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Going to look at a 2006 Tacoma Tonight

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by andoskyy, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Jun 3, 2011 at 7:07 AM
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    andoskyy

    andoskyy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    I'm going to look at a 1996 LX Tacoma tonight. Besides the obvious...tires, body, interior, etc...what are some good things to ask/look at for that model year, or Tacomas in general?

    Its a V6, 5 speed with 124k. Timing belt recently changed. He is asking $4,675. It has a rusty bumper and a small dent in the rear quarter panel. Nothing I cant fix. KBB has it at $4,300 in good condition and $3,700 in fair. I was thinking of offering $3,700 and settling on $4,000. Sound fair?

    Thank you in in advance.

    -Andrew
     
  2. Jun 3, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    andoskyy

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    nevermind...found the buyer's guide for 1st gen!
     
  3. Jun 3, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

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    Look it over underneth for excessive rust!!!
     
  4. Jun 3, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    mikracer

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    yup^^ Rust appears to be a major issue with these trucks on the east coast.
     
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    isn't a 2006 considered 2nd Gen or am I missing something here?
     
  7. Jun 3, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    The title says 2006 but the post mentions 1996. For the price ($4,675) I assume it's the 1996. Also, the 2nd gen doesn't have a timing belt.
     
  8. Jun 5, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    andoskyy

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    hi all, thank you for the replies.

    i went to look at the truck and the interior is nearly perfect, engine is very strong, shifts perfect, good clutch, 2 dents on the frame, good tires...etc.

    the frame is definitely rusty in the rear but nowhere close to rotting. i brought a hammer with me an tapped all around the frame, and its very solid. I think with my sand blaster, many hours of work and some undercoating, the frame has many years left in it.

    we settled on $4k. going to move forward with it, especially seeing this will be my fun/beater/winter truck and not primary vehicle.

    thank you again for all your input and will be visiting this forum quite often now!

    Regards,

    Andrew
     
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