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Offline andrew_in_idaho

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Re: Shopping for a newer rig.
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2017, 12:42:09 PM »
Stay away from Nissan, serious transmission issues with the frontiers due to a built in transmission cooler in the radiator, typically fails right around 100,000 miles


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Re: Shopping for a newer rig.
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2017, 04:34:21 PM »
I could just say +1 for every post here except for replacing your current motor. I thought I might put a new motor in my 4runner if the time comes...until I priced new ones. Not a job I want to do myself and I won't trust a junk yard motor.
I really like the toyota 2.7 and 4.0 motors.

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Re: Shopping for a newer rig.
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2017, 07:17:50 AM »
I could just say +1 for every post here except for replacing your current motor. I thought I might put a new motor in my 4runner if the time comes...until I priced new ones. Not a job I want to do myself and I won't trust a junk yard motor.
I really like the toyota 2.7 and 4.0 motors.

There are benefits to replacing an engine in a 25+ year old Toyota that is otherwise solid, regarding taxes, RTA fees, saved payments, emissions checking, and insurance.  My 91 SR5 extracab was the best mountain truck I have owned, bought it for approximately $4K, sold it for roughly the same about 12 years later with only basic maintenance, tires, and a center carrier bearing.  A new engine would have easily penciled out for me.

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Re: Shopping for a newer rig.
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2017, 07:36:03 AM »
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Re: Shopping for a newer rig.
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2017, 12:59:59 AM »
Watch for head gasket issues on the Subaru's. It's super common.

Couldn't agree more! Any day, any year, any model, any condition.... my first thought that comes to mind about subarus....head gasket eaters. 2nd thought is portland hipsters lol.

On another note. I drive a 2000 tacoma extra cab daily and recently just sold a 2000 tundra I repaired. I do have to say with a 11 and 6 year old, the extra room and v8 power seemed a lot more comfy. MPG is relatively the close between 3.4 v6 and 4.7 v8. But if you need the extra mpg or 2 and need interior space then 1st gen taco double cab if you need a truck or a 3rd gen  4runner for a suv type (4runner would also be a bit cheaper in puchase cost on average). If occasional power is necessary then the tundra would be better suited. And if space, power and bed is necessary then a 2005-06 tundra double cab wouldn't be bad

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Re: Shopping for a newer rig.
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2017, 01:44:21 AM »
Stay away from Nissan, serious transmission issues with the frontiers due to a built in transmission cooler in the radiator, typically fails right around 100,000 miles
That's a fact, never buy another Nissan again.

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Re: Shopping for a newer rig.
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2017, 03:36:14 AM »
Stay away from Nissan, serious transmission issues with the frontiers due to a built in transmission cooler in the radiator, typically fails right around 100,000 miles
That's a fact, never buy another Nissan again.

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Re: Shopping for a newer rig.
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2017, 07:23:20 AM »
when are you looking to buy Naches?
If the timing works out when I start making trips that way as the snow recedes, I'm more than willing to meet up and let you check out my Tacoma (06 TRD 4x4 with a small 2 inch lift and 32s) to see how you like it.
Might save you time from dealing with the yahoos at a dealership.

 

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