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High Miles

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mackatoni, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Jan 13, 2011 at 10:54 AM
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    Mackatoni

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    So ive been looking at getting a new taco. I want a double cab long bed 4wd trd sport however they are slightly outta my budget of around 20k. So either i have to settle for the access cab or buy a high mileage DC. I struggled with the DC decision for sometime but ive concluded i would rather have the full rear seat. I definitely need the full size bed because motorcycles are my passion and i plan on stuffing the bed with bikes and gear!

    My question is about high mileage second gen tacos. The v6 to be more specific. Are these living up to the "Toyota longevity" that the first gen trucks are known for? Ive seen a couple long beds in my price range that have around 80-90k on them. Im always weary about a car that has 90k in only 5 years, that and im concerned that within the next 30k after purchase im going to have to start dumping money into the drivetrain!

    Any thoughts? Are some of you guys racking up pain free miles???

    Sry if this is a repeat, i hate to pop my post cherry like this but hey its gotta happen sometime!

    Dave
     
  2. Jan 13, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    joerussell610

    joerussell610 When all else fails read the directions

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    My 05 4x4 DC Sport has 80k on him and to this day not a problem at all! Only $ spent is maint. stuff. Love my truck! AWESOME!!! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jan 13, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    Graham

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    X2 My 05 has 178K and only spent on mods and regular maintenance. Make sure who you are buying from has taken care of the vehicle and you should be good to go:woot:
     
  4. Jan 13, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    Anybody had any major drivetrain issues within the first 150k? Such as the transmission etc...

    Cant wait to get this truck, ive been driving a dakota with a 5.2l and while it was great for wheeling im having issues with its dependability! Im on the second motor already with only 100k, that and getting 12mpg is getting REALLY old! Also i really dont plan on doing much wheeling in the new taco, kinda got that outta my system with the last truck. However i definitely want 4wd!

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  5. Jan 13, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    You are on your second motor and have 100,000 total miles, or 100,000 miles on the second motor?

    If the first is true, no worries about that with toyota.
     
  6. Jan 13, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    Im on the second motor replaced at 102k and im currently on 110k all together. I bought the second motor out of a wrecking yard with 60kish on it....

    Kinda th reason i need a Toyota! Just seeing how the second gen compares to the first, ive been trolling the forums for awhile now but as im literally about to purchase i figured id post....
     
  7. Jan 13, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    Where are you from? Around here (Toledo) you can get a double cab 2006-2007 4x4 for around 20k with around 50k miles.

    I just bought my 06 extended cab, TRD Off-Road, loaded, with 52k miles for 18900 (and that was at a dealer!). Double cabs don't go for much more..... i just had a hard time finding one because No one wants to sell their tacoma! I think the Access cab's look a little more sporty anyways!
     
  8. Jan 13, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    surprised you have not put a transmission in it yet. Dodge 70k trans!
     
  9. Jan 13, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    Im in SF bay area, oakland to be specific! Ive been all over craigslist and autotrader but havent found any long beds for under 24k that have less then 80,000 miles! Maybe it would be worth it to go outta state, dont know how much they would try and rape me at the border for importing from another state?!?!

    And Joe my tranny doesnt feel so great, slips when cold and has seen better days! That truck has had all four wheels off the ground at pismo beach several times and took it like a champ, however its time to grow up and move on!
     
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