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Newbie questions

Discussion in 'New Members' started by NCDeere, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Jul 28, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    NCDeere

    NCDeere [OP] New Member

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    Bryan
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    Hey folks, I'm not a Tacoma owner but I will soon be in the market for one. My son is close to driving age and he wants a truck. I am thinking about getting him a used Tacoma (not sure what year) but would like it to be Ext cab, 4x4, V6... these are the only specs I am concerned with so far as I am just learning about this truck.

    I was hoping you guys could give me an idea of what's important to take note of when looking at a Tacoma. Is there anything on them that I absolutely want to stay away from? Is there anything I really should try to get on one.

    I guess I'm just looking for some guidance on these so I can be educated when the time comes. Also if there is a thread that may answer these questions and more please direct me to it...

    Thanks for your help,

    Bryan
     
  2. Jul 28, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Welcome!

    If looking at a 2004 or older one, check for Frame rust.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    skytower

    skytower Well-Known Member

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    First vehicle should be a 4banger. If I had a 6 or better growing up, I would have been in more trouble.
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  4. Aug 1, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    adammikolon

    adammikolon Well-Known Member

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    i'm only 18 and even I agree with this :) my first ride was a 95 jeep wrangler with a 2.5L i4 that was losing its kick at about 140k miles. Now i'm driving an 03 prerunner with a 3.4L V6 and i feel like i handle it much better after learning to drive on something a little underpowered
     
  5. Aug 1, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    desertdude59

    desertdude59 CRAZY 4WHEELER

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