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The shame?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Graham, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Jun 27, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    Graham

    Graham [OP] Pay it Forward

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    So my step son has been driving this, a 1995 4x4 Gen I. Mine is in the background.


    We put time and money into it to making the gen 1 road worthy. Good first car and safe on the road at 236k miles. Frame and fluids are good. Needs door and body work, not much. It whistle in the frame at highway speeds on the passenger door.

    He bought today
    a 2000 Chevy blazer with 100k miles.
    No picture is necessary.....


    We all have a visual of this pile of crap

    He wants to sell the taco to get his money back for $1500K and I have half a mind to buy it back from him. I've got a 15 year old who will be driving soon. We can fix it together like I did with the new chevy owner...

    Chevy:facepalm:.......the shame.

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  2. Jun 27, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    i'd pick it up if i had a 15 yr old. well worth the money.

    :facepalm: buying a chevy POS is almost unforgivable.
     
  3. Jun 27, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    Graham [OP] Pay it Forward

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    I know!!!! I think I will. Good safe learners vehicle, manual as well. I have taught all my kids to drive stick. I've never worried about them when they were in a Tacoma during the winter and winter is long in my part of this world.

    The 15 year old will be the youngest and last. I can keep it around and teach grandkids if Im lucky.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    if i was you i would buy it for the 15y/o good truck for the long western NY winters. i know i have family just south of buffalo. i think im going up in august to see them and go the the ERIE county fair. or i may go this winter and snowboard.
     
  5. Jun 27, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    August is nice. No humidity like TN. Winters are long and shitty here. We flee south when we can.

    I made my mind up. I'll buy the Tacoma after checking with his mom and the stepson who is 15 yrs old.
     
  6. Jun 27, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    A blazer?!

    What is wrong with kids these days...
     
  7. Jun 27, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    deff get that for your son...nothing better then working on a truck with your dad...my dad wasnt around but my older bro did all that stuff with me and its the best memories of my life still to date 25yrs later....keep the taco in the family
     
  8. Jun 27, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    yeah it's humid as hell right now. but it did rain like 30 min ago. lol i do love it down here we get nice hot weather in summer and some snow not much. most me really see in the Vally in 6" to 8" at the most. but i can drive 40 45 min and be in the smokeys and be snowboarding at an decent slope. but what most people from the north don't know is we dont have the stuff to clear roads in the winter and it will be 35 in the day and 15 at night so the roads get covered in ice. not snow. lol
     
  9. Jun 27, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    This list of 2000 Chevy Blazer Reliability measure aboiut says it all.

    Read on and be glad you have a Tacoma:mudding:


    2000 Chevrolet Blazer Reliability

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    Reliability Rating for 2000 Chevrolet Blazer by Identifix

    Ratings KeyMinimal ProblemsModerate ProblemsSignificant Problems RatingCommentsEngineOccasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Fuel Injectors, Crankshaft Position Sensor and the Air Pump and Hose Assembly. Failure of the Crankshaft Position Sensor may prevent the vehicle from starting.

    The cost to clean the Fuel Injectors is $39.95 for parts and $97.50 for labor. The cost to replace the Crankshaft Position Sensor is $89.03 for parts and $32.50 for labor. The cost to replace the Air Pump and Hose Assembly is $242.22 for parts and $58.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax. Transmission & DrivelineOccasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Transmission Valve Body, Automatic Transmission only, and the Transfer Case Encoder Motor Assembly, 4 Wheel Drive Vehicles only.

    The cost to replace the Transmission Valve Body is $485.00 for parts and $110.50 for labor. The cost to replace the Transfer Case Encoder Motor Assembly is $442.71 for parts and $84.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax. Steering & SuspensionBrakeAn occasional problem on this vehicle is the failure of the Wheel Speed Sensor.

    The cost to clean the Wheel Speed Sensor is $84.50 for labor per wheel. Prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax. Heating & Air ConditioningStarting & ChargingAn occasional problem with this vehicle is the failure of the Ignition Lock Cylinder and Housing Assembly, which causes a problem in the Theft Deterrent System.

    The cost to repair the Ignition Lock Cylinder Housing is estimated at $183.75 for parts and $84.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes. AccessoriesAn occasional problem on this vehicle is the failure of the Turn Signal Combination Switch.

    The cost to repair the Turn Signal Combination Switch is $207.84 for parts and $78.00 for labor. Prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax. Overall3 out of 5
     
  10. Jun 27, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    Actually we do know you don't have plows to clear the road in sufficient numbers to stay ahead of a good snowstorm. We get them in such rapid succession. Having a good 4x4 like a gen 1 tacoma is invaluable for a new driver as long as we inspect and maintain it.
     
  11. Jun 27, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    TheMrGExperience Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    He'll get whats coming to him via a breakdown in 5 degree weather :burnrubber:

    Is your a forest green 2nd gen? I didnt know they offered that color. All I ever see is silver or blue with the occasional black or red.
     
  12. Jun 27, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Mine's a driven hard black 2005 4x4 4spd manual TRD. I love it and would buy it again.

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  13. Jun 27, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    TheMrGExperience Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    whoa whoa whoa what?
     
  14. Jun 27, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    Sorry, 36 holes of golf today and deep into 19th hole drinks right now.

    It's a 6 spd:eek:
     
  15. Jun 27, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    TheMrGExperience Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    much better lol. I've actually heard people have had clutch burning issues with the 6speed and that it gets worse mileage then the autos
     
  16. Jun 28, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    Original clutch, never had an issue with it other than some squeeking that drove me nuts till I fixed it.

    I just drove my stepson's blazer...what a piece of shit. It felt like driving drunk. Very loose on the highway.
     
  17. Jun 28, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    Buy back the Tacoma from him, wait til his Trailblazer craps the bed and sell it back to him. Shouldn't really take that long, first snow maybe?
     
  18. Jun 28, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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    So, I take it he's out of the will now?...:)
     
  19. Jun 28, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    I miss my 86 chevy c20. Wish it was a k20. I could work on everything on that truck on my own. I don't miss the gas bill though. If I needed a bigger truck, I'd pick up another 80's Chevy, but keep my Tacoma.
    Chevy's new stuff? The Colorado is crap. I don't want to know about the rest.
     
  20. Jun 28, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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