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Sell 2nd Gen for 1st Gen?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tex4141, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Dec 22, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    Tex4141

    Tex4141 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, haven't been on in awhile. Wanted to get some opinions. Ok...
    I bought a 2005 DC PreRunner with 65k on it. I got screwed at the dealership (surprise surprise) because I didn't take my time and I "WANTED" the truck... :rolleyes: So I ended up paying $24,000 for it.

    Now, I can afford the $460 payments every month, but I'd rather have something I can afford a little easier, and something I can pay off within the next 2 years or so.

    So, my question is....would it be a smart decision to sell my 05' and buy an older Taco? Somewhere in the 01'-04' range.

    Also, I found this and it looked like a pretty good deal.
    http://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/cto/1520800765.html

    Opinions, flames, and/or "do-it's" are appreciated :D

    -Tex4141
     
  2. Dec 22, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    NeoMoose

    NeoMoose Possibly Batman

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    no. keep the 2nd gen.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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    Firefighter160

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    I sold my 2nd gen for another 1st gen and don't regret it at all...I like the size and simplicity of the first gen and it just seems tougher.....
     
  4. Dec 22, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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    I guess it depends on what you are looking for. I prefer the interior and size of the 2nd gen over my previous 1st gen. Since you can afford the payment for the '05 it comes down to what you want.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    I've sold new for old b4. I can't say that I recommend it, but I've been down that road more than once.

    That being said, I went from an 04 Scion Xb w/40k miles to a an 02 TRD 4x4 Tacoma w/103k miles to a 92 SR5 4Runner 4x4 w/ currently 123k miles. Do what makes you happy or saves your ass!
     
  6. Dec 22, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    Tex4141

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    Hmm... alright. Either way I need to pay this thing down a bit before I can even sell it :rolleyes:

    any other takers....?
     
  7. Dec 22, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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    Blumpkinson

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    Sell it... 1st gen ftmfw:D:D
     
  8. Dec 22, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    Brunes

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    You took a serious bath on buying it-So you'll probably not get to where you want if you try to sell it.

    Throw a sign in the window or whatever and see what you can get for it and then decide from there??
     
  9. Dec 22, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    those are some really low miles on that 1st gen...

    given this economy, if it works for ya, then go for it...

    best bet, try to get a tacoma off some old folks that has likely been babied...
     
  10. Dec 22, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    try to refinance...
     
  11. Dec 22, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    I agree with alot of guys on the 1st gens seem better built, maybe not as comfy and spacious but alot more durable. If you have driven a 1st gen and like it I would go for it but again alot of people think 1st gens are too small I think 2nd gens are too big (they are the size of the original tundra!!) .
     
  12. Dec 22, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    mwild

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    i traded in my 08 DCLB for a 04 Extra cab and have absolutly no gegrets at all i love the 04.
     
  13. Dec 22, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    None yet......trying to figure out where to start ;)
    And let's not forget....the more I save on the actual payment of the truck.. the more MODS I can do
     
  14. Dec 22, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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  15. Dec 22, 2009 at 2:49 PM
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    DOOOO IT! you'll save a lot on repairs and new paint jobs too! :p

    But really, I've heard a lot of happy stories from people who have done the same.
     
  16. Dec 22, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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    I bought my truck new just 2 months before the 05 came out. I bought mine because it was my last chance to get what I wanted. Get it while you can.
     
  17. Dec 22, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    I sold my 2008 VW Rabbit with 25,000 miles and bought a '97 Tacoma with 224,000 miles. It's nice having no more car payments, and the repairs I've had to make to the truck still don't come close to the monthly car payments.
     
  18. Dec 23, 2009 at 7:52 AM
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    None yet......trying to figure out where to start ;)
    That's almost exactly what I was thinking. I've seen a lot of 2nd Gen to 1st Gen changes, and I've seen a lot of positive feedback. I was hoping to get Will's input on this, seeing as he did it as well...

    WILL!!! :boink:


     
  19. Dec 23, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    1st gen>>>>>2nd gen. Enough said.
     
  20. Dec 23, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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