Used Car of the Day: 2002 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner TRD

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 2002 toyota tacoma prerunner trd

Today's UCOTD is, uh, interesting. This 2002 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner TRD has more than 283K miles on the clock, it's 21 years old, and the price is $15,000.

This two-wheel-drive truck has a lot of aftermarket parts. Here's the list from the post:

TRD supercharger (Nose cone replaced twice for maintenance)
K&N drop in filter
Front Suspension: 3” Toytec lift springs, Bilstein shocks, SPC adjustable upper control arms
Rear Suspension: 2.5” OME Dakar leaf springs with bushings, Bilstein shocks
Extended Steel Braided Brake lines front and rear
Pioneer Double Din Receiver
Polk Audio front and rear components, tweeters, two 8” subs and amplifier
Dashcam forward and rear facing
Clifford alarm (mainly for keyless entry)
ARE tonneau cover
Line-X Bedliner
Front and Rear Tint
18x9 +0 Volk Racing TE37’s with custom hub centric rings (old school center caps included)
Project Kics R40 NeoChro Lug Nuts
275/65R18 General Grabber A/T tires

The seller says the truck has used Mobil 1 and has been well-maintained, and the battery, starter, valve-cover gaskets, and spark plugs.

The seller also still has some original stuff, like the floor mats, audio components, original wheels, and intake manifold. That last will be necessary should you want to remove the supercharger.

Apparently, the truck is in good shape cosmetically, as well, but does have wear and tear issues such as paint chips.

Check it out here.

[Images: Seller]

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  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Jul 28, 2023

    My neighbour had a stock PreRunner Tacoma. Unless you are going offroad in bad places a 4x2 with LSD or locker will take you everywhere you need to go.

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    • Norman Stansfield Norman Stansfield on Jul 28, 2023

      Drove a Ranger 2WD with an open differential in the Northeast for 8 winters, only got stuck once, on a patch of ice. If I had to do it again the only difference would be I'd get an LSD or locker. 4WD is extra weight and complexity that for most drivers is overkill.

  • Zerofoo Zerofoo on Jul 28, 2023

    Even though this truck is two years prior to the dreaded Tacoma frame rot issue, buyer beware.

    I've seen Tacomas split in half on a lift....scary.

  • Crtfour It's long before the first recall?
  • Oberkanone You get a workout driving an Opel GT compared to driving experience of today. No power steering, manual transmission, and just getting into and out of the car requires extreme physical flexibility. I favor the Saab Sonett III over the Opel GT. If I'm buying a tiny two seat 1972 odd car I'm going all in.
  • Lou_BC Ford's on strike. Using photos of Fords is like crossing a picket line. ;)
  • Lou_BC Not my problem. Buying anything on credit is a risk for buyer and seller.
  • Theflyersfan They could also haul dead, leaking cows. Before Top Gear, I'm sure none of us knew that. And at least one person was murdered in or around his car.