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Least Expensive Tacoma Year?

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Want20have05, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Mar 25, 2020 at 10:25 PM
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    Want20have05

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    Looking to buy a Tacoma as my first car. What year of Tacoma is the least expensive(excluding the 2wd and 4 cylinder ones)? I want something that can do moderate offroading and be available for upgrades. Any ideas?
     
  2. Mar 25, 2020 at 10:26 PM
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    hx989

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  3. Mar 25, 2020 at 10:35 PM
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    Cheaper the more likely to have frame rot.

    1996 is likely the cheapest.

    If you need cheaper, look at 1996-2002 4runner, its very similar to tacoma, but not as expensive. Just as good offroad.
     
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  4. Mar 25, 2020 at 10:36 PM
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    Well the tacoma had 3 fazes the 95.5-97 square look in the front, 98-2000 i call it the weirdo tacoma the lights just looked weird, the 01-2004 are deff more pricey, but tbh a tacoma is a tacoma theure all worth every penny, usually the older ones are higher mileaged so it’ll be cheaper
     
  5. Mar 25, 2020 at 10:38 PM
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    Condition and mileage are bigger factors than the model year, but obviously the older it is the cheaper it will be.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2020 at 10:39 PM
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    Don't rule out the old 2.7 with a 5 speed. I had a 97 4x4 standard cab and it had plenty of balls.
     
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  7. Mar 25, 2020 at 10:39 PM
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    Agreed, if your good at body work and painting someone elses beater might be a steal for you
     
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  8. Mar 25, 2020 at 10:41 PM
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    Also this. I had the 3.4 and 2.7 first gen, and although they were both automatic I honestly didn't notice a huge power difference overall, but the 3.4 definitely delivers more at lower RPMs.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2020 at 5:30 AM
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  10. Mar 26, 2020 at 9:39 AM
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