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Looking at a Tacoma... I got questions?

When does a Tacoma have too many miles?
My 94 has 139,000 miles, and still running strong. However I want a Tacoma now and I am seeing most of them 75,000 or more (usually under $8500), a couple are 55,000-65,000 miles, and these are $10,000 plus.

I found two potentials:
99 with 85,000 miles - $8500 (pulled a 22 foot boat)
99 with 95,000 miles - $8000

What is a good amount of miles per year?
 

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my 95 tacoma has 158,00 and she still runs really strong. on a toyota, nothing is to many miles. finding one with low miles is just a bonus.
 

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Sold a 93 SR5 with 185,000 miles a couple of years ago. A 4cyl. Got $3500.00. Replaced the clutch, the battery, and tires. Only sold it cause I got a bigger boat and needed a bigger engine and 4WD.
Bought a 99 in 2002 with 45,000 miles for $18,000.00
You have to look to find a good Toyota cause people just don't sell them.
 

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wvuviv30 said:
When does a Tacoma have too many miles?
My 94 has 139,000 miles, and still running strong. However I want a Tacoma now and I am seeing most of them 75,000 or more (usually under $8500), a couple are 55,000-65,000 miles, and these are $10,000 plus.

I found two potentials:
99 with 85,000 miles - $8500 (pulled a 22 foot boat)
99 with 95,000 miles - $8000

What is a good amount of miles per year?
A tacoma can never have too many miles.
 

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wvuviv30 said:
When does a Tacoma have too many miles?
My 94 has 139,000 miles, and still running strong. However I want a Tacoma now and I am seeing most of them 75,000 or more (usually under $8500), a couple are 55,000-65,000 miles, and these are $10,000 plus.

I found two potentials:
99 with 85,000 miles - $8500 (pulled a 22 foot boat)
99 with 95,000 miles - $8000

What is a good amount of miles per year?
I think the amount of miles is secondary to how well its maintained. I have a 96 with 130K and i have seen pleanty of newer trucks that I wouldn't trade mine for.

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Bought a 99 in 2002 with 45,000 miles for $18,000.00
You have to look to find a good Toyota cause people just don't sell them.
Man- I guess you don't want to hear what I paid for my 99 V6 4wd with only 27K miles back in 2002 :p
or what my bro paid for for his 99 V6 4wd with 55K miles back in 2001

But you're right- I did have to look pretty hard :)
 

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10k difference is not a big difference. Which one looks to be in better shape? If about equal i would go with the one that didnt pull the boat. Not that the boat would do alot of harm but obviously it would add more wear if towed alot.
 

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wvuviv30 said:
When does a Tacoma have too many miles?
My 94 has 139,000 miles, and still running strong. However I want a Tacoma now and I am seeing most of them 75,000 or more (usually under $8500), a couple are 55,000-65,000 miles, and these are $10,000 plus.

I found two potentials:
99 with 85,000 miles - $8500 (pulled a 22 foot boat)
99 with 95,000 miles - $8000

What is a good amount of miles per year?
I average 30k miles a year here in Los Angeles. Thats a little high, but most everybody else down here does at least 20k. My truck has over 228k miles on the stock 2.7L engine and it still runs fine. The 4cyl engines are built to last. Personally, I'd buy the truck with the 95k miles, if for no other reason then it wasn't towing a 22ft boat.
 

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I am not familiar with the 2.7. timing chain or belt?

What are some the "troubled" areas of a Tacoma? Like what should I pay more attention to? i.e. the >90 toyotas right around the rear leaf springs like to rust away very quickly.


I am looking to purchase a regular cab short bed, with the 2.7, manual trans and 4x4.
 

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wvuviv30 said:
I am not familiar with the 2.7. timing chain or belt?

What are some the "troubled" areas of a Tacoma? Like what should I pay more attention to? i.e. the >90 toyotas right around the rear leaf springs like to rust away very quickly.


I am looking to purchase a regular cab short bed, with the 2.7, manual trans and 4x4.
2.7L engines have a timing chain.
 

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I have a 96 Taco 2.7 5spd. 4x4 192,000 miles and running strong :D :D :D
Any leaks? What major work (>$50) have you done? All highway or city or a mix of everything?
 

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Any leaks? What major work (>$50) have you done? All highway or city or a mix of everything?
Miles are a mix of both. No leakes, i have replaced the front out put shaft seal on the T/C case it was no problem to fix.

I have a Downey header and a 2.5 in. hi-flow cat and full 2.5 exhaust system that did help alot on power.
on Average i get 17.5 MPG in the cold weather :)
 

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The average for most people I think is 12-15k/year. So those numbers are about average. I would just go with whichever one is in better shape.
 

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172K miles on my 99. Dead battery close to 100K, rear axle seal around 120K, cracked exh manifold sometime after that (just a good excuse to get a header for the 2.7L!), and wrecked and flipped it on its side at around 160K - but it still runs good and strong!

Keith, a buddy in our local 4x4 club, has over 265K miles on his daily driver 2.7L ex cab. If I remember correctly, the only problems he's had are clutch replacement and cracked ex manifold after 200K miles - which he replaced with a performance header. He's entering it in the TX Mega Run competition next weekend. These little trucks are tough!
 

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~131,000 mi (209,000 KMs) on my '98 ex-cab 4x4 without any major problems. Busted a leaf last week, starter quit this morning - but other than that the truck runs great!
 

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my 1998 has 153K miles
I just had to replace the PRN saftey switch, other than that, orignal auto-tranny, R/P and engine(2.7)
 

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I hate starting new post for a simple question.

But is all Tacoma's A.D.D.?

I was looking at a Manual locking Hub Taco and I couldn't tell if the Diff was ADD or Non ADD.
 

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If it has manual locking hubs it does not have ADD. Not sure if it was '01 or '02 that all Tacomas came from the factory with ADD, but prior to that it was a factory option.
 
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