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2001 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 Extra Cab TRD Off Road SR5

2001 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 Extra Cab TRD Off Road SR5

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Details

Price: SOLD

Mileage: 261,300 Miles

Engine: V6 5VZ-FE Engine

Transmission: 5-Speed Manual Transmission

Exterior color: Lunar Mist Metallic Silver (1C8)

Interior: Tan Cloth Interior

Additional features:

SR5

Locking Rear Differential

SNUGTOP Fiberglass Shell

BedRug Carpet Kit

Rhino Rack Aero Bars

2.5” Old Man Emu Lift from Slee Off Road

Tow Package

Kenwood KDC-X998 Bluetooth Stereo w/ Matching Illumination

16-Inch Factory Wheels

Hankook Dynapro ATM Tires

Recent Timing Belt Service

Spark Plugs

Valve Cover Gaskets

Power Steering Rack

2-Owner Arizona / Colorado Truck

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Summary

At Glen Shelly Auto Brokers we are first-gen Toyota Tacoma fanatics. I had over 260,000 hard miles on my first generation Tacoma (that I owned for nearly two decades) when I sold it, and it was barely broken in. I’ve regretted selling it ever since, which is why I bought this one—but after many arguments my wife she wants to keep the 2002 4Runner we got instead. This Taco has all of the right options! It’s a post-facelift Tacoma TRD Off Road with a matching SNUGTOP fiberglass shell outfitted with a BedRugs carpet set. Underneath is a 2.5-inch Old Man Emu lift from Slee Off Road installed at 193K miles. It is well-optioned with the locking rear differential, tow package, SR5 bits, 16-inch wheels, and the most important option—a manual gearbox. It’s a two-owner Tacoma that started life in Arizona. In 2009, the second owner purchased it and brought it to Colorado. It has always been properly maintained and I have records from both owners. In the last 3,000 miles it has had: valve cover gaskets, timing belt, tensioner and idler pulley, water pump, cam seals, thermostat, accessory belts, a power steering rack, power steering fluid flush, and a front end alignment. Shortly before that it got front brakes, a radiator, and an alternator. It is rust-free thanks to being an Arizona / Colorado truck. Tacoma’s are like airplanes, in that proper care and maintenance are more important than strictly age or mileage. If maintained properly, they will last forever. Thanks to its ownership pedigree this Taco presents and drives like a much lower mileage example. It certainly isn’t cheap, it took me a lot to buy it and more to make it right, but it’s properly sorted. I would like to find a new owner who will add a new chapter of adventures in it for years to come.

2001 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 Extra Cab TRD Off Road SR5 exterior photo

Exterior

Lunar Mist Silver (a euphemism for metallic silver) looks fantastic. Silver is one of the best Tacoma colors. It isn’t as susceptible to the clear coat failure that black, green, and red finishes are. The paint is in very good condition, having minimal rock chips, scratches, and no Rocky Mountain pin stripes. The Carfax shows two small accidents in the first owner’s tenure. The second owner reported to me that the first owner stated both were minor superficial damage. I thoroughly inspected the truck (I purchased this Taco to keep) and found no evidence to the contrary. All VIN tags are in place, the frame is straight, and all panel gaps are consistent. The only indication I could find was paintwork aft of the driver’s door. The body seams underneath are factory correct; it was just minor paintwork, which I had refinished to match perfectly. In September of last year the second owner was bumped in the rear bumper at a light. It pushed left side of the rear bumper in slightly (> 3 inches). He was able to push it out leaving only a small impression behind the bumper (photos are on our website if you are reading this elsewhere). The bumper mount brackets are straight. Underneath the frame is completely rust-free, and the suspension and fastener heads have only minor surface browning. I’ve worked on this truck myself and all bolts have broken loose with ease, a good gauge of corrosion. All trim work is in place and not UV faded. The chrome work is brilliant and free of pitting. The headlight and indicator lenses are clear and free of cracks. The windshield is also crack-free, but has one small pit out of the driver’s field of view. The Snug Top shell is in great shape; it has a thick seal that connects to the rear window, allowing easy access between cab and bed. Inside, the BedRug carpet makes a great platform for camping or tailgating. Cloth side shades add privacy for overnights. The sixteen-inch wheels are straight and true, and all center caps are present. The Hankook Dynapro ATM tires are worn evenly with over 80% tread remaining.

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Interior

The tan cloth interior is in excellent shape. There are no odors and it has never been smoked in. The carpets are clean with no rips or stains. The seats are also free of rips, stains, or tears, except for one small spot on the outboard driver’s seat bottom cushion (photos on our website). The trim piece below it has a missing fastener, too. All instrument cluster functions work and the white gauges with amber back lighting are one of my favorite post-face lift Taco features. The bezel is slightly cloudy at the top, out of view of the gauges. All buttons and switches work correctly. The Kenwood KDC-X998 stereo has Bluetooth phone and music streaming, aux inputs, and matching illumination—it sounds great! The clock has no failed pixels. The heat blows warm and the air conditioning blows cold. The power window regulators are quiet and the central locking works. The clutch pedal squeaks slightly (a common issue), but it isn’t as bad as most Taco’s of this vintage. The factory owner’s manual is present.

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Mechanical

When you buy a used truck, you buy the previous owner’s stewardship. I have records from both owners showing major service items. The previous owner changed the oil himself but did so religiously. Recent major service includes the following items. At 259K miles the timing belt, timing belt tensioner and idler pulley, water pump, coolant flush, upper radiator hose, thermostat, radiator cap, and accessory belts were done. At 253K miles it received new front brake pads and rotors and a rear differential service. At 250K and 248K miles, respectively, the alternator and starter were replaced. In preparation for sale we replaced the valve cover gaskets, power steering rack, flushed the power steering system, and gave it a fresh oil change. The 5VZ-FE V6 starts on command, idles smoothly, and pulls strong. There are no codes or CEL light and we ensure it passes emissions. The gearbox shifts smoothly and the driveline is quiet and vibration free. All mechanical functions work correctly, the 4-wheel drive engages smoothly in all ranges, as does the locking rear differential. The Old Man Emu lift was installed by Slee Off Road at 193K miles. The shocks are firm yet compliant, the suspension bushings are solid, and the rear leaf springs show no signs of cracking (a common issue). There are no fluid leaks, especially from the valve cover gaskets (since we just replaced them) or the rear differential (another common spot).

This is a properly optioned, documented, and well-maintained Tacoma. If you have made it to this point in my description, then you are an interested party—the tire kickers left at the first paragraph! It took me a lot to buy this truck and more to make it right. My price isn’t cheap, but it’s not expensive for what it is either, even considering the Colorado “Tacoma tax.” I’d like to find a buyer who will continue to care for and enjoy it for another 200k miles.