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Mileage: 272,000 Miles
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic Transmission
Exterior color: Radiant Red Exterior (3L5)
Interior: Beige Cloth Interior (FB45)
Pioneer Stereo w/ Aux Input
Manual Door Locks
Split Bench Seat w/ Armrest
16-Inch Factory Alloy Wheels
Big O Big Foot A/T Tires
Receiver Hitch w/ Trailer Brake Controller
Stock and Unmolested
At Glen Shelly Auto Brokers, we are first-gen Toyota Tacoma fanatics. We’ve always had a Toyota Tacoma in our stable, with this 2003 V6 SR5 4x4 Extended Cab being the latest. The 2003 model year was the second to last year of the first-generation Tacoma and it has all of the late-model features including the late-model grille, white gauges, and multiple cup holders. It is outfitted as a basic honest truck, with only the SR5 and towing packages; meaning manual door locks, windows, and mirrors. It does have the upgraded fan clutch and transmission temp warning light of the towing package, along with a receiver tow hitch. We added a trailer brake controller and it tows our Featherlite aluminum open trailer great. We purchased it from the fourth owner in Nebraska in the winter of 2017 with 248,000 miles on the odometer, flying there in the Saratoga ahead of a blizzard to pick it up. He had owned it for seven years and 120K miles. Prior to that it had lived in Texas and previously in Colorado. We brought it back to Colorado and gave it a large initial service including the: timing belt, water pump, spark plugs, thermostat, drive belts and valve cover gaskets replaced at approximately 248,000 miles. It has served us well, being owned by two Glen Shelly employees, for the last four years and 30,000 miles. In preparation for sale we refreshed the exterior by paintless dent repairing some hail dings repaired on the hood and roof, replacing both taillights, and the rear bumper to make it presentable. Mechanically we replaced the washer fluid tank, oxygen sensor, lower ball joints, front brake rotors and pads, spark plugs and wires, air filter, and fuel filter in the last year, along with changing the fluids in both the front and rear differentials and transfer case, and a fresh oil change. The previous owner hit a deer in 2014, which is reported on the Carfax. The damage was to the left front fender, headlight, and trim and pictures of it are included in the records. It is stock and unmolested, a blank canvas for its new owner. As it sits, this is a great example of a first-generation Tacoma in good condition and at a reasonable price given the current market.
The exterior is condition is presentable, but indicative of its use and mileage. The paint is original with the exception of the left front fender. The cab is straight without any large dents or significant defects other than rock chips on the hood. The bed has its fair share of dings, dents and scratches from use as a work truck. In February of 2014, the previous owner hit a deer damaging the left front headlight, trim and fender as noted above. The deer lived and we have pictures of the damage, which was minor. It is reported as an accident on the Carfax due to the insurance claim. The headlight and trim were replaced, and the fender was re-painted. All VIN tags are in place, the frame is straight, and all panel gaps are consistent. The undercarriage has the typical surface browning for a truck of this mileage, but there is no concerning frame rust, bubbling or perforation. The windshield is crack-free, but does have some minor pitting. All trim is in place. The wheels do have some paint imperfections typical of its age and mileage and are wearing Big O Big Foot A/T’s tires with 40% tread.
The beige cloth interior is clean, but also indicated of its age and mileage. There are no odors, and it has not been smoked in. The carpet is largely free of staining. The seats have no tears or failed stitching, and all seat functions work. The plastics have some scratches, the most notable being on the passenger dashboard, but nothing excessive for the mileage. The steering wheel has only light wear, as does the shifter and door handle pulls. The Pioneer stereo sounds good and has an aux port; the speakers are not crackly. The heat blows hot and the air conditioning blows cold. All cluster lights function, and it has no illuminated warning or check engine lights. The crank windows operate smoothly. The manual mirrors do have a tendency to fall out of adjustment, but it has been liveable during our tenure. The driver’s door lock cylinder can be touchy with the key, which could be replaced by the dealer if desired. It comes with several keys and the owner’s manual booklet.
As detailed in the summary paragraph, this truck has been regularly well-maintained as outlined above. The 5VZ-FE engine fires on command, idles smoothly, and pulls strongly. The timing belt is not due for another 80K miles. The transmission shifts smoothly, and the transfer case shifts smoothly in and out of four-wheel drive as well as low range. The valve cover gaskets have slight weeping, but not dripping or spotting. There is no oil smell, a common issue when they get bad and leak on the headers. The transmission pan gasket is also slightly weepy, but it does not drip or spot. Neither are in need of immediate replacement. The suspension is firm, yet compliant with the front ball joints being recently replaced. The brakes are strong, thanks to recent replacement of the front pads and rotors. The drivetrain is smooth and quiet and does not make any noises or vibrations. All maintenance is up to date. This truck has treated us very well and will treat the next owner well for years to come!
- VIN: 5TEWN72N03Z298468
- Model: 2003 Tacoma
- Grade: DLX
- Exterior: Radiant Red (3L5)
- Interior: FB45
- Body Type: Extra Cab
- Drive Type: 4WD
- Transmission: 4AT