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Need help knowing if I should buy

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bebop247, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. Jul 7, 2020 at 11:08 AM
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    Bebop247

    Bebop247 [OP] New Member

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    I'm living in Utah and there is a 2001 Tacoma regular cab with super low miles right in my price rang, however, its across the country. I've contacted the dealer and spoke to him and he said it is mechanically superb (his words) and will make the trip. It was an old city vehicle so I'm assuming it was taken care of all through it's time. I'm a litle worried because it's a gamble, I cant see the truck till I'm out there to buy it. I'm also worried that it wont make the travel back and then I'd be stranded as well as not have the funds to buy another vehicle or fix whatever happened. Any help would be much appreciated!!
     
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  2. Jul 7, 2020 at 11:17 AM
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    Black DOG Lila

    Black DOG Lila Well-Known Member

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    Find one in Utah
     
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  3. Jul 7, 2020 at 11:21 AM
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    JaCado

    JaCado I make bad choices

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    If he wants to sell it, he'll email pictures. If not, don't waste your time.
     
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  4. Jul 7, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF Well-Known Member

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    Rust, dents, miles, extra metal.
    :laughing:


    Keep looking.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2020 at 11:54 AM
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    sandsloth

    sandsloth Observing

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  6. Jul 7, 2020 at 12:29 PM
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    Wyoming09

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    Define Across the country ??

    Maybe one of us is close although I am not sure I would trust a unknown person.
     
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  7. Jul 7, 2020 at 12:34 PM
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    Thunder Fist

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    Like, so many.
    Flying cross country could be a really expensive way to find out you don't want the truck.
     
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  8. Jul 7, 2020 at 12:37 PM
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    Wyoming09

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    I went by train interesting till it was done it was a expensive mistake
     
  9. Jul 7, 2020 at 7:47 PM
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    onakat

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    Do not believe the words of any seller/dealer untill you see it for yourself or have actual proof of what he says
     
  10. Jul 7, 2020 at 9:04 PM
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    Kevin Jones

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    I've traveled many miles to purchase sportscars and deals have worked out more times than not.
    Good photos are a must even though an unscrupulous seller can obviously hide or not photo known defects.

    What is super low miles?
     
  11. Jul 8, 2020 at 5:16 AM
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    Indy

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    Heres a guide to buying city/fleet vehicles.
    1. Dont.
    2. Dont.
    3. Dont.
    Unless it's free, its overpriced. I worked for."the city", they only bet rid of vehicles when their maintenance is too expensive to justify. No city worker treats their vehicles well. Think rental car abuse x10.
     
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  12. Jul 8, 2020 at 5:19 AM
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    Spare Parts

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    What city? How does frame look?
     

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