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Buying a new to me 05 and have Q's

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Masada, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Sep 10, 2009 at 12:33 PM
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    Masada

    Masada [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    I have an 08 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V and i have just become engaged. So the car needs to go and I was looking at a Tacoma. I have started to talk to a guy about him buying my car and I his 05 Tacoma SR5 TRD sport. We haven't met yet, but is there anything about 05 I should know about?

    I have been doing some research and I see the thread about the motor mounts. I just don't want to get into a truck that could be a problem down the road. I have run the CarFax on it and it was clean, but I don't know much about these trucks. The last Toy I had was a '94 (before they called them Tacoma's they were just pickup trucks) and I knew all about it before I bought it. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated, thank :)

    ~Masada~
     
  2. Sep 10, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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    jonny

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    why do you need to get rid of the se-r now that you're engaged?
    just curious...
     
  3. Sep 10, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    Masada

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    Why have two cars when my finace has one that is paid for and I can get a truck? Plus I want to explore some of the desert areas I have never been to so a truck is needed.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2009 at 3:25 PM
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    Masada

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    So no things to be aware of when looking at 05+ Tacoma's?
     
  5. Sep 10, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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  6. Sep 10, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    Masada

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    I plan on moderate to light offroading until I get more money to put into the truck.
     
  7. Sep 10, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    Start reading that link I posted and make the decision.
    Thats the only real issue with 05's.
     
  8. Sep 10, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    I did it again. Got tired of paying truck payments and gas and traded in for a 2015 Honda Accord Sport since I enjoyed my 2013 Sport so much.
    I sold my 2007 Mazda3s for a Toyota Tacoma.

    The 2005 PreRunner TRD Off Road truck has given me no problems since I've owned it (starting 7/08). Running CarFax I found out that I was either the 3rd or 4th owner but it's been running like a sewing machine. Bought it with 56k and now it has 71k.

    If I could have done anything different I would have with a 4x4. That's about it....
     
  9. Sep 10, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    My 05 has almost 70k miles on it. I beat my truck up every chance I can get (see sig =)). The only problem I have with it is the damn overhead console keeps burning out.

    Good luck to ya.
     
  10. Sep 10, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    I traded in my 04 nissan sentra spec v and got $7500 trade in toward my 09 TRD Offroad
     
  11. Sep 10, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    Because once he get's married "his" check book is "her" check book...Duh! LOL... Hey, I had a few last minute purchases while my money was still my money... 2 new shotguns, a new bow, and a new 4 wheeler. Just did squeeze them all in.

    Good luck on the truck and marriage! Congrats.
     
  12. Sep 10, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    Lol this place is awesome!!!

    I can't spend too much money right now, because we are having a house built but I figure while I have some I should get my priorities in order...having a truck again. Thanks for all the input, I appreciate it.

    Masada
     
  13. Sep 11, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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    jonny

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    gotcha(i have just become engaged. So the car needs to go )
    the first post came off as if " i am getting married , so i need to get rid of the nissan"

    GL with your purchase man
     
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