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Is this a good deal or not?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by STravis, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Oct 30, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    STravis

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    Ok, so long story short, i had a 1999 Tacoma and i loved it. But i was starting to have a hard time paying for it so i had to sell it. I paid off the bank and bought an '88 Camaro with a built 350 in it. It is an awesome, fast car and I really like it. But at this point, a pick-up is more practical. I have been looking for something to trade straight across and found this '88 Toyota pick-up. It only has 158,000 miles on it. Does this truck look like a good deal or should I keep the car and keep looking?

    This is the ad: http://lascruces.en.craigslist.org/cto/2034335651.html
     
  2. Oct 30, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    Unknown He who angers you conquers you

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    i say keep looking
     
  3. Oct 30, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    stay away from the 3.slow
     
  4. Oct 30, 2010 at 10:15 PM
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    Any particular reason?
     
  5. Oct 30, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    expensive, i bought my tacoma for 3200
     
  6. Oct 30, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    the old v6's are junk. Definitely look for a 4 cyl in the older trucks.
     
  7. Oct 30, 2010 at 11:02 PM
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    Are they unreliable or just underpowered?
     
  8. Oct 30, 2010 at 11:06 PM
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    I had a 93 single cab 4x4 with the 2.4 4 cylinder 22re in it. great little truck. I have heard the v6's blow the gaskets like mad. Had my truck in the family since day one until about 3 years ago. didn't do much repairs on it at all. Little things that you would expect but not too bad.
     
  9. Oct 30, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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    Both. They have problems with blowing head gaskets and are just barely faster than the 4cyl.
     
  10. Oct 30, 2010 at 11:12 PM
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    Do the 4cyl. not have the same head gasket problems?
     
  11. Oct 30, 2010 at 11:15 PM
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    nope. The 4cyl (22re) is probably one of the best motors toyota ever made. My mom's old 4 runner 22re had about 300k miles on it before it needed work.
     
  12. Oct 30, 2010 at 11:16 PM
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    Is the v6 in this truck the same one that was in the 95 4Runner?
     
  13. Oct 30, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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    yeah, I think so.
     
  14. Oct 30, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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    Haha alright. My first car was a 95 4Runner and my brother blew the head gasket in that.
     
  15. Oct 30, 2010 at 11:22 PM
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    well there ya go lol
     
  16. Oct 30, 2010 at 11:33 PM
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    I might get it and eventually swap another motor into it.
     
  17. Oct 30, 2010 at 11:36 PM
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    The 3.0 is fairly easy to swap a 3.4 in its place. A little more work for a truck with a 22re
     
  18. Oct 31, 2010 at 5:37 AM
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    Never did with mine in the 17 years it was in the family.
    yes.
     
  19. Oct 31, 2010 at 6:02 AM
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    keep looking! Get something newer than 88 and with less miles.
     
  20. Oct 31, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    Any more opinions or suggestions?
     

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