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#1318 of 7624 Re: got a quote [stephen1]
Feb 07, 2005 (9:17 am)
You need to use the pricing tools here at edmunds.com or kbb.com and figure out what dealer cost is. It is my contention that MSRP is irrelevant.
Figure out what the vehicle costs the dealer
Add $400-600 in profit for them
Find a dealer that will get you what you want at that price
Dealers have access to vehicles from several hundred miles around, so if they don't have what you want, tell them to pull a printout of what is regionally available. It's ok to have several dealers tell you no, as that means you aren't leaving many hundreds or thousands of dollars on the table. If you are Costco member, they have a program that will save you some money. I was skeptical, but it was a major help in my recent purchase.
That rippled paint has been used for some time on Toyotas. You're right, it's hard to see if you don't get down on the ground and it is thicker and tougher than regular paint. Check out other Tacomas. It was on my 1999 and my 1992.
#1319 of 7624 Re: Foglights [tacan]
Feb 07, 2005 (9:46 am)
I am from Canada also and wanted to speak to you about the fog lights you were mentioning, whats your e-mail addy ? Thanks
#1320 of 7624 New Tacoma owner
Feb 07, 2005 (10:23 am)
After reading everything I could about the 2005 Tacoma since it was introduced, I finally got one this past weekend. I bought a double cab 4x2 Auto TRD Off-Road with towing (OG package) and the floor mats. The color is Impulse Red. I got $2500 off the MSRP of $26065.
I am going to get some running boards/rails next. I have no problem getting in, but it is humorous to watch my five-foot wife try to climb in. Maybe I can get her a stepladder...
I have not noticed any leaks but it does have the infamous plastic swirl on the glove compartment. I might ask for a replacement if it really starts to bother me.
Feb 07, 2005 (11:59 am)
I'm not sure if I really want the running boards or not, but since it would help protect the paint, and also allow my wife easier access...then I might go with it. However, are the running boards painted to match the truck, or are they just a standard color. It's hard to tell from the pictures...
Also, what's the asking price for these, if not purchased with the truck?
Feb 07, 2005 (1:42 pm)
I don't know how much the factory running boards are but I ordered the Tube Steps by Dee Zee from my dealer because they are perfect match to my Silver Streak Mica truck.
They were about $415 plus $170 for installation. (I'd heard the trucks are pre-drilled for the installation but I don't have time to mess with it so I'm letting them do it.)
You can look at all the options available for the Tacoma at toyota.com
#1323 of 7624 Re: Foglights [jackhammer]
Feb 07, 2005 (2:32 pm)
jackhammer........... I am currently working on the foglight problem also. Let me know how to get in touch and we can compare what we are finding out. Are you on Toyota Nation? If you are I am Cooch and can exchange info there.
Feb 07, 2005 (3:09 pm)
I ordered a 2005 Double Cab,auto, TRD package #2 on December 18, 2004 and took delivery on Jan.29, 2005. Silver Streak Mica. Very limited miles at this point but really like the truck. Glove box is not discolored, took garden hose to windshield and can get no leak, no rattles on rough road, do have the paint difference along the bottom door panels which you have to sit on ground to notice, but I think this is normal paint job from factory. Rear flared wheel wells came with protective 3M clear protector. I bought clear bra protect ant from dealer.
See very few new Tacomas on road although the three times I have driven mine I have passed two.
#1325 of 7624 Re: Running boards[geogecko]
Feb 07, 2005 (4:24 pm)
The Toyota running boards are black. They look very nice, but SWMBO did not want them so the dealer took them off our truck and gave us credit for them. To be fair to SWMBO, the Toyota running boards are the same height as the floor, so they serve no purpose as a "step." After our paint problem though, I'm having second thoughts!
Invoice price on them was $369.00
#1326 of 7624 Re: NEW 2005 Tacoma [chiefman1]
Feb 07, 2005 (4:37 pm)
I'll be darn..I just went out and looked at the lower 5 inches and you are right..looks like toyota is right on top of all these problems. I got my truck 12-14-2004 water leak was also corrected before truck hit the lot. I have ordered black running boards ( $247.50 + 40.00 shipping)
I think they will look great! (wife will love them too)
#1327 of 7624 Re: NEW 2005 Tacoma [larry10]
Feb 07, 2005 (5:18 pm)
No way to know if Toyota factory is aware of each of the problems that are posted in chat rooms but it makes business sense that they would listen to their dealers if, for example, the water leak is coming back to them in quantity. This new Tacoma looks like an awesome truck that is solid Toyota from the ground up. You take some risk with any new model but as Motor Trend Truck of the Year it looks like it earned that award.