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Discussion in 'New Members' started by jcush313, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Sep 10, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    jcush313

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    I know i posted a question earlier about buying the 08 Double Cab SR5 with a 6" lift and wheels and tires. Would I be better off buying new? and spending a little more but having warranty and being able to do what i want? I need to know because a deal is going down tonight!
     
  2. Sep 10, 2010 at 1:26 PM
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    How much can you afford per month. Will you get a better interest rate with a new truck? Are you mechanically inclined, could you work on it yourself? If you buy used you could be buying someone elses headache, if you go with new you will know everything has been done to your standards.
     
  3. Sep 10, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    id go for new if ya can swing it. used ya have no idea what your getting into.even the best looking truck could have been driven hard. however if ya have a reliable mechanic he or she could always look at it but id still go with new if ya can swing it
     
  4. Sep 10, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    the good thing about the used one is i know the guy whose truck it is. he owns a truck shop where they lift and do all that stuff. and he is super i mean SUPER ANAL about is stuff. i have about $4-5k equity in my trade, so if i do go new my payments will be less than they are now. but then i will have to do a lift and wheels and tires and all that noise... i dont know what to do!?!
     
  5. Sep 10, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    i like new.i work to hard to buy used. i drove some real junkers when i was a kid
     
  6. Sep 10, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    go with the new. better interest rates/rebates. plus you never know what your getting buying used.
     
  7. Sep 10, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    what he said
     
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    If you cant afford new, I'll go with used plus its not like its 7 + years old.
     
  9. Sep 10, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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  10. Sep 10, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    buy new, you now get 2 years free maintenance as well as what other people have mentioned. tacomas hold their value so well you can buy a new truck for fairly close to what a used one costs.
     
  11. Sep 10, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    I was hoping to buy a used truck but every truck I looked at that was a year or two old was so close to new in price that I just bought new. Buying used makes a lot of sense if it's a clean truck.
     
  12. Sep 10, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    I like I said before, most will but I wouldnt go with lifted used tacos
     
  13. Sep 10, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    If your positive the truck is in good shape then buy used. As soon as you purchase the new truck and drive it off the lot you lost 5k. Someone else already took that hit for you on the used truck. I understand about the warranty thing but I just canceled my extended warranty because i felt it was a waste of money hearing and seeing these trucks go the distance with proper care.

    The new truck will take a hit and then you will have to put another say 4-5k into it with lift, tires etc. So now your lookin at 9-10k. How much would you lose on the used truck that has everything you want?
     
  14. Sep 10, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    2x
     
  15. Sep 10, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    A six inch lift? Is that what you want?

    Basically, the cheapest way to get a lift is to buy a truck someone else already lifted.

    But there are so many variations on lifts, ranging in price from a couple hundred bucks to a couple of thousand. So know what you're getting before you decide on the value of that truck.
     
  16. Sep 10, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    It depends. Knowing that most lifts are just "mall crawlers" that don't hit the trail hard, there's a good possibility it hasn't seen hard use.

    The flip side of that is that there's extreme variability in HOW people do their lifts. I'd rather have stock than some lifts.
     
  17. Sep 10, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    Agreed
     
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