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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by g8er96, May 12, 2009.

  1. May 12, 2009 at 5:11 AM
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    g8er96

    g8er96 [OP] New Member

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    Folks.. I'm new here and looking to buy my first Tacoma. I've found one that I'm planning on checking out. Is there anything that I should pay particular attention to when looking for a Tacoma? Here is the listing for the truck I'm interested in. Any help is appreciated.

    http://atlanta.craigslist.org/cto/1166188704.html
     
  2. May 12, 2009 at 7:37 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    The first thing that strikes me about the listing is that it never specifies which engine / transmission the truck has ...
     
  3. May 12, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    After talking to the seller its a 4cyl Automatic.
     
  4. May 12, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    First two things I'd ask are:

    (1) Why has it been (re-?)painted?
    (2) What has it been used to tow?
     
  5. May 12, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    g8er96

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    What makes you think its been painted?
     
  6. May 12, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    Does it pass or fail the internal frame rot warrantee through Toyota?
     
  7. May 12, 2009 at 4:34 PM
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    It's either been painted or those are some sort of add-on rocker panel covers (or whatever they're called) ...

    No 1995.5 - 2004 Tacoma came from the factory with a two-tone body.
     
  8. May 12, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    EnolaGaia

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    Good call! ...
     
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