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Found a Toyota truck..would this be okay for my first car/truck?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ne0tas, May 4, 2011.

  1. May 4, 2011 at 11:39 PM
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    ne0tas

    ne0tas [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. May 4, 2011 at 11:41 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    more info is needed but IMO any Toyota is a good 1st truck/car
     
  3. May 4, 2011 at 11:43 PM
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    Bfoster133

    Bfoster133 If i asked my dad for money, He'd knock me out

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    depends on miles and type of crash if any, sound of engine etc.
     
  4. May 4, 2011 at 11:46 PM
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    ne0tas

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    My dad has almost the same truck. It is a very good truck, never tried it off road and it wouldn't really seem all too well because of how stiff it seems. But overall a nice truck
     
  5. May 4, 2011 at 11:49 PM
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    genxer36

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    Beware of salvage title. Could have been submerged in water or anything. Sometimes salvage titles are hard to get passed to be road worthy, it depends on your state & what is wrong with it.
     
  6. May 5, 2011 at 5:19 AM
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    clarkie152

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  7. May 5, 2011 at 5:41 AM
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    Snowman20

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    for $3500 i would think you would be able to get something without a salvaged title :confused: i would keep looking
     
  8. May 5, 2011 at 5:59 AM
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    Pugga

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    Agreed, I'd be weary of the salvage title. Ask a lot of questions and go through the truck to see if there are any remaining signs of what happened to it. If it were me, I'd look for something without a salvage title (mostly because I don't know enough about them and how it could affect me).
     
  9. May 5, 2011 at 6:14 AM
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    kristonex

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    Yea I would be careful of the salvage title. Try to get more info on that sometimes a salvage title can be something relatively minor. But without knowing why it was issued assume the worst.
     
  10. May 5, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    The posting has been deleted. What kind of truck was it?
     
  11. May 5, 2011 at 11:22 AM
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    If it has the 3.0L V6 then don't touch it.

    Only get a pre-Tacoma that has a 22re
     
  12. May 5, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    BFA

    BFA Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    yeah 22re all the way, i got my old 86 for 2500 with a bunch of upgrades on it.. just keep looking and youll find something worth while
     
  13. May 5, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    ne0tas

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    Ah okay.
    I'm guessing the 3.0 v6's are bad?
     
  14. May 5, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    Pre-Tacoma 22re FTW....I don't know that the 3.0 v6's are bad...but I don't know anyone with a truck that age with that engine. I personally know of two Pre-Tacomas with the 22re...those engines seem to be darn near bullet proof...and relatively simple to work on...and in addition there are enough of them around that finding parts isn't that difficult...that last part from my friend at work who is still driving his 1987 that he bought new.
     
  15. May 5, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    Yes. Toyota's worst engine. Unreliable, gutless, and much harder to work on compared to the 22re.

    22re is such a simple and reliable engine, and when the time comes you can have them professionally rebuilt with installation for around $2,000.
     
  16. Oct 28, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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    :DToyota is a great vehicle to own! They are awsome in the snow and gas mileage is pretty dece[​IMG]nt compared to other 4X4's. Reliable whether you take care of them or not. I have a 1997 Tacoma 4X4 for 4 years and now I will never buy anything else! Salvage titles are dangerous basically after you buy one if you ever try to trade in for another car atr the dealer, they would only give you about 500.00. In stating that, I wud try to find one without the Salvage title unless it was very minor damage!!
     
  17. Oct 28, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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    DON'T buy a truck in CA with a salvage title. I bought a 2nd gen 4 Runner 10 years ago that had all kinds of issues. Turned out the frame was bent. I did a title search on it & it turned out to have a CA salvage title. It had been totalled & sold at an insurance auction for parts. It was never intended to be fixed & put back on the road.
     
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