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Looking at an 2005

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FLaFF, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Aug 19, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    FLaFF

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    Looking for a little more advice in my ongoing quest for a new truck...
    I'm making arrangements to look at a 2005 double cab 4wd TRD off road with 6spd manual. The reading I've done to this point makes me nervous about the manual tranny. Anything else I should look for? What are the differences between a 2005 like this one and current model year with the same features?

    Any thoughts/advice/experiences would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Josh
     
  2. Aug 19, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    WTtoolman

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  3. Aug 19, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    Difference between the 05 Tacoma and the new ones include different tail lights, headlights, cupholders, and a few other minor changes. How many miles are on the truck?
     
  4. Aug 19, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    50k miles
     
  5. Aug 19, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    how much are they asking for?
     
  6. Aug 19, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    $15,000

    I'm 99% convinced I won't be buying it though, due to the transmission.
     
  7. Aug 19, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    Why, what is wrong with the tranny? 50,000 miles is very low for an 05. Good price too.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    Clutch issues are apparently very prevalent, and there is no fix due to inappropriate design.
     
  9. Aug 19, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    or for people with better things to do than move levers all over the place while driving... it's 2010 for god's sake... let the car do it for you. i guess we could go back to getting out and crank starting the car too! :eek:
     
  10. Aug 19, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    There is a fix.
     
  11. Aug 19, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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  12. Aug 19, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    What does the install entail? $$$?
     
  13. Aug 19, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    You have to pull the tranny. That's where all the work/time is involved. It only takes 5 minutes to put it on the tranny from what I have read. I honestly couldn't tell you how much $ it would run because it would be something I would do myself.
     
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