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Should I buy this Tundra with 297k miles?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by hosseinkaveh, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Oct 5, 2018 at 2:31 PM
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    hosseinkaveh

    hosseinkaveh [OP] New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm in the market looking for a used inexpensive 4x4 truck for my house work and probably build it for camping and overlanding next year. I found this 2003 -see the link below- TRD SR5 with 297k miles on it. Price wise it fits in my budget and it looks like a pretty clean truck, and being TRD and having the canopy is a good deal to me. But I don't have any idea about how many more miles it can go.

    I was wondering if you can help me and any advise is appreciated!

    P.S. I drive a 2WD FJ Cruiser and this Tundra will be my 4x4 adventurer. :)

    http://www.marysvilleford.com/used-cars/detail/2003-Toyota-Tundra-SR5/950/5TBBT44113S355151
     
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  2. Oct 5, 2018 at 2:34 PM
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    Blueknights75

    Blueknights75 WHITE is the FASTEST color!!!!!

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    Rugged 2 tri fold tonneau cover, spray in bed liner, bed extender, window tint, color matched side mirrors, color matched door handles, TRD Pro center caps, TRD Pro shift knob, tailgate keyfob actuator, ESP under seat storage unit mod, blacked out emblems, Toyota OEM black exhaust tip...more to come
    There have been Tundras with way more miles than that. As many will tell you it all depends on how it was maintained by previous owners. As long as it was maintained well and there is no rust I would say go for it.
     
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  3. Oct 5, 2018 at 2:44 PM
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    15whtrd

    15whtrd I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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    I’d probably take it and have it thoroughly checked over. Compression test etc. make sure the transmission is acting right and any available service records shown to you.
     
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  4. Oct 5, 2018 at 2:51 PM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon SouthBoundSteve Fan Club President

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    I agree that you should have it checked out by a good mechanic. If it has been maintained as well as it looks, I would most likely give it a shot.
     
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  5. Oct 5, 2018 at 3:05 PM
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    BestGen

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    I paid $4900 for mine with a little over 224K miles. If it's clean, rust free, and has good maintenance records then I'd offer them 4 grand otd. Be prepared to walk. They'll probably backstop you before you get to your car. Good luck.
     
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  6. Oct 5, 2018 at 3:11 PM
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    tenntundra

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    $4,000.00 is a fair price. I turned down $7,500.00 6 months ago on my 2000 limited TRD access cab with then 360,000 miles.but I have taken very good care of it and have a large stack of maintenance records.1004151945.jpg
     
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  7. Oct 5, 2018 at 3:14 PM
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    Do it.

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  8. Oct 6, 2018 at 1:43 PM
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    I have had three but the one that comes to mind when I read this is my first.. a '95 T100 I bought new. I sold it in 2011 with 250,000 miles on it. I sold it to a friend so I could get a newer model. He now has over 350,000 on it and still drives it every day. I gave my 2004 Tundra to my son just last week with 150k and he is in high cotton. I just bought a 2006. You aren't risking much money. It looks very good. I would go for it. If you weren't 3000 miles away I would look at it myself!
     
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  9. Oct 8, 2018 at 10:38 AM
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    Thanks everyone for replies! Well, on Saturday I went and checked the truck. Honestly it was way cleaner than it looks in the pictures! At the dealership they had already maintained the truck and the ride was perfect. I checked underneath the car and surprisingly it has ZERO rust in compare to my 2007 FJ. Also didn't notice anything bad with the engine and transmission and it was shifting pretty smooth, no smoke and shake and whatsoever. Oil pressure was good, all the power amenities (windows, mirrors, 4HI, 4LO, heater, AC, lights) work. Also the body has zero scratch and dent!
    The listing price was $4999, but I offered $4000 and walked, but they called me and said they can't go any lower than $4500, sooooooo,,, I BOUGHT IT! :)
     
  10. Oct 8, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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    Congrats! Let’s see some pics of your new truck!
     
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  11. Oct 8, 2018 at 10:57 AM
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    Congrats on the new ride
     
  12. Oct 8, 2018 at 11:10 AM
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    Congrats!! Are you a Washingtonian also? I'm down in Bellevue. I'm glad somebody finally bought that truck! It was on their site for quite some time
     
  13. Oct 8, 2018 at 11:14 AM
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    Thanks guys. Here are a couple pictures for now!




     
  14. Oct 8, 2018 at 11:21 AM
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    Oh nice, yes I live in Kirkland! I guess the main reason was the milage and the fact that they didn't list the truck anywhere else other that their website. Anyways I took the risk and trusted my heart! The truck has a lot of advantages to me as I'm planning to build it up step by step as my overlanding vehicle.
    The only thing is the tires which are about %40-%45 and it wasn't a huge deal to me anyways as I'm planning to upgrade the stock wheels and bigger tires.
    Any advise would be appreciated regarding the maintenances at this point. :)
     
  15. Oct 8, 2018 at 2:33 PM
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    15whtrd I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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    Looking good, nice truck! Start off with the cheap stuff. I recommend giving those headlights a good polish before they get worse. I have an 03 sequoia and when I got those things looking crystal clear, it made it look younger.
     
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  16. Oct 8, 2018 at 3:07 PM
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    Go to the ‘What have you done to your 1st Gen Tundra’ thread to see what everyone has been doing. Also, their is a ‘1st Gen Build’ thread section that everyone showcases their individual stuff. Some people are very talented on theirs.
     
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  17. Oct 9, 2018 at 8:08 AM
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    Complete fluid/filter change. Pull you coils and inspect them. Change the plugs. Clean the maf. And keep us updated on the new ride!
     
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  18. Oct 9, 2018 at 8:18 AM
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    Nice clean looking truck. Welcome to gen 1 Tundra.
     
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