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Looking for good info/tech on buying used

Well, there's always a first post. Hi guys. Just registered... I'm currently a truck lover without a truck, and the Tacoma is what I'm looking for. My wife and I are diehard Subaru fanatics, and I've been a member on several of those forums for many years.

At this point I'm seriously thinking of saving up a bit and buying a used midsize pickup, and the Tacoma's the one we both like. Definitely want a 5-speed, no questions asked, and a V-6 is preferable. (But I'll step down to the 4 if there's issues mating to a manual, depending upon the year, etc.) I'm not sure what the budget will be.... My guess is somewhere $10K or less, so I'm thinking a late '90s model? Maybe a bit older?

I do not have use for a TRD/offroad package, or the differential/heavy-duty options. I'd say this is mostly going to be for everyday kind of use. It will see snow, however, so if there's some kind of traction package I may consider that. I use two sets of tires/year on my car though, so I've no objections towards buying winter tires for the truck as well. Big believer in the right sneakers.

For right now I'd like some info on what was available, what to look for, what to look OUT for, that sort of thing. It's a broad topic and I'll take any suggestions anyone's got.
Yes I'll probably venture into a bit of off-road, but my thing is usually snow and not mud. So maybe some events like that. Anyway, thanks in advance-

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