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Bout to buy.. but has 100,000 miles.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by slick, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. slick

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    I like the color.. and would like to try and get them down to maybe 12,800 or so.. its right around book value on edmunds. The same mom and pop dealer has these two tacomas too

    03 w/ 106,000k TRD 14,500$

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    and the last one thats silver.. non trd 93,000k miles 13,500$

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    what I'm getting at is, I know these motors/trans/TRUCK are very reliable, and I've been taking my time narrowing it down to a price range, definitely a QUAD CAB, and would love the TRD package which is in the maroon one and the hunter green one that i like. Just looking for some convincing before i take the loan out soon, 100,000 miles isnt high and are those fairly priced? Like would you buy a taco w/ 100,000k miles?


    Thanks guys!
     
  2. fletch aka

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    All three look nice, I would work on them for the green one. BTW, it the bumper crooked on the green taco, might be the picture.
    100,000 on a maintained Toyota in nothing. All three of those will make it to 250,000 easy if maintained.
     
  3. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    100k is nothing for the Tacoma. Make sure it has a new timing belt, and all fluids have been changed. Also, Pull a plug and see what kind are in there. Make sure they are either Denso or NGK.
     
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    i know this is alot to ask.. but does anyone have access to carfax?


    by the way thanks for the reassurance on mileage..
     
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    also make sure the water pump is changed out or at least checked

    they have a habit of starting to leak around 90K or so
     
  6. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    Did you change out your belt yet, or are you gonna see what its like to push your truck home?
     
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    havent changed it...my money for those parts got spend on a GD alternator :mad:
     
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    I paid $13,000 for an 02 xcab TRD 4x4 w/103k miles, but that was a couple years ago. The prices don't seem too unreasonable. Like others stated, make sure the major maintenance has been completed. Timing belt and water pump would be the major ones.
     
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    if it were me...id go with the red one...

    notice here a couple things...green one has a tweaked front bumper...its also missing front mud flaps and the rear looks like its not attached properly...these are things that happened to my truck when i started beating on it and abusing it offroad

    id be more inclined to look at the red one harder first...even if it has 5K more on the clock

    is the red one a v6 4x4?
     
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    Good eye on the mudflaps. I'm wondering about the $1,000 difference between the red and green one. Get a TRD Offroad if you can.
     
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    at first glance...they both "appear" to be

    TRD wheels...plus stickers...gotta check for a locker though...

    another plus for the red one is it has a toolbox already!
     
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    X2, missed the mud flap clue, anybody notice the chrome cas filler door on the silver taco?
     
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    I didn't notice it was chrome, but could tell it looked funny.
     
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    no because i saw the chrome plated wheels and stopped even looking at that truck
     
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    and to answer the OPs questions in the first post...

    i would buy my truck again right now with the miles it has on it...(104K)
    I paid $20K for my 02 4 years ago and it had 29K on the clock
    I wouldnt consider the silver one, but i would take a close look at the green and red one

    and by the way...its not maroon...its impulse red :)
     
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    Def, go with the Red one man! That was my 3rd choice after silver and white.:) Its descently priced and 100K miles isnt bad. Just check what everyone else has said.
     
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    Tiger knows this because its the lip stick he wears.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    C'mon man...that shits was teh FUNNAY!!!!
     
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