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Discussion in '1st Gen Tacomas For Sale (1995-2004)' started by JayScott812, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. Jul 1, 2015 at 9:25 PM
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    JayScott812

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    I just wanted to poll the experts here and get some opinions on the price of a 2004 Double Cab TRD Limited I'm looking at. It's a 4x4 with leather interior, pw, pd, automatic, 3.4L, soft bed cover. It has 146k miles and appears to be in good shape with the frame having been recently recoated. The price on it is 14,900. Here is a picture. Thanks for the help!

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  2. Jul 2, 2015 at 12:31 AM
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    Leather was not offered on the limite unless it was a dealer installed.just make sure it has the locker and have everything checked out.
     
  3. Jul 2, 2015 at 12:14 PM
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    Ok, thanks. I know a lot of people on here know these trucks inside and out and could maybe share some key things to inspect.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2015 at 12:20 PM
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    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    Check the VIN with Toyota to see if the frame was checked by them and warrantied. If it was just coated by a random shop it will not be covered. As mentioned before, make sure it is actually a TRD by looking for a rear locker (RR diff lock button and protruding actuator on the diff itself). There isn't really anything else to check besides the normal used vehicle checks (leaks, front end play, suspension, brakes, etc)

    Looks like a really clean truck, $15k is expensive but they are getting harder and harder to come by in good shape.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2015 at 12:20 PM
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    Just to give you an idea, I paid 15k with 124K miles, SR5 package, 4x4. Did not have TRD package, 1 owner. I paid this in January. So far I'm about 1600 dollars in maintenance, most of the work done myself, except for the timing belt. Also log in to toyota website and check for recalls or maintenance records, you will need the vin#.

    I would like to add my truck did not have any door dings or scratches very well kept inside and out. He had the seats covered by the dealer with some seat covers and also added the transmission cooler when he got it, so the transmission is silky smooth.
     
  6. Jul 2, 2015 at 1:06 PM
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    Great information, guys. I really appreciate it. This one claims to have had the timing belt and water pump changed at 110k miles. I agree, Snowman, these are hard to come by anymore. I've been looking for about 6 months now. Maybe this one will pan out and I can list mine that I currently have for sale on here.
     
  7. Jul 2, 2015 at 1:07 PM
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    Opteron, what maintenance have you run into since your purchase?
     
  8. Jul 2, 2015 at 2:37 PM
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    here you go:

    Jan 28, 2015. Miles: 127530 air filter Napa gold 22 dollars

    Jan 28 2015 miles 127533 oil filter Napa gold valvlevoline 5/30 maxlife - 60.00 dollars - went to Valvoline quick lube wanted it done as soon as I got the truck

    Jan 30 2015 miles- 127628 - 50 dollars - smog check (reimbursed by previous owner.)

    Feb 7, 2015 miles - 128284 - transmission flush $148 - dollar - maxlife atf

    Feb 15, 2015 miles - 128639 - Lower Ball Joints _ recall - Free includes free alignment.

    Feb 16, 2015 miles - 128740 - seafoam - gas tank and vacuum line. - 2dollars

    Feb 21, 2015 Miles - 128840 - Dash lights - 7 dollars

    Feb 22, 2015 miles - 128875 - Spark Plugs and Wires - 56 dollars

    Feb 27, 2015 miles - 129025 - Bosch AGM battery - 188 dollars

    April 19, 2015 miles- 131350 - valvoline synpower 10w-30 and mobile1 oil filter - 45 dollars

    April 24, 2015- 131595 miles - Rear differential gear oil - Valvoline synthetic oil 75w-90 (3.5qts)- 43 dollars
    April 25, 2015 - 131606 miles - front differential valvoline synthetic 75w-90 (2qts) - 20 dollars

    April 25, 2015 - 131606 miles - transfer case - valvoline synthetic oil 75w-90 (2qts) - 20 dollars

    May 27, 2015 - 132685 miles - seafoam engine - 2 dollars

    May 28, 2015 - 132702 miles - valvoline 5-30w conventional oil and filter(purolator) - 22 dollars

    June 4, 2015 - 132879 miles - valvoline synpower synthetic grease- 9 dolllars.
    June 8, 2015 - 132919 miles - timing belt, power steering, a/c belts. cam seals, water pump and thermostat, tensioner. - 306 dollars install price 350.00

    June 14, 2015 - 132989 miles- zerex Asian coolant 2 gallons _ 30 dollars

    June 18, 2015 - 133140 miles - wix fuel filter - 18 dollars

    June 21, 2015 - 133242 miles - mobile one syn oil 10-30w - 36 dollars with mobile 1 filter

    June 26, 2015 - 133345 miles - Hankook ATM RF10 tires -596 dollars installed.

    total - 1,980 dollars not including tools I did not have. I did all the maitenance myself beside the first oil change and timing belt install.
     
  9. Jul 2, 2015 at 5:19 PM
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    Well, that was golden advice. I checked the VIN through Toyota and it was brought in by the owner on 3/19/15 to a dealership in New Hampshire for them to assess the frame. They indicated the frame had holes and patchwork done. Of course, they wouldn't touch it and the recall has expired, so it's no good.
     
  10. Jul 2, 2015 at 5:20 PM
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    That was with 144,xxx miles and it now is being sold in North Carolina with 146,xxx. No thanks.
     
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    I don't think is a good deal once they putted the coiting on top know the fleckly rust issues coming from the inside not visible now , rust is like cancer and coated you will see it too late, not an easy subject, I will not invest that much money on it either. " JayScott812"...just IMO.
     

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