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Best Places to search for Used Tacomas

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rob01, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Jan 9, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    rob01

    rob01 [OP] Active Member

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    North of the border but looking for a used Tacoma for sale in the U.S . Especially the Northern Central and Central U.S. Besides auto trader.com what are other good sources to use.
     
  2. Jan 9, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    RideFast

    RideFast on the flats.

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    craigslist.com
    Just be patient
     
  3. Jan 9, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    KellyJoe

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    I tried 'em all and in the end found mine on eBay at a nearby dealer. I called 'em up and drove over to close the deal. Don't count out eBay.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    bizjettech

    bizjettech Well-Known Member

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    I agree, tons of them on ebay. What I found was they hold their value so much, I ended up buying new. I got my new 2011 4x4 DC V6 SR5 tow pkg for less than a lot of used ones with as much as 20,000 miles on them. I'm very happy with the truck.

     
  5. Jan 9, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    Rucas

    Rucas 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    craigslist.
    just be careful because they seem to have lots of scams. but the majority are legit.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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  7. Jan 9, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    Polymerhead

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    I was in the same boat. Had several dealers looking for a year or two old, with less than 30K miles, plus was looking around on autotrader, craigslist, etc.

    Ended up buying a '10 off the lot new becasue the couple that did come up weren't deals. A few K under sticker for a year's worth of use and miles wasn't worth it to me.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    chacotaco

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    searchtempest is an aggregator for craigslist. SUPER AWESOME
    They have some new features in the auto realm, but that just annoying.
    Search tempest allows you to search a radius of craigslist from you and sort on keywords and such.
     
  9. Jan 9, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    chacotaco

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    This too,
    I found that at the dealer my 2011 TRD sport DCLB was the same price as a 2010 used SR5 @ the dealer.
     
  10. Jan 9, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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    Doomsday

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    I was trying to buy a 1st gen originally, but were about $20k. So I decided to just get a 2nd gen used, these were in the low to mid 20's. So then I just decided to pick up mine, what I have now for $28k with 7k miles. Tacomas hold their value good, which is why I was having trouble(didn't want to spend much) buying one before I became a Taco owner.
     
  11. Jan 9, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    Drunknsloth

    Drunknsloth Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

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    I looked for months on local classifieds, autotrader, ebay, craigslist, and much more. Then one day I was looking for some information on a car's VIN number and went to CARFAX.com and saw the "Find A Car" link. I went through it and bought my Tacoma the next week from it. http://www.carfax.com/used_car_classifieds/hotListingsSearch.cfx The ones that show up also come with a Free CarFax so you can look at the history before going in to look at it.
     
  12. Jan 9, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    85GT 79FJ40

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    They do hold their value well but there also don't seem to be a whole lot for sale. I put my old 05 on craigslist for what I thought was a reasonable price from the research I had done and had 6 serious inquiries in about 12 hours. It sold at 3 the next day to a used car dealer. Fortunately I already had found a few double cabs for sale and wound up buying the truck I have that night about 2.5 hours from my house.
     
  13. Jan 9, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    JDeLuca

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    I was lookiong to buy used, ended up buying a 2011 for a couple thousand more. Looked for 6 months. The used Tacomas had 12 to 40k miles on them. Seemed they wanted a lot of money or they had a lot of miles on them.
     
  14. Jan 9, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    Jefenator

    Jefenator Taco Truck Noob

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    Another +1. I tried REALLY hard to get a good used rig.

    But when the used price % exceeds the remaining service life %, that means I actually get more bang for the buck, buying new.

    If I'm going to get worse financing terms & deal with an unknown private seller or one of those seedy used lots, and get no meaningful warranty, I need a DEAL, not a joke.

    Hope you have better luck, OP. (Wide net is a good idea. I found some more promising leads on CL but couldn't do a 200 mile trip.)
     
  15. Jan 9, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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    Why would anyone even consider selling one?
    That's just crazy talk !!
     
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