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Buying Tundra Next Week, What To Look For?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by V8Tundra4x4, May 22, 2020.

  1. May 22, 2020 at 8:35 PM
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    V8Tundra4x4

    V8Tundra4x4 [OP] New Member

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    Finally found a Tundra I like.

    2016, SR5, 32,000 miles or so.

    I know to look for cam tower leak and bed rust.

    A dealer looked it over and gave it a clean bill of health. Maintenance items are coming up soon like tires and brakes. Nothing major.

    What else should I check? From what I’m told the truck was used as a commuter, stored inside, and never towed anything.

    Priced in the mid-high 20’s.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. May 22, 2020 at 9:57 PM
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    shellshock

    shellshock Guy who drives a lot

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    Make sure it has the 38 gallon fuel tank
     
  3. May 22, 2020 at 10:01 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11

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    What dealership Chris?
     
  4. May 22, 2020 at 10:24 PM
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    V8Tundra4x4

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    It has the 38 gallon tank.

    Private seller.
     
  5. May 22, 2020 at 10:29 PM
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    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11

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    What part of NY are you from?
     
  6. May 22, 2020 at 10:47 PM
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    V8Tundra4x4

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    Albany area. Looking forward to seeing friends again now that Cuomo just lifted the non-essential gatherings ban.
     
  7. May 23, 2020 at 6:05 AM
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  8. May 23, 2020 at 5:10 PM
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    V8Tundra4x4

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    Passed on this one.

    1. truck was from Canada. Underneath had more rust than I expected for a 2016. Dash and speedo in KM.
    2. Title issues. Has some weird “undisclosed lien” on the title. When I talked to the guy a while back he said it was a clear title with no liens.

    Also couldn’t verify the cam tower condition over the phone. The guy was concerned about driving it here and it not being what I expected it to be.


    No go for me.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2020
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  9. May 23, 2020 at 5:52 PM
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    phabej

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    This.. lol don't let them tell you it's normal. Cause I bet it isn't.

    Screenshot_20200520-194522.jpg
     
  10. May 24, 2020 at 4:42 AM
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    Welcome, I am in the Albany NY myself. Check out Kinderhook Toyota for one of the used trucks they have on the lot. Small dealership with no hassle. No running back and forth to run numbers. Bought my 2019 Tundra Sport from them. Good luck.
     
  11. May 24, 2020 at 5:56 AM
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    The 20 gallon tank sucks
     
  12. May 24, 2020 at 5:57 AM
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    I wouldn’t buy one from ny they probably have rust on the frame and underneath it
     

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