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Think I found the one...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by birry, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Apr 12, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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    Make sure you get a Carfax on this truck before you purchase it. Got to check for its past service or any accidents. History tells it all. Good luck Man :thumbsup:
     
  2. Apr 12, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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    One small repair will cost more than the interest(2-5%) on a $10-15k loan.

    I've been looking at '10-12 used DCSB 4x4 Off-road's and buying new is only a little bit more than buying a truck with 20-50k miles on it.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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    I really don't think you have anything to worry about getting a truck with 100k miles on it, as long as its in good shape. Again, just speaking from my experience as a higher mileage 2nd gen, especially for just a few years (2009). When I had my truck serviced recently, my mechanic estimated my effective mileage at about 40,000 "normal" miles on things like brakes, fluids, wear and tear, etc. A truck that's got higher miles in a short timeframe has probably been pointed down a highway and just cruised most of its life, and its got tons of life left. Agree on getting it checked out by an independent party, then enjoy it.

    $17k is a very fair price for a 2008 TRD 4x4 DCSB with 100k miles if its in good shape.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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    Definitely my thought as well. I guess we'll see once I go check it out. Are there are any pointers on typical wear spots to look for? I know someone mentioned the rear leaf springs. Anything else that's specific to this year that I might want to keep my eyes open for?

    I got the Carfax from the dealership, and the truck *looks* like a one-owner vehicle from the southern part of the US. It was registered in the same place each year, then purchased at auction recently. There aren't any real service records showing up on the Carfax, and that's a little different, but it might be that the previous owner just did all their own work. I'm definitely going to look it over really good.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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    I actually work at a yota dealer and Tacomas, tundras, and FJs have a very high resell value especially over some corvette's!! even with high mileage they will keep their resell value for a long long time:D
     
  6. Apr 12, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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    They do hold their value like no other vehicle its a toyota truck :D
     
  7. Apr 12, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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    Just buy the damn thing!!!! You want regret it....
     
  8. Apr 12, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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    Bed Brackets, tailgate cap, side rails.
    You have no idea what has occurred to that truck over the course of 100K miles.

    Personally, I would never spend more than a couple grand on any vehicle with that many miles (and some I wouldn't take for free), but to each his own..
     
  9. Apr 12, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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    me either
     
  10. Apr 12, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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    Bed Brackets, tailgate cap, side rails.
    I paid $8K for a 2003 Audi with 100K on it, and even that felt like a lot.

    Unless it has impeccable service records, you have no way of knowing how bad it was neglected or abused. All it takes is a catastrophic tranny failure to make you regret that decision.
     
  11. Apr 12, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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    As someone who has never owned a car that I bought with less than 100k before my truck,you can definitely tell if a car has been maintained without service records. You just have to go slow, and examine how the interior and exterior were maintained, etc. I guess it's just how I was raised and taught to buy cars...we have never owned a new car in my family, and none of our used cars have ever had major repairs.

    OP, I would look at the frame. There is a growing number of reports of 2nd gen frames rusting away, so if its been in a salty area that could be an issue. Other than that, I'd just check it over like any other used car. Check for leaks, burning oil, hard shifts, etc. I bitch about my truck's quirks a lot, but in all reality these are very solid vehicles.
     
  12. Apr 12, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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    Just saw this locally on Craigslist, seems like a cheap price,had it listed before as an SR-5 with all power,cruise,etc. and still not moving.

    CL > rochester, NY > all for sale / wanted > cars & trucks - by ownerReplyReply to: sw5gb-3714894681@sale.craigslist.org [?]

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    2009 Toyota Tacoma 4WD 60K miles - $11200 (rochester ny)

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    2009 Toyota Tacoma with only 60,000 miles. Car runs and drives good.159-hp, 2.7-liter I-4, 5-speed manual asking 11200 or best offer call 585-478-0512 thanks. .
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  13. Apr 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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    Alot of good advice here for you OP, but next time you take the truck for a test drive...do yourself a favor and take a good look underneath to check out the frame for rust and what~not... Hopefully if this IS the truck for you, there isn't a "stinky~finger" underneath it all...

    Good luck and keep us posted...pics are appreciated here if you haven't noticed..:D
     
  14. Apr 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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    Thats how much i payed for mine but mine is a 09 TRD Sport fully loaded 4 door , 4.0L V6 and had 3K miles.

    Oh yeah full tank of gas , they said only new cars but i got them to fill it up. :)
     
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