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What would you pay for this 02' Tacoma 4x4?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by palmxp3, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Oct 18, 2011 at 7:56 AM
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    palmxp3

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    Hi All,

    I'm looking for my first Tacoma and wanted other members opinions on this truck. It's a 2002 Taco Ext. Cab, 4x4, V6, Automatic, TRD, SR5, Tow Hitch, power everything. It has 86,500 miles, 2 owners, clear title/no accidents, overall GOOD condition. He's selling it because he just had a kid and picked up a replacement 1st Gen 4-door.

    The rear bumper has rust on the chrome portion (seems common from other trucks I've seen), the tires will probably need replacing in 7-10k miles, and it is due for a timing belt job very soon. Let me know your thoughts, I am going to take a look at it tonight. Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. Oct 18, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    For a 2002 around here like that would be worth of $8,000 easy, it just depends on where you live. I'd just look at Kelly Blue Book and see what it says it's worth in your area. Then go from there.
     
  3. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    exactly what he said^^ like 8 grand. bring a little ball pein hammer and aso to tap the frame to check for rust
     
  4. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    04taco2wd

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    The max I would go would be around 10,000. Thats pretty good mileage for an 02.
     
  5. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    woodygg

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    It would go for more than that around here.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    X2. lol in Cali trucks are expensive. My 01 with 53K miles cost $13K
     
  7. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:12 AM
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    04taco2wd

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    Dude lives in philly. And the KBB for excellent condition is 11000
     
  8. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    X3 haha! Yupp in Cali it sure is expensive here but I still got a smokin deal on mine with 24k miles for 14k
     
  9. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    My 02 Doublecab prerunner with 132,000 miles cost my father 10,200. If that truck is estimated 8 grand, then I got screwed over haha
     
  10. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    There's a lot of places around the country where they are equally expensive according to the posts I've seen on here. You see a lot of people saying "I wouldn't pay more than $X" Well, good luck then because you generally won't find a decent one for what a lot of people name. The key is being patient and finding one where someone underprices it, of course you need to move quick!
     
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    They generally go for more than KBB.
     
  12. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    Wow, if this truck was going for 8-10k, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it unseen. He's asking 13k for it and I managed to get it down to 11.3K, which is the lowest he said he would be willing to go. This is also the lowest mileage truck I have seen in this area, everything else has 130k+ on it and still asking $11,500.
     
  13. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    Exactly! It took me a little less than 3 months looking about 6 days a week for to find the exact truck I wanted, oh not to mention I would check nationwide autotrader, cl, cars, etc...I was even willing to pay a little extra for shipping... But patience was key and found my truck that was less than 2 hrs away from me...
     
  14. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    I almost purchased on in Salt Lake City, UT (and would have had to fly from So. Cal. to pick it up). That's how hard they are to find, but it was a gem (or so I thought) - 25K miles on it, pristine. A friend went to look at it and it was beat to hell underneath, so I passed.
     
  15. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    Lots of salt in Philly? Hammer test!!
     
  16. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    I personally think 11,3 is a very good price. These trucks arent cheap. Ive seen people around here asking 15-17k for 1st gens. Id say if its clean pull the trigger at 11,300.
     
  17. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    The truck was inspected in 2010 for the frame recall and no perforations were found. I contacted the dealership where it was performed and they said only the rust proofing was applied. Should I still be worried with the frame? Also, does the frame warranty extend to 2017?
     
  18. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    That's what I'm thinking, so far I've seen two trucks in the same configuration. One had 160,000 miles and the lowest they would go was $10,078. The other has 130,000 miles and they won't budge lower than $11k even.
     
  19. Oct 18, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    Damn well atleast ur friend went and checked it out for u...ya these trucks are very hard to find, there were times that I wanted to give up cause I would either find them in the east and by the time I called it was sold or the person/dealer thought I wasn't a serious buyer since I was calling from LA..and I'm pretty picky I guess and with all the different combos this truck comes in, I was very lucky to find the exact truck I wanted
     
  20. Oct 18, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    I too have been pretty picky with the configuration. I know I want an Ext. Cab 4x4 for sure. I've seen 3 decent deals since I've been searching (about 1 month now) and they literally were sold 2 days after listed. This one has been listed for only 4 days now and just on CL, so I think he hasn't gotten as many hits as if he did Autotrader/Cars.com.
     
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