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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by eternus, May 12, 2009.

  1. May 12, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    eternus

    eternus [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. May 12, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    Good looking trucks! Salvage yards can provide things like grills
     
  3. May 12, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    I recommend test driving as many as possible... And maybe look for an xtra cab or if you're on a budget do what you can do and enjoy being in the Toyota comunity!
     
  4. May 12, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    eternus

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    I'm going to test the 01 tonight and the 99 on Thursday. I like a regular cab on a 4 banger as it gives me that much less weight to manage, I also like the shorter wheelbase for when I play. I've looked through the range going from Double down to Extra and finally realized that for my purposes the Regular is fine... helps w/ the budget too which is nice.
     
  5. May 12, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    Good luck with the test drive on the '01 & report back tomorrow with your findings... yah or nay!?!
     
  6. May 12, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Thor

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    you can change the grille...but you'll have to change the fenders, hood, headlights...and possibly bumpers too
     
  7. May 12, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    well actually you have to change the grille, headlights, filler piece below headlight, hood, and the bumper is optional.
     
  8. May 12, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    also be weary of the frame rusting issue
     
  9. May 12, 2009 at 6:23 PM
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    magikbean562

    magikbean562 once flirted with danger, danger got clingy

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    i think that would be a plus for me. you pay $8k for it and toyota buys it back for $11k, then you have more than what you started with:D and both trucks are like the exact same thing cept for the looks. go with what makes your wiener tingle when you look at it;)
     
  10. May 12, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    The 2001 is nice, though he's trying to sell it at a NADA value that is for Retail Value and "clean". In looking at KBB I'm not sure where his $8,950 comes from especially as the truck is only in "Good" condition by my figuring. All that said, I'll go check this other truck out and if it is in really bad condition or glaringly faulted then I might go back to the 2001 for a good price drop. I think he added too much value to the truck based on scarcity.

    Interestingly the truck had more aggressive 16" tires on it when he bought a year ago which he sold and put on some street friendly 15" tires. I wonder if that might have cost him a bit in the resale.

    At the very least, I won't feel as bad giving up the 2001 for the 1999, the grill isn't THAT awesome. =oP Now I just need to hear back from the 1999 with a VIN and some pictures.

    Magikbean, don't think I haven't thought of that. (c; The 2001 would get a frame replacement, the 1999 would get the buyback (according to everything I've read.) All signs continue to point to the 1999, and I saw one on the hour drive down to the 2001 today and realize that they're plenty hot enough for me.
     
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