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Buying my first Tacoma! Need help deciding

Discussion in 'New Members' started by rosebud, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Aug 18, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    rosebud

    rosebud [OP] Drive a Tacito, and proud of it!

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    I have been a truck owner for 25 years but I am about to buy my first Tacoma. :D I have been drooling over these trucks since they came out and I am so excited! But I have to make a choice really quickly and I hope I can get some feedback here.

    My two toyota trucks have both been manual transmission. I have a choice between two preowned Tacomas with the same basic features that are in my price range. One is an 09 automatic trans with 10,000 miles for $20,000. The other is an 08 Prerunner with only 6000 miles on it, and has manual trans. It is $17,000.

    Is the transmission responsible for the difference in price? Which one should I get? Any advice would be very much appreciated.
     
  2. Aug 18, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    DanGer

    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    I doubt the tranny is responsible for the price difference, but just wondering, is the 09 4x4, or are they both prerunners. Also what packages do they both come with (ex. TRD sport, TRD off road, SR5, tow package, etc).

    A little more info and we will be glad to lead you in the right direction!
     
  3. Aug 18, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    rosebud

    rosebud [OP] Drive a Tacito, and proud of it!

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  4. Aug 18, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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    rosebud

    rosebud [OP] Drive a Tacito, and proud of it!

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    Well, I tried to post the links to the two trucks, but it didn't work. This is all the info that I have at the moment.

    The 08 has the following features:
    2008 Toyota Tacoma 2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner C14992B Gulf Freeway

    6,083 $16,980 $17,995

    Options: Tilt Wheel , Tire-Pressure Monitoring System , AM/FM Stereo , CD Player , Additional Power Outlet(s) , Air Conditioning , Bucket Seats , Cloth Seats , Mirrors-Vanity-Passenger , Wheels-Steel , Reading Lamps-Front , Air Bag - Driver , Air Bag - Passenger , Air Bag On/Off Switch - Passenger...
    The 09 is not a 4x4. It is also a 2WD I4 access
    Mileage: 10,119
    Exterior: Silver Streak Mica
    Interior: Gray Cloth
    Engine: 2.7L DOHC EFI 16-valve I4 VVT-i engine VIN: 5TETX22N39Z617659
    Stock: 92307A
    MPG (C/H): 19 MPG/25 MPG
     
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