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Advice needed for first Truck

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by heavyBird, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Jul 24, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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    heavyBird

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    I am looking for my first car/truck and dont really know what to get as I am new to all of this. I only have about $3000 to spend total. I am looking for a good truck that is build well and will last a long time. One that gets decent millage on the street and is capable to do some offroad stuff when it arises.

    Doing some research online, this has lead me to the tacoma. Though It seems my budget is a bit small. So do you folks have any advice?
     
  2. Jul 24, 2009 at 10:39 PM
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    humanoid

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    The 1st gen Tacos are getting more scarce because of the frame rust recall. With that budget, you'd be lucky just to get the truck bed. You'll need at the very least $6000 to get in the neighborhood of a truck in decent condition. About 9 months ago, I sold my '99 Xtra Cab PreRunner V6 for $6700.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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  4. Jul 25, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    r u capable of getting a vehicle financed? if so, go on craigslist.org, find a local one, get a loan from the bank, put ur 3K down, & pay payments for a year or so. getting a loan for 3-4k shouldnt be that bad, the payments shouldnt be too high either.
     
  5. Jul 26, 2009 at 10:38 AM
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    good idea.
    you could also try to find a toyota mini truck (pickup) from 85-95, a base model with 22re and 4wd shouldnt be too expensive.
     
  6. Jul 26, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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