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what are the chances i can get 300K or 20 years out of my tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NWtacoma, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    NWtacoma

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    do you think our second gens can hit 300k miles or 20 years old on original parts? :eek:
     
  2. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    Jester243

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    On all original parts? Probably not good
     
  3. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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    achirdo

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    Dads at 270k on his corolla. It's a 97 and has done only regular maintience. No tranny or engine repairs. Brakes/tires/oil/spark plugs/filters/etc. That Is it. It will make it to 300k. but the interior has gone to shit
     
  4. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    steve o 77

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    if you take care of it and they're mostly highway miles, it will most likely make it to 300k
     
  5. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:44 AM
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    Pugga

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    I guess it would depend on what you'd consider maintenance vs repairs. You'll be replacing bearings, probably pumps (water and fuel), a starter, clutch (manual, maybe full tranny rebuild if you're an auto), head gaskets potentially, batteries, etc... The list gets longer if you live in an area that's heavily salted. That's a long time and a lot of miles. Other items you could consider maintenance are shocks, tires, brake pads, drums, rotors, filters, etc...
     
  6. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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    wmdpowell

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    Had a 92 Passeo, well build car. Moved through the family ending with my daughter. Only work needed was brakes and a muffler gasket.

    I think the Tacoma is built even better and should give long service if cared for.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    i guess i should clairfy, obviously you have to replace some parts. i mean 300k on original engine, tranny....
     
  8. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    isn't there a video of an econoline hitting 1,000,000 miles somewhere on Youtube?? if a ford can last that long....
     
  9. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    Lost_Humanity

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    Probably not that great down there in the valley. We get enough moisture in these parts, and it tends to fog over more down there than even in Seattle. You're looking at rust problems for sure.

    Do you work mostly in Kent? Commute to Seattle? Wait, you're in the prison aren't you? :D Just kidding.

    I'd say you're taking your chances with bearings and suspension whether you offroad or battle the city potholes. I thought I snapped a shaft the other day!
     
  10. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    tinker_troy

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    there are already some reports of some 2005 tacomas with that many miles.
    I would say as long as the frame doesn't rust out and you take care of it, why not?
     
  11. Feb 3, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    Easily if you stay where your truck is unlikely to rust and you will likely save close to or over over $100K if you can make that happen LOL.....Even after major repairs
     
  12. Feb 3, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    Wattapunk

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    Original parts? Doubt it. I would think any bolt on items will go out before then. (alternator, starter, water pump, etc..) Engine I think will hit 200K easy but 300K is pushing it. I think the Toyota SR5 trucks in the 80's early 90's would no doubt hit 300K with ease. No doubt all the added gadgets that our trucks have today have made it more difficult to reach that milestone since there's too many chances for problems with the electrical system that controls the engines performance.
     
  13. Feb 3, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    chiefridr I don't want a large farva!

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    Why would you wanna milk it that long? By the time it gets that many clicks, it'll be a piece of shit! I think it'll last that long, but it'll be beat by then.
     
  14. Feb 3, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    im going to drive it until it dies for good..
     
  15. Feb 3, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    I'm thinking that electrical systems will fail and total out these trucks before 300k. To many systems with two many possibilties for error. And it won't take much for an electrical diagnostic and fix to make it more cost effective to drive something newer once you get into that high of mileage
     
  16. Feb 3, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    I think the bottom line is, you are going to have to spend some money to make it to 300 k.
     
  17. Feb 3, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    My father had an '88 GMC S10 that went 334k and a '95 Tahoe that went 317k. Neither had any type of significant mechanical failures. Body rusted on the S10, albeit w/ a weak motor, but it was still going! The Tahoe was still going strong, but he traded it in on an '07 pickup. Still amazes me, but goes to show you what regular maintenance can do.
    Point being, if those 2 can do it, so can this!
     
  18. Feb 3, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    i had my 97 taco up to 330,000 before i sold it and it ran like a top killed an alternator though (after market stereo and no campasitor?= to much draw) other than that just maintenance like brakes, bushings, u joints and ect.

    so i figure that you should be able to hit that mark
     
  19. Feb 3, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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    MJonaGS32

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    I hope so. I'll let you know in 2027 :D
     
  20. Feb 3, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    I think the electrical will go and you can play hell trying to figure that stuff out. Oh and all the ethanol in gas these days no vehicle is gonna get close. unless you do most of the miles early. I've seen a '05 with I think it was 230k on it but it was all done within 3-4yrs, yes who ever had that drove cross country a few times in a short amount of time.
     
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