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What are some good buying tips

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by bshell, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. bshell

    bshell [OP] Well-Known Member

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    G2 bakflip,Westin bull bar and step bars , weathertech mats, kenwood dnn700HD.
    I will be looking to purchase a truck in February or March. I am looking for a 05 and up prerunner or 4x4. what are some things that I should be on the lookout for. Problems, recall, good options etc. I am looking all over but I am in ga and would love to find something within 500 miles. Any info will help.

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  2. DuderAbides

    DuderAbides Well-Known Member

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    carbuyingtips.com
    that has everything you need to know
     
  3. SubZombie

    SubZombie Well-Known Member

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    If given the option, I would buy an 06+. The '05 had some issues with the motor mounts and kinks that they needed to iron out and they added more standard features starting in '06.


    Check for frame/body rust and such, other than that just look it over like you would any other used vehicle. Ask what TSBs if any they had done. Try and get it up over 65-70 and listen to the windshield for a balloon deflating type of noise, there was a TSB for faulty stripping around the windshield, might be something you will want to pay to fix if it is out of warranty. Test out all the features (especially anything electrical), give it a good looking over, take it to a mechanic if you feel inclined. etc. etc.
     
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