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New or used and where from?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Stoic, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Apr 30, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    Stoic

    Stoic [OP] Browncoat

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    I just bought my 04 Tacoma after seeing a listing on eBay. I didn't buy it off of eBay, but drove the 100 miles to the seller and made the deal in person.

    I paid Angie's List an extra $20 to add Orlando, FL to my list so I could get a good mechanic to look it over first. Found out it needed $600-700 worth of mechanical work (turned into $850 at my mechanic) but the report helped me talk the price down at least that much.

    So did you buy yours new or used, online or from an ad or dealer?
     
  2. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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    Asta

    Asta The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go

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    Used found it on craigslist in jackson talked to the guy some drove the 4 hours there test drove it came back and checked on some things the went and bought it a week later and got to drive it all the way back. only got pulled over once for not having a license plate by a state trooper but he was fine when we told him we just bought it
     
  3. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    2in Toytec leveling kit TSB 4 leafpack 130w KC driving lights Wsetin 3 tab lightbar Black headlights Trex eyelids TRD sport wheels Firestone MT Hood protector Vent visors Tube stepbars Colormatch grille
    Wife works for Southeast Toyota. Employee price no hassle.
     
  4. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    bunch of crap
    cl... guy was havin a kid and needed to get rid of it asap. perfect timing :)
     
  5. Apr 30, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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    TacoLovR

    TacoLovR I'm 10 years old but I'll still BEAT your ass!!

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    back in UTAH!!
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    Working on it..... I now have a new shifter knob! *Bonus*
    Bought used with 95k miles. Supposedly used for a farm truck. It actually had hay inside the cab when I bought it. However, 6 months after purchase realized it had front end damage and was repaired. Still love her!
     
  6. Apr 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    ffirg

    ffirg Well-Known Member

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    Deckplate mod, grey wire mod, Moromoto Mini H1 projectors, 20'' Blitzpro LED bar, two 6'' Blitzpro LED bars, ultra gauge, rhino lined bed, LED dome light in camper shell, and more to come...
    Found mine on CL with 47k miles on it. Emailed back and fourth a few times. Found out he was moving to Minnesota and didn't want to ship two cars, so they shipped their prius instead. Took a look/test drove it and then bought it two days later. I never did get it inspected by a mechanic. Only thing I can think of that is wrong with it is the steering rack bushings/frowning leaf springs.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    About 25 pounds of spray paint and vinyl dye
    Bought it used... one year after production.... I think there was 8000 miles on it

    Previous owner had to get out of the payments and I bought it for pretty cheap.

    My friend owns a shop in town, they looked it over and it was in mint condition.
     
  8. Apr 30, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    STLharry

    STLharry Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    '95-'97 camouflaged, ARB bull bar, sliders, rear tube bumper, King coilovers with Icon neoprene condoms and a defenestrated sway bar, OME Rear Suspension: CS046R leafs/N85 shocks/NWOR greasable mounting stuff; S13WL Tundra calipers/pads/rotors, IPF H4 lenses and bulbs, IPF 968 DCG 100W fog lights, clapped out CB radio, Aussie-spec FJ60 inclinometer, ARB CKMA12 compressor; 4' Hi-Lift, deckplate mod/grey wire mod/dif breather extensions/dif drop, Duratrac tires, Sockmonkey bedside decals, boat cupholder
    Used with 150k. Craigslist. Drove to CT for it.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    About 25 pounds of spray paint and vinyl dye
    Where in VT are you?

    I used to live in Burlington from 91-94

    lol... I see I just made your sig too! [​IMG]
     
  10. Apr 30, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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    Twistedfreedom

    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    incredibuild in progress
    modded the F*ck out
    Used at a dealer, last saturday before the end of the month listed at 15,995 with 84k on it
    Turned out it only had 54k and somebody made a typo ended up getting it for 13k OTD.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    About 25 pounds of spray paint and vinyl dye
    lol, wow.

    nice.
     
  12. May 1, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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    trmarshall1

    trmarshall1 The Least Interesting Man In The World

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    4" Pro-Comp Lift, TRD cat back exhaust, grey wire mod, clutch pedal linear spring mod
    Craig's List, 94,000 miles:rolleyes:
     
  13. May 1, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    BVCOTaco

    BVCOTaco Well-Known Member

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    02 Tacoma TRD 4x4 bought off of CL with 140k. Was used as a work truck, so a lot of little dings and scratches. Paid $6200. But within 4,000 miles ended up having to change out the timing belt, water pump, steering rack, valve cover gaskets and new CV boots. But for the good deal I got, figured I would have to repair some things!
     
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