It’s Taco Tuesday, and in honor of that second-best day of the week, for at present’s Nice Price or No Dice contender we’ve got a Toyota ‘Taco’ma. Let’s see if this workhorse proves to have a tasty worth.
According to the Reatta Registry, a complete of 21,751 of the one two-seater Buick ever constructed left the manufacturing unit over the course of its brief manufacturing run. Out of these, the 1989 Buick Reatta we checked out yesterday introduced as one of many nicest left on the highway. Its wonderful situation mitigated considerably its persevering with lack of mass attraction, and at $5,550, it proved a deal as nicely. That was made plain within the stable 82 p.c Nice Price win you all awarded the automobile.
In stark distinction to the Reatta’s restricted attraction, at present’s 2010 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport provides way more normal attraction. First off, Toyota appears to all the time do nicely within the compact truck phase, with stable entries that just about all the time earn reward. It additionally didn’t damage that Top Gear tried — and failed — to kill a Hilux. Here within the U.S., Toyota changed the smaller Hilux with the bigger (however Goldilocks-like, not-too-much-larger) Tacoma again within the mid-’90s. The firm then added four-door Access Cab and 4 (actual) door Double Cab fashions to the combo.
This Tacoma is of the Access Cab selection, that includes an prolonged cabin with suicide rear doorways and no B-pillar, providing quick access to the small rear bench. Behind that could be a workhorse six-foot mattress with a mattress liner and hold-downs on both aspect.
According to the advert, the truck comes with a clear title, a mere 105,000 miles on the clock, and over $9,300 in latest service underneath its belt. That work included the alternative of the A/C compressor, the alternator, and the rearmost bits of the exhaust. Hopefully, the whole lot is now all sorted out.
The remainder of the mechanicals are comprised of a 4.0 liter DOHC V6 engine, good for 245 horsepower and 282 lb-ft of torque, together with a six-speed stick and part-time AWD. Those are stable specs however don’t anticipate to get stellar gasoline financial system out of such a setup.
Aesthetically, there appears nothing main unsuitable with the truck till you attain the again finish. There, the truck’s booty is marred by a large wrinkle within the tailgate, together with a few smaller however noticeable dings within the bumper. The vendor describes the truck as in any other case being in wonderful situation.
The cabin appears good as nicely. Accommodations embrace the aforementioned A/C in addition to cruise and energy home windows, mirrors, and locks. A rear slider provides further air flow for the backseat passengers. The TRD Sport bundle provides some visible enhancements, together with that sort of goofy non-functional hood scoop. According to the advert’s description, the whole lot on the truck works because it ought to.
This seems like a stable and well-optioned Tacoma. And, apart from gasoline mileage, it ought to provide virtually the whole lot a truck purchaser might need. Might that additionally embrace its worth?
The vendor is asking $15,250, and that appears to be an try and ameliorate considerably the final two years’ value of repairs and upkeep. Should a potential purchaser take that into consideration? Or is that this Tacoma priced approach out of spec regardless of its good specs?
Hudson Valley, New York, Craigslist, or go right here if the advert disappears.
H/T to Whatsupdohc for the hookup!
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