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Here is the deal. I am looking at buying a 2001 Toyota Double Cab with a Leer cap. The Tacoma is a 2001 and is in pretty good condition. It has a few dings in it and a few chips in the front end. It has 100,000 miles on it is the downside. THe dealer is asking 14500 for it.

My question: I have a 1999 Toyota extended cab in perfect conditon. V6 with all the options. My truck has 85000 on it. Should I buy the Newer Tacoma and not worry about the miles. ALso, I owe 11000 on my truck.


And What should I look for in buying this tacoma, any special items I need to pay attention to?

What should I do?
 

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If the 99 is decent, keep it. I doubt the dealer will give you anything close to what you owe on it. Wait, pay it off, and then go shopping for a new one. Otherwise, you could wind up owing $18-20K for a vehicle with 100K miles on it.
 

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That price seems a little high to me. Almost 2 years ago I bought my Double cab 3.4 auto 4x4 SR5 with a Leer cap, 20,000 miles on it for 19,500. Keep in mind that here in Detroit, Toyota definately do not have the same popularity as they do out west. At the time I bought my truck I found an identical one in Ohio for $23,500! Leer cap & all,,,it even had 36,000 miles on it. Maybe you should come here to Detroit to buy one...lol
 

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Well the dealer has offered me as such:

I owe 10,700 on my truck. I will have to add 2500 for an even trade. Meaning I will have to take out a loan for 13300 in the end. My payments will go up 20 dollars a month for 1 extra year. I mean that I will have to pay 310/ month rather than 300/month.
 

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I'd shop around more. Doesn't seem like the best of deal.
 

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Just think about when it's paid off it'll have over 200,000 miles. It's not worth paying for a truck for 5 years with over 100,000 miles.
 

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I bought my '01 DCab 4x4 out of Kali w/ OME & 265/75/16 BFG ATs and all the neat little mods done already with 76000 miles for $15000.

Shop around. You can do better.

Heck, I bought a one-way plane ticket to San Diego from OKC and drove it back in 2 days. Loved every minute of it... Well, except getting it sideways on I-40 near Flagstaff, AZ about midnight in a snow storm!!! That was a fun trip though.

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I still owe 36 months on my truck. My truck has 86000 on it right now. So really I am getting a 2 year newer truck with 10000 more miles for 2300 more. The truck will be worth more b/c it is a newer body style and has more options i.e Dubcab, Snug top TRD package. I don't think that my truck will be worth more in the futrue
 

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If i was you I would keep the 99 taco, my 98 has 175k and the kbb is $5500. Taco's hold there value for the most part, just my .02. If you do decide to get a dubcab I would definately shop around.
 

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Just to back my point up. One guy is selling a 2001 Dubcab for 21000 on this thread. Not to say anything about his truck it sounds awesome, but, I am getting mine for 12500. Help me out REALLY because I am planning to buy this truck tomorrow and I need you guys to change my mind.
 

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Do you really need the double cab? Your 99 sounds nice. I wouldn't buy a new truck with more miles on it than the truck you own.
 

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Yeah, I kind of do need the dub cab. I can't ever haul anyone else other than my fiance. As for the miles I thought that in toyota's that didn't matter.
 

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If you are not in a bind where you have to buy a duble cab right now,then you should wait till you find one with lower milage that will still be around the same price. I have a 2002 x-cab that I will be selling here shortly that only has 18,000 miles,I am not the only person out there that has a company vehicle and does'nt put any miles on my truck,just hold off till you find one like that,it should'nt be that hard with alot of people(including myself) trading in the older model tacos for the new 05's.
 

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baker34 said:
Yeah, I kind of do need the dub cab. I can't ever haul anyone else other than my fiance. As for the miles I thought that in toyota's that didn't matter.
This is somewhat true, but I still would look around for one with fewer miles. Unless you hardly ever drive anywhere. I have owned LOTS of toyota trucks, several with well over 100k. And while they are very reliable, they do break. And unless you do all your own work, it can be very expensive. Right now I have an 89 toyota that has been in my family since it had 70k on it. It's now got 198k on it, and it has been retired to a yard/plow truck. At 100k it needed a clutch, 120k it needed a rearend, 150k it needed a transmission, 170k I had to replace the radiator, timing chain, and all the hoses. This is a truck that was never off road, and had all the regular maintainence done. It's still very reliable, but it has needed some work. Of course that said, my fathers 98 just turned 120k and I put the first set of brake pads in it. Thats all it has ever needed. But I would seriously look around for a lower mileage truck. Nothing sucks more than making payments on a broken truck.
 
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