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First post: Would you have bought this truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by patrickdavison28, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Jun 12, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    patrickdavison28

    patrickdavison28 [OP] Member

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    to bad it's gold :(
    wheels, cb, need to do ALOT more
    I bought a 2006 Access Cab, 5 speed, 4wd, 4 cyl. Truck has a couple very very minor scratches. Truck had 101k on the odometer. It came with pacer bullet hole wheels (doubt that adds much value). I paid $13,500 from a private party seller, and a clean carfax. Just looking to find out if I did ok on my purchase.
     
  2. Jun 12, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    MJM777

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    got any pics?
     
  3. Jun 12, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    Highland Logan

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  4. Jun 12, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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    Gabassman

    Gabassman Drive it like a 4WD

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    Pics would help
     
  5. Jun 12, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    you did alright my 05 acc v6 prerunner was 12,900 with 95k on it 6 speed, but i dont have 4wd
     
  6. Jun 12, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    patrickdavison28

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    to bad it's gold :(
    wheels, cb, need to do ALOT more
    I know, I know, it is the not so appealing desert sand color. But finding these trucks with these options are hard to find where I live. So far I have blacked out the badges and did a CB install. In the near future I will tint the windows, rhino line the rockers, get some black wheels or paint what I have, and get some better rubber put on. Hoping to make the truck look more "militaristic" (if that's a word) with the black accents. Hope the pic uploaded since this is my first one.

    Tacoma.jpg
     
  7. Jun 12, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    Enzo

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    I actually like that color. Nice truck.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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    patrickdavison28

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    to bad it's gold :(
    wheels, cb, need to do ALOT more
    Thanks guys but that color definately wasn't my first choice. I don't think it's a trail edition. Hell I think the TRD decals were put on there, I don't think 4cyl have TRD packages. It's just a plain jane truck, manual everything, but that stuff is no concern to me. I work with it to haul around my lawncare equipment and do odds and end jobs on the side, and that's pretty much it. I have a 1993 corolla with 231K miles that I drive to my real job and it runs like a rolex.
     
  9. Jun 12, 2012 at 4:19 PM
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    bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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    Personally, I also like DSM. It's also great wheelin' color because it hides the scratches and dirt better than any other color out there.

    All your plans sound good - but please do be aware that rhino-lining the rockers is definitely an "acquired taste" and will make the truck harder to sell and reduce the amount of money you can get for it, should you ever need or want to sell. So think long and hard before you commit to that one.

    Nice truck and welcome to TW.
     
  10. Jun 12, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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    patrickdavison28

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    to bad it's gold :(
    wheels, cb, need to do ALOT more
    Well I bought this truck to keep, I had a 97 ext cab 6cyl tacoma that I wish I had kept but I went to the dark side and the full size truck bug bit me. Sold that chevrolet and bought this truck. I love the fact I get 20+ mpg all the time and not 13-15. This truck will be kept until it breaks in half. I only work with it and that's the only time I drive it basically. This truck will be with me for a long long time. You can't beat the ruggedness and depedability of these trucks. I was 16 when I bought that 97 tacoma (65K on the odometer), and being a 16yr old, I dogged that truck and It ran with zero issues, sold it at 135k and it's still running great with 193k? (I know the guy I sold it to). So the rhino liner on the rockers is something that I really like and I do need it with some of the stuff I drive through. Any other mods that people have done that they serve a purpose? (don't like adding stuff just for looks) also, anything that needs to be checked on these gen 2's?
     
  11. Jun 12, 2012 at 4:40 PM
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    4x4Taco2012

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    Truck looks good. I would say you did ok on your purchase.



     
  12. Jun 12, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    I'd say you didn't do bad. Looks like a nice truck. I'm usually partial to black wheels, but I like those on that truck. Only I don't like is the fact the previous owner threw TRD OR decals on there. Not your fault though.

    Welcome to TW!
     
  13. Jun 12, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    I like the color, there are not that many out there. Should last a long time. Good luck with it and welcome to TW.
     
  14. Jun 12, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Looks good man. Yeah i would pay that for it.
     
  15. Jun 12, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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    Welcome from GA. :cheers:
     
  16. Jun 12, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    nammer

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    not sure if this was answered cause i didn't read all the other posts, but black flares are also found on NON-sr5 models
     
  17. Jun 12, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    glwood6

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    I like that color best myself. Buying used, you don't always get to pick...

    You seem to have made out ok on the purchase. I'd lose the TRD decals, but that's just me.
     
  18. Jun 12, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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    i think you did fine for the price, not a great deal, but fair!
     
  19. Jun 12, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

    Max-4_Yota The Welfare Cadilac

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    Nice truck, you can make gold look good. And as said before it hides scratches pretty well. Mines a gold '04
     
  20. Jun 12, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    I paid 17,500 for mine with 40K on it at the end of 2009. At the time it was the best deal I had found. It was smoked in, that was the only bummer about it. Not sure what that's worth in blue book value. Can't really tell now other than the one burn hole on the driver's seat. I still feel like I got a deal.

    The color will grow on you. I love that I don't have to wash mine for it to look good.:D
     

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