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Buying a new tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by codeman, May 4, 2011.

  1. May 4, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    codeman

    codeman [OP] New Member

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    im looking to buy a 98-04 tacoma 4x4 extra cab and my price range is 10k at the most. i cant seem to get a good deal one in my area and all the owners and dealers want way more then they are worth. Any ideas on what to do?
     
  2. May 4, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    are you looking for a i4 or a v6? offroad trd or no?

    i got my 1997 ext cab 2.7l i4 4x for 4500. but the v6 trds are more like 14k...
     
  3. May 4, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    mikracer

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    You should be able to find some in your price range. Broaden your search area if your immediate area lacks quantity. In most cases, they will be listed above kbb so be prepared to expect that. Sometimes it takes a long time to find what you're looking for. I looked for months before I found my truck.
     
  4. May 4, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    Cvd2312

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    Open your eyes to 95-97 Tacoma's as well.
     
  5. May 4, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    Zork

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    not to discourage you but these trucks get harder n harder to find. These have always been popular trucks, and now you have alot of full size truck guys wanting a more practical pickup wich will make it even harder. If you find something decent jump on it cuz they fly like hotcakes.
     
  6. May 4, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    Rippin101

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    This... The right truck will come around, just be patient.
     
  7. May 4, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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  8. May 4, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    brettb

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    3" fabtech fox front, 2.5" DAKAR/Bilstein 5100 rear
    I got mine for 6500. V6 TRD SR5 135xxx miles
     
  9. May 5, 2011 at 6:16 AM
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    Gonzoso

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    Tool box, Bedliner, Not too much yet as I bought it 4/28.
    You just have to be patient. I spent months looking before I found this truck:
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    2000 Regular Cab DLX with 85k miles, 2.7L, 4x4, manual. It's got new paint and they frame just got treated by Toyota. It's also lifted and running on 31's and has a tool box and the interior is perfect.

    I paid 6,525 out the door for it. You have to be patient though with these trucks if you don't want to get hosed. Quite frankly it almost doesn't make sense to buy used with how high the prices are! KBB on my truck is like 8k, Nada is 9,250$.
     
  10. May 5, 2011 at 6:20 AM
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    Dhawk1313

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    Clear Corners, Clear Turn Signals, Pioneer Headunit, Kenwood speakers up front, Alpines in back, Billy 5100's front + rear, Toytec AAL, Eibach/Toytec Coilovers, Toytec Diff drop, Smoked taillights
    I got mine for 3k and my uncle bought it new, so I know it wasn't abused. Talk about getting lucky :D
     
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