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Who got the best deal on their Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacoresto, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. Jul 16, 2020 at 5:04 PM
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    tacoresto

    tacoresto [OP] Active Member

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    Just bought a new Taco! Well new to me....

    06 6spd TRD Off Road 4door 4x4. 231k miles with a leaking headgasket.

    Picked it up for $3,000 today!

    Who else has gotten killer deals?

     
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  2. Jul 16, 2020 at 5:05 PM
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    QuicksandTaco

    QuicksandTaco Well-Known Member

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    URD short shifter, 285/75/16,
    That’s about a 4K fix if I recall lol
     
  3. Jul 16, 2020 at 5:05 PM
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    Babybluetaco

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  4. Jul 16, 2020 at 5:07 PM
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    DavesTaco68

    DavesTaco68 Well-Known Member

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    - ICON UCAs, BP51/Kings, SCS wheels, 285 KO2s, Leer 100XR canopy. Greenlane aluminum winch bumper, Smittybilt X20 winch.
    Truck looks clean other than head gasket you mentioned, any quotes to fix or you doing it yourself ?
     
  5. Jul 16, 2020 at 5:07 PM
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    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco ALL human beings deserve equal treatment

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    I stole mine. So.....
     
  6. Jul 16, 2020 at 5:10 PM
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    tacoresto

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    I plan on doing it myself. Either finding another good deal on a motor or buying an engine rebuild kit. Ive seen them for about $800. Dont know if that is all costs included or just the beginning of a long road :confused: Going to be doing follow up posts and videos on it
     
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  7. Jul 16, 2020 at 5:11 PM
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    tacoresto

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    You are not wrong. It acutally drives great as is and has tons of power but I am planning to do a rebuild myself
     
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  8. Jul 16, 2020 at 5:12 PM
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    tacoresto

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    Who gave you a free truck??
     
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  9. Jul 16, 2020 at 5:13 PM
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    QuicksandTaco

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    Hell yeah.
     
  10. Jul 16, 2020 at 5:13 PM
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    Babybluetaco

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    It was left to me when my grandfather passed away last year. Would much rather have him than the truck.
     
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  11. Jul 16, 2020 at 5:45 PM
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    DG92071

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    I paid $5K, DCLB Prerunner SR5, 128K miles, needed a water pump and tires. I bought it from.a good friend that knew exactly what he had and it's actual retail value, probably around double $5K.
     
  12. Jul 16, 2020 at 5:50 PM
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    Hobbs

    Hobbs Anti-Lander from way back…

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    Yep…
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    Not me.
     
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  13. Jul 16, 2020 at 7:11 PM
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    jepho

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    paid $500 cdn for mine. 2005 DCLB sport SR5 with 170,000km
    Had a spun bearing. They over filled it with oil
    Replaced with a new (over hauled) engine with 72,000 km
    Brand new frame, bed linered the whole truck and a bunch of other fun stuff.
    In it for about $5-6k cdn right now
     
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  14. Jul 16, 2020 at 8:49 PM
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    Cumftablynum

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    I just registered a black 06 6spd TRD 4door 4x4. 89000 km. For $11000 cdn. Needs a shifter knob and some paint correction. The same day I got it I found some wheels from a 2020 Tacoma for $1200 cdn on Kijiji.

    Not sure if it's a good deal yet but I like it.
     
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  15. Jul 16, 2020 at 9:42 PM
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    tamer

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    Sounds like everyone who got a “good deal” got a project.

    I think I got a pretty good deal on mine. Bought it in April certified pre owned from a Toyota dealer. 2015 Access Cab, TRD off road, 4x4 V6, 6 speed manual, 26k miles.
     
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  16. Jul 17, 2020 at 3:02 AM
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    Crosis

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    That’s about $30 USD. :rofl:
    but really it’s not much so you got a deal.
     
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  17. Jul 17, 2020 at 7:32 AM
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    Checkers10160

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    I feel pretty good about my deal.

    05 Access Cab long bed, 6MT 4x4, 1 owner, dealer serviced it's whole life, 76k miles, I paid $11.7k out the door. The price is not screaming but with the mileage taken into consideration, I think it's pretty good. The only thing it needed was a can of R134a
     
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  18. Jul 17, 2020 at 7:48 AM
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    MtnMan307

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    Weathertech floor mats, Bilstein 5100s front/rear, TSB leaf springs, Pioneer head unit, Mini D2S headlight retrofit.
    I think I did pretty well when I bought mine last year. August 2019.

    2010 Double Cab 4x4, TRD OR. 148k miles and I paid $15.8k at a dealer. The truck had been in a hailstorm and they replaced the hood and windshield. I did several maintenance items and had new Bilstein 5100s installed, the shocks were shot. Toyota also replaced the leaf springs under the recall.

    Not a big project truck like some of you guys, but lots of smaller things. I did a full transmission flush back in March and that made the biggest difference other than the new Bilsteins. New head unit before that. The factory one wouldn’t even eject the CCR CD from the previous owner!
     
  19. Jul 17, 2020 at 7:49 AM
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    I also got a 2006 with a “leaking” head gasket with 261k on it. Long story short PO was told by a Toyota dealership it was leaking, I bought it for $5k (it was a friend and a super clean, well maintained truck), I compression tested and did a leak down test on all he cylinders. Head gasket was just fine. In the end I was right and it’s been a great truck.

    I’m a verify the fault kind of guy, I’d recommend you do the same. Your good deal could become a great deal.
     
  20. Jul 17, 2020 at 9:40 AM
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    I bought my 09 access cab TRD Offroad 4x4 brand new in 09 with all options available for 25 out the door. When I see what people are paying for used Tacomas I got a deal.
     

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