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Thinking about buying my first tacoma!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by drtbks2003, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Feb 4, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    drtbks2003

    drtbks2003 [OP] Member

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    Hey all brand new to the site so hello everyone. I am currently driving a 98 nissan frontier which has been very good to me through the past 200,000 + hard miles. But im thinking of switching it up this time. My nissan is now going to become my full time trail rig and thinking of buying me a Tacoma. The one i have in mind is a 96 with the v6 engine and 5 speed tranny. The only thing that scares me is that it has 195,000 on it and dont want to jump into a money pit with this thing. The truck seems to be well cared for but you never can tell. so tell me what you think will this truck last a good while or do i need to stay clear of the v6 (heard so many different things.) Thanks all oh and its a ext. cab 4x4 and the price is 7000 so just let me know what you think
     
  2. Feb 4, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    Idrivetoys

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    the price is steep, shop around and you will find better deals but other than that the truck/engine combo your looking at is a great truck given its maintained somewhat.


    Ryan
     
  3. Feb 4, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    Big Body LX

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    That price is very high for the miles. I'd keep shopping. You're on the right path though looking at the Tacomas

    The V6 is a good engine. I can't say I'd own a 4cyl Tacoma unless it was free
     
  4. Feb 4, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    drtbks2003

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    yeah the price is up there i totally agree with that i'm just not very familiar with the v6 thanks for the input. if i found one for a good price but still higher miles is there anything that i should look for as far as bad signs or anything like that. I know the whole timing belt deal but other than that?
     
  5. Feb 4, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Welcome to TW! :)
     
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