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Highest mileage first gen

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Olysouthpaw24, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Jan 7, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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    Olysouthpaw24

    Olysouthpaw24 [OP] New Member

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    Just wanted to reiterate something that has been said many times for these great trucks....how many miles does yours have?

    My dad put on 320,000 miles between 1999-2010 on his 1999 4x4 i4 manual Tacoma. Other than oil, tires, filters and gas he replaced the exhaust manifold twice ($200/time). Original clutch and original breaks.

    Still going strong with good fuel economy and ZERO oil burned between oil changes. Oil still comes out looking like melted butter.

    23-24 highway mpg. Tough truck. Pretty sure 500,000 miles will be easy on this truck. It is the new standard by which I measure vehicles. My 175k 2004 F150 scares some of my friends but I think its just getting broken in.

    I will be purchasing a 2012 in the next 6 months with the expectation that 300,000 miles without any major maintenance will be the low end of what I can get from it.
     
  2. Jan 8, 2012 at 12:21 AM
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    Dhawk1313

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    Mine currently has 170k and it's climbing :D. Not a single problem yet and I couldn't be happier. Super solid truck :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jan 8, 2012 at 12:44 AM
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    LarrysWorld

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  4. Jan 8, 2012 at 12:47 AM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    I'm hoping to get at least another 10 years out of my 4Runner. It's only an 02 with 130,000 miles, but that's nothing. ;)
     
  5. Jan 8, 2012 at 1:23 AM
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    IDtrucks

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    had my 96 with 123k for a month before had to change the starter:cool: and there are about 3 different noises it makes from the engine bay...but i could care less. there is a very, very, small list of realistic vehicles i would have in place of it.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2012 at 2:54 AM
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    mackattack07

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    345 right now no major maintenance
     
  7. Jan 8, 2012 at 7:46 AM
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    twfsa

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    I guess it depends on where you live the salt get em before the miles.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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    robertcope

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    '97 Tacoma SR5 155K, low miles! Been supercharged without any fueling update since 17K, so one could argue it has had a tougher life than most. Still runs strong, though!

    robert
     
  9. Jan 8, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    Boilermaker99

    Boilermaker99 555

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    99 SR5 3.4L. 2000011 miles and my wife wrecked it. Rebuilt it and now has 200175!! I guess you could call the rebuilding of the front end major maintenance?? More body and frame work than mechanical tho
     
  10. Jan 8, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    Boilermaker99

    Boilermaker99 555

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    They do have a million mile club for these trucks to Bo!
     
  11. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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    rll131

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    haha yea i have a 96 makes some weird noises under the hood but runs great
     
  12. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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    300k96Tacoma

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    Mine is about to hit 310k and I drive it everyday, love it! This was taken last week on new years day drove it to the beach about a 600 mile round trip!

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jan 12, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    Tacoma mud

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    My 97 has 275k, runs great no major issues :thumbsup:
     
  14. Jan 12, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    RickN

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    My Cousin has 305,000 on his 97 SR5, was originally his father's, bought it in 99 with 15,000. Both are mechanics so you can bet that it was kept in pristine condition. My cousin's only wish is that it lasts till his son is old enough to drive, only ten more years to go :D

    My 116k 02 seems so young in comparison.
     
  15. Jan 12, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    2002 with 57,000 miles....:anonymous:
     
  16. Jan 13, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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    190666 and ill drive her into the ground i love my truck only issues are basic maintenance stuff and my ohh shit moments lol
     
  17. Jan 13, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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    krlang

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  18. Jan 13, 2012 at 3:35 PM
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    Aw9d

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    It just makes me smile when I read about these trucks having 300+k miles on them.
     
  19. Jan 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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    jlstang351

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    yea this thread is good info..

    My 99 4cyl prerunner has 243k now. I work out of it everyday and couldnt be happier. Slow as a turd but she still makes me plenty of money:D
     
  20. Jan 13, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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    Tacomanater

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    '02 v6, solid as can be, doesn't burn any oil (changed every 5K), replaced a few items, water pump and timing belt (2x) 02 sensors, cats, shocks, plugs, air filters, tires and brakes......175K, and plenty more left in her! This little baby is bulletproof and a loyal, dependable, rock solid companion.
    I would be hard pressed to think about replacing her, and even more hard pressed to think about buying something other than another Toyota (maybe a Tundra next time).
     
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