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#1571 of 1986 Suspicious of a "Good Deal"
Oct 06, 2002 (2:45 am)
I need your advice. I've owned GMC, Chevy and Fords trucks over the years but never a Toyota, even though I've owned numerous Toyota cars. I'm now in the market for a new truck and I ran into this deal a 2002 Tundra, basic 6 cyl with auto, air, bedliner, AM/FM only, tilt steering and frame mounted trailer hitch. It only has 3300 miles and the negotiated price is $14,500. This seems to good to be true. Is it?
Oct 06, 2002 (6:11 am)
It sounds good to me. I would get the fog lights, too. Remember, the autos from 02 get the transmission oil cooler standard. The radio can be switched out easily for any double din design.
Oct 06, 2002 (6:51 am)
Go to a Dealer and have them price out a new truck with the same options - that way you will know for sure how good of a deal it is.
IMO when a truck with only 3,000 miles is up for sale it is because of some problem. Could be a financial problem - owner can't make payments, or a mechanical problem. Of course maybe the owner just changed his mind!
I would expect to pay at least $2,000 less than the price of a new truck. Because you are buying a used vehicle.
A quick look in the paper (Houston Chronicle)
Joe Myers Toyota (888) 548-6746 -
New 2002 Tundra A/C AM/FM Digital clock Tilt $14,990
Mike Calvert Toyota (713) 558-8100 New 2002 Tundra A/C tilt floor mats clock $14,950
Looks like both of these have the manual tranny
Based on this I would say your deal is not that good.
#1574 of 1986 options on used Tundras
Oct 22, 2002 (8:25 am)
I'm looking for a used Tundra. Does anybody know if there is printed anywhere on the truck (sticker in glove box, door, etc.) which options per their codes were installed on that particular truck?
Thanks in advance.
#1575 of 1986 towing package
Oct 22, 2002 (8:32 am)
I noticed that 03 brings a new option - towing pkg. IMO, the most important part of this is the external tranny cooler. Is it that 00-02 Tundra V8's don't have a tranny cooler, or was it just standard and is now optional.
Thanks for any comments.
Oct 22, 2002 (5:02 pm)
The tranny cooler was standard in the auto Tundras for 00-02.
#1577 of 1986 thanks tundradude
Oct 23, 2002 (8:25 am)
Good news. It strikes me that the rest of the towing gear is customized to the towing application anyway, so I'd install as needed, though the heavy duty alternator in the 03 tow pkg would be nice.
#1578 of 1986 Pop the hood
Nov 01, 2002 (1:15 pm)
You'll see the tranny cooler I believe up by the radiator.....then again I could be wrong. I haven't looked in a while.
26k miles on ours, although we have only put on 3k since we bought our 2001 used with V8 etc. No problems whatsoever. The ride is far superior to the Tacoma we had......loved the Taco for 4 years and 80k miles though.
Nov 24, 2002 (5:33 pm)
Purhased my 02 2WD Limited new in April and have 9000 miles. Have TRD Pachage and all factory options available. Had to replace radio due to stations drifting off preset. Absolutely superb ride, comfort, and appearance. No other problems to date. Drove all other make trucks before purchasing Tundra, nothing else came close. Could not give a higher recommendation for a personal pickup.