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Just bought our first truck, 2006 Tundra!

Long-time compact car drivers, but we now have need for a truck for hauling a camp trailer. We think we got a pretty good deal. The sweet spot on price for us seemed to be Tundras around 130 - 160k miles. Fewer miles than that and the prices skyrocketed, more than that didn't decrease the price enough to justify the likely repairs/maintenance needed

2006 Tundra SR5, 4x4, Dual Cab
139,000 miles
Tow package
Factory Moonroof
After-market backup camera
After-market sprayed in bed liner (some stains and one chip we'll repair with spray can of the stuff, but otherwise professionally done.)
Everything else stock/factory as far as I can tell (didn't want anything modded/upgraded.)
Rear window rolls down (didn't know this was such a coveted thing amongst truck owners, but I admit it is pretty cool.)
Inside and out are extremely clean for the age of this truck. Not mint condition, but very good to excellent. Wasn't smoked in.
Oil changed less than 2k miles ago, full synthetic.
All other fluids are full and look clean (except didn't check the differentials yet.)

Got it checked out at a tire shop, mechanic went above/beyond their typical inspection looked at some things they don't typically offer:
* brakes look brand new "like they were installed yesterday".
* tires are $1200 Toyos, about 50% tread left.
* Frame looks good, no rust, no obvious damage or repair.
* Timing belt looks new (no records, but belt looks very new.)
* Battery health and age is unknown, but is physically clean (I'll test it soon.)
* No obvious leaks.

A few minor things to fix or ignore:
* Not so minor - just discovered the front passenger seatbelt is locked up and needs fixing/replacement.
* front passenger window won't roll down or up (I think it's the motor, shouldn't be a difficult fix.)
* there's a locked padlock locked to a metal hanger in the bed, no key available.
* the moonroof shudders when closing it from OPEN TILT to CLOSED. Doesn't leak, though.
* aftermarket back-up camera lens protector is fogged, so the image is not all that clear on the screen.
* A front-end alignment wouldn't hurt.






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Here's a link you may find of interest to you. Join up and view your new/used vehicle's service history from Toyota.
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Here's a link you may find of interest to you. Join up and view your new/used vehicle's service history from Toyota.
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Yes, thank you. Somewhere in my research I did discover that link. Since the previous owner gave us the VIN, I was able to plug that into Toyota's site and yes, got all the service records that had been done at Dealer's. The truck had basically NO records with it, other than the few I found on Toyota.com. However those found on Toyota.com did help us sherlock out some semblance of a history of the truck, which led us to believe it had been well care for. We even called one of the dealers it had been serviced at and he could see it had been originally bought and serviced in a more affluent area, which likely meant the original owner had money and could afford to take care of the truck well (and the early Toyota service records reflected this.)
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