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Looking at a 2000 Tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by novakills, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Apr 4, 2011 at 5:03 AM
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    novakills

    novakills [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I happened upon a very clean base model 2000 4x2 Tacoma Longbed with AC (I'm not sure if it has the 2.4L or 2.7L engine) yesterday and have been thinking of buying a commuter vehicle to save miles on my 2010. The guy is asking $6000 and my research has valued this truck everywhere from $4000 to $6500. Any 1st Gen experts have any advice on the value of this little guy?
     
  2. Apr 4, 2011 at 5:38 AM
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    SRQ TACO

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    Mileage? If its a 6 lug its the 2.7l and if it has 5 lug wheels its the 2.4
     
  3. Apr 4, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    novakills [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just a bit over 89000. Brand new tires, he says new brakes, a new windshield in February (a tree branch fell on it also putting a small dent in the hood that I can over look), oil changed 100 miles ago. No evidence of any leaks, engine seems great, clutch is tight with no throwout bearing noise. Has a rattle that comes from the exhaust due to a cracked mount, I can fix this. I'm pretty sure it is a five lug. So is the 2.4L a desireable engine?
     
  4. Apr 4, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    The 4 banger is a great engine !! I've got the 3.4 V6 in mine & it is not known for its gas sipping but the 2.7 & the 2.4 get great mileage & are pretty bullet-proof for reliability.....;)
     
  5. Apr 4, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    How about frame rust and leaf springs? What's the condition?
     
  6. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:25 AM
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    Just a quick look down each side of the undercarriage yielded nothing that jumped out to me. I'm not sure what to look for with the leaf springs other than them being maybe sacked out from constant overloading, which is not the case with this truck.

    I have valued this truck though kbb, reminds, and my brother the bank loan officer and values seem to be all over the place. The truck certainly shows that its 11 years old but is reasonably sound cosmetically and appears perfect mechanically. Anyone have a valuation for it?
     
  7. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:29 AM
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    I would look deeper into that exhaust rattle as well. When I first purchased mine there was an exhaust rattle that I assumed was something loose, it ended up the Cat was shot and cost me about 120 to replace.

    It wasnt a big deal, but I figured Id throw it out there.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2011 at 6:37 AM
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    Thanks for the heads up. I'll be looking into the exhaust more closely. The last thing I want is to have to spend money on my money-saving DD.
     
  9. Apr 5, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    2.5" Fab Tach Coilovers 3" Performance Acc. Body

    Im looking at replacing my CAT on my 2000 Tacoma V6. What kind did you end up going with?

    I am tired of my check engine light being on, and figured it was time to finally replace it. But I have heard that some cheap ones will still have problems.
     
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