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Thinking about getting a '99 prerunner

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by fishfeet, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. Sep 7, 2007 at 12:25 PM

    fishfeet [OP] New Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    I've always loved the way the Tacoma looks and now that Im in the need of a truck for work, this is what Im looking to get.

    I have found a black 99 tacoma prerunner xtended cap for $8k with 95k miles on the clock.
    It is a 6cyl auto and has recently had the timing belt changed.

    I would like to know what kinds of things I should look for. Common problems associated with these trucks... etc etc.
    Im confident I could pick it up for $7-7.5K as she is negotiable with the price.
    Does this seem like a fair price?

    Im sure if I searched I could find some of these answers - but Im at work, and only have a few minutes to type this message! I'm going to look at the truck tomorrow morning.

    Thanks for your help!
  2. Sep 7, 2007 at 4:24 PM

    humanoid bite me

    Jun 27, 2007
    Sunny SoCal
    I had a '99 Xtra Cab PreRunner SR5 V6
    Not really too much to look out for. You stated that the timing belt was recently changed and that was the big ticket item. I guess the one thing you can look for are sagging rear leaf springs. If you look at them from the side they should have a slight "U" shape to them, if they look flat then it's about time to change them out, otherwise you'll have axle wrap, it's nothing to be too worried about.

    Sounds like you found yourself a good one there. Make sure all regular maintenaance has been performed and be sure to take a test drive on streets and on freeways if you can.

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