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Buy '06 2.7L w/ 182,000 miles?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cgc, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Mar 19, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    cgc

    cgc [OP] New Member

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    Alright, I've been dying to buy an Access or Double Cab, 4x4, but I haven't found one in my price range ($10-12,000), until today...

    The only problem is the one I've found is a 2006 Access Cab, 5-speed, 4x4 with 182,000 miles.

    It's certified CarFax 1-owner, for what that's worth, but no service records are available.

    I regularly see '00 and prior Tacomas with more than 200,000+ miles selling for $3-8,000 on Craigslist, but I've never come across a 2nd gen model with such high miles.

    I would appreciate any thoughts about purchasing this vehicle.
     
  2. Mar 19, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    Two40TacomaAZ

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    Sounds like he drove out of state every week! haha im sure the truck is fine though
     
  3. Mar 19, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    cc350

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    The white one at MidAmer.? thought about buying it as a daily beater. It won't be a bad purchase, a little cleaning up be a nice truck with lots of life left. You don't scoop it up I might.:D
     
  4. Mar 19, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    vtragweed

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    I'm sure the truck is fine, might need some general maintenance and stuff, plugs, brakes and etc. The 2.7 is a hell of an engine and pretty bullettproof just check stuff over and should last awhile
     
  5. Mar 19, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    As long as it appears to have been maintained and does not make any funny noises I think it would be okay. Ideally you would have maintenance records to look at.

    I know it's a Tacoma, but don't underestimate how hard of a time they are going to have selling a truck with that many miles on it. I remember seeing a nearly identical truck advertised private party a while back. It was private party, 100K miles and they were asking $10K.

    Make sure you get it for the right price.
     
  6. Mar 20, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    cgc

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    Yep, that's the one. I'd love to buy it, but don't want to turn around and put $3000 in it... If I'm going to spend that much, I would rather get a little older double cab.
     
  7. Mar 20, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    ecoterragaia

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    I was thinking the exact same thing with 19,500 miles!!

    I never understood how little mileage affects the depreciation of a vehicle. IMO, $10K seems a bit much for a vehicle that's easily past it's prime, especially with no service records. However, unlike the loan-man, my perception of vehicle ownership as an intangible investment is directly proportional to my menial civil servant salary, so I place much more emphasis in longevity than most.

    BTW, I just picked up my '06 regular cab 4X4 4-banger in January for a little over-$13,000 with 17,658 miles on the odo, if that helps you at all.
     
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