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Longest running Tacoma or Toyota Truck ownership

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Benny123, Oct 15, 2019.

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How long have you owned your Toyota Tacoma or Truck

  1. Less than 10 years

  2. 10-15 years

  3. 15-20 years

  4. 20-25

  5. 25+ years

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  1. Oct 15, 2019 at 4:59 AM
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    Benny123

    Benny123 [OP] Kid from the late 70s

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    Replacing everything worn, broken, and rusted.
    So we have several most mileage threads, and its clear these trucks can go far. 999,999 has been hit. And still counting.... So how about long term ownership?

    Having met several long term owners, I'm curious who has held on the longest. Are there are 1st gen original owners out there? T100 original owners out there? Trucks passed down through the family? How long have you owned your rig?
     
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  2. Oct 15, 2019 at 7:16 PM
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    Tallgrass05

    Tallgrass05 Well-Known Member

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    I bought a 1998 T100 in 2001, it had come off the first owner's 3-year lease. I drove it for 17 years and sold it in Oct. 2018 so I could buy stuff for my new 2018 Tacoma. I loved that T100, it was bulletproof but was getting some severe rust above both rear wheel wells. The interior carpet, upholstery, and plastic had a higher quality plushness and feel compared to the new Tacoma.
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  3. Nov 6, 2019 at 4:35 AM
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    Benny123

    Benny123 [OP] Kid from the late 70s

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    Replacing everything worn, broken, and rusted.
    Anyone still driving a first gen that they bought new?
     
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  4. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:31 PM
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    Richie Rich

    Richie Rich Toyota Hoarder

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    More than I can afford
    Have had my 86 4x4 since 1992.
    Haven’t driven it for about 10 years (stalled project) but I still have it.
     
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  5. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:34 PM
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    Shellshock

    Shellshock King Shit of Turd Island

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    @GQ7227 has a 97
     
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  6. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:37 PM
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    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    309km east of Hazard ...the good life
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    black woolWax, green IFC, borlaCB, custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
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  7. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:38 PM
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    SwampYota

    SwampYota Strange things are afoot at the Circle K

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  8. Nov 8, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 650k

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    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 650,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    Original owner bought it in 1997, now has 610,000 miles and the supercharger was bought a year after I bought the truck when it 1st came available.
    I had to wait for the V6 5speed in the standard cab to come in because there weren’t any available in stock back then

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  9. Nov 8, 2019 at 9:08 PM
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    Tour991

    Tour991 Supplier of used parts

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    Yup! I bought my 1997 new off the lot on November 17th 1996 for $9,100. Its been lowered lifted 4x4 converted and I'm sure i will still have it another 20+ years.
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  10. Nov 8, 2019 at 9:09 PM
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    GQ7227

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    309km east of Hazard ...the good life
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    '97 black SR5 0g ~ MT @ 176k ...
    black woolWax, green IFC, borlaCB, custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    you are getting close to 23 years!
    mine was NO WHERE near $9100 :spending:
    i remember the next few years of some heavy duty overtime though
     
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  11. Nov 8, 2019 at 10:10 PM
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    SwampYota

    SwampYota Strange things are afoot at the Circle K

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    :bowdown:
     
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  12. Nov 9, 2019 at 2:31 AM
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    Benny123

    Benny123 [OP] Kid from the late 70s

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    Replacing everything worn, broken, and rusted.
    Damn thats commendable gentlemen. That speaks not only of the trucks but solid maintenance as well! Those trucks look great 20+ years out! @1997tacomav6 @Tour991 @Richie Rich
     
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  13. Nov 9, 2019 at 2:53 AM
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    DoVeR TaCo

    DoVeR TaCo Rather b lost in the woods then found in the city

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    Bought a 98 new and drove it till 18, sold it to my neighor and still goin. I regret selling it sometimes, he ever goes to sell it I'm buying it back. Had a lot of good times in that truck:burnrubber::mudding::D
     
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  14. Nov 9, 2019 at 5:35 AM
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    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    309km east of Hazard ...the good life
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    '97 black SR5 0g ~ MT @ 176k ...
    black woolWax, green IFC, borlaCB, custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    mine looks 'almost-great' (at least in my opinion, could always be better though i guess) considering the fact it has lived nowhere else but on the outskirts of the mid west and has done battle with the salt monster many times with winter ventures into Iowa, Chicago & Wisconsin, (SD,MO & KS too, i don't recall ever having to go into MN in the winter) a number of times over the decades, plus the local road chemicals they use here on the NE/IA border
    Thank goodness it passed frame inspection in 2o11 (or they would've crushed it) but now is undergoing a DIY thorough frame mod to keep it going until whenever comes along!
    ... have only found surface crusty stuff so far under really crappy paint i am trying to fix ... about six months into this so far

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    did you have the '98 all the days in PA, i hear the winters there are nasty! like they can be here on occasion when the Texas gulf weather meets the Canadian arctic and Denver/Wyoming mountains blocks it just sits on top here and moves east :goingcrazy:
     
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  15. Nov 9, 2019 at 6:16 AM
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    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    '97 black SR5 0g ~ MT @ 176k ...
    black woolWax, green IFC, borlaCB, custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    NiCE!!!

    are you two aware of how 'unpopluar' our '97s are?
    outside of the 95.5 (half Year model) OUR year had the least amount sold of all 1st gens
     
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