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Good Idea?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by PcBuilder14, Feb 23, 2012.

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Go For it or Not?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Yes

    50.0%
  2. No

    50.0%
  1. Feb 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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    PcBuilder14

    PcBuilder14 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've been wanting to sell my truck because I need something more reliable. I found this truck the other day and have been thinking about it.
    http://texarkana.craigslist.org/ctd/2864689254.html

    I've been offered $4,000 cash for my truck, and my parents offered to help with payments, so my payments would be in the $75-$100 range. I'm really tempted, and I'm going to look at it tomorrow to find out about mileage. I looked at it the other day just to look, and the underbody was very clean!
     
  2. Feb 23, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    Very bored, bump...
     
  3. Feb 23, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    himmie

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    Why not a 4x4?
     
  4. Feb 23, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    saundern

    saundern Swerve for nothing

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    it no 4x4 :notsure:
     
  5. Feb 23, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    Taco76087

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  6. Feb 23, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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    scotrinaf

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    I have a 2004 Prerunner Double Cab, paid $12,200...

    Sounds like a pretty decent price to me...
     
  7. Feb 23, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    Don't have the need for a 4x4 at the moment when all there is to do around here is go through mud, plus I will need something realiable to drive 6+ hours to tech school after I finish basic training. I figure once I find out where I'll be stationed I could start looking for another tacoma that I could start playing with.

    Plus I'd be in another tacoma instead of the other choices I'm left with in this area
     
  8. Feb 23, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    Taco76087

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    Paid 8,500 for mine in Jan of 2010. TRD xtra can prerunner CLEAN
     
  9. Feb 23, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    Mine was a 1-owner, really clean, almost new tires, and still had the window sticker in the glove box. :) And it resided in Florida all of it's life.
     
  10. Feb 23, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    I figure we could get them down to $7500 minus the possible $4000 from selling my truck, it really just depends on the miles. Tacomas around here usually sell for more, so I'm worried it's high mileage. The only problem I remember with it was a dent in the top left corner of the tailgate, causing it not to shut unless you pulled the handle and then shut. The paint seemed in good condition and all the underbody looked amazing.( Not used to something looking so clean underneath from living on a dirt road most of my life)
     
  11. Feb 23, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    Added a poll...
     
  12. Feb 23, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    I have done all the hi-pro mods for a life time, since I got this truck at a great price, I will be happy with showroom new.
    I have to agree with the others, seems a little high, and even with help with payments, that is something that is over you head.
    and i have been around trucks all my life, and I will say one thing if you have to do alot of driving, a extra cab is worth every penny. the single cab will get very small quick.
    just look before you leap.
     
  13. Feb 23, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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    IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    whats the condition of your truck? you should be able to get more than 4,000. 4,000 is really low. in the end i dont think the swap is worth it
     
  14. Feb 23, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    We just payed $1000 to have the frame straightened, a new cv-axle installed, as well as a used steering rack and other steering components put in about 4 months ago.

    Now my airbag light is on, my horn doesn't work, the steering rack needs to be replaced, I need a new cv-axle, the motor is burning oil, the whole driver-side door handle assembly needs to be replaced, I don't have a key to lock my doors, and it has 199,9XX miles on it. As well as the fact that my gas mileage is getting worse every other week....
     
  15. Feb 23, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    Yeah, thanks to previous owners.... We have probably about $8,000-$10,000 in it. Payed $1500 for it, spent about $4000 fixing it, I've put about $3,000 into it, plus the $1,000 it cost to fix it after the wreck...
     
  16. Feb 23, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    Taco76087

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    Mine as well brand new tires, dash cover on since day 1 seat covers, steering wheel cover, and Woman owned! :) but it resided in California it's whole life.


    Pcbuilder I would keep looking, I wouldn't worry about 4x4 search CL and autotrader and you'll find one :thumbsup:
     
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