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Thread: Thoughts on this 100? Things to be wary of?

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    Default Thoughts on this 100? Things to be wary of?

    http://www.importsupportcars.com/use...to_info_id=762

    4795? Seems too low without something being terribly wrong.

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    354K miles, I am seeing more at this mileage in this price range. They often look great, but the mileage scares people off I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chadwicksavage View Post
    http://www.importsupportcars.com/use...to_info_id=762

    4795? Seems too low without something being terribly wrong.
    370XXX miles,

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    Do the engines really last much beyond 300K miles? How much does it cost to repower one, transmission and all?
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    There is substantial evidence that they do. All engines will die at some point, but this has proven to be an incredibly durable drivetrain. As for repower, I've heard it can be a few grand, depending on where you source the new engine from (LX, LC, Tundra, etc) and how much your place charges to put it in, If you're getting a $4,000 truck, it seems like a good deal with relatively low risk, as even if you put double into it, it wouldn't be terribly upside down.
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    That price is about right. If engine has been well maintained you could get another 50K+ miles out of it beofre it starts requiring a quart of oil every fill up. That said, engines are common and cheap. I put a fresh 4.7 in my '99 UZJ100, pull from a rear ennd collision with 92,000 on it, cost me 900 bux.

    You most likeley will need full axle service, if not done within past 150K, and that will run ya a couple thousand. I've had my '99 since '07 and it has proven best truck I've ever owned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REDrum View Post
    I've had my '99 since '07 and it has proven best truck I've ever owned.
    Clearly ‘99s are the best year ever built!
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    OP: I’d go have a look at it. With the timing belt freshly done and dealer servicing (not that I care too much about that, but some do) it is an appealing one to look at. See if you can get it cheaper. The higher miles will scare off most.
    '94 Santa Monica Airlines 39" longboard, Indy 159s, Powell AT wheels
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    The reality is that at that mileage almost everything that moves will be "knackered" and have to be
    replaced, rebuilt or heavily serviced. It is probably not a good deal at any price.

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