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First Taco, was it yours? (bought at Safford in Fredericksburg, VA)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DracoDan, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Nov 5, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    DracoDan

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    Hey guys, new member here, I just bought my first Tacoma (and toyota for that matter) yesterday. The truck is a Black 2007 Double cab TRD with off-road package. I bought it from Safford in Fredericksburg, VA.

    The truck is very heavily modded (mods that MADE the deal for me), to include several directly from this site. Additionally the truck is COMPLETELY blacked out, all emblems, stickers, text, EVERYTHING has been removed, the only thing that remains is the Toyota symbol on the black grill and the black wheels. The interior has also had the dash light changed from orange to blue.

    Here are a couple of mods that have been done that I found here, there are probably even more mods that I'm unaware of:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/84694-how-tinting-tail-lights-right-way-pics.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/27829-tailgate-theft-how-prevent.html

    I'm hoping to talk to the original owner so I can learn the vehicles history, known problems, mods, and how on earth he racked up 100k (!) miles on this thing in 4 years (especially with how clean it is).

    Haven't taken any pics yet, but here is the auction with plenty of them:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2007...8792809?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item5add3c9969

    Dan
     
  2. Nov 5, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    tacomaintraining

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    wow, thats alot of driving
     
  3. Nov 5, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    any pix?
     
  4. Nov 5, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    Hope you got a good deal.............Try running a carfax on the truck as well
     
  5. Nov 5, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    Thanks, the carfox was clean, and autocheck was also done and gave it an 89/100 (because of the high mileage).

    I'm not sure if I got a good deal or not, but all of them I've seen sell recently, especially in this area, are in the high teens at a minimum. I ended up talking them up $1k on my trade in, but they wouldn't budge from the BiN price ($16995) on Ebay (they had it priced at $19995 on the lot!). The truck looks great inside and out (not perfect, but certainly acceptable), and the engine and transmission were very smooth.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    Check out the E-bay auction I linked for plenty of pics, since the sun is almost down when I get home from work (I take the VRE/train), I haven't had enough daylight to get any good pics.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    This may seem like a silly question, but is there any way to verify I have a TRD off-road for sure? It has down-hill assist, locking rear diff, the 400w inverter, no hood scoops (so not a TRD sport), and it seems like everything that goes with the package, but it doesn't exactly match the 2011 from Toyota's site. I realize things have probably changed a bit since 2007, but it's hard to tell what I have since it is completely debadged. Are the seats supposed to have "TRD" on them? Is there anywhere else that tells me this is in fact a TRD and the previous owner didn't just do a retrofit of the parts I see (or maybe they were an option in 2007). The only thing I have found is the TRD floormats and the TRD wheels, but those could easily have been swapped.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2010 at 4:40 AM
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    seats are different in the TRD Off Road & Sport but no trd badging on the seats tho unless it was custom like okole seats covers etc.
    locker switch on left side near fog light there is a pic somewhere on this site
    I'm sure the others can chime in.
     
  9. Nov 6, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    Ok, I think it's a pretty safe bet to say mine is in fact a TRD/OR. I have all the things you listed. I had seen the TRD logo on the seat on a couple of different posts; looks like those seat covers are just really popular :).

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
  10. Nov 6, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    Put the two parts together and thats your answer.

    The owner prob commuted from Fredericksburg to NOVA for work. I know a couple of guys who do (never owned toacos).

    I commute as well and will have well over 100K in 4 years.
     
  11. Nov 6, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    What did you pay?
     
  12. Nov 6, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    That's possible too. The reason I guessed MD is that is where it was originally registered.

    If possible, you should be doing what I do, take the VRE north :)
     
  13. Nov 6, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    $16995 :)
     
  14. Nov 6, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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  15. Nov 7, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    Still looking for the original owner...

    I'm trying to figure out if my truck is lifted. I'm pretty sure it is, but I have no idea where to look on a taco for spacers, after market springs, moved spring mounts, ect... What kind of lifts are even available? My jeep used swing-arm style suspension so it was a whole different world.

    Also, did I pay a good price? From my research, TRD off-road tacos are always in high demand and are almost always over $20k, even for older 05 or 06 models. I know the high mileage on mine lowers that a little, bit I feel like $17k was a steal for a fully loaded and modded double cab TRD off-road.
     
  16. Nov 7, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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    if they did a spacer lift you'd be able to see the spacers on the top of the strut assy in the front, or if say it has 5100's on the front the front shocks will be silver and not yellow/blue
     
  17. Nov 7, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    Looks like a great deal, and super clean. It has definitely been taken care of.

    I don't think its been lifted at all. Judging by the photos, it looks like its about stock height in the front.

    First thing you should do... remove the dealer sticker on the left of the tailgate.

    Congrats!
     
  18. Nov 7, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    And Congrats! Looks like a great deal! And it's not like miles matter on Toyotas :D
     
  19. Nov 7, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    LOL, it was gone as soon as I got it home from the dealer :p
     
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