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calling all original owner 1st gens

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Ridgerunner, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Mar 7, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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    Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2001 with; cat-back twin exhaust,elbow mod, Westin bullbar with Hella550's, Snugtop XTR camper shell, TRD off-road 2x4-black beauty.
    I am just curious how many (or how few) of us here are the original owner of their 1st gen truck? (as if I needed to further alienate myself:D)
    I bought mine new in May 2001 and nobody's driven it but me (and the required Toyota tech, and Rosie a few times) almost 96,000 miles problem-free. I have a feeling there aren't a lot of us here.
     
  2. Mar 7, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2001 with; cat-back twin exhaust,elbow mod, Westin bullbar with Hella550's, Snugtop XTR camper shell, TRD off-road 2x4-black beauty.
    I bet I am the only one here:D
     
  3. Mar 7, 2011 at 9:30 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    I got mine new in '97 and was the only driver until it got bought back for the frame recall. Drove it about 180,000 trouble free miles.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2001 with; cat-back twin exhaust,elbow mod, Westin bullbar with Hella550's, Snugtop XTR camper shell, TRD off-road 2x4-black beauty.
    That qualifies you cause I know you would still have it:) but I don't think there are many if any other ones here! This will be an eye opener.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    FolsomSam

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    2002 Tacoma PreRunner SR5 3.4, automatic with just over 76,000 miles on it. Never had a problem with it, and it looks brand new.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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    Ridgerunner

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    2001 with; cat-back twin exhaust,elbow mod, Westin bullbar with Hella550's, Snugtop XTR camper shell, TRD off-road 2x4-black beauty.
    Good to see ya Sam! our kid lives in Folsom too:)
     
  7. Mar 7, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

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    i'm close to it

    second owner...first only put 29K non-abusive miles on...i put the next 110k+
     
  8. Mar 7, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    My dad bought our truck in 2000. Ever member of the family has driven it for some period
     
  9. Mar 7, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    snoope

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    Of course I am the Original owner ;).....And my kids have driven ( and pin-striped ) it....Luckily it is "juice" drive too, It taught my daughter what 4x4 means :cool:....

    My only problem will be when the Grand daughter gets her license,it then becomes hers....;):D...
     
  10. Mar 7, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    bowyer2002

    bowyer2002 always tinkering

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    I drove my '01 off the lot in October 2001.
    It has been driven all over from Canada to Dallas to Colorado.
    I have 167K and done ALL the work on it myself - mostly bolt on stuff, bumper, lift, etc. and the regular maintenance inc timing belt, H2O pump, etc.
    I expect to get another 150K out of it too!
     
  11. Mar 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    got mine week of Thanksgiving in 03. 103k+ miles. Paid for, only me, my wife and the one of a few Toyota Techs at the dealership I work at.
     
  12. Mar 7, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    Gatormik7

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    Drove mine off the lot in July 2002 and she has around 100,500 miles and never has any issues with her other than replacing the battery and tires.
    I have the tires for life deal so the tires were FREE. :D
     
  13. Mar 7, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    sandman29306

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    2001 Silver DC that was purchased with 800 miles on it and now has 211K. The owner of the dealership drove it then wanted something else I guess. Its my DD and am suprised at how much abuse this truck has taken but will still do it all and in relative comfort.

    I'll probably never have another one like it.
     
  14. Mar 7, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    Hey we got us a convoy:D I really thought I was going to be the only one. I am glad I asked because it's nice to see other proud original owners besides me who won't give up a good thing! it's also cool to see the stories behind these trucks and the amazing amount of miles without an ioda of trouble.
     
  15. Mar 7, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    monoman

    monoman Time to get dirty!

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    Close. It had 14,000 miles on it in 2005 (bought from private party). Since then I've put on 81,000 miles. (daily driver :() Very happy with this truck though!:D
     
  16. Mar 7, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    02/prerunner, has 265 k on it. me and my son drive it. its been a great truck!
     
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  18. Mar 7, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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  19. Mar 7, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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