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Help inspecting a tacoma

Discussion in 'New Members' started by tacoteeth, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Mar 29, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    tacoteeth

    tacoteeth [OP] Member

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    delete post for now.. thanks
     
  2. Mar 29, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    Jester243

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    :wave: Welcome to the site!!
     
  3. Mar 29, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    Jester243

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    Is this on a lot or a private sale, how many mile and what are they asking for it?
     
  4. Mar 29, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    tacobo670

    tacobo670 if you have to ask, u can't afford it

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    ya. check for all factory stickers, vin plates, etc. paint rippling (if was in accident and painted over). ask if anything had been changed/altered and then returned to stock. fluid levels/leaks. u can also ask to take it to a toyota dealer and they should give u a free inspection (if its not already at one)
     
  5. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:47 PM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Well..... are you familiar with vehicle maintenance & such?

    My husband and I will always open the hood and inspect all the fluids.
    Brake fluid, steering fluid, engine oil, anti-freeze, clutch fluid, etc. Look for level, color, smell..... etc. Look at entire engine bay for signs of leaks.

    Look underneath at all the drivetrain components, look for leaks, signs of wear/abuse, etc.

    Take it for a spin and test out EVERYTHING 4WD, 4lo, etc.

    Get a carfax report.
    Compare prices online - so you don't get ripped off.

    NEVER, and I mean NEVER give them exactly what they want. Always bargin for something.... bargain for a better price (while offering reasons why). Bargain to have something fixed that you're not happy with. Bargain to have certain maintenance items completed. Baragain to get an accessory put on, etc.

    Did I mention, NEVER give them asking price?
     
  6. Mar 30, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    Kyouto42

    Kyouto42 Iron Beard

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    That sucks but you did the right thing by walking. Also, keep in mind no second gens have bed liner (well, if someone did I dunno why). It's a composite bed, no metal under it...

    Welcome to TW and GL on the search!
     
  7. Mar 30, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    Jester243

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    too bad :(

    Good luck on the search. :thumbsup:
     
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