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Buying 1st gen questions, opinions.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by GallMcOxsbig69, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Oct 11, 2018 at 2:02 PM
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    Tlrtucker

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    Here in Denver, that truck would be sold in an afternoon at that price. I'd jump all over it. Maybe even under it.


    Yah, that's some real solid advice there. Maybe he just keeps it clean???? I'd be MORE worried if it were covered in dust and cobwebs.
     
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  2. Oct 11, 2018 at 2:03 PM
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    Reason I knew it was legit was all the dust under the hood and in the body cracks over the years :muscleflexing:
     
  3. Oct 11, 2018 at 2:07 PM
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    yea possible he just pressure washed it before selling, but truck is 15 years old dude lol should have some dust n debris on it thats how u know its OEM and untampered
     
  4. Oct 11, 2018 at 2:11 PM
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    people do detail their cars before they sell it.
     
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  5. Oct 11, 2018 at 2:23 PM
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    This could be a Stealer testing the water.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2018 at 2:36 PM
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    let's be honest you know engine damage was reported there was obviously some major front-end repair work happening
    Assuming odometer reads 35,000 as wasn't re-clocked, how do you know the (new motor I'm guessing?) is anywhere near that mileage. $16k for that seems steep. you can get a super CLEAN Tacoma for less without all the front-end repair work..

    All I gotta say is that seller had better have a super legit story and have all the documents to back it up.. On the other hand the resale value is already way less.. If you're skeptical to buy it, what makes you think others won't be skeptical to buy it if you ever decide to sell?
     
  7. Oct 11, 2018 at 4:46 PM
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    Might be the last truck you buy if u pull the trigger.
    22 years ago I bought my tacoma and never thought it would have lasted 575,000 miles in my wildest dreams.
    Go for it
     
  8. Oct 11, 2018 at 5:06 PM
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    No need to expect dust or cobwebs, a lot of times these trucks are found with low miles because they just simply aren't driven a lot or on long trips...it's someone's 3rd or 4th vehicle maybe that doesn't see a lot of driving but that doesn't mean they aren't taking it out for a few miles every week to keep things moving and the cobwebs off. Keep it parked in a garage and it'll stay looking new
     
  9. Oct 11, 2018 at 7:41 PM
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    I would pay the money to have someone real expert look it over before finally pulling the trigger. Test drive it taking it on a hwy to see how it handles at 60mph+
     
  10. Oct 12, 2018 at 4:49 AM
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    At 35,000 miles you only need an expert frame shop body shop to inspect
    the front end. They know what to look for and what to measure if
    something is out of wack from the accident before
     
  11. Oct 12, 2018 at 5:54 AM
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    Agree, having the Ok of straight frame this truck is great deal with so low mileage... the best $16K invested
     
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  12. Oct 12, 2018 at 8:06 AM
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    Yea sounds like everyone is in agreement have a professional look it over before pulling the trigger. I mean $16k is a lot of dough! It sure is a beautiful truck. Let us know how the inspection goes

    I love that green color my first vehicle '96 land cruiser was that green color, always been a fan
     
  13. Oct 12, 2018 at 8:39 AM
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    You seem a bit paranoid. I'm looking at buying the truck - promise that. I have a 2017 currently that I bought back in feb. I know a lot about 3rd gens, decent amount about 2nd gens, nothing about 1st's. From an average persons viewpoint, 16k seems crazy for a truck that is 16 years old.. however they seem to sell for that price in my area. Just trying to reach out to the TW community for some advice as to what I should be offering and whats overpriced.

    Im trying to buy a house and need to get rid of my truck payment... hence looking at a 1st gen. As the guy above from denver said, they are in very high demand here, the only other ones I can find are 150k+, rebuilt titles, and still asking 13k
     
  14. Oct 12, 2018 at 8:45 AM
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    16k for a 1st, badly wreaked one at witch effect s its book value. Coming out of a 3rd from the lot unwreaked I am assuming is a very poor financial decision. Gullible decision for the least.
     
  15. Oct 12, 2018 at 8:55 AM
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    There are MANY vehicles out there that are much older, and go for a lot more than $16k. Hell, my brother paid like $18k for his poop colored 86 Westi with a bad subi motor and musty smelling brown interior.

    While $16k does seem a tad high for an old(er) truck, you've really done your part to ensure it's a legit truck. Think about how long these these last, and you've got one that's practically brand new! These are trucks that are just getting broken in at 150k miles.

    Sell your 3rd gen, get the best gen.
     
  16. Oct 12, 2018 at 9:27 AM
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    My '77 F-250's 100% original engine bay is squeaky clean. No oil, dust or cobwebs and only 90k miles so that obviously means that I'm hiding something, right?? The truck has been in my family since new, restored twice and I've babied the hell out of it since I got it from my dad.

    I get what you're saying man, but lots of guys out there detail the shit out of their engine bays on a regular basis. I've always kept my engine bays as clean as possible, for several reasons, OCD being the main reason, but it also helps locating any leaks that might pop up. An engine bay caked in dust, grime and cobwebs would worry me more - shows that it wasn't taken care of very well.
     
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  17. Oct 12, 2018 at 9:29 AM
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    Restored twice u can't unrestore what's been restored.
     
  18. Oct 12, 2018 at 9:30 AM
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    And...?

    EDIT: By restored, I mean it was repainted twice
     
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  19. Oct 12, 2018 at 9:38 AM
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    yea well it's not whats on the outside but what's on the inside
    looking for OEM is important to me when purchasing a new vehicle
    some dust and cobwebs in the right places can be a great indication of authenticity.
    ask any classic car collector

    EDIT: what percentage of the driving population cleans their engine bay with pressure washer on regular basis? Less than 1% maybe. Statistically speaking..
     
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  20. Oct 12, 2018 at 9:48 AM
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    Usually before you sell a car, you clean it...
     

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