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New here, just put down a deposit

Discussion in 'New Members' started by MarcD, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Aug 9, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    MarcD

    MarcD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    I've been lurking for a while and signed up recently, and I've finally put down a deposit for a truck. The truck is a 2002 Tacoma Extended Cab 4x4 V6 TRD with 115k miles.

    Since I found it at a Toyota dealership, they're running it through their 100 point inspection before I make a final decision. They've only had it a few days since it was traded in for something earlier this week.

    I have a few questions about the truck - for these engines, what is worth checking for at 115k miles? Also, of the couple I've driven in the past two weeks, some of them (including this one) have had quite a lot of travel in the brake pedal - is this normal?

    Thanks in advance for the help and hopefully I'll have some pics to put up before too long.

    Marc
     
  2. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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  3. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:49 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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  4. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    MarcD

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    oldtacomaguy - I know what you mean by the rust. I was close to buying a Tacoma with similar specs last week when my local mechanic red flagged it for rust, it was to the point where most of the bolts underneath didn't even have heads on them anymore.

    Jester243 - thanks for the welcome!


    Marc
     
  5. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:36 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  6. Aug 10, 2009 at 1:58 PM
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    MarcD

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    Thanks for the welcomes guys, picking her up tomorrow afternoon :D

    Marc
     
  7. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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  8. Aug 10, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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