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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 8uzzsaw, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Jan 24, 2012 at 3:41 AM
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    8uzzsaw

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    I'm new to the forum and am looking to buy my first Tacoma.

    Its a 2009 DCLB 4x4 Auto SR5 Pyrite Mica with Tan interior 120,000 km's. The truck seems to be in great shape and is for sale at a Toyota dealership. Is there anything I should be looking for?

    I'm going from a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie that gets 10 mpg. I know I can expect better mpg, but by how much for the DCLB?

    Thanks for your input.
     
  2. Jan 24, 2012 at 3:43 AM
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    I traded my Ram 1500 in as well, I used to get 10 with my Ram as well. I avg in the city about 16 mpg with tacoma. Highway about 21.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2012 at 4:15 AM
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    Anything I should look at when buying? I read a lot of reviews but nothing really stands out.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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    From what I gather, I should be checking to make sure the TSB's for the rear leafs has been performed. Anything else to add?
     
  5. Jan 24, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    if it's a canadian truck, i believe they already come w/ the 4 leaf pack installed.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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    Correct... 4 leaf is standard here.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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    These trucks dont seem to really have any big mechanical issues so if it is a good price and you like it, id say go for it, especially if the dealer offers some type of warranty (i know some do here for used trucks)

    this forum is a great tool, everyone is pretty decent too and will help
     
  8. Jan 24, 2012 at 9:18 AM
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    Ack. I believe it is. What about the tailgate one, or was that fixed for the '09 year?
     
  9. Jan 24, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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    Tailgate issue was solved for the 2009 +

    120 000 km is a lot for an 09 , my 09 is my DD and I just broke 55 000 km's
     
  10. Jan 24, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    Go for IT!
     
  12. Jan 24, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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    Yes it is. Average is about 20,000 km/year. So you're on the money, this guy went across Canada a few times. Just hoping he was adamant about his oil changes...

    My Ram has over 360,000 km and its not known for reliability like Toyota is. Fingers crossed I exceed that if I get this one.
     
  13. Jan 24, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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    If the vehicle is at a Toyota dealership , I would ask that they do the appropriate recommended scheduled maintenance for the km rating , which by then would include changing spark plugs and driveline fluids , as part of the deal .

    Other than that go for it
     
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