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Think this 1990 pickup is a good buy?

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by ToyoTRD, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Mar 30, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    ToyoTRD

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  2. Mar 30, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    Looks pretty nice to me. I would definitely go look at it, and take a friend with you that knows anything about mechanics(if you don't). Those older toyota's are almost indestructible, and the exterior/interior look great. Plus, it's running 35"s. I would test drive it, and take hard turns, anything to check for any kind of rub.
    I would say $5k, just to say you haggled. He's a toyota guy, maybe a break somewhere.
     
  3. Mar 30, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    Yeah I would bring my friend with me. He's got a 94 pickup (my display pic) and knows a lot about them. I think i'll go look at it maybe this weekend and offer around 5k and we'll see what happens!
     
  4. Mar 31, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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    Any other thoughts guys?
     
  5. Mar 31, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    I wonder what he did to blow the tranny?
     
  6. Mar 31, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    looks to be in good shape, how many miles are on it? also ask for receipts for all those new parts installed.

    looks like its a body lift on there, not nearly as good as a suspension lift, but its up to you.

    I could be wrong on this, but i know the 4runners of that era with the 3.0 went through head gaskets every 100k or so. i think that its the same 3.0 in the pickups, so that might be something to think about/look into more.

    overall if you can pick it up for $5k i would say its a decent deal.
     
  7. Mar 31, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    that too
     
  8. Mar 31, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    x2, manual trannys dont typically wear out before the engine, especially the POS 3.0L. Also He didn't mention regearing for the 35's.
     
  9. Mar 31, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    Get it aligned too.
     
  10. Mar 31, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    That could be it.
     
  11. Mar 31, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    yeah about the tranny ask that question... look under the truck look for dents and big scratches to see if its been taken off road and been abused

    i think its a decent deal....

    i got my 97 taco 4cyl all stock with a camper shell for 4500... just a price to go off of.
     
  12. Mar 31, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    I'll shoot him a text and ask him.
    199k Miles on it
     
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