less
     
  7. Mar 13, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    tozir

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    this is one of the few trucks i doubt id be able to get for less for blue book. everybody loves tacomas, save for a few rednecks i know. id be fine paying blue book, just gotta find one for blue book, just not 2k more.
    looked this up on kbb:
    http://www.kbb.com/used-cars/toyota...89306|true&condition=excellent&mileage=110000
    sorry, dont know how to make long link into a single word.
    does that look like a reasonable price to be able to find?
     
  8. Mar 13, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    bowhunter11199

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    ya same here dude. but your licky your parents are going to help you out... but i got mine for 6200 when it vauled at 7500. absoultly nothing wrong with it and nothing bad on car facts.... but i got way lucky:D:p





    but it took 3 monoths of continous looking
     
  9. Mar 13, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    ...too much shit to list.
    I'm not saying it's impossible, just improbable. ;)
     
  10. Mar 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    I paid less for my 2009 then the were selling 2008 and 2007's on the lot at the same dealer. Weird. Only reason I bought new.
     
  11. Mar 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    Anything around here will sell for $3-4K over KBB.

    There was a guy selling an 02 xtra cab 4x4 w/ a fabtech 6" for $500 over KBB private party and it sold the day he posted it on CL.

    I payed $400 over KBB and felt good about that, I personally think its ridiculous how much people charge, but people will pay it so...
     
  12. Mar 14, 2011 at 12:15 AM
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    Be patient. It took me nearly a year to find mine. Despite working with several dealers and hitting multiple auto auctions, Craigslist is where the "right" one finally appeared.
     
  13. Mar 14, 2011 at 6:32 AM
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    it is crazy how tacomas hold their value so well. :mad:
     
  14. Mar 14, 2011 at 6:40 AM
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    Why the mad face, I love how Tacoma's hold there value. ;)
     
  15. Mar 14, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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    well, for starters you need to be more specific about how many miles is your max... that is the key to your request. the more miles, the cheaper it will be... they go for what they go for, regardless of kbb...
     
  16. Mar 14, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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    there are various kbb values as well, depends upon which one you're refering to.
     
  17. Mar 14, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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  18. Mar 14, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    He said he's LEASING an '11. So he will pay over 12k and then give it back. Not really a good deal
     
  19. Mar 14, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    Yeah good luck finding one with those options for blue book or less I payed 1000 over blue book for mine and i was happy with that deal.
     
  20. Mar 14, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    tozir

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    really, i don't think i could feel good getting a truck with more than 120,000 miles. i know trucks can go alot more than that with good care, the only thing is, alot of people don't take care of their trucks.
     
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