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Purchasing used '10 Tacoma, what to look for?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pdc214, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Sep 24, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    pdc214

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    Hey guys

    I found a pretty nice '10 Tacoma about 160 miles from my location. I am planning to make the trek this week to go test drive and make a deal. It is a single-owner carfax, and there has been no issues other than a blower motor service at 4k miles (it has 17k now)

    What things should I look for to ensure that this is good? (I have had experience with lemons in the past and REALLY want to make sure I do this right as this is the first vehicle that I am purchasing completely independently...) Thank you!

    Link to the Taco:
    http://subaruofhurst.bobmoore.com/u...Worth-TX-4fd525320a0d048e0072f15594627e18.htm
     
  2. Sep 24, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    Poweraid TB spacer, a bunch a cool stickers, a bada ass MetalMiller Tx Longhorns grill emblem painted Hemi Orange, JBA 2035s headers and dey are perty, Diff breather mod, Red LED interior lights, Fancy head unit that plays ipod n movies, Also DIY install factory stuff like, factory cruise control, factory intermittent wipers, OME nitro struts with 886x springs and toy tec top plate, LR UCA's for better alignmnet and dey beefier too, Old Man Emu Dakar leaf springs in da rear with the gear, U bolt flipper, 5 factory 16" steels wit Pep Boys special Dakota Definity MT's in 285/75/16, some bad ass weather tech floor liners so I don't muck up my interior, an ATO shackle flipper for mo travel in da rear wit the gear, also super shiny Fox 2.0 shocks back there too, all sorts of steal armor for bouncing off of the rocks like demello sliders, AP front skid, trans skid, n transfer skid, demello gas tank skid, and a tough as nails ARB bumper with warn 8k winch, I'm sure there's more but it's alre
    Get the VIN and check it on the tacoma owners site for what service, warranty issues, and TSB's have been done to it. Site should be on the www.toyota.com home page.
     
  3. Sep 24, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    wrxRome

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    looks nice,, pretty much what he said tho ^^^^... i bought a 06 like a month ago, and everything feels like brnd new, with 90k miles.
     
  4. Sep 24, 2011 at 10:00 PM
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    Just showed this:

    Non-Compliance B0B - Certain 2008 through 2011 Model Year Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Tacoma and Tundra Vehicles Equipped with Toyota-Recommended Light Truck tires and TRD Accessory Wheel
    Code: B0B
    Memo
    This is an important Non-Compliance Recall. It covers certain 2008 through 2011 model year Land Cruiser, Tacoma, Sequoia and Tundra vehicles on which both TRD Accessory Wheels and Toyota-recommended Light Truck (LT) tires were installed prior to the delivery of the vehicle to the first purchaser. These accessory wheels and tires were installed as a Post Production Option (PPO) by Toyota Motor Sales USA (TMS) or as a Dealer Installed Option (DIO). Vehicles with these accessory wheels and tires do not meet the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) telltale illumination requirements specified in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 138 because the telltale will not start illuminating illuminate at the inflation pressure specified by the standard.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2011 at 5:04 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Hi Ryan welcome to tacomaworld and hope you are able to pick up the truck you want.

    As far as the paragraph on the tpms, it sounds like Toyota is cya on some wheels pressure sensors not illuminating correctly if the system gets triggered. Or as they put it illuminating illuminate? In any case, the truck is still under the 3/36, any issues bring it to the dealer. My dealer was very helpful in solving the minor issues during my initial warranty. Yeah there are always cases read on here about dealer nightmares, but for the most part Toyota stands up.

    Keep us posted on your purchase and post pics if you buy!
     
  6. Sep 25, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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    I have a 2010 and got a recall letter for that. Mine has the factory steel 15 5 lug rim. i believe that they put that note on all tacomas it is nothing to worry about.
     
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