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Well, I'm an addict. Bought Tundra #2

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by ToyotaJim, May 22, 2020 at 9:40 PM.

  1. May 22, 2020 at 9:40 PM
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    ToyotaJim

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    Now that I've really gotten hooked on the Gen 1 Tundras, I've been keeping my eyes open for good deals. They are out there but go fast!

    My first was a lifted 4x4 and not particularly practical for trips to Lowes for lumber. So I've been hunting for a 2WD model in good condition. Every time I call or email on one it's got a line of people looking at it and they sell fast!

    But I found one this week. The owner had been asking $4500, then lowered to $4000. Early this week I told him my max was $3000 if it had no major problems. He said others were coming to look at it and I figured it would be sold. Well this morning he messaged me that the other people no-showed and if I was interested it was mine for $3k. It was only 10 minutes away so I got over there in a hurry.

    I inspected it and drove it at highway speeds. Very nice pickup with bed liner and cover. Access cab. 240,000 miles, I'd say about a 9/10 condition overall with good service records that have some holes. It will need at minimum fluid changes and timing belt, water pump, thermostat, LBJ x4, etc. All this is to be expected. Carfax was clean of any issues (loss, theft, salvage) and had some good records and all passed emissions.

    Clean, exterior and interior. One owner, and old guy who never abused it. The proverbial perfect seller. A single owner, old guy, who planned to keep it forever and only used it for suburban errands. Only reason to sell was because wife had troubles getting into it and they got a AWB Rav4 instead and love it. Fair service records. No accidents or loss. Tow package installed and it seems he did some light towing. Bed liner and cover. For 18 years old and a quarter million miles it looks to be in very good condition.

    Three grand! In this market this seems pretty fantastic given that nearly destroyed old Fords, Rams, and Chevys are commanding three grand and Tundras in this condition are 5-7 thousand dollars. I feel I did well.

    Not to turn this into a religious discussion, but the seller and I are both strong Christians so we shared some thoughts about this transaction coming together. It was pretty cool.

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  2. May 22, 2020 at 9:42 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar.

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    Nice and congrats!
     
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  3. May 22, 2020 at 9:51 PM
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    Sunnier

    Sunnier Consumes science with a side of hopes & prayers

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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Good for you, Jim! What part of the country are you in?
     
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  4. May 22, 2020 at 9:52 PM
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    ‘Ask and you shall receive’...
     
  5. May 23, 2020 at 12:03 AM
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    Ely010606

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    Congrats, that’s was actually my first Tundra, same color also. looks totally nice.
     
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  6. May 23, 2020 at 5:39 AM
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  7. May 23, 2020 at 5:47 AM
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    That is a great looking truck for the year and mileage. Very well kept! Congrats!
     
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  8. May 23, 2020 at 5:51 AM
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    You scored! Happy for you.
     
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  9. May 23, 2020 at 5:59 AM
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    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol I complain about my mods

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    That's a smoking deal. Nice job.
     
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  10. May 23, 2020 at 6:01 AM
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    Good find... how did you find it may I ask? Craigslist, EBay?
     
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  11. May 23, 2020 at 6:10 AM
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    Looking at that picture up into the bottom of the engine of a 2WD amazes me. There is so much more room without the front differential. Looks rust free under there, too.
     
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  12. May 23, 2020 at 6:23 AM
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    Welcome aboard from SoCal.
     
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    Why u always felxin that sexy truck.. that thing hauls ass i bet with the v8 and the two door
     
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  14. May 23, 2020 at 7:14 AM
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    This old dog runs like a top ! The best automotive decision I've ever made . . . :)
     
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  15. May 23, 2020 at 7:20 AM
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    She's a beaut! Congrats, looks like a bargain!
     
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    This was on Craigslist. I've been scouring CL and Facebook marketplace, along with the various car search engines for weeks. Seems like all the good deals were cost/distance prohibitive, like that one down in Sacramento someone posted (a great deal, but expensive to go look at and buy). This was in my back yard!
     
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  17. May 23, 2020 at 8:22 AM
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    Related on where to find those scarce gems, I actually found my own on the Nextdoor neighborhood app. Someone a few miles from me had it listed there and only there.
     
  18. May 23, 2020 at 8:28 AM
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    Looks like you found a unicorn...score! Really sweet deal.
     
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  19. May 23, 2020 at 9:48 AM
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    Nice Tundra, congrats.
     
  20. May 23, 2020 at 1:02 PM
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    Doesn’t the Bible say "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth..." Just a little levity from one Christian brother to another....
    Nice find! Never seen under any Tundras other than my own...looks strange with no skid plate...Congratulations on the new truck!!!
     
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