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Some help for a potential first time Tundra buyer?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by JeremyM93, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Oct 23, 2018 at 8:13 PM
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    JeremyM93

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    Hey everyone,

    First post here, looking for some advice on a truck.
    My '92 Chevy K2500 needs a new motor, so I decided to go look for something else, need something dependable for work (I drive 60+ highway miles a day)
    I made the choice of looking exclusively at Toyota, just for the fact of reading about their dependability if properly maintained.

    Anyways, I'm going to meet this guy on Thursday to check out his truck:

    https://tampa.craigslist.org/hdo/cto/d/2000-toyota-thundra/6720303346.html

    Anything specific I should be looking for? I'm going to ask if the timing belt has been changed (as that seems to be the common thing with the 3.4 at this mileage)
    How about the price? I'm thinking of getting him to an even $4000. Should I be looking for less?

    Any tips, or info is much appreciated!
     
  2. Oct 23, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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    Buildn

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    Look at the chassis / frame. There is a recall on 1st generation Tundra chassis.

    Ask for records of oil changes if available. Gotta make sure the engine was taken care of.

    Good luck
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2018 at 8:29 PM
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    Good looking out on the chassis info, I wasn't aware about the recall. Will definitely be checking that out thoroughly.

    Thank you!
     
  4. Oct 23, 2018 at 8:43 PM
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    The price seems very fair. Feel out the seller for how well he maintained it. Good Luck.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2018 at 9:00 PM
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  6. Oct 24, 2018 at 9:20 AM
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    looks good. it's a V6 so keep in mind it won't have much power for towing, but it looks to be taken care of fairly well.

    As with all used cars, be prepared to walk away if it's not what you want, or what you're willing to pay. getting a good deal is ALL in the buy. buy great, sell good is my motto. ;)
     
  7. Oct 24, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    lsaami

    lsaami Redneck Toyota boi with a rice-burner Honda

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    also, it looks like the Frame recall has NOT been done on this truck so look for that. if the frame isn't immaculate, I'd be wary.

    https://www.toyota.com/recall enter VIN here.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2018 at 1:08 PM
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  9. Oct 24, 2018 at 1:09 PM
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    interesting. are you sure that's saying it was done, or is that saying the recall exists? because according to the Toyota website, it was not done.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2018 at 1:41 PM
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    Now that I look at it, I think it may just be saying it exists.

    I’m definitely going to look over the frame thoroughly when I look at it tomorrow.
     
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  11. Oct 24, 2018 at 1:48 PM
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    I'm not sure how familiar you are with the Frame recall process, but essentially Toyota inspects the frame, and if there are no rust HOLES in a few key areas, then they slap some undercoating on it and called it good. if there are holes, they'll replace the entire frame for no cost.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2018 at 2:17 PM
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    Looks like there is an open recall on this truck2000 Tundra V6.jpg 2000 Tundra V6-2.jpg
     
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  13. Oct 24, 2018 at 2:19 PM
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    I can upload the full CarFax report for you if you'd like to see it
     
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  14. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:12 PM
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    Would you mind? That would be awesome if you could!
     
  15. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:34 PM
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  16. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:36 PM
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    Uploaded a PDF file but just in case you can open it here are some jpegs

    2000 Tundra V6.jpg
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  17. Oct 24, 2018 at 8:10 PM
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    Thanks man, I really appreciate it!
     
  18. Oct 24, 2018 at 8:11 PM
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    Wow! I can’t believe all the information available in a carfax. I migh just have to buy myself one one of these days.
     
  19. Oct 24, 2018 at 8:19 PM
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    Yeah no kidding, I paid 24.99 for an "AutoCheck" and it didnt have near the amount of info on it
     
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  20. Oct 25, 2018 at 6:44 AM
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    Glad i can help, if you need another CarFax id be glad to get you one!
    Good luck with your truck!
     
  21. Oct 25, 2018 at 4:02 PM
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    How does that work?
     
  22. Oct 26, 2018 at 9:31 PM
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    I work at a dealership so i have access to CarFax reports, just need a full VIN.
     
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  23. Oct 29, 2018 at 7:46 AM
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  24. Oct 29, 2018 at 5:03 PM
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    I hate to beg, but if it's no hassle or cost to you, would you mind doing one on my truck? It's got a very sorted past since I bought it from a street corner dealer who claimed it was his uncles truck, but yet he was a black guy and the name on the title was someone of East Asian origins. :confused:
     
  25. Oct 30, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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    Yeah ofcourse, just shoot me a VIN and i can email it to you or post it on here if you'd like
     

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