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Ok....tough decision here...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by toy02ota, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Mar 22, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    toy02ota

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    Ok...today I was driving around and I stopped at a gas station. When I got out a guy came up and was like "Hey that is a sweet truck! I love it" and I was just like "Well thank you!"..He then proceded to ask me all the details of the truck...then he offered me 10 grand for it. I told him that I needed to think about it more, but I gave him my numer and got his.
    I paid 7200. Its a 02 model w 170,000 miles. One small fender bender before I got it. I dont know what to do. I LOVE this truck and wouldnt go back the domestic way..and the idea of making a 2800 dollar profit is nice...I just dont know because it would be super difficult to find another to my specifications I think..I could pay off the loan tho and have 6 grand in hand if I do it tho...ugggghhhhh I dont know.. What would you do???
     
  2. Mar 22, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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    2004Taco

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    Do it and buy a 2 gen.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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    Juggernaut

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    I see a 2006 tacoma double cab in your future
     
  4. Mar 22, 2010 at 10:30 PM
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    619Tacoma

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    If you are going to look for another tacoma to replace this one, and it will be very similar to the current one, then why sell it in the first place?? If you think you can get another tacoma to your liking for under those 10K, then sure why not.. But you might have to invest time and effort into it.

    You COULD also get the 10k, pay off your loan, and go get a tacoma similar to your current one from an auction (not salvaged or anything.. jst reposed or seized) for under 6k... That way you pay off your loan, and go buy one cash.... Just an idea.

    If you go buy a new tacoma you'll have a larger loan and larger monthly payment than you do now....
     
  5. Mar 22, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    Add up all your mods. Are you gonna have enough to mod the next truck the way u want
     
  6. Mar 22, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Keep your truck. You won't get another one that nice with those mods for 10k.
     
  7. Mar 22, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    keep it!
     
  8. Mar 22, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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  9. Mar 22, 2010 at 10:47 PM
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    why does this story sound familiar?
     
  10. Mar 23, 2010 at 4:20 AM
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    Keep your 1st Gen Bro!
     
  11. Mar 23, 2010 at 5:50 AM
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  12. Mar 23, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    forget it. keep it..
     
  13. Mar 23, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    toy02yota,

    Unless you have an "upgraded" truck in your sites,why trade and "suffer " through a search???

    Yes ,a new truck would be nice BUT what is really wrong with the '02???

    Driving a "nice" :cool: 2nd "Gen" is always going to get attention and offers ( my '02 has all of 50k on it ;) ) BUT why sell????

    Good luck with your choices and DO NOT be afraid to just say no....your pix give away how much that Tacoma and its owner enjoy each other;):cool:.


    S
     
  14. Mar 23, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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    that truck looks incredible for 170k by the way. has the thought of selling it and getting something else crossed your mind before the offer? i don't know, i would love to have a double cab like that.
     
  15. Mar 23, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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  16. Mar 23, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    Ok...How is contemplating a 2800 dollar profit naive? I think that anyone, reardless of age or "life experience", would at least give an offer like this a second thought. In all reality I probably won't sell it. But it is something to think about I think. Just because I'm young doesn't mean I'm ignorant or callow.
     
  17. Mar 23, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    Ok I did some searching around on the guy who offered me the 10 G. His dad owns a logging company. The kid basically gets whatever he wants thru daddy. The guy owns a 07 duramax with a 6" lift and a 69 Camaro that has been professionally redone. I talked to his cousin (I go to college with him) and he said he was looking for a Tacoma to make a trail rig out of it. So apparently this guy is legit...
     
  18. Mar 23, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    1) You're gonna miss it when it's gone

    2) That Tacoma is in too good of condition to hacked up into a crawler (IMHO)

    3) It's your truck.
     
  19. Mar 23, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    If you are debating the situation, then you should keep your truck. JMO.
     
  20. Mar 23, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    What are yall's opinions on the FJ Cruisers? I'm just trying to see how hard it would be to find something I like IF i were to sell. I kinda like them and I found a good deal locally. They just look kinda..eh soccer mom-ish when stock. I still probably won't sell my Tacoma...but still I have to look at the options IMO
     
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