Should I keep my 1999 prerunner or save up for a newer Tacoma

Discussion in '1995 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma' started by E.G.R, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. E.G.R

    E.G.R Member

    I’ve been thinking about saving up for a newer Tacoma, I want to customize it, like lifting it about 2-3 inches and adding some black rims, but I really do like my truck, very reliable, love the engine, it’s an 3.4L 1999 xtracab prerunner, and I wanted to go for like a 2006 Tacoma but is it really worth it? Let me know what you guys think. Thanks in advance
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    I'd keep what you have unless you were going with newer 2nd gen.
     
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  4. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Honestly that’s a personal opinion question. If it were me I’d hold what I had. If you are good with a 2wd, like your prerunner, and it’s in good running condition then why mess with a good thing?
    When you trade for another used truck you can’t always tell what they have been through. A car fax won’t tell you how hard some derp before you drove it.
    Good luck and let us know what you decide.
     
  5. OP
    E.G.R

    E.G.R Member

    Yeah I think I’m going to keep it, I think I’m just going to add a few things here and there to make it look good and give t that tough look. Thanks for the advice
     
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  6. OP
    E.G.R

    E.G.R Member

    Yeah you’re right, thanks. My truck is in good condition so why trade it.
     
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  7. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    It’s always up to you man. We all get the itch to trade every so often. But a functional first gen in great shape is an awesome thing to have.
     
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  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    +1
     
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  9. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Keep it if you don't need a 4wd. The first gen tacomas are kinda rare in good condition. Everyone I see in my area looks like hell
     
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  10. You think $4000 is a good price for a 98 prerunner, 2.7 engine, 229,000 miles? Good condition?
     
  11. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Well.. That's a lot of miles, BUT If well maintained it may be alright. In my area in good shape with 100k less miles I think it would be priced around $6000 - $7000... But 229k is a lot of miles... Bottom line is NO Tacoma is cheap.
     
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  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Not really that thing is 20 yrs old with 229k miles in it. That’s about 11k miles a year. Below average from what I’ve seen and I’ve seen @Bojangles :eek:
     
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  13. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    :confused:
     
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  14. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Hahaha. Didn’t know that you were so below average Bojangles.
     
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  15. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    This reinforces my post yesterday about @OR17TRD
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  16. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

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  17. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Like a red headed step child.
     
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  18. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Love is love
     
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  19. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    You PNW hippy. Lol
     
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  20. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Haha
     
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  21. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    :oops:
     
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