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Greetings from Portland, OR; where 'rain' is king!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by nwdetectorist, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. Nov 23, 2016 at 11:30 PM
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    nwdetectorist

    nwdetectorist [OP] Member

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    Greetings from Portland, OR; where 'rain' is king!

    Hello all,

    I am on this forum to learn more about what to look for in my Tacoma purchase.
    Basically, I am hoping for a small pittance from back social security benefits.
    The total amount will run around 12,000 dollars, perhaps a bit more.

    I am set on something like a PreRunner with 2.7L and 5-Speed manual transmission.
    Is there a TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) calculator or info-sheet on Tacoma trucks.
    I will be living on 4 to 5 hundred dollars after rent and need to make sure I have this one-time purchase planned out well.

    What I hope to glean from this forum is the necessary detailed information to put me in the driver's seat sometime this new year.

    Thanks,

    nwdetectorist
     
  2. Nov 23, 2016 at 11:48 PM
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    Bennett707

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    Curious why you are set on 2wd for pnw.
    Calculator? No.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2016 at 11:59 PM
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    nwdetectorist

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    Very good question Bennett707.
    I really do want the 4WD, but it seems cost prohibitive for my budget.
    Essentially I have a one-time shot at purchase and then have to live on SSI (Supplemental Security Income) of $700 total each month :(

    Bad back and other injuries will preclude serious off-roading.
    I am concerned about high water in the city and want to go gravel roading and camping adventures, etc.

    Maybe I will find the right 4WD for the right price.
    I am too messed up physically to engage in much of my old shade-tree mechanic work in the yard.

    I have been wondering about EST Electronic Stability; although this is not the same as 4WD.

    nwdetectorist
     
  4. Nov 24, 2016 at 12:01 AM
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    skang

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    Welcome
     
  5. Nov 24, 2016 at 12:09 AM
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    Bennett707

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    zip ties and scotch tape
    The "Tacoma Tax" is pretty brutal in pdx.

    Your price range should land you a 98-04, 3.4 4wd with 150-200k

    Not to be of a concern as 200k is like 100k on these trucks.

    Frame rust isn't a huge concern here but you'll still want to check
     
  6. Nov 24, 2016 at 12:24 AM
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    nwdetectorist

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    Yes'
    I did briefly, very briefly own a 2001 with the 2.7L and kept puzzling over the different looking engine.
    Everything I had owned previously included the 20R, the 22R, 22RE, and believe this; the 3R a few times as well in the old Toyota Stout:)

    My very first YoYo was a 1967 Toyota Stout.
    In later years along with the newer Toyota Trucks I also owned a 1965 and 1966 for parts cannibalism at the same time.
    Now you have me wondering which rendition of the earlier 2.7L was the easiest to work on.
    I want to be able to wrench a bit if I am stuck in the boondocks, etc.

    I am trying to live online in Craigslist and other forums to see what pricing might be like.
    I can hope; right?
    https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/5885945232.html
    1967toyotastout1900_22.jpg


    thanks,
     
  7. Nov 24, 2016 at 12:34 AM
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  8. Nov 24, 2016 at 1:03 AM
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    nwdetectorist

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    Thanks kitsym.

    I checked out the threads and will keep on keepin on.
    I cannot wait to be in wheels again.
    1986_CL1.jpg
    It has been a long 9-years since my last rig, a 1986 4WD was stolen and totaled:(

    thanks again,

    nwdetectorist
     

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