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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by EthanXD, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    EthanXD

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    Hey TW, I have been lurking around on the site for about a month now and decided to join. Right now I have a Subaru WRX, that I am trying to get rid of.

    I am currently looking at buying an 05 - 06 taco when the time comes, 4x4, v6, 6spd manual.
    I was wondering what i should look for when looking at buying one. Problem areas with the truck and info etc...

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    jlvhrse

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    tacomas dont have problems :)
     
  3. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    EthanXD

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    It looks as if we are on the right path then. haha
     
  4. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    I would consider starting the search with the 2007, especially with a manual tranny. The 05-06 had the majority of the problems with clutches, TO bearings, and transmissions. By 2007 they had most of bugs worked down (not out, but down).
     
  5. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    EthanXD

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    My main concern would be price, Under 20k is what im looking at. and going for an 07 would be really close to that or out of range?
     
  6. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    I'm sure it depends on where you are. I bought my 07 with 32K on the clock in mid 2010 for $18K, all mint. It is an access cab, 6 speed, SR5, with a Leer shell. They are out there.
     
  7. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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    Located in Bay area, California. Once I sell my car I will be looking even harder for one so I can join the club.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    Have you looked up the prices on Kelly Blue Book in your area?
     
  9. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    Fractured

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    Where in the bay area? San jose usually has some good deals at stevens creek- i saw a ton of used ones when i was buying mine.
     
  10. Feb 21, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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    EthanXD

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    Vacaville/Fairfield Ide be willing to go out there if I found one.
     
  11. Aug 4, 2012 at 8:22 AM
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    I'm also pretty new to the sight guys and I didn't really wanna start a thread and piss people off. But since we are on the subject of trouble spots. Do the 09's have any major areas I should look at? I'm looking into an 09 DC V6 Taco with 50,000 on it. Any help and knowledge would be awesome guys! Thanks!
     
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