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Should I buy 1999 V6 Xtra Cab? only 4000?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tacoma Marketplace' started by CollegeTacoma, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Jul 15, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    CollegeTacoma

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    168xxx miles rear locker. has a different colored bed so im weary. 5 speed. 4x4. It is only 4000 because they are in bad financial need. Could the benefits beat the cost? what about getting a new bed or painting it and then reselling if it checks out?

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  2. Jul 15, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    If it has a different bed there is a good chance it has been in an accident. Maybe the frame is bent? Otherwise you usually can't find a Tacoma for anywhere near that price.
     
  3. Jul 15, 2011 at 2:16 PM
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    my thoughts too. Even if at that price leaves alot of room to moddify / fix or even resell at a profit.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    I'd jump on that, maybe try to talk them down a bit.
     
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    if they are in need of money bad go to them with 3 grand cash and take it. thats a good deal is it a trd?
     
  6. Jul 15, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    I talked him down from 5300 to 4000 weary on that bed though...

    It has the locker but when I looked it up on Carfax (Basic check) the free one it listed it as Xtra Cab sr5 so I couldn't tell you.
     
  7. Jul 15, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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    if the frame is not bent i say go for it. sometimes when people actually use their trucks as a truck the bed gets banged up pretty bad from loading and unloading stuff into it. maybe thats the case with this one and thats why they replaced it. check the carfax on it too.
     
  8. Jul 15, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    Have a mechanic check it out before buying!
     
  9. Jul 15, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    As far as reselling for profit, is there really much room for any profit even at that price? If you buy it for $4,000, then put in a couple grand for paint and fixing things, that puts you at $6,000. Are people buying 99's with 170k for much more than $6,000?
     
  10. Jul 15, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    I dont know there are some pretty expensive ones. But im not sure.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    The '98-'00 don't usually sell for terribly much, ESPECIALLY with that sorta mileage. The '01-'04 are the years that seem to hold their price so incredibly well (not really sure what people see in those years that they don't in other years, but its preference).
     
  12. Jul 16, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    Last option. I have a guy who came to me offering his 1997 tacoma with 220k he is the original owner and is considering getting a new one but is having separation issues. He seems to have maintained it very well and has even emailed service records. it doesnt have the locker and he was asking 5500. I was thinking alot less before he told me the price but what do you experts think?
     
  13. Jul 16, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    For whatever it's worth I sold my 1984 ****** truck with the same mileage at 10 years old (1994) for $75 (I know, it was a long time ago) but still I'm amazed people are selling AND BUYING for this kind of stupid money nowadays that I bought my 84 new. With all due respect I wouldn't offer him more than $1,800 and I still think you're getting screwed.
     
  14. Jul 16, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    What do you mean. I think I lost the main point when you switched subjects. Isn't 3 less then book value on that. Two posts up was 12 k for a '99
     
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.

    I'm just saying it's alot (of your money) for a high mileage vehicle

    My last vehicle I bought was a 1993 Nissan Hardbody Reg Cab 2.4 4x4 with 133,000 miles. I paid $400 for it and drove it for 5 years with ZERO problems.

    If the truck looks good, runs well and you're comfortable with everything, buy it.

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  16. Jul 16, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    load the frame up with rock salt and cash in on the frame recall after driving it for 2 years
     
  18. Jul 17, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    I'd compare the two and make a decision

    Option 1) Locker, $1500 cheaper than option 2, has locker

    Option 2) 1 owner with excellent service records, actual bed that came with vehicle

    To me, I'd sacrifice a locker and 50k miles and pay $1,500 more for a vehicle I knew was a safe bet. I don't think $5,500 is absurd for the second vehicle you posted.
     
  19. Jul 18, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    I think both sold?
     
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    I recall my Grandfather saying he sold his 51 Buick ********* car with the same mileage at 10 years old (1961) for $1800 (I know, it's completely irrelevant and has absolutely nothing to do with the Original Post) but still I'm AMAZED CAPS LOCK BUYING CAPS LOCK for this kind of STUPID!!! money nowadays that my Grandfather bought his 51 new! I would offer him some Plasti-Dip and Meth, it's not worth anything more. Trust me, I'm from the Interwebz!
     
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