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Is this a good deal?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tacoma Marketplace' started by Gruber, Aug 12, 2013.

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Do you think it's a good deal?

Poll closed Sep 11, 2013.
  1. Yes

    5 vote(s)
    11.6%
  2. No

    38 vote(s)
    88.4%
  1. Gruber

    Gruber [OP] Member

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    Someone in my town is selling their '96 Tacoma, and I'm considering buying it. Do you guys think this is a good deal?
    He just did the head gasket and timing, according to the ad. Not pictured is a big dent in the rear right fender. Listed at $5,600.

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  2. 650H1

    650H1 Well-Known Member

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  3. Bennett707

    Bennett707 Yeti Hunter

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    I have to assume it has 1,000,000 miles on it and is completed toasted based on information provided.

    edit; even if it's a decent vehicle and a "good deal" i'd still knock off the cost of new tires, looks like that'll be a purchase here soon and probably a part of the reason its being sold besides the PITA it probably has been to PO.
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2013
  4. MapleMoose

    MapleMoose Drunk Canadian

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    Need more info. Post ad please
     
  5. Gruber

    Gruber [OP] Member

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  6. stumpjumper509

    stumpjumper509 Well-Known Member

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    no wait for a good truck to come along. he dont even have the miles listed
     
  7. flatblack

    flatblack Well-Known Member

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    I say pass; I got my 95.5 from a Toyota Dealership for $5,1xxx out of the door
    It had a pile of miles on it; but, was in excellent shape

    This thing looks like it's been wheeled HARD
    And despite people wanting returns on the money they've spent on mods; all that stuff DECREASES the market-value of the vehicle
     
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  8. hurley842002

    hurley842002 Well-Known Member

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    Are my eyes deceiving me, or are there light tabs welded to the chrome bumper? If so, what other half assed jobs have been done to this truck....
     
  9. babytruck

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

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    I think you can do better for that price.
     
  10. chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Ask for the mechanics report or receipt from the head gasket and timing, if he doesn't have that or claims he did it himself, walk away.
     
  11. Yamaha Dave

    Yamaha Dave Well-Known Member

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    Based on pics alone, it looks like that truck has been through hell and back. I'd most certainly pass on it.
     
  12. Gruber

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    Alright, thanks you guys, I'll wait for something better to come along.
     
  13. babytruck

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

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  14. Freeflight7

    Freeflight7 Active Member

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    The price is way to high. I paid $5,500 for a 97 three times better shape than that's in. Wait for a nice truck. They are hard to come by, but worth the wait.
     
  15. e34croak

    e34croak Tacoma Susp. Confuses Me

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    Fiolo Senior member

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    Yeah definitely wait, with time you'll find a much better one
     
  17. babytruck

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

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    ............

     
  18. garetcurry

    garetcurry Active Member

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    I think you're right and there's slag all over the place... Wow.
     
  19. senojeelnodnarb

    senojeelnodnarb Well-Known Member

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    I'd give 1500-2000. Not worth much more. If it had an SAS itd be a different story
     
  20. MGMTacolover55

    MGMTacolover55 Well-Known Member

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    Go look at it and take it for a long test drive if you really want it and look it over good! Best thing to do would be to get an obd 2 port scanner to scan it for codes
     
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