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Looking to pick up a 1st gen

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Kmiller002, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Apr 30, 2018 at 5:08 PM
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    Kmiller002

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    So really have liked the 1st gen for years. Thinking about picking one I found up if the deal works out. 2005 sr5 double cab. 120k miles. Leveled, new wheels and tires, canopy...super clean inside and out. All maintenance records. 2 owners...one currently has had since 20k. Always garaged. But it’s 17k...go for it or no? Appreciate the opinions.
     
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  2. Apr 30, 2018 at 5:12 PM
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    Casper421

    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    Where is it located?
     
  3. Apr 30, 2018 at 5:13 PM
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  4. Apr 30, 2018 at 5:24 PM
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    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    Rust shouldn’t be an issue then. I would check the maintenance records for the timing belt replacement(sticker on intake/engine cover), coolant flush and that there’s no play in the ball joints. Is it 4x4?
     
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  5. Apr 30, 2018 at 6:03 PM
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    Kmiller002

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    Coolant flush at 100k. Timing belt and water pump recently done. Ball joints seemed fine as well. It is 4x4.
     
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  6. Apr 30, 2018 at 6:07 PM
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    Let is know how it goes. Loving this resale retention. Might be able to get back half what I paid for my 2002 Tundra 17 years ago and roll it into a new one. Yes!
     
  7. Apr 30, 2018 at 6:22 PM
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    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    Sounds like a good find but $17k is a little much, imo. If it were a limited, maybe.
     
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  8. Apr 30, 2018 at 6:31 PM
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    A pic would be nice. Somewhat high but then again it seems to have been taken of. The new rims/tires and canopy can add to the value depending on what they are.. IMO
     
  9. Apr 30, 2018 at 10:32 PM
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    Kmiller002

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    New leer canopy...new Toyo mts...not sure on brand of wheels but fresh powder coat. Thought about looking for a limited but honestly wanted cloth seats. Heated seats and sunroof aren’t a big deal...have that on my ‘16 lol. But what do you all think would be more of a fair price?
     
  10. Oct 8, 2018 at 3:05 PM
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    Bought my 2003 Limited with 44k miles from the original owner for $13k...seems a bit high with 3x the miles 70C3DE8F-7DE7-4A6B-805A-D1BDAD152346.jpg
     
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  11. Oct 8, 2018 at 3:12 PM
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    Thats your call bud. That looks like an access cab in the pic? 120k miles is low. Blown away on these resales prices. Let us know how it works out. I would not go more than 10k, but thats my area pricing. Maybe pay a premium on the mint condition? And if ALL the maintenance is up to date.
     
  12. Oct 8, 2018 at 3:15 PM
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    If its a double cab they are wanting 15k around here. No way I’d buy it. Rather get two access cabs for the same price. People are paying the high prices though.
     
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    I was replying to an old post, he may or may not have bought the truck he was looking at...but yeah, resale prices are high in my area, but the truck was mint and all services records...deal done
     
  14. Oct 9, 2018 at 8:16 AM
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    I picked up my basketcase 02 for the price of free! Granted, if I tried to sell it I MIGHT get $2500 for it.
     
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  16. Nov 9, 2018 at 11:28 AM
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    Im sure there's lots of 1st gen guys that would let you pick their truck up for that much.

    How do you do it? I'd imagine you'd have to be in the center and like bench press it.
     
  18. Nov 9, 2018 at 2:31 PM
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    If the Tundra is/has been kept mechanically sound then I’d pay close to those asking prices. Assuming lower miles in 150k range.

    My year and type just sold here for $8500. From the mech history the guy provided he seemed anal which is the extact seller you want. In my case, I just reinvested $5k in her (after deciding to keep for 3 more years) and wouldn't let it go for less than $12k. I know I wouldn’t get it but you get the point.

    Pretty amazed on the resale these things are getting.
     
  19. Nov 9, 2018 at 2:44 PM
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    I have been searching for a double cab 4x4 1st gen tundra for about 2 months now. Have seen them from 6k-16k private and dealerships. Bought my high mileage double cab sr5. Sunroof, trd pkg, meticulously maintained by the original owner 272k miles, snugtop,waterpump and timing belt just replaced 400 miles ago. $6500. Was a bitchin deal until I went to register it and paid all the back and late fees lol. In socal, a clean low mileage 4x4 double cab in great shape will run about 12k all day. Of course, deals pop up occassionally.
     
  20. Nov 9, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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    My 06' LOADED Limited cm sold for $16k in an affluent zip code, in 1 day. It was absolutely meticulously maintained without any intervals missed for every 5k miles, by a single master tech, for it's entire 150k miles. It was considered above market value since the other gen 1's were selling for $12-14k.
     
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    I will be selling my 1st Gen pretty soon, since I had to upgraded to a 2nd Gen Crewmax with a new addition to the family. It has 117k.

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  22. Nov 10, 2018 at 10:42 PM
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    Sunnier Trying not to miss out on anything

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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    :spy: Where are you? How many miles on that 1st gen you'll be selling?

    Congratulations on your new one! :woot:
     
  23. Nov 10, 2018 at 10:46 PM
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    oh, my bad, the first gen has 117k. I am located in Oregon.
     
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    My one owner 2006 TRD with 75K was asking 19,000, I paid 18k. Had entire truck gone through with new fluids, grease, new Bilsteins, brakes, new Michelins, etc. Then added stereo/back up camera so the cost crept up. However, it is a cherry example and runs/handles great! This will be my friend for a long time!
     
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  25. Nov 11, 2018 at 6:06 AM
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    jeepers. My dad paid way less for his 02 back when it was only 5 years old.

    Crazy how much value these things have retained.
     
  27. Nov 11, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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    Rust free DC’s carry a higher price but worth every penny.
     
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    Well, it’s like having a new truck that does everything I need for 1/3 the price of a new one- seems like a good deal to me. Plus, I didn’t want a huge truck that would get stuck in a Seattle parking garage.
    I even had to walk a mile to the ferry to get to the mainland, take two busses to Seattle, ride the train to Portland, OR to test drive and then drove it home!
     
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    $17K at that many miles and it's an SR5, I’d say that’s way too much! I just purchased a 2005 double cab XSP 4x2 with a 93600 miles for $10k... private sale. It just had new Michelins, timing belt, water pump, radiator and head gaskets within the past 2 months! Although it’s rwd 4wd is maybe $1500-2000 more. I’m in the Southeast. Keep looking!

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    That's how I ended up with the RCSB that I purchased over a year ago, I didn't want anything larger than my '02 RCLB. My high mileage '07 was priced thousands below any decent Gen 1 available in my area (SE).

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