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New guy with a question.

Discussion in 'New Members' started by beakert, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Aug 26, 2011 at 2:27 AM
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    beakert

    beakert [OP] Member

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    Heated seats and side mirrors. Toytec Ultimate Lift, Total Chaos UCA, headers, Air bags in rear for towing. TRD Super Charger. Electronic Sliding Rear Window.
    I'm currently looking at 2 Tacomas.

    1996 140k V6 4x4
    2001 196k TRD

    I'm wondering how many miles I can expect to get out of these. I hear how bulletproof these Toyota engines are. I've never owned a truck, so I'm not quite sure what to look for when deciding on one. Any information would be helpful.
     
  2. Aug 26, 2011 at 2:32 AM
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    TruthInLies313

    TruthInLies313 Well-Known Member

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    Tinted, 5701 Viper Alarm Electric Start, 6 Inch Fabtech Lift, 17'' XD Hoss Rims, K&N 77 Series Intake, BHLM, Black Emblems, Color Matched Dash rings, 2 JL 10's, Pioneer Double Din Head Unit
    Welcome to TW! I had a 2001 V6 2x4, and it had 265xxx. It was still going strong and had no major issues, besides replacing the starter. Good luck with your purchase!
     
  3. Aug 26, 2011 at 2:37 AM
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    jdmdcfan

    jdmdcfan Well-Known Member

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    It's really cool for Tacoma's to have the bullet proof reputation, but if it wasn't maintained properly you can throw that saying out the window.

    Look for the ones with service reports, maintenance records, etc.
     
  4. Aug 26, 2011 at 2:37 AM
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    TruthInLies313

    TruthInLies313 Well-Known Member

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    is the 2001 a TRD Off Road 4x4? If so I would go with that one....
     
  5. Aug 26, 2011 at 6:49 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    [​IMG]Welcome to TW from Sparks, NV
    This is my 4th baby Toy and first 4x4 and first Tacoma
    '77 PreTaco 372K miles
    '84 PreTaco 290K miles
    '95 PreTaco 145K miles
    2011 Tacoma AC 4x4 2.3K miles
    Still have the '95 so I don't have to haul firewood in the new one.
    All 4 cyl manuals.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2011 at 12:30 AM
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    beakert

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    Heated seats and side mirrors. Toytec Ultimate Lift, Total Chaos UCA, headers, Air bags in rear for towing. TRD Super Charger. Electronic Sliding Rear Window.
    Well, the 96 got sold real quick. It was maybe in the lot for 2 days. I didn't really like the color scheme of it anyways, maroon with the graphics on the side.

    There are a couple TRDs now that I'm considering. I defiantly want a V6. I've been driving 4 cyl all my life except for our maxima, but that 's the wife's.

    Thanks for the feedback and the warm welcome.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    beakert

    beakert [OP] Member

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    Heated seats and side mirrors. Toytec Ultimate Lift, Total Chaos UCA, headers, Air bags in rear for towing. TRD Super Charger. Electronic Sliding Rear Window.
    Well I got a the Tacoma I wanted. I bought it from Yachtsmith that has some post on on this site. Awesome Toyota.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    I've got a 04 with 186k miles. It's still running, but not very strong...
     
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