Hey Cool Car Fans,
Yesterday I sold a really cool black with gray interior 2005 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab with the Off-Road TRD package to a couple that had moved here a year ago from California. They traded their 2000 Nissan Maxima GXE with 105,000 miles on it and were ready to move into a 4×4 pickup. She had owned a Toyota Tacoma previously and they loved the truck.
I consign quite a few vehicles for people throughout the year and it’s pretty cool when it works out for both parties like this one did. I get a chance to meet some great people as The Cool Car Guy. This couple were island people. He had grown-up in Guam and she was from Hawaii, native to the island. We hit it off since he was a surfer and I grew up surfing and we got to talk about snowboarding and surfing the mountains. I had been up to A-Basin just this past Sunday with my 11 year old son Corban and the snow was still fantastic!
I structured the financing and handled his, so that the payments worked for them and I was able to get her financed at a great rate through one of the credit unions that I have a relationship with through JFR & Associates, where I hang my license.
It’s a cool vehicle and I thought I would list it here at CoolCarGuy.com with some of the photos that were taken when it was placed online for sale. This is a very popular small pickup truck, especially in Colorado.
In 2005, the Tacoma was redesigned offering Regular Cab, extended Access Cab, and four-door Double Cab versions that are larger, more powerful, and more fuel-efficient. They also offered the new X-Runner as a stylish high-performance truck with a 245-horsepower 4.0-liter V6, 6-speed manual transmission, lowered suspension with Bilstein shocks, body kit with integrated fog lights, hood scoop, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The model they purchased also has the TRD Off-Road package, which gives it an upgraded suspension for going off-road with better shocks and a locking rear-differential. It also includes some additional features, such as an engine skid plate, upgraded wheels and tires, downhill assist and I believe this one also came with hill assist to start the vehicle. It’s a pretty cool upgraded package and worth the additional money for most people who are into trucks.
They have a two year old little girl and they were wondering if the car seat would fit in the back-seat of the Tacoma. If you’re visiting CoolCarGuy.com and you’re wondering this too, the answer is “Yes.”. There are latches in the back for a car seat and her seat fit just as well as it would in the backseat of a small vehicle, with easy parental access.
That was definitely part of the selling feature of this vehicle because if the daughter’s car seat would not have fit, they probably wouldn’t have purchased the truck. Score one for Toyota in designing the truck to fit small children and their car seats in the back, even though it’s an Access Cab and not a Double Cab.
|Year:||2005||Engine:||4.0L V6 DOHC 24V|
|Trim:||Access Cab V6 Automatic 4WD||State:||CO|
Access Cab V6 4WD
|Standard Engine||4.0L 245 hp V6|
|Horsepower||245 @ 5200 RPM|
|Torque (lb-ft)||282 @ 3800 RPM|
Cool Car Guy Rating: Very Cool
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