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Sold the 2nd Gen and got me a 1st Gen!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Blindsider, May 8, 2013.

  1. May 8, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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    Blindsider

    Blindsider [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Recently sold my 08 TRD Sport to save some money to buy a house.
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    And was able to pick up an 02 TRD auto with just under 75k miles!
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    Only issue is it was hit in the passenger door but it came with a donor door that just needs paint.
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    Brought her home today and already changed the air filter and oil. Just have to track down the passenger side mirror. Already planning on the bilstein/eibach lift with an AAL since the leafs don't have many miles on them. Already learned a lot from the forums so thanks to everyone that contributes!
     
  2. May 8, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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    BackCountry

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    Nice! I can't speak to 2nd gens, and I'm sure a lot of folks on this forum will disagree. But when I first took my 1st gen to my mechanics, they were standing on their heads wondering if I would take offers on it. Their opinion was that 1st gens were much better than 2nd...
     
  3. May 8, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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    tomtom

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    I'm trying to hang on to mine for another decade.

    Very nice colour, btw. ;)
     
  4. May 8, 2013 at 8:14 PM
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    taco47001

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    Nice looking ride. It'll last longer than the 08' would've...
     
  5. May 9, 2013 at 4:12 AM
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    flatblack

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    Nice!

    Where in "Upstate NY" are you?
    I lived in the Catskill Mountains up until 2 years ago, Good ol' Delaware County
     
  6. May 9, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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    Blindsider

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    Im just south of albany. Thanks everyone. Psyched to find one just a week after selling mine. Couldn't pass this deal up!
     
  7. May 9, 2013 at 8:32 AM
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    Jester243

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    congrats
     
  8. May 9, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    Looking at the pictures, the first generation you just bought just looks so much more like a "truck" and has that iconic Toyota look. That is the reason I bought a first generation, not because money was the issue, it was because it just looked and felt more like a Toyota.
     
  9. May 9, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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    Blindsider

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    I was just surprised at the size difference and how much smaller the 1st gens are. Thats what i always remember them being.
     
  10. May 9, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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    Silver02Taco

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    Something that slightly resembles a Tacoma...
    Congrats!! :D
     
  11. May 10, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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    Blindsider

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    Thanks again!
     
  12. May 10, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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    A whole lot,But not satify
    1st Gen. Mine is the standard one, no power window, no clock, no fancy stuffs, I hope I can hang on to it for another decade or so....
     
  13. May 10, 2013 at 10:33 AM
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    The109

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    I'm jelly. I have a '13 TRD and like the 1st gens a lot more. Toyota got the fender flares wrong on the 2nd gens. Oh well, my truck is good enough and I love it. Still jealous, congrats.
     
  14. May 10, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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    very nice
     
  15. May 10, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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    Blindsider

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    I was barely able to get the plugs out of the rear diff to change the fluid. Damn salt here in the northeast! Also greased most of the spots underneath but will get the rest tomorrow. So good so far!
     
  16. May 10, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    Congrats!!!!
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  17. May 10, 2013 at 8:03 PM
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    BigOly

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    Good move OP! :D

    Paying much lower registration/insurance fees and enjoying the awesome durability and timeless look of our 1st gens is a huge bonus! ;)
     
  18. May 11, 2013 at 7:55 AM
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    boatswain

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    The "09" I now drive is OK, but for whatever reason I also liked the smaller 1st gen. better.
    My neighbor bought my 95 Tacoma and is still driving it. It now has over 250k on it!
     
  19. May 11, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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    Drewski

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    Yeah the same thing happened to me, the one time I took it in to a 'yota dealer. Somebody even called me later from the dealer, asking if I'd like to sell it - not trade it in on a new - just sell it. That's when I realized I need to hang on to it! So I'm always a bit surprised when I hear stories like the OP, that people are actually able to find gen 1 trucks in good shape for a good price.
     
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