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Looking to buy, please offer opinion on these 2 trucks!

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

  1. Mar 4, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    StaticFilter

    StaticFilter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So now that I'm into my house, I'm looking at getting back into a Tacoma... Don't have a lot of money so $8000 is about my limit, could you guys check out these ads and let me know what ya think?

    I need something mechanically reliable...

    2000 Tacoma SR5 with 200,000 miles
    http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=0&nid=443&tab=list/view&ad=3906312

    1996 Tacoma SR5 with 167,000 miles
    http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=0&nid=443&tab=list/view&ad=3900381
    Looked into this one quite a bit, said he'd take $7500

    K now these 2 are a bit out of my price range but with taxes coming i might be able to swing it... Thoughts?

    2001 Tacoma Bumpers sliders locker gas shocks 175,000miles $8500
    http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=733005&nid=443&tab=myads/view&ad=3792901

    1999 Tacoma TRD Supercharged 6inch lift 159,000 miles $8999
    http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=733005&nid=443&tab=myads/view&ad=3796702



    Thanks guys! Hopefully I'll be a loving Tacoma owner again one day
     
  2. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    Quast

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    i like the 1996 better. less miles, nice interior and exterior, not to big a lift, and the v6. i would try and talk him down a bit but its engine really isnt even broken in! good luck
     
  3. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    loaderman82

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    I personally think that the '96 is the better deal. The other one that has a freshly rebuilt motor sounds to me like the guy got the motor fixed and wants to get rid of it while he can before something else goes wrong with it. Just cause a vehicle is newer doesn't always mean they are better. The '96 looks pretty tight to me, but I would definatly want to check it out pretty good! Good luck!
     
  4. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    96 looks like it has some nice rock rash on the driver side ex cab. didnt know if you saw it..
     
  5. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    1996 or keep looking around
     
  6. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    loaderman82

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    I didn't see that! Good eye.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    StaticFilter

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    I sure did, thank you!
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  8. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    Blacktacoma23

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    The black one!
     
  9. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    :thumbsup: cool man! I do like the 96 the best.
     
  10. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    Dangit, I like the black one too, it's 62 miles away though, id hate to drive up there and find it has issues
     
  11. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    Call the guy! if you do get there and he had not been completely up front look for a different truck.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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  13. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    ive talked to him and was dead set on buying it, got approved for the loan and everything, just sucks because since i sold my 05 ive had 2 different cheap POS vehicles and im "gunshy" now hah
     
  14. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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  15. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    Yep. I wont be a dumbass burden and a dumbass who trades a awesome Toyota truck for a shitty Hummer H3 with NO power or capabilities for my uses...
     
  16. Mar 4, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    Have you run a car fax check on these 2 trucks? I am wondering why that silver one is missing fender flares on one side only. :confused:
     
  17. Mar 4, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    ChavisT93

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    It's not, on one pair of pics both sides are missing, and the other pair of pics they are both there. :confused:
     
  18. Mar 4, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    96 all the way looks great and has less miles
     
  19. Mar 4, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    StaticFilter

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    Haven't ran a carfax/autocheck yet, the 96 owner is meeting me halfway tomorrow evening and ill have my mechanic buddy go with me to check it out in person. If all looks good then maybe ill do a carfax/autocheck. Hopefully by Tuesday i'll have a new Tacoma!
     
  20. Mar 4, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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    Im liking the black one.
     
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