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NEW FROM MAINE...Possibly buying a Taco

Discussion in 'New Members' started by SportyTuRD, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Nov 15, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    SportyTuRD

    SportyTuRD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Whats up...
    I currently am thinking about Downgrading my 08 Crewmax TRD to a 2005 access cab Tacoma TRD Sport 6speed...Any issues i should be aware of on the 05?
     
  2. Nov 15, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    dunkhi

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    thats not a very nice way to introduce urself
     
  3. Nov 15, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    Sorry, I am just stressed about this truck buying situation...I am from maine bought my Crewmas this summer and just cant swing payments anymore...So a buddy of mine at a dealership came across an 05 i can get a good trade in for my Tundra...Drop my payments almost $200 a month.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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  5. Nov 15, 2009 at 1:58 PM
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    Yoytoda

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    how much do they want for the 05 and how many miles?
     
  6. Nov 15, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    $19,800 58K for my area it seems on par for going prices. In really good shape considering age and mileage...has a couple spots that will be buffed and sanded out...
     
  7. Nov 15, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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    oh yeah it is Indigo as well ;) so the color helps ease my pain a little...I love my tundra but timing just isnt right
     
  8. Nov 15, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    sounds pretty good to me. I found a 2007 4x4 trd sport with 17k on it in socal for $21k but already bought my 2010...oh well. To be honest if you "downgrade" (value and size only)
    you may be really pleasantly surprised by the capability of this little truck. I got rid of my 3/4 ton silverado and i love my little truck. Its awesome offroad, more capable then the Tundra IMO, and handles parking lots and tight spaces better. Not to mention better fuel economy.
     
  10. Nov 15, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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    Yeah i have the 5.7 in the tundra so a couple MPGs would be nice...and parking lots will be easier that's for sure...Unfortunately my Tundra is loaded with everything from bluetooth to moon and all the bells and whistles...So i will miss that and the passenger Capacity (that i rarely used)
     
  11. Nov 15, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Maybe check the motor mounts welds? They were an issue on some of the 05s, there is a thread on here somewhere.....esp. if exposed to salt my 06 welds are rusty...if there is any question you can get your friend to fix it before the trade probably? I would have them look at least.
    Welcome to the forum from Vermont :wave:
     
  12. Nov 15, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    Yeah i read the sticky on that earlier...thanks though.
     
  13. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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