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My new (to me) 2003 Tacoma Double Cab

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by brg88tx, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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    brg88tx

    brg88tx [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Newbie here, here is a photo of my 2003 Tacoma Double Cab. It was a one owner with 78,000 miles on it and i picked it up yesterday for $12,000. It was a long trip (all highway) and i calculated my mpg at 20.8. I was pleasantly surprised. I love it so far.

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  2. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    1337Taco

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    Nice purchase and welcome to TW! Any plans for mods?
     
  3. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    NraFan

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  4. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:21 AM
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    brg88tx

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    no plans right now, i like the looks all stock. might put a grill guard on it later.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    Stick with this website and I guarantee you that you wont be stock for long!!!:D
     
  6. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    slickyd

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    Its true. I was going to leave mine stock but now I have like 5 mods plan. Hopefully I can knock out 2 this weekend.
     
  7. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    brg88tx

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    one thing i've noticed is the suspension on these trucks are STIFF. i guess that's the TRD package. I like it , but it much more stiff than a 4cyl nissan frontier i used to drive.

    also, the tires seem to be wearing on the inside edge. it drives straight, just might have to have the alignment checked for this.
     
  8. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:38 AM
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    Burgman

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    Welcome and nice truck
     
  9. Oct 23, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    ETaco23

    ETaco23 Marshall offroad Fabrication

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    Very Nice!
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    I know I did.
     
  10. Oct 23, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    TRICOMA

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    That's a good looking truck. I like the white with black fender look.
     
  11. Oct 23, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

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    Yeah, I remember telling myself that I would keep it stock too, now look at it.....:D
     
  12. Oct 23, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    Good lookin' truck and Welcome!
     
  13. Oct 23, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    Very nice looking truck, welcome to TW.
     
  14. Oct 23, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    welcome to TW.
     
  16. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:46 PM
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    monoman

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    Ha! Tell me about it!:rolleyes:
     
  17. Oct 24, 2009 at 11:26 PM
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  18. Oct 25, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    I thought my truck rode a little stiff too when I got it. It just took a little getting used to. I think that you got a nice deal on the truck. I looked at a lot of these trucks when I bought mine. I am assuming that its a PreRunner. If its a 4x4, then you stole it...especially if it is in really nice condition.
     
  19. Oct 25, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    Nice lookin truck. Good luck with it and welcome to the forum....:D
     
  20. Oct 25, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    Sweet deal bud! Welcome to TW :wave:
     
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