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Just got clunkerized!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Tacoma911, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Aug 21, 2009 at 4:37 AM
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    Tacoma911

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    I loved my "88 Toyota 4X4. That truck was a workhorse. Rust was slowly winning the battle though. So when Uncle Obama offered me $4500, how could I refuse?:D
     
  2. Aug 21, 2009 at 4:50 AM
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    Rudbwoy7s

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    sooooo what did you get?
     
  3. Aug 21, 2009 at 4:53 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Anyway!!??

    Dude (Tacoma911), How dare you leave us in suspense?? ;)

    RIP old girl
     
  4. Aug 21, 2009 at 5:17 AM
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    Ridingontrd

    Ridingontrd Well-Known Member

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    :wave: Welcome to TW.
     
  5. Aug 21, 2009 at 5:22 AM
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    Tacoma911

    Tacoma911 [OP] New Member

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    Sorry about that. I'm still learning how this Forum works. Anyway, the "88 had 150K and wasn't going to see 200. The Feds listed the GPM at 16 though I ussually got close to 20GPM. To get the 5GPM difference and secure the full $4500 I bought a 2WD, automatic with a regular cab and bed. I'm retired now so having a vehicle to get to work no matter what the weather is no longer applys. I wonder how long it will be before I say "DAMN! Should have got the 4 wheel Drive?" So far so good.
     
  6. Aug 21, 2009 at 5:30 AM
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    95SLE

    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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    Welcome I did the same thing with a 91 GMC Sonoma. ;)
     
  7. Aug 21, 2009 at 5:31 AM
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    TIM GAINOUS

    TIM GAINOUS Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to tw. I have basically same model and felt kinda like i was in a lowrider at 1st . Most of my rides are 4wd, but youll love the extra cab room if you got out of an 88 reg cab. I been in mine 2yrs , still love it
     
  8. Aug 21, 2009 at 5:42 AM
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    Tacoma911

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    Apparently, I just got under the wire. The Clunkers Program just got cancelled. The last time I bought a new vehicle was in 1976. I had always told my kids, DON't buy a new car, buy a used one. New cars lose their value as soon as you drive them off the lot. I had to eat my own words. So now I tell them, I only buy a new vehicle every 32 years. My smart ass Son looked at me with a straight face and said "MMMM....So I guess this is it then, eh Dad?" I think I'll redo my Will.
     
  9. Aug 21, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    rosebud

    rosebud Drive a Tacito, and proud of it!

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    My '94 didn't qualify as a clunker, so I just traded it for my new access cab 2wd with AT, and I am pretty happy with it, but my next one will either be a Prerunner or a 4x4.
     
  10. Aug 21, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    Welcome and congrats on the new ride...
     
  11. Aug 21, 2009 at 6:02 PM
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    rustyg61

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    I also got in on the clunkers deal with my 1990 F-150 running on 5 cylinders! I was going to wait until my youngest son got out of college in 2 years to get a new truck, but couldn't pass on getting $3500 for my $200 truck! I thought I would get the full $4500, but my new 2009 Tacoma Double Cab was a class 1 & my Ford was a class 2. This is my 1st new truck ever & I'm loving it! My oldest son drove mine & went out the next week & bought him one!
     
  12. Aug 21, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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  13. Aug 21, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    UpstateTacoma

    UpstateTacoma I'd rather be diving than working..

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    Sweet... I have a clunker, but didnt have the money right now to afford a truck payment. my plan was to buy one next year.....
     
  14. Aug 21, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    higherlux

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    wtf
    i would never clunkerize an yota
    no matter how bad of shape
    do you kno how bad i want a 84-88 yota :mad:
    oh well
    jk
    hope you get 300,000 outta this one :thumbsup:
     
  15. Aug 21, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Welcome to TW :wave:
    glad you were able to partake before the cutoff
    sounds like you gave the 88 a very good life
    here's to the next adventure :cheers:
     
  16. Aug 21, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    rustyg61

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    Thanks! How do you get your picture to display with your name?
     
  17. Aug 22, 2009 at 12:53 AM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Either way you look at it.... clunker or no clunker you got yourself a Tacoma! Welcome to Tacoma World!
     
  18. Aug 22, 2009 at 1:33 AM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Welcome!
     
  19. Aug 22, 2009 at 4:47 AM
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    hoosiertaco

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    funny story right there. I can identify with that one with me and my pops......rep given....and welcome to TacomaWorld and congrats on the new ride.:)
     
  20. Aug 22, 2009 at 4:59 AM
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    kanelakos

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    If everybody took the advice you gave your kids ( which nobody can deny ) , the used cars would disappear (if nobody bought new). Used cars can save you money but they also can cause many headaches. There is the comfort of "not going to get stranded" in a new vehicle not to mention being under full warranty. I shopped used Tacomas before I bought a new one last month and the prices of a used one were way up there. It made sense to me to buy new because of the little price difference. One nice part is knowing this vehicle is going to hold its value well.
     
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