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Old 10-24-2018, 06:14 PM
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How many miles on a used gas truck are "too many" for a teenager? I'm going to have to get Ethan a truck within the next year (when he's 15) since he can't drive my truck (not covered on company insurance). I Like the tocomas. They are still high..... Even with high miles. Chevys are ok, but I know the 2000 to 2010 aren't great transmission and rear ends. Don't know much about the Ford gassers around the 2010 versions. They seem to be a little less expensive. Anything in my range (esp the Tacoma) has between 140 and 200k miles or more
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Old 10-24-2018, 09:08 PM
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I have a 2003 Toyota Tacoma that has 201,000 miles on it. Truck has been great. I bought it used around 8 years ago. I don't recall how many miles it had on it but it had less than 100,000 miles on it when I bought it. Payed $14000 for it back then. Tacomas aren't cheap but worth every penny. They last and hold their value really well. My next truck will be another Toyota when the time comes. Other than routine maintenance the only thing I've had to replace was a coil pack. When that went out I replaced both coil packs, wires, and plugs.
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Old 10-25-2018, 10:00 AM
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I put 178,000 on my first Colorado with no issues. Farr has the same truck with over 300K now. Bare in mind, that was supposed to be the "junk" years of the Colorado.

Trucks are just outrageous now both new and used. My 2011 Silverado, brand new, was a grand less than my new Colorado.

Hate to admit it but if I was gonna buy a used truck with over 150K on it, it would likely have to be a Yota or Nissan.
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:02 AM
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Used car prices have been nuts since the recession. That's why we have new vehicles. For newer stuff, you buy at 150K figuring to get 200K, you can get the price to value ratio right.

I'm looking at getting another hunting vehicle. I'm thinking early 90s Toyota. That was before everything was saddled with ridiculous smog controls. I figure I can pour some money into one and still expect it to last long enough to make it worthwhile.
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:31 AM
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I have always been a Toyota man, bought 2 new and 2 used, your right they want to much for them.
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Old 10-25-2018, 12:29 PM
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Tough little trucks for sure.
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Old 10-25-2018, 01:01 PM
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Tacomas are great little truck for sure. I bought new in 2011 because it came out to around $1500 more for new over 1 - 2 years old with around 30 - 45k miles.

Allison wanted it when she turned 16 so I went through a Wrangler and now a 2012 F150 that had around 85k miles on it when I got it.
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:31 PM
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Calculate how many miles he will drive in a week/month/year and go from there. He might not put 10k miles a year on a truck and then you blink and he is 18 and buying his own. If you get one with 150k miles he will be done with it or paying for it himself by the time he puts another 30k on it most likely.
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I have a 2003 Toyota Tacoma that has 201,000 miles on it. Truck has been great. I bought it used around 8 years ago. I don't recall how many miles it had on it but it had less than 100,000 miles on it when I bought it. Payed $14000 for it back then. Tacomas aren't cheap but worth every penny. They last and hold their value really well. My next truck will be another Toyota when the time comes. Other than routine maintenance the only thing I've had to replace was a coil pack. When that went out I replaced both coil packs, wires, and plugs.
Wasn't there something about a transmission line one time??
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I had 347K on my last Silverado w/6.0L & 4L80E .. take care of them, do the regular maintenance and they'll last. Of course you have to replace things along the way but, I'll take my GM's over your Toy's
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:45 PM
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I spent 3k on a used Ranger in real good shape and I might as well have given him a brand new one. He was just as thrilled. A 16 year old is gonna bang it up.
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:17 PM
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I spent 3k on a used Ranger in real good shape and I might as well have given him a brand new one. He was just as thrilled. A 16 year old is gonna bang it up.
Solid advice.


One of the cool things about having a boy, you can buy an old beat up truck and fix it up together and he will think it is the best thing out there.
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Wasn't there something about a transmission line one time??
Yes there was but that was a self inflicted bullet wound.
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I bought 1997 F 150 with 140 K. It was a piece of crap LoL With the miles your looking for I’d stick with Toyota
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Try to find a GMC with the Magnaride suspension and 100k miles. Seems like once they start riding like chit, you could find a good deal.
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