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Need opinion on truck I am looking at. Worth buying? Need Input!!! Pls

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacozona, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Feb 4, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    Tacozona

    Tacozona [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Feb 4, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    topgun155

    topgun155 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a good deal. Maybe slightly over priced but not much.
    Just a thought. Someone else one found a scam on craigslist with some guy trying to sell a truck saying he had to go to the army. Just be sure to see everything first.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    Beau02

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    I'd have to agree w/ topgun155 in that the price may be a bit high, but not too bad. I would try to find out if he's got any maintenance records - consider the cost of maintenance that may be due such as the timing belt (every 90k), various fluids, etc., that you'll have to pay for to get it in good operating condition. Clutch replacements? Consider the condition of the tires (high cost right away if they need replacing).

    Drive it to make sure everything sounds and feels good - engage 4hi & 4lo. I personally wouldn't sweat the mileage at all if it's been well maintained.

    Also, get underneath it and look closely at the frame. Check for rust beyond the normal surface stuff you always see because there's potential for rust perforation on some older Tacomas.

    There's more, but that's all I can think of for now. Others will fill you in.
     
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