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2006 Tundra In My Future......A Few Questions

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Rickguns, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Mar 17, 2016 at 2:57 AM
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    Rickguns

    Rickguns [OP] New Member

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    Current 1996 T-100, 265,000 Miles. Soon To Buy 2006 Tundra
    Hi, This is my 1st post here. Love what I have seen..........great site!
    I currently have a Toy. 1996 T-100 4X4 with 265,000 Miles on it. I still get 20 MPG. It's my baby! BUT my son is getting ready to let loose of his 2006 4X4 SR5 Access Cab with 115,000 miles on it. The truck has been meticulously taken care of. He's a State Trooper and vehicle maintenance is 2nd nature to him. He's giving Dad 1st chance at it. I love my old T-100 but to step up to this model would be huge for me. I'm disabled with a limited income. He is talking that $10,000. will put me in his truck. Good deal?
    Are there any serious problems I need to check for before making the leap? Is frame rust a issue for Illinois Tundra's? I intend to have my mechanic put it on a lift to double check for any hidden problems. Anything inparticular we should be checking for?
    Thanks!!!!!!
     
  2. Mar 17, 2016 at 4:01 AM
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    Jack Burton

    Jack Burton Jorts Rule!

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    Not too familiar with 1st gen Tundras, but welcome to the forum!
     
  3. Mar 17, 2016 at 6:01 AM
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    RowdyRon

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    Deck rail system, Bed divider, door sill protectors, LED reverse light bars, Aries Bull Bar with 28" 180 watt LED light bar, LED step lights, LED bed lights, driver-side grab handle, TRD Rear Sway Bar, BedRug bed mat and tailgate mat, Morimoto Fog Lights, more to come.....
    You may want to check the Kelly Blue Book value for the truck to see if the price is right. Also, good idea to have it checked out by your mechanic just to be on the safe side of things.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2016 at 7:21 AM
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    Sean266

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    I poked around Kelley Blue Book for you and it indicates that the 2006 Tundra would be valued at around $11,873 in a sale to an individual (not trade in value). I assumed that the truck would be rated as in very good shape for purposes of the KBB. I didn't know your zip code or the options the truck has so additional options on the truck could change the value. Not knowing your local zip code, I used mine. Anyway, hope that helps.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2016 at 7:46 AM
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    ToyotaTundraMike

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    $10,000 sounds like a good deal for a 06 with less than 120k Miles. The truck will last you a very long time. I sold my 06 last year that had 175k miles for $11,500 (mine was a double cab). Ask him if he has ever changed the timing belt/water pump because if not that needs to be done soon (recommended to do both at the same time at 90k). Never had rust issues with my 1st gen, but there isn't salt on the roads where I'm at. The only other thing I ever had to replace on mine was the U-joints.
     
  7. Mar 17, 2016 at 12:19 PM
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    AaronK

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    That's only $300 more than I paid for my 02 with 147k last year. Seems like a good deal if the timing belt/water pump are fresh
     
  8. Mar 17, 2016 at 1:42 PM
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    Mike

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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Timing belt and water pump change out if needed on time or mileage needed. 2uz-fe is a interference engine.

    Check with dealer to confirm all recalls have been taken care of.

    As far as rust look to where the spare tire is at see if you have surface rust or of the rust has penetrated and eating into the frame. Look under the doors.

    10000 is worth it if everything checks out OK.

    Only big thing to watch out for the problematic aip pumps. They do make a bypass kit so I would worry about that too much.

    4.7 is a very very good and very reliable engine. You about can't kill them..
     
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