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Put the VIN from the add in here:

I do not see locking differential or ATRAC listed, so I doubt it has these features. The last picture confirms no overhead crawl control. But it is still a nice truck and worth being on a short list.
Good eye on that last photo! If no ATRAC / Locker then I'd skip this one...

Edit: good catch by @TexasFJ , with no crawl control the switches are still at the bottom. It *does* have ATRAC and the rear locker.

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I'm going to jump in here and say that, to me, it looks like it's got the VSC, Diff Loc and Atrac buttons. Looking at picture #16 the dealer has up, the buttons look like the same configuration of buttons I've got.
And speaking as someone who had a black Mitsubishi Montero ('86) and a Hyundai Sonata ('13), I can attest to how hot black gets in the summer and how every little scratch shows up like a neon sign in a ghost town. That being said, the white top will help with reducing the heat gain.

I can also attest to getting a Cruiser really brings out the wants disease.
"Ooooooo, that's cool. I want that!"
"OOOOOO, that's cooler! I WANT that!!"

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