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How much is too many miles on a tacoma?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Levi12345, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Jun 9, 2013 at 7:24 PM
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    Levi12345

    Levi12345 [OP] Active Member

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    I recently bought my 2002 tacoma xtra cab prerunner for $7,200
    with 140,000miles. i personally think i paid a little too much ( but then all tacomas are high priced). What do you think? and how much miles do you recken i can get out of it? Thanks!
     
  2. Jun 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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    OrlPreds

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    with regular maintenance prolly 275k?
     
  3. Jun 9, 2013 at 7:36 PM
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    Rich91710

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    I had 225k on my '94 when I traded it.

    It was down on power, I suspect the timing chain was stretched, but I really didn't take care of it.
    I had a K&N air filter in it, and it burned oil. Once it started using oil (maybe 125k?) I started getting careless about oil changes and just pulled into Iffy Lube maybe every 8-10k.

    Condition and maintenance history mean more than miles. Mileage only tells you how far it's been driven.... not HOW it's been driven.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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    HombreSteven

    HombreSteven Needs money for mods

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    This. And obviously no such thing :p
     
  5. Jun 9, 2013 at 9:14 PM
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    RJ MacReady

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    even then if its in great shape(motor & frame) and you can feel the torque, 275K is't much. 1st Gen motors have been very well known to go 400K+ with just good gas & oil changes. I paid $6K for my 99' 4x4 w/ 208K, auto, tip top running n a few mods...i def wouldn't hesitate to drive from Alaska cross country
     
  6. Jun 9, 2013 at 9:34 PM
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    Don't forget timing belt changes on the V6.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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    RJ MacReady

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    no doubt. kevlar timing belt my friend
     
  8. Jun 10, 2013 at 7:10 AM
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    Fenwick1993

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    It's all about maintenance and how you drive it. Treat the truck well, and you might get 400k out of it- never know til you get there. I know a few guys that have 350-400k on their Yotas, (no mega-serious part failures) and they don't do much more than change the oil and use decent gas.
     
  9. Jun 10, 2013 at 7:12 AM
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    kingston73

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    Mine had 200,000 when I traded it in.
     
  10. Jun 10, 2013 at 7:15 AM
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    I used to work at a Toyota dealership. Highest mileage Tacoma I ever saw was a 1995.5 2wd with the 2.4L and 720,000mi. Original engine and trans. Not sure but I think it was the original clutch as well. Came in for bad fuel mileage, new 02 sensors and a plug change and he was good to go!

    Edit: Highest 3.4 I ever saw was in a 4Runner, the guy donated it to us at 500,000mi.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O5GGlZurBE
     
  11. Jun 10, 2013 at 7:20 AM
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    :eek: holy shit
     
  12. Jun 10, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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    Fenwick1993

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    That's freakin awesome.
     
  13. Jun 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    There was a guy I reading from another forum from the Houston area that around 750K miles on his 4Runner.
     
  14. Jun 10, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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    Yeah he was a cool old guy, they tried to give him money for it but he wanted to donate it. One of the service writers drives it every day now. I think they cut him a really really good deal on a new 4Runner (something like 50% off).
     
  15. Jun 10, 2013 at 3:25 PM
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    Levi12345

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    Wow! makes me feel a whole lot better about my purchase! half a mil!
     
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