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High miles...Buy or pass?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by vw68j, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. Jul 10, 2014 at 12:49 AM
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    vw68j

    vw68j [OP] New Member

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    I been wanting a Taco for a while now and waited to see if this year was going to be the year for a new model. Not happing this year as everyone knows. Anyway, I want to buy a used Taco and was wondering if high miles would scare you guys off from a purchase? Seems all I can find in older models are the ones with very high miles on them. Buying from anyone other that the original owner there is no way to know how it was cared for. Not only am I worried about the purchase of high mileage Taco, but also trying to re-sell it. Any insight would be appreciated, here is one of the Tacos I was looking at...

    http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/ctd/4548728221.html

    Thanks! and if I posted in the wrong place let me know.

    Vic
     
  2. Jul 10, 2014 at 1:10 AM
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    MQQSE

    MQQSE Chief Pal Guy, GOB

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    If you're worried about resale value, then mileage is a factor and I'd think one would want to avoid high mileage. On the other hand, if you want a Taco and were planning to drive it until cost of repairs outweighs the benefit of keeping it, then I'd go off of condition versus what the odometer says. Just my two cents FWIW.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2014 at 3:16 AM
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    saf023

    saf023 Well-Known Member

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    100K miles on a Tacoma is nothing. I agree with the prior post. I'd buy based on condition and service history. I would also trust my intuition and avoid trucks that appear to have just been cleaned up to look nice in order to sell unless there is a strong service history. My $.02....
     
  4. Jul 10, 2014 at 3:36 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    +2 on both posts above...........there's nice miles & not so nice miles. Look it all over, ask questions, look for reasons to pay less and drive it at all speeds before buying.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2014 at 9:55 AM
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    vw68j

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    Thanks guys, I think ill just wait on something with a few less miles.
     
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