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I'm in the market to buy my first truck, the price point is about $8000 I have found a Toyota tundra that is in amazing shape for 2005. I would almost feel bad buying it because after about two weeks I would make it look like it was from 2005. No the kicker is it's got 195,000 miles on it. The gentleman that owns it has been the only owner no accidents and has taken it in for every service into a certified Toyota mechanic dealership for everything. He has all paperwork and documentation for every thing that was done to it. I'd like it to last me a while and I would try and do the same maintenance for the years to come. Is this going to be $7500 mistake or not. PS the only thing that I would have to do is do the second change on the timing belt. My mechanic said it would be $800. https://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/d/2005-tundra-crew-max-sr5-4x4/6267663375.html
 

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Seems reasonable. The belt price is about right. Did it say replaced shocks? You know what the roads in Rochester are like.
I would take a really good look at the frame, NY uses a lot of salt.
 

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I am with Hicklebunny. Take it to your mechanic of choice and remove the spare tire so that you can have a good look at the frame under there for serious rust. I see the dealer inspected it at 150K but still take another look. Look at the brake lines at the same time. These things easily go 300 or 400K with few issues.
 

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Ditto to what the guys said above, get under there and look for rust. If there is no rust issue that seems like a great deal to me. 195k is nothing with maintenance done. I bought an 05 two years ago in near perfect condition with 250k for $8400 in CA, so no rust. That thing would be long gone in CA.
 
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