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Help!! i need help on making a decision

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by spankytacoma, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Dec 27, 2011 at 11:46 PM
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    spankytacoma

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    I have a black 1999 tacoma with 185,000 miles on it. i love this thing and i put a 2.5 in lift on it. my friends cousin is selling a 2003 tacoma with 140,000 miles for 7500. i put my truck on craigslist to get his and my truck started idling weird. got everything checked out, and 2 grand later, i have a new exhaust manifold- the crack caused the problem, valve job, redone head, and radiator done. my truck is black and has a ton of scratches but its a great truck, i cant decide whether or not i should sell mine and buy his or just keep mine. the 2003 is a killer deal but every one says he was crazy with that truck. with mine i know it runs good but i want it to look newer. the 2003 might give me problems so give me some advice please!! and im new to TW and i love it!!
     
  2. Dec 28, 2011 at 12:16 AM
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    so this is what your rolling now ?? aside from paint maybe what kind of shapes it in body /interior wise ?

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Dec 28, 2011 at 12:45 AM
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    MQQSE

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    Sometimes the devil you know is better than the devil you don't.

    With the amount of work/mods you've done ... I'm not sure I'd trade that for a truck 4 years newer with only 45K less miles.

    Your decision, but that's my 2 cents. :cool:
     
  4. Dec 28, 2011 at 12:49 AM
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    I wouldn't upgrade unless you're sure that it's totally an upgrade. Maybe have the 03 checked out by a mechanic you really trust that's good with the tacomas… Not that that means a whole lot really… but better then nothing if you really want it.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    If your truck is mechanically sound ... you might consider a paint job to satisfy your desire for it look newer? Just a thought...
     
  6. Dec 30, 2011 at 1:20 AM
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    ok thanks for the replies. its a situation that is hard to decide on but your replies helped me out. its something im just goign to have to go by on a gut feeling.
     
  7. Dec 30, 2011 at 1:24 AM
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    x2 a paint job will cost you less than the '03
     
  8. Dec 30, 2011 at 4:58 AM
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    ^^ paint it and go on. You know your truck, you know its problems, and you dont know about the other truck just fix what you dont like on yours and drive it til the wheels fall off
     
  9. Dec 30, 2011 at 5:02 AM
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    I used to have a stock, scratched up and rusty 1999.
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    Needless to say I'm glad I kept it.
     
  10. Dec 30, 2011 at 5:11 AM
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    ^^^ OP, There's your example.

    Nice looking rig Country Boy! Where you at in Richmond? I grew up in Chesterfield Co. Graduated HS in 1983 and ran away to the Air Force. Just curious.
     
  11. Dec 30, 2011 at 5:22 AM
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    Pm sent. :D
     
  12. Dec 30, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    yeah i was checking your truck out... thats exactly what id want to do with my truck, but for right now im broke as fuck cus i have to pay for the repairs. once i get some money tho, ill start my project haha. well if you have any recommendations or any advice let me know. thanks guys
     
  13. Dec 30, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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  14. Dec 30, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    Keep your truck! You know whats wrong with it, whats new and you seem to like it a lot.. save up for some paint
     
  15. Dec 31, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    Keep yours... Paint job, clean headlights up (unless its just the pic), get some new rims or fresh paint on those too (maybe have ppl paint rims along with truck).

    Is the 03 an extended cab?
     
  16. Jan 1, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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    well its pretty scratched up, i have 2 dents on the cab and i have a crack in the top part of the cab, i have no idea how they got there. but if i got a paint job thatd run me atleast a thousand am i correct?
     
  17. Jan 1, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    yeah the 03 is extended cab, has a 7 in tv, really clean intereior, sick ass rims and tired, 33 toyo open countrys pretty much brand new, and black rims all on 3 in lift.
     
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