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What to look for in 1998 Tacoma 2wd? First time buyer

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by timoboy, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Feb 21, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    timoboy [OP] New Member

    Feb 21, 2011
    First Name:
    San Diego
    Looking at buying my neighbor's 1998 Tacoma 2WD standard cab 5 speed with 142,000. I am TOTALLY new to Tacoma's but am no stranger to automotive repair (own 8 other cars, 5 pre 1975). Anything to look out for on this new truck that could make or break the deal? What engine is considered the best, there are 2 types of 4 cyl motors correct, does one suffer more issues than the other? What major maintenance issues can I expect to address? Any and all help much appreciated, thanx Tim
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