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Josh Janes · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2001 · Points: 8,930
We're selling our beloved Tacoma. The only reason is we want to "upgrade" to a van. I put that in quotes because I absolutely love this car. It has been completely trouble-free and that's a first for any vehicle I've ever owned.

It is a 2008 extended cab with only 69,000 miles and is in excellent condition. It is a Prerunner - I'm sure you know this but that means it has 4WD suspension and clearance, but in 2WD. This fact, combined with it being a manual transmission and a four-cylinder engine means it is very fuel-efficient for such a large truck. Kind of amazing actually. The manual transmission makes the most of the inline 4 and I have no problems making quick starts off the line and passing at highway speeds. The vehicle is basically stock and minimal (which is what I wanted - less electronic systems to break) with fabric seats, power windows, power locks, rear sliding window, and cruise control. AC and heat work perfectly and are strong. In fact, everything works!

It shows very typical, but relatively minimal wear for it's age, the one exception being a bit of damage to a rear panel on the passenger side behind the rear wheel (see last photo). I did this myself by backing up at slow speed into a two-foot tall wooden fence post that I didn't see (I was kicking myself for it but with the passage of time the sting has gone from the wound). This dent is entirely cosmetic and could easily be fixed. The only other glaring problem is we're missing a hub cap (driver's side front).

I have documentation of ALL service done - including leaf-spring retention bolts which were replaced and upgraded due to a mass-Toyota recall. Tires are religiously rotated at 6000-8000 mile intervals and I've religiously changed the oil and filters myself ALWAYS using Mobil 1 Extended Performance full synthetic and Mobil 1 EP filters. I've installed an aftermarket oil drain plug with built-in brass valve to make oil changes that much easier. Firestone tires are quiet but have slightly more aggressive tread than stock tires. They're in good shape and have 50% life left. Our Tacoma has lived in Las Vegas and has never seen snowy, salty roads. This has been a really great car that I hate to sell and as a climber it has gotten me everywhere I've wanted to go and has never left me stranded. Comes with owner's manual and paperwork.

Aftermarket add-ons include the following:
  • Alarm System
  • Metal OEM Toyota Skid Plate
  • Pioneer DVD/Bluetooth Radio (original radio is also included if you prefer that)
  • Hood-edge Wind Deflector
  • Premium Window tinting including light tint of the front window (you can hardly notice it but it really cuts down glare from the sun and keeps the cab cool).
  • A premium SnugTop topper with some great features: Fold up side "win-doors" with sliding windows and screens, carpet headliner, LED light, fold down window to access cab for cleaning, full glass rear door with single lock/handle - all locks are keyed to the same key.
  • In the bed I also have a great modular camper bed setup: The two halves rest on the Tacoma's lower bed rails which are just high enough for standard Rubbermaid bins. The right half is in two sections and rests on an aluminum rail allowing it to be fully or partially removed for more storage, the edges of the wood are coated in epoxy to prevent splintering and the whole thing is covered in automotive carpeting. It is rock-solid and squeak-free and because it is modular one person can remove or install the whole thing in less than two minutes. Topper height and bed height allow me, at 5'10", to just barely sit up cross-legged.
I'll post up a bunch more pictures and the price as soon as I've discussed it with my partner... but last time we discussed it we were thinking around $15,000: I took it to CarMax and they inspected it and made their no-haggle offer of $13.5K, so they must think they can sell it for a bit more and they don't factor in the additional options like the nearly $2000 topper, so we think $15K is fair. It is located in Las Vegas.

Josh Janes · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2001 · Points: 8,930


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