Buying a used Tacoma TRD offroad.

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Nick Kerridge
Victoria
Buying a used Tacoma TRD offroad.

Hello I just joined the group & looking for advice on potential purchase of a used mid 2000sTacoma with over 200 000 km. Just wondering if I should shrug off the high mileage & just go for it. It seems like locally people are asking around $14 to $15k for them. Thanks.

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Jonathan
shawnigan

Really great truck, but hard to find, and you'd be silly to pay that kind of money for a 15 -20 year old truck.

Just my opinion though

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Nick Kerridge
Victoria

Hey thanks Fx4. Is your truck a ranger?

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Jonathan
shawnigan

Yes a poor mans Tacoma. The fx4 rangers are a pretty good bang for their buck, in terms of stock off road options

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Nick Kerridge
Victoria

Is there a rear diff lock option on those trucks? Cheers!

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Jonathan
shawnigan

Nope. Mines just a limited slip

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Nanaimo

I'd avoid them. I owned a 2006 SR5 4.0L auto 4wd. I paid $16,500 for it in 2009 with 156km. Sold it in 2015 with 260km. Many, many issues along the way. In the end I was tired of throwing money at a truck with a rotting frame. It was a pain to wrench on (rust), and never really drove great (steering & driveline vibrations).

Replaced it with a 2010 Frontier Pro-4x 4.0L 6spd 4wd, Much happier with it.

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Nick Kerridge
Victoria

Thanks, Ryno. I am taking 2005 limited 4runner for pre purchase inspection on Monday. I hope I don't find too much rust underneath. It turns out suv suits my purposes better. My wife & teenage daughters prefer multi passenger & folding down seats. Daddy doesn't get to buy a pickup. Lol.

Do you mind if I ask how much you sold your sr5 for?

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Ed
mill bay bc

Nick....This one may be for sale soon, just bought a Honda Pilot and it is more suited for the driving we do.
An 02 with many goodies and top notch condition. Located in Mill Bay 236xxx kms
If you are interested we can exchange numbers and talk....Ed

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Nick Kerridge
Victoria

Thanks Ed, will do.

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Nick Kerridge
Victoria

Hi Ed, thanks for showing me your truck. I ended up with a 2007 4runner. Cheers!

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Ed
mill bay bc

Thanks Nick, Good luck on the 4runner, a great vehicle. Listed mine on autotrader and Cowichan used earlier today and getting good response... cheers

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