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Is it worth it

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by thiencao95, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Jan 22, 2021 at 7:37 AM
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    thiencao95

    thiencao95 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at a preowned 2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4 double cab. 137k miles. One owner, Texas truck so no rust. Asking price is 17,300 + TTL. That's rock bottom and they won't budge any lower. What do y'all think?
     
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  2. Jan 22, 2021 at 7:38 AM
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    It’s not the worst Toyota tax I’ve ever seen.

    I’d make damn sure I looked underneath MYSELF.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2021 at 7:39 AM
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    What price range are you seeing a comparable truck go for? Everything has been through the roof here lately with everyone doing overlanding and road trips.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2021 at 7:45 AM
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    Here’s how I look at it -

    I have a 2011 TRD Sport DCLB 4x4 with 138,000 miles. If I had to rebuy my truck knowing that it was well maintained and rust free I’d probably take a shot at it for ~$17300.

    Figure a 2013 has another 10 years minimum and another 100k minimum before you start getting into “high mileage” Toyota territory.

    That’s $1730 a year for a truck you can be reasonably certain won’t have major engine or transmission issues.

    Edit: I’ll bet you’ll have $1500-3000 worth of suspension related fixes (LCA, ball joints, etc.) in the first couple years. Add another $250-300 for full fluids/filters/plugs/belt/etc. for post purchase maintenance. Still worth it when compared to the price of a new truck.

    The Toyota tax does interesting things to realized and perceived values. It’s both bad and good.

    If you can get 10 years out of that truck it will be an exceptional comparative value. If you only use it for 5 and then buy something else - much less of a value.
     
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  5. Jan 22, 2021 at 7:51 AM
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    I went to look already. Truck looks clean. I will need to flush all the fluids, change some pulleys and the belt. Seats are in decent condition. Paint and body is so so. Small dings and dents here and there, that are poorly touched up. Asking price is 17,500 and they're not willing to negotiate. Playing the numbers game now.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2021 at 8:01 AM
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    mikkydee

    mikkydee My Taco 2007 DCLB 4x4 Man Truck

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    6" lift, 20 " inch rims, 34" tires, billet grill, aftermarket fender flares, custom rear bumper, DVd player with backup camera, all LED lights
    have they kept up oil changes and maintenance on the vehicle? Proof?
     
  7. Jan 22, 2021 at 8:04 AM
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    It's a mystery. No proof.
     
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  8. Jan 22, 2021 at 8:06 AM
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    i assume you have already opened a toyota owners account and punched the vin in
     
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  9. Jan 22, 2021 at 8:10 AM
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    I'm not sure how that works. Can you shine some light?
     
  10. Jan 22, 2021 at 8:16 AM
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    Open the oil cap and look down in at the timing chain sprocket if theres alot of sludgy buildup theres a good chance oil changes were neglected, a little light brown buildup is normal but if it's black and nasty looking I'd pass. Pull the oil dipstick as well and look for black buildup.
     
  11. Jan 22, 2021 at 8:21 AM
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    Did a visual inspection and the oil looks good. Brake fluid and power stirring are yellow and topped off. Coolant is pink and topped off.
     
  12. Jan 22, 2021 at 8:25 AM
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    Yep you definitely need to check the Vin and do a carfax to find out some history on the truck before pulling the trigger. Make sure it hasn't been in a major accident, how many owners, etc...
    Well worth spending a few bucks on a carfax to find out everything you can on the truck. When I was truck shopping I probably paid for 10 carfaxes until I found the right truck. That truck may have spent half its life in the rust belt. You never know until you check.
     
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  13. Jan 22, 2021 at 10:04 AM
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    I'll make sure to pull a carfax. How much do you think the truck is worth?
     
  14. Jan 22, 2021 at 10:12 AM
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    You should've asked the dealer for the carfax. They have to provide that to you. That should shed some light on the info you need. In October I bought a 2013 Tacoma TSS 4X4 package (Charles Maund Austin,TX), at the time it had 18,500 miles, currently sitting at 21,600. Out the door @ $30,000. Not too bad IMO. I feel like you could do better, but like the others say. If maintenance is good then it's worth a gamble.
     
  15. Jan 22, 2021 at 10:15 AM
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    This is from a private party so I would have to pull the carfax myself. I've been negotiating but he won't budge a penny. :mad:
     
  16. Jan 22, 2021 at 10:16 AM
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    Here is a outside view more or less. This is in Hutto, TX. So the numbers would be fairly similar.



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  17. Jan 22, 2021 at 10:16 AM
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    Here is private party.



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  18. Jan 22, 2021 at 10:17 AM
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    If he's still not willing to budge, I would just look for something else. It's ballpark. But your call bud. Good luck!
     
  19. Jan 22, 2021 at 10:19 AM
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    Not sure how the market is in Hutto but Houston prices for SUV and trucks have been through the roof lately. GX470, GX460, 4runner, and Tacoma resale value have been unreal. Seems like it's a trend right now.
     
  20. Jan 22, 2021 at 10:25 AM
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    Hutto is just outside of Austin. So the numbers would be relative. Just KBB with the mileage and package and throw in your ZIP. I understand that "Toyota Tax," though. But I will say I love my taco. Just enough of everything for me, super versatile.
     

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