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    Toyota Tacoma

    One of my work colleagues is moving overseas for two years (still with same company) and has given me first dibs on his truck.

    2010 quad cab Tacoma with sport package, 150k miles, shell, short bed.

    Still waiting on him to price it but its exactly the truck I wanted.

    Who has horror stories to share about these trucks so my enthusiasm will be dampened?

    #2
    150k, she's just through break-in.

    Seriously though, I believe 2010 is the last year of the frame recall. If you don't know about it, Toyota had some rust issues so serious they were either buying back some trucks or actually replacing the frames. Ask your friend if it was dealt with on his truck and do some googling. There is alot of info about it on the net.

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      #3
      My buddy has either an 08 or 10 Tacoma. He’s had it about 5 years now and it’s been a solid vehicle, a couple recalls and cracked bed insert (possibly his fault) and u-joints that failed (definitely his fault) and struts/front bushings. He has around 200k on it and runs great. My friends mom has an 04 and it’s been solid, just had to replace the front hubs/bearings at 90k because the left wheel bearing was heating up and failing. Just take care of it and keep up on the services including the transmission. My lady’s ‘01 Tacoma just blew a head gasket, 6 months after I put a timing belt in. I convinced her to keep it even though it has around 240k miles. Shifts great and just needs shocks bushings and now head gaskets.
      If your coworker is going to give you a deal (compare prices) and you need a small solid truck, there’s no need to run away especially if you can comfortably afford it. All the above vehicles pass California smog checks, though have had work done on them, they have definitely paid for themselves. I have another friend with a 00 4WD Tundra, I’ve put quite a bit of work in it (timing belt and water pump, starter, injectors, full suspension overhaul, power steering system, rack and pinion) but it has over 300k miles and still runs strong. Not horrific, but considering they were taken care of except my lady’s truck, they’re still on the road running strong. Take good care of it and know something will have to be addressed eventually. Hope this helps!
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        #4
        We have one at my work with 350k hard city miles on it and it still runs and drives great. I think it’s an 07

        nice trucks. I’d probably get one but the used market is just prohibitively high priced. Seems used ones with 40k miles only go for a couple thousand off of MSRP. I’ve seen people trying to see used ones for over msrp

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          #5
          Good little trucks.

          My mom bought one of the single cab 4cyl models of these, I can't honestly recall what year. After she has it for ~2 years they called her every single year up till IIRC the year before last trying to buy it back from her. She always took it there for service and it's most common issue was just sitting till the battery died type stuff. No miles at all.
          My daughter wrecked it into the spare tire of a jeep on the freeway. It was right in the radiator/pillar/fan area which stopped water flowing, of course. She drove it about 10 miles afterward until it shut down. Figured it was gone. The shop repaired and painted it, checked the motor and was completely fine. The red paint that was on it was impossible to match so it was every so slightly two colors. Even with that and the wreck disclosed it sold for right on value and in about 15 mins.

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            #6
            It's a Toyota. You can beat them to death and they keep ticking. They hold their value well, and the aftermarket is huge. As long as you don't have a plan that requires a full size truck instead of a small truck, can't go wrong.

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              #7
              I have the same truck that I bought brand new, not only has it held it’s value ridiculously well. But it has needed nothing that wasn’t routine maintenance. Great truck, would buy it again, thought about selling it but the oldest is close to driving age now so there will be a vehicle shuffle coming up soon anyway.

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