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New Guy...looking to buy a Taco.

Discussion in 'New Members' started by lighttaco, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Dec 28, 2008 at 4:41 PM
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    lighttaco

    lighttaco [OP] New Member

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    Hello everyone. Another newb here...doing some research before purchasing an used Tacoma.

    I'm looking to find a Gen 1 as I prefer that body style and 2 door access cab. Most likely a V6 (but I'm not ruling out a I-4) and 2WD.

    1. Are there any particular problems / recalls for specific years?
    2. Anything I should pay extra attention to when checking out used Tacomas?

    This will be my first truck. My last two cars have been 2 door sports coupes. So, I'm looking forward to learning more about the off-road world and truck modifications.
     
  2. Dec 28, 2008 at 4:43 PM
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    dually

    dually Low and slow

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    Not as many as the 98..
    Make sure there isnt frame rust. 1st Gens were recalled for frame rust. Other than that, I love mine!
     
  3. Dec 28, 2008 at 4:44 PM
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    brianr

    brianr go shit in your hat

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    I have a buddy who wants to sell his. Its a clean truck.

    I dont know much about the first Gens, sorry.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2008 at 4:45 PM
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    TRD4x4858

    TRD4x4858 Taco Traitor!

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    I think some of the later models had an upper ball joint recall
    Check for rusted frames!
    Stay away from the 3.0V6 if you can
    Other than that No problems I have heard of
     
  5. Dec 28, 2008 at 7:59 PM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Welcome to TW :D
     
  6. Dec 28, 2008 at 8:16 PM
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    Ridingontrd

    Ridingontrd Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TW.:)
     
  7. Dec 28, 2008 at 8:26 PM
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    longbow

    longbow I see you now..................

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    Here also...welcome :)
     
  8. Dec 28, 2008 at 9:18 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    I had the 2003 DC v6 and was very pleased with that truck. I was able to tow an 18' bass boat. It had an awesome resale value. I traded it for my 05 Tacoma & they gave me $1600 more than I owed in just a year or ownership.
     
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