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Any years not to buy?

Discussion in 'New Members' started by merlinmybrother, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Jan 8, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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    merlinmybrother

    merlinmybrother [OP] New Member

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    Im in the market for my first Tacoma and my price range in in the 2005 -2011 years. I have my eyes on a double cab long bed. Is there anything or any years I should stay clear of. I have heard the 2005 was not the best year (not sure if this is true).
     
  2. Jan 8, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    Are you planning on lifting ?
     
  3. Jan 8, 2013 at 10:34 PM
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    merlinmybrother

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    No no lift. I don't really off road much. I would be needing to haul stuff sometimes. How much tongue weight can these trucks take?
     
  4. Jan 8, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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    Might just be my dumb luck, but i've owned the first year of the last three models and had nothing but typical Toyota quality. '89 pickup, '95 Tacoma, and now a '05 2nd gen. I always buy used but try to find the one-owner oldtimer owned diamonds in the rough. They are out there.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2013 at 10:47 PM
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    Don't know the exact figure but be prepared to replace and/or modify the rear leaf packs. The stock springs are notorious for giving out early.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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    Ok thanks I drove a 2005 and a 2007 with around the same miles on it and the 2007 drove nicer and the engine seemed to run smoother. So I figured I would ask. Probably just depends on previous owner. Thanks for the advice.
     
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