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need advice on which truck to buy.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jeremy1ns, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Jun 13, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    jeremy1ns

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  2. Jun 13, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    woodygg

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    Big difference in price and type (30% more for the 2WD, but less miles). Really, only you can make the call since they are different. You'll get people pushing you to get the 4x4 because they would like to have one - only you know if it's worth it to get a 4x4.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    jeremy1ns

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    Exactly I think that's my biggest question.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    Pugga

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    That pre-runner is clean! I'd want to see pics of the inside of the 4x4 and the engine bay.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    Just a little .02, but I got a prerunner and have loved every minute of it. I can be just as capable offroad as if I had a 4x4. But I don't go offroad much, more time spent on pavement. Like woody said, only you will know if the 4x4 is worth it for you. I like the idea of fewer miles, just my opinion.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    JaSkynyrd

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    I would get the 4x4, only because 30k miles difference on a Tacoma is meaningless when you can probably put as many miles as you please on it as long as you own it while saving almost $3000 in the process.
     
  7. Jun 13, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    woodygg

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    In addition, one a 2wd, insurance should be less, maintenance should be less, gas mileage should be better...
     
  8. Jun 13, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    bicklebok

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    if u dont really need 4x4 get the 2wd u'll get better gas mileage... but i'd say keep lookin, i bought my prerunner with 53k miles for $13,500. I'll bet u could find one with less miles for around the same price
     
  10. Jun 13, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    Thanks a lot guys. I have driven the 4x4 and its just as clean. Is there a big difference between getting a 02 and.a.04?
     
  11. Jun 13, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    Just the knowledge that your truck is only 7 years old. No difference in the actual trucks themselves. I think the gas mileage penalty is so small that for me at least it would be outweighed handily by the knowledge that I've got 4x4 if I need it.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    I say get the 4x4
     
  13. Jun 13, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    45acp

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    I'll take Option #1, please.
     
  14. Jun 13, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    My vote is 4x4 but that MY choice. To go 2x4 or 4x4 is a big decision.
     
  15. Jun 13, 2011 at 10:00 PM
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    unless you plan on doing some serious off road driving go for the 2002 4x4... but in all seriousness the 2004 is a better buy, i was in the market for a 2004 model tacoma and prices are right in there i ended up buying a 2005 just last week for 16,000. but back to the question, the 2004 looks just as nice its a trd off road and has 30,000 freaking miles less and its 2 yrs newer... the extra 3 grand are well worth it, dont go for the 2002 you will be at the 200k+ mile in no time and the value of the truck will be less... just my 2 cents
     
  16. Jun 14, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    Dang you got a steal. Over here that would routinely be 16k+. I saw one that had about that same mileage but was a 4x4, he wanted 21,000. I think if I can get the prerunner down below 12,500 Ill be getting a good deal. I may offer the guy with the 4x4 9,500 and see what he says.
     
  17. Jun 14, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    Neither. They're both auto :D
     
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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    go with the 4x!
    if you dont you will regret it most likely, better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it!
     
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