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Would you buy a 2005 Taco DC with 80k miles?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hadoken, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Sep 15, 2008 at 12:11 PM
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    Hadoken

    Hadoken [OP] Active Member

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    Hey everyone, I'm driving down tonight to look at a 2005 Doublecab prerunner SB with the TRD sport package and 79k miles and the asking price is $14995. Looking at the pictures, everything seems to be free of issues, but it's hard to tell with just pictures.

    I know past Tacomas commonly went well into the 200k mile range with little problems, but I haven't heard anything about high mileage 2nd generation Tacomas since 05 was the first year.
    Anyone with alot of miles on their Tacoma have any reason to
    believe that I couldn't get another 150k miles out of one in good shape with 80k miles on it?

    I plan on keeping this truck until the wheels fall off and it costs me more to put them back on than to buy a new truck, so with that in mind do you think this would be a good buy?

    I do have the car fax and it checks out clean.
     
  2. Sep 15, 2008 at 12:13 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

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    i would go for it! when you do get it post pics of it!
     
  3. Sep 15, 2008 at 12:39 PM
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    Jeff

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    Nice 6spd,V6, very solid truck
    None currently, but I would like a better sounding exhaust and perhaps a cold air pack and some color coded step bars
    Its certainly worth a look. I hope they have the maint records or some way of checking that. I am always suspicious of a vehicle with no maint records. Good luck and let us know how it drives and some pic's if possible.

    Jeff , 06,V6,SR5, 6spd, 4x4, Radiant Red.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2008 at 12:53 PM
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    Hadoken

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    Here are a few of the pictures the dealer has up..

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  5. Sep 15, 2008 at 12:57 PM
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    NumNutz

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    Sweet truck.

    I always go by if there is more than 15,000 miles on it per year then stay away. That seems like a lot of miles for a truck that is 3-4 years old.

    But hey its a toyota and they aren't just any old truck either...
     
  6. Sep 15, 2008 at 12:58 PM
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    oh and hey the 05-08's look exactly the same so buy the thing and call it an 08 hehehe jk
     
  7. Sep 15, 2008 at 1:00 PM
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    80 grand on a 3 or 4 year old truck is pretty high. It could've been mostly highway miles. I think I'd pass.
     
  8. Sep 15, 2008 at 1:01 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    Got close to 60,000 on my 05 no problems at all, Go give it a drive
     
  9. Sep 15, 2008 at 1:06 PM
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    Did you buy it new?
     
  10. Sep 15, 2008 at 1:10 PM
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    CarFax is a load of sh*t. I ran my S10 one time to see if the 13 accidents, yes 13 accidents, 7 of which had police reports, would show up and all carfax "found" was that the truck had two owners(me and my dad). No mention of any accidents, some of which were quite memorial.
     
  11. Sep 15, 2008 at 1:11 PM
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    luk8272

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    I most certainly would purchase this truck. My brother just bought a 2000 4dr tacoma 2x4 for $12000, he overpaid had 100000+ miles, and no wheres near as clean looking.
     
  12. Sep 15, 2008 at 1:12 PM
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    Yes, it had 7 miles on it when i signed the papers after driving it. Just trying to give some encouragement to go drive it:)
     
  13. Sep 15, 2008 at 1:18 PM
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    Damn, you guys drive too much. I had 30k on mine when I sold it.
     
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    I would be hesitant to buy a truck with that many miles. Who knows how it was driven.
     
  15. Sep 15, 2008 at 1:25 PM
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    I close to live in it, just short of shit, shower and shave, otherwise its home to me!:D
     
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    Like that car commerical when the guy was living in his car. Was it a Corolla?
     
  17. Sep 15, 2008 at 1:42 PM
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    I thought that was a nissan sentra?
     
  18. Sep 15, 2008 at 1:45 PM
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    Ha yea that was a funny commercial it was either the Corolla or Nissan Sentra
     
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    Probably, but that just shows you how little I pay attention to what I'm watching.

    Unless it's Football. Or two women wrestling nekked. :)
     
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    i would just buy a new one.........too many miles
     
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