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Looking to buy an 06 - what should I check?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kalel, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Apr 12, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    kalel

    kalel [OP] Member

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    Hey all,

    I am brand new to tacomas, but have an opportunity to buy an 06 TRD Access Cab with 44K miles for 18,000. In my area, that is a good deal since most 06 are going for over 20K dollars.

    What should I check before I buy it? I am going to look at the motor mounts to see if they look good. Anything else I should worry about?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 12, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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    Sorry for the bump but this was almost off of the first page without a single view! Boring post I guess.

    I have heard of airbag recalls, motor mount issues (mostly '05 but also '06), and weak tailgates. I want to make sure that I don't regret a purchase. I don't have a lot of money to throw away.

    Thanks
     
  3. Apr 12, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    6000K HID Headlights 6000k HID Fog Lights Window visors (all 4) Tri-Fold Tonno Bedlined Rockers Bedlined Bumpers Bilstein 5100 Toytec 1/2" spacers 3" TSB Leafs and AAL's (Toytec) Differential 1" Drop Sway Bar Relocators BHLM Mod Debadged Pro Comp 7089s Hankook Dynapro 35" M/T's Billett Grill 55 watt fog lights in grill 55 watt fog lights on Pre-Runner Light Bar Rear Bilstein 5100's Flowmaster Super 10's Yellow Fog Light Mod Titanium Burl Wood Grain Dash Mod Leather Arm Rest Mod TRD Steering wheel Mod Painted Engine Cover Painted Fuse Box TRD Seat Belt Covers Bed Light Mod Extended/Braided Brake Lines Back up light mod
    I have an 06 Double Cab TRD and I could not be happier with it. It has a 2.5" lift in the front and rear, 1.5" wheel spacers (Spidertrax), Westin Bull Bar, Westin Side Rails, Leer Color matched top, just painted the engine cover, window vents, URD CAI and a few other odds and ends. Check the car fax and ask the dealer to verify all the TSB's are current and complete. Then GO FOR IT!!
     
  4. Apr 12, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    Like Badguy said, get a carfax report and check it out. Make sure it doesn't have a salvage title as they can look good. I picked up a 06 double cab TRD off-road this week in San Diego, CA for $17k with only 16K miles and still under warranty. I feel I stole it as the dealers out here want 21K+ with less options than what this one has. If it all checks out go for it.

    ritrebor
     
  5. Apr 12, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    Wow, that is an awesome deal. You've got to be happy with that one.
     
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    Yea, I kinda lucked out on this one. Was only looking for a few days when I found it. Came with a Snugtop tonneau cover and had lojack already installed. Not a scratch on the body. Really like this one.

    ritrebor
     
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  9. Apr 13, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    I just crawled under and tried to see the area in my friends 2007. I couldn't find where to look. I have seen all of the photos from the sticky, but I don't know if I should crawl in from behind the front wheels of from the front of the truck. It looks like it should be from the front just to side of the steering linkage.

    Thanks, I am going tonight after work to see the truck.
     
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