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what would you guys do please vote

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by yota new.o, Apr 14, 2012.

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what would you guys do

Poll closed May 14, 2012.
  1. buy vehicle to get through untill i can rebuild motor

    10 vote(s)
    18.9%
  2. buy vehicle to get through untill i can do the 4.3 swap

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  3. sell tacoma while i can and buy a newer one

    42 vote(s)
    79.2%
  1. Apr 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM
    #1
    yota new.o

    yota new.o [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i have three options availabe to me:

    1# use current money buy a vehicle to get along untill i can get the money to rebuild my current engine



    #2 use current money buy a vehicle to get along untill i can get the money to buy a 4.3 and do a swap


    #3 do minor repair to get it through sell the vehicle and buy a new tacoma.

    please give me your thoughts and feelings. i am capable of making a car payment or saving money very quickly thanks guys
     
  2. Apr 14, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    Rich91710

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    4.3 swap?

    Please don't tell me you're thinking of putting a Vortec in your '96
     
  3. Apr 14, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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  4. Apr 14, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    yota new.o

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    :eek:well maybe kinda was thinking about it ha ha
     
  5. Apr 14, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    Rich91710

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    You'd be very sorry.

    I had one.
    Broke a rocker stud on one valve and punched a pushrod through the rocker arm on another.
    No reason for it... no other mechanical problems, I was cruising at about 45 and all of a sudden it started running like shit and I got a CEL.

    The EFI system is an endless source of problems.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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    Cryceratops

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    Maybe rent a car for the duration... depending on the duration time obviously
     
  7. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    SnowroxKT

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    I voted buy a cheap fuel efficient DD. then fix the truck. IDK!
     
  8. Apr 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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    yota new.o

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    well here is the deal i found an 01 doublecab v6 with 93000 miles for 13800, im currently waiting on approval for 5 years 4.5 percent interest.
     
  9. Apr 16, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    unless your credit is bad...thats a shitty apr, (no offense) right now you should be able to get around 2.9%-3.3% . I only say because i just went through the whole process
    GL!
     
  10. Apr 16, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    amain

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    Sell it and get a different one. I would get financing from your bank or credit union. Do not use a dealer. They make money on that too.
     
  11. Apr 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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    Warhorseforever

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    And 5 years is a long time for a car payment.
     
  12. Apr 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    Blueberry

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    That seems way too high of a price! I can't blue book it at the moment but I've seen '01's with the same mileage on craigslist go for much much less.
     
  13. Apr 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    How much is wrong with your truck? I would rather fix it and then save for something else, if your tight on money I wouldn't do a motor swap with a motor made for another vehicle. I just did one of those myself and whatever you think you'll spend to get it on the road you should double that number and you'll be close to what you'll actually spend.

    Is there a vehicle in your family you can borrow till you get your truck on the road? Good at throwing a wrench? Putting a stock motor back in wouldn't be a hard task if so.
     
  14. Apr 16, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    That's way high.

    Granted, it's a bit apples and oranges, but I bought an '08 RC Base 5-lug 2.7 with 52k on it for $13.5 and I thought that was a hair high.
    Checking KBB, the '01 Doublecab 4x4 LIMITED books at $13.9k dealer retail.

    Ya... $13.8k is anywhere from $800 to $2000 high.


    And I get pre-declined credit cards in the mail and did better than 4.5 with dealer financing.
     
  15. Apr 16, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    Cash is king. Buy a cheap little driver, don't finance.

    P.S. GO BEAVS!
     
  16. Apr 17, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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    the truck didnt work out, the guy got real flaky wanted everything done on his terms even said if i was serious i would call into work. ive done some thinking and i am going to look hard at a car. i have a 16 mile comute to work which is not far but seems like it, i am keeping the yota to eventually fix back up. my interest rate was higher because i added life and disability on the loan. with my work schedule and bank schedule im almost forced to stay local any other good area for vehicles is a two hour drive one way. now i just have to find something reasonably priced with lower miles
     
  17. Apr 17, 2012 at 3:17 AM
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    dtmccray

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    Did I miss what is wrong with your truck? I'm assuming motor is shot? what motor? what is wrong with it?
     
  18. Apr 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    yota new.o

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    well guys ive been putting this off now for about a week and i would like to start off by apologizing. the taco is gone :( i got about 5000 dollars for it based on the valu of the other vehicle. the perosn was asking 16000 for their 2007 impreza wrx i paid 11300 and my truck for it. im very sad i lost the truck but this car was a gem and i could not pass it up. i will get another taco as soon as this car is paid off.
     
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