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Potential purchase questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wbpolk, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Apr 22, 2016 at 2:52 PM
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    wbpolk

    wbpolk [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at a 2009 reg cab 4x4, 5speed, 134,000 miles, single OH owner. Truck seems to be very clean.
    My questions:

    What should I be looking at when inspecting?

    And would you think $9k is fair for the truck, kbb, seems to be at $8k.

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  2. Apr 22, 2016 at 2:53 PM
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    rnish

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    Frame rust.
     
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  3. Apr 22, 2016 at 2:54 PM
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    jwctaco

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    I would take a look at the frame, look out for rust.
     
  4. Apr 22, 2016 at 2:56 PM
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    BuddyS

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    Yea, I'd have a trusted mechanic look at the frame and other stuff, but if it all checks out that truck should be good for another 130,000 miles with just good regular maintenance. Offer a less than what they're asking and find some middle ground.
     
  5. Apr 22, 2016 at 3:00 PM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    Frame rust. Not just surface, but deep in serious spots. As in whack it with a ball peen.

    I'd pay an independent mechanic to check out the mechanical systems, including a compression test, and be asking the owner for service records.

    And make sure those aren't 'biologicals' on the drivers seat cover. Ewwww.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2016 at 3:11 PM
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    wbpolk

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    Rust still issue with a 2009? I can't get him to move on the price, should I be paying less? I must say, the color is a big point to me, passed on silver for I bit less.
     
  7. Apr 22, 2016 at 3:12 PM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    Rust is an issue on any vehicle in the salt belt.
     
  8. Apr 22, 2016 at 7:08 PM
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    wbpolk

    wbpolk [OP] Well-Known Member

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    4Runner tail wheels w/kO2’s LED Interior and Exterior lighting ARE MX topper (for sale) Tinted windows More to come... don’t need much on the truck, we use wife’s 4RUNNER for exploring.
    Rust still issue with a 2009? I can't get him to move on the price, should I be paying less? I must say, the color is a big point to me, passed on silver for I bit less.
     
  9. Apr 22, 2016 at 7:37 PM
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    shakerhood

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    Looks like a decent truck, if the frame is clean it is probably worth it.
     

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