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First Post, Seeking Advice on Used Taco

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Dude Duderson, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Nov 26, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    Dude Duderson

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    Hey new here, been lurking for awhile.

    I realize I won't get as much exposure in the new member forums as in the 2nd Gen forums, but I imagine people don't appreciate a new member running in and starting a thread right away.

    I'm in Ontario, Canada, and have been a Tacoma fan for several years now.

    I'm finally in a position to pull the trigger on a purchase.. but I'm looking for advice.

    I want a DC TRD 4x4, but the sale price of around 38k here in Canada is a bit too steep for my budget at the moment.

    I'm currently looking at a 2006 Double Cab TRD 4x4 with 101 000km on it. (60k miles-ish). Dealer asking 19,999 havent started negotiating yet.

    I have two concerns:

    1. The price still seems steep for a now 6 year old truck. I realize the truck holds its value well, but maybe some other Canadians can let me know if this is unreasonable.

    2. The lifetime usage I can expect out of the vehicle. It would probably be another 4 years before I'd have it paid off, so I'd be looking at a 10 year old Tacoma with around 200 000km at my pace. I drive 40km one way to work, so the work week is all hwy km's.. with weekend warrior duty.
     
  2. Nov 26, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    Joe D

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    Dude,

    Welcome to the site.

    As far as the life, I would not be concerned about a 10 year old Tacoma with 160,000 miles as long as it's had routine maintenance and it's not been abused too much.

    As far as the value. I'm not sure it works outside of the states but try www.kbb.com

    On that site you can option the truck, put in the condition, find out what wholesale, private sale etc....is.

    Good luck,

    Joe
     
  3. Nov 26, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    Dude Duderson

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    thanks joe
     
  4. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:24 PM
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    Tigahshark

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  5. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:27 PM
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    ToyComa92

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    an 06 with 60K on the clock, Deffinitely worth 20K Maybe get him down to 19k and youd be good. I got my double cab 4x4 with 110K for that price. Id say youd be getting a pretty good deal at 19k out the door.
     
  6. Nov 26, 2011 at 11:29 PM
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    Konaborne

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    It's close to what you could expect for that truck. And as for longevity these trucks last forever if you take care of them.

    try negotiate down as much as you can though, every dollar saved is a dollar which will (inevitably) be used to mod the truck! :D

    welcome to TW
     
  7. Nov 27, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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  8. Nov 27, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    Truck your looking at sounds like a good deal!
     
  9. Nov 27, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    Dude Duderson

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    Thanks for all the responses, I know modern vehicles are running longer than ever before.. just a big decision to make and obviously don't want to get 2-3 years into ownership and have it in the shop constantly as it reaches a decade of age.

    I realize noone can guarantee that won't happen, but if Toyota is going to stake it's whole sales pitch on reliability.. :)

    And maybe by the time I'd get it paid off the Hilux / Diesel will be here!
     
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