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Hey from Canada, lookin for a 1st gen.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jeetS, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Jul 31, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    jeetS

    jeetS [OP] Active Member

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    Hey, just found this site.

    Im looking for a first gen. 4x4 3.4L manual trans. not too picky about the rest of details....gotta have a back seat....Tryin to learn as much as I can about these trucks.

    Ive looked a bit in the local ads and it seems that these trucks are pretty expensive in Canada. At least in BC anyway.

    want to know how much I should expect to spend for a clean truck with around 100k-150k Miles.

    Im replacing my 98 Dakota v8 4x4. Its got 270kms (170k miles) on it and I dont think its gonna last too much longer lol. terrible on fuel too 12MPG

    Im a Toyota guy at heart, my wife drives a 05 Corolla XRS and my toy is a 85 Corolla GTS with a mr2 supercharged 1.6L I just finished swapping in.

    :D
     
  2. Jul 31, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    kato

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    i know what you are going through. I live in kelowna, and have always wanted one of these trucks. So when the opportunity arose i took it. Since than i know that i paid too much, but oh well, can't cry over spilt milk.

    When i purchased my 2000 tacoma. it had 116,000 km on it, was an automatic, 4X4 with cruise control, and a 3" lift. i paid $14500.00.

    Hope this gives you a benchmark to compare to. I would suggest in your case to consider going down to portland, or washington somewhere. There seems to be loads of them down there and they don't carry as high a price tag as they do up here. Just know that you will be taxed at the border a bit.

    Hope this helps. PM me if you have any other questions
    Kato
     
  3. Aug 7, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    jeetS

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    ya thats definitely a thought. Wonder how hard it would be to change the instrument panel to kms instead of miles.....not that it really matters...
     
  4. Aug 7, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    You will not be able to find a 1st gen double cab (back seat) with a manual transmission. They didn't make them, only automatics.

    The xtracab model does have a couple of small pads (with seat belts) in the back but is only suitable for small children. Not really a true back seat. The xtracab is available with a manual transmission.
     
  5. Aug 8, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    jeetS

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    well looks like the xtra cab is the way to go then. I never gotta ride in the back so no big deal!
     
  6. Aug 8, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    x2 I also paid a little more than I wanted too...But then again I was looking for the right Taco for over a year...They were asking $16,500.00 and after all said and done ended up paying 13K w/145xxx Km...I am very happy with my purchase :D I factored in the professionally installed 5-1/2" lift and New Wheels/Tires I was going to do anyways into the price...
     
  7. Aug 8, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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    BC rep ! Welcome !
     
  8. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    jeetS

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    craigslist the best place to buy?
     
  9. Aug 9, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    i've been looking all over craiglist (i'm in vancouver) there's very little options here in BC

    start looking at washington state/oregon etc
     
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