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Worth of a 1996 Toyota Atcoma w224k and blow head gasket

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ZRJTacoma, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. Oct 8, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    ZRJTacoma

    ZRJTacoma [OP] New Member

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    Its looking like the head gasket on my Toyota Truck is blown up--I'd rather just sell as is--especially if the bill is looking like $1800 or so, as I have been told.

    Wondering what you guys think the following would go for if I listed it on Craigslist or Ebay.

    1996 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 w/ Camper Shell, carpet kit, rear slider, Manual Trans, 224K miles, new tires <10K, White--oh yeah, needs a front brake job. Hahhahha
     
  2. Oct 9, 2009 at 11:53 PM
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    zidaro

    zidaro Well-Known Member

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    I got a '96 4x4 extracab in perfect shape 166K except for blown hg for $1500
     
  3. Oct 21, 2009 at 11:51 PM
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    ZRJTacoma

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    Looks like we're both screwed! Well, you less than me--at least you're riding snow!
     
  4. Oct 22, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Do you know about the frame rust warrantee?

    Basically, you take your truck in to the dealer and they inspect the frame for internal frame rust (rotting from inside out). They're giving like 150% KBB value (to original owners) if you're frame is toast.

    Dealer Communication Letter (From Toyota Corp to all Dealers)
    http://www.showstop.org/images/truck...munication.pdf

    Warranty Policy Bulletin #POL08-03 (Details about what is covered and VIN ranges)
    http://www.showstop.org/images/truck...nty-policy.pdf

    Vehicle Inspection Procedure
    http://www.showstop.org/images/truck...inspection.pdf
     
  5. Oct 22, 2009 at 8:31 AM
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    bobwilson1977

    bobwilson1977 Well-Known Member

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    none except for crappy hub caps and floor mats.
    Look at it this way: You couldn't buy your truck even with that kind of mileage for $1,800. Its still cheaper to get it fixed. Either that or do the repair yourself. The cost is because of the labor. My 96 taco has 223,000 and its in fantastic shape. No way I'd sell it unless I totalled it.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    ubermx5

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    Can you buy a new car or truck for $2500 that will last for 223K miles?

    If not then get the Truck fixed. Work out a payment plan or take a loan out.
    Or just park the truck till you can save up the money.

    I had this issues with another car, I found a used motor for $400 and rebuilt parts of it. Rented a Engine hiost and did the work my self. But i had the tools.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    ZRJTacoma

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    Yeah, got another rig already---'98 Dodge 2500 RAM Cummins Turbo Diesel.
    Its bad A$$ --so hoping to find some dude handy with a tool box and then have him buy it for whatever I can get--I'm figuring some one will end up with a decent ride for $2200 total.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    Robbsolid

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    booooooo to the RAM...... BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
     
  9. Oct 22, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    THE TECHNICIAN

    THE TECHNICIAN Well-Known Member

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    What motor and where are you located?
     
  10. Oct 22, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    VixTacom

    VixTacom SYC TACO

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    DONT SELL IT. although you got your work cut out for you on that head gasket
     
  11. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:33 AM
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    ubermx5

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    Oh I did know about the Ram.

    yeah sell it... look on Craiglist and cut the cost by $2k for truck with working motors with less then 100k on them.

    Then buy your selt a bully dog kit and get 600HP on your truck.
     
  12. Oct 23, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    Masada

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    All Pro Steel Plate Front Bumper| All Pro Light Bar| All Pro IFS Skid Plate| All Pro E-locker guard| PIAA 510 Fog Lights| Hella 700FF| Fox 2.5 Coilover| Bilstein 5100 on the rear| BHLM| Grill Craft MX Series insert| Added two D-rings to bed|AVID Off Road sliders| AFE Dry Flow S| Gibson Cat Back| Custom Bedbar with hilift mount| Camburg 1" Uni-Ball UCA's| Hi-Lift 48" Extreme
    Just keep it and fix it up as a trail truck...nothing wrong with that.
     
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