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View Poll Results: What would YOU do?
Get the repair done over the winter. I like my car pristine! 23 71.88%
Check the oil and top off whenever. Get it fixed when I'm tired of dripping oil in the parking lot! 3 9.38%
Use some type of "Stop Leak/Seal Restorer" and see if it works! 2 6.25%
Screw it, oil is cheap and the car has 140K on it! 4 12.50%
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:22 PM   #61
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Scared of a $500 repair.... buys a $3000 truck

PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!
Not scared per say, but curious how the gents would go about it. I forget most are older than us, like their stuff perfect and don't mind dropping 500$. Pretty mature folks.

But yeah, this thread had me looking at CL and I think I got a damn good deal. Picked it up for $3,000
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:23 PM   #62
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Middle console has some wear where the arm rests but it's not major. Rest of the inside is clean and tear free
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:25 PM   #63
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Engine bay is clean. Fluids good. Coolant a bright green. The K&N air filter needs cleaned but I'm debating about going back to stock air filter, but I also have K&N oil already. Idk.

Also threw in 4 tires with %50-60 thread and a spare with decent thread
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:26 PM   #64
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Gold ball sized dent in the passanger door and some minor white scratches around it. Lots of really small scratches all over but I think they'd buff out if I cared to. Picture is of where the PO friends dog jumped up. Most of the other scratches are less serious than this
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:28 PM   #65
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Boot says keep the Celica. I bet I can get 3300 out of the GTS. Keep or sell it with the oil leak it has?! Another vote you shall have, that I may or may not listen to!
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:48 PM   #66
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I say you just take the oil drain bolt off, and dump it all everywhere so people can cry more. Just use a Scott's Oiler to keep it running.

Nice score dude, if it all holds up as well as it's advertised to! The scratches will come out no problem. My old car was all scuffed up like that especially around the handles, and I just paid someone a couple hundred hundred bucks to detail the holy hell out of my car, inside and out, and it looked good as new afterwards.

The truck will haul around the toys just fine! Getting a hitch mount carrier for the bike would make it super easy, just make sure the truck can support the tongue weight. Otherwise, get a ramp, and find a slope, and stuff it in the bed.
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Old 10-27-2017, 01:24 PM   #67
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Thats a stick, can you drive one of those?
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Old 10-27-2017, 02:05 PM   #68
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Yeah I fly around on my broom all during this month. Sticks are my specialty
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Old 10-27-2017, 02:22 PM   #69
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Boot says keep the Celica. I bet I can get 3300 out of the GTS. Keep or sell it with the oil leak it has?! Another vote you shall have, that I may or may not listen to!
Check out the fuel mileage first. My 3.9 d150 with a 5spd would get about 25 if I drove easy. Check it all out and do some Eco runs, if it gets anywhere near mid 20s driving easy I wouldn't see any reason to keep the car.

Only other deciding factor is if your apt complex will allow you to have multiple vehicles.

Anyways. Sweet ride! That guys craigslist ad didn't do that truck justice. His pictures made it look worse than it was. Looks like a nice purchase
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:05 PM   #70
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Agreed with Michael, I'd hang onto both for just a month or two, and get some solid seat time in, weighing out fuel mileage, and seeing if any surprises come up with the truck.





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Old 10-27-2017, 03:33 PM   #71
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Jake,
Don't think for one minute that I am flippant about breaking a C note much less dropping $500 bones for repairs. I feel that as much now as I did when I was young and poor.

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Old 10-27-2017, 05:24 PM   #72
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That truck is clean for its age, does it have ABS ? They like to swap ends....because the roads are oiled and greasy from leaky vehicles. Ever drop a bike on a slick rainy road ?
Enjoy the truck. MOO
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Old 10-27-2017, 05:48 PM   #73
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That is a really clean truck
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:31 PM   #74
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Not many people want a regular cab these days. It is rare to see them here.
Most likely that is one of the reasons for the low price.
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:33 PM   #75
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I had to hunt for my regular cab that was a non wt trim. Everyone wants crew cabs with that stupidly small bed.
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Check out the fuel mileage first. My 3.9 d150 with a 5spd would get about 25 if I drove easy. Check it all out and do some Eco runs, if it gets anywhere near mid 20s driving easy I wouldn't see any reason to keep the car.

Only other deciding factor is if your apt complex will allow you to have multiple vehicles.

Anyways. Sweet ride! That guys craigslist ad didn't do that truck justice. His pictures made it look worse than it was. Looks like a nice purchase
I already take up two spots with the Celica and 2 bikes. I can just park it on the street though. Or use my visitor pass.

Yeah a buddy has the exact same truck. Says he gets 21-24 MPG highway. 6th gear going 70 mph is only 2K RPMS. Unless I am slabbing with no traffic, I'll probably just keep it in 5th (2.5K RPMS).

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Ever drop a bike on a slick rainy road ?
Enjoy the truck. MOO
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Not many people want a regular cab these days. It is rare to see them here.
Most likely that is one of the reasons for the low price.
I mean, most don't want a V6 or a stick either. I'm a weirdo, I think the truck will do just fine. Back seat would be nice for groceries but oh well.

You are hard pressed to find a truck that is newer than 2003 and less than 200K miles for less than 5K in TX. 90's rangers go for 4-5K. and early 2000 Tacomas are like 7G. Its ridiculous

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I had to hunt for my regular cab that was a non wt trim. Everyone wants crew cabs with that stupidly small bed.
I think mine's just a regular bed. Probably going to have the tail down to put the bike in the back. Won't close with the wheel in the way; I'll confirm tomorrow.
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Yeah the 5' beds are lame. 6.5' minimum is required by me.
8 footers are rare nowadays, and even the manufacturer's refer to those as "Extended Box".
I have a few buddies with Crew Cabs with the 8' long box. Wow. Might as well buy a school bus. Not fun to park or turn around.
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Inside length is 74 inches, tailgate up is 62 inches.
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Inside length is 74 inches, tailgate up is 62 inches.
Thats the tiny box.
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