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If one can't afford a Taco, what is the next best option?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by beedoola, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    beedoola

    beedoola [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know most of you are probably biased here and only have one answer "just get a tacoma some how" (heh, I don't blame ya :) ) but I've been looking for used taco's and people seem to be selling them for a lot or they just have that good of a resale value...

    I'm looking to spend no more than 9k on a 1st gen Taco, preferable with around 80-100k. I've seen people selling them - say a 02' ext cab (need the ext cab) with maybe 150k for like $11-12k

    I've seen other trucks - like an 07' GMC Canyon with 66k miles for $10k OBO.

    If y'all had to suggest other similar size and performance trucks other than Tacomas, what would they be?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    If you want performance go with a car. If you want a decent truck other than a Taco check out Frontiers, S10s and some Rangers. My Ranger was alright I guess. The only problem was the stupid slave cylinder. My friends have had S10s with the problems in the past. I would drive a ZR2.
     
  3. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    TACODACKS

    TACODACKS Forging Elite Fitness

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    Stay away from the small GMC/Chevy truck line. Their larger trucks are great, but the Canyon/Colorado line suffers a bit. Check Nissan maybe?
     
  4. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    My pops has a 04 Colorado 5cyl, its been a pretty good truck he dosent wheel it. 150000 and still going strong.
     
  5. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    VooDoo

    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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    I wouldnt get a colorado, ive only heard bad things about them with high miles on them
     
  6. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    TacoMatt02

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    get a pre taco or an older 4 runner
     
  7. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    older 4runner :D
     
  8. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    chris duby

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  9. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    KBToyota

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  10. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    My pops has been decent, nothing major as far as the drivetrain except it eats lightbulbs like crazy. He has said he would never buy a chevrolet again.
     
  11. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    johneman

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  12. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    Rich Beauregard

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    Find a girlfriend with a Taco! Wouldn't that be the next best option? Lol
     
  13. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    babytruck

    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    There's a community around here where it's mostly retirees. I mean it's a whole town that caters to their needs with busing, rides and other means of transportation.

    I have told my friends to search the ads for that area. The older folks will usually have a shop do all of their work in a preventative way because they don't ever want to be stranded or have issues down the line. Some are losing their license and their kids sell the vehicles fast and cheap before mom or pops finds out. Some don't even need their car anymore because they use golf carts to buzz around. Some have passed on and their cars are included in estate sales...

    You still might be able to find your Tacoma in your price range. :)
     
  14. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    go with a older 4 runner. or look for a older taco 95.5-00 but it will most likely have like 150k on it. i got my 97 ext cab 4x4 2.7l for 4500
     
  15. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    Only if she has I nice rack and a nice rear end......
     
  16. Jul 6, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    Ford Burrito?
     
  17. Jul 6, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    i picked up my 02 v6 extended cab prerunner for 5300
     
  18. Jul 6, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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  19. Jul 6, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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  20. Jul 6, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    I bought mine about a year ago with 61k miles on it for $10,900. If you look around you can find one in your range. Dont settle for a shitty truck :)
     
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