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#821 of 838 Got my Tundra not what I orded,but stuck with it.
Mar 09, 2011 (7:59 am)
For some reason dealers give you what they want,not what you want.
I was driving a dodge big horn hemi,which I traded a 2003 Tundra for it.I needed a bigger truck to tow a camper.I got a heck of a deal on a diesel ram,but wife would not drive it.They gave me 22K for the Toy and 10K off list.What a deal. I brought it back,and swap for the hemi.5 years later I got the title,then the trans burnt up,that was 3300 bucks.A week later the ball joints bad.Its going Iam getting a toyota,best mileage,best trade in value.
You think its simple choice,right?I go to one dealer no 4x4 other than base,no mags.My ram was loaded 20's premium wheels,up grade stereo.
The Tundra had bench seat ,power driver rear slide electric,tow package with brake controller installed . If it had mags I would have bought it.They were giving me 10.5 for the ram.They say get your own mags,no I want factory.They say you want the TSS,I say what's that everything you want and more.
I go to The next dealer,and say 4x4 TRD package.They say what you were getting for your trade.I show them the paper work where they show 10.5,on the TSS package,O you want the TSS.I say if it the TRD with 20's yes.
They get the truck,TSS is a stripped model with a fancy grill,and low rider 20's with 305's,that not 4x4 tires.No ele slide ,no brake controller,no camera,with a price of 38K.I never seen the invoice of these trucks.I take it home and Iam sick.Thes wheel are 2K ,and not for off road.I call still demanding TRD in 4x4,I don't know if they make a TRD in 4x4.They get me a DC with buckets,camera,ele slide predator step bars with 18's Michline tyres.N o off road tires.I say give my my ram back I will move on.They say pick one of the trucks you signed the contract.They are correct you don't have 5 days to bring it back.The attorney general said if you signed the paper work you got a truck. They did not give me the truck I asked for.Then they want 40 more in note,they say this truck is 1300 more than the other one.I say then why are you charging my 2400 instead of 1300.They give me some BS that since you dont
want 0% it comes to 40 more a note.I have a caculator that does intrest ,it comes to 13.40 more not 40.I get my way,but the 2 trucks have completly different trans and oil coolers.The low rider had the one you would think,stacked in front of the radiator.Mine are located by the engine and trans and are call reculating coolers.I can't get a answer just more BS from people who dont know their job.They even told me you can go 10K between oil changes.WoW these are salesman not wrenches.I say I can put a filter that keep the oil clean forever,can I use it.They sa no.
To top it off they call me and askd was I 100% satified coustmer.I said no not even close.
#822 of 838 Re: Got my Tundra not what I orded,but stuck with it. [dewey11]
Apr 20, 2011 (3:45 pm)
Did you communicate as clearly with them as you did here? I find that you need to treat them like a 14 year old, be respectful, not trust anything, and know what you want from them.
I had a friend that went in wired after they screwed him, and he got it on tape where they acnowledged it. Then they fixed the issue when a "call for action" reporter called.
#823 of 838 Re: 4.6 or 5.7 [scottlaroque]
Apr 20, 2011 (4:15 pm)
Now several months have passed... and you see many 4.6 crews in the gulf states, but still none in eastern US. I'm confident that a slight mpg savings will move the 4.6 as the consumers choice- if not the conservative contractor.
#824 of 838 2011 Tundra dealer quote help
May 12, 2011 (10:58 pm)
I have a quote for a 2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Pickup 4D 5 1/2 ft Magnetic Gray w/Rock Warrior package. I was wondering if that is good price or can I do better? Any suggestion or tips on getting a better price for this truck. What is the best OTD price I can ask for? Originally, I wanted to get the monthly price to around $300 or under w/$20000 down. Can it be done? Thanks lml
2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Pickup 4D 5 1/2 ft Magnetic Gray w/Rock Warrior package
$39161 w/o Tax/License/Fees
60 month payment
#825 of 838 Re: Tundra 4x4 CrewMax Limited with options [candoattitude]
Jun 28, 2011 (10:12 pm)
I'm looking at the same truck in CA, can you let me know what you actually got yours for?
#826 of 838 Re: Atlanta Area - Toyota Mall of Georgia [avidexplorer]
Jun 29, 2011 (6:57 am)
I have not been too active on this board. Been pretty busy at work.
With that said, I apologize for not seeing your question sooner and for not replying sooner.
I noticed that your reply to my post was dated Feb 26, which was 4 months ago.
I am not sure if my answer will be of any value at this point, but I will post in case it stills holds value for you or any other reader with similar question on their mind.
Are there dealerships that you would NOT work with at this time in the metro Atlanta area?
I had visited one other dealer, World Toyota.
The salesman was respectful. His Supervisor was half the salesperson's age. The Supervisor did push the fact that this dealer is part of a large conglomerate of 100+ dealerships owned by a single holding company.
This dealership was pushing customer service as their main goal. They even offered to let me borrow the Tundra for a day.
I did take a test drive, but I wasn't ready to buy yet.
After the test drive, I exchanged info with them.
I looked the truck over noticed things that I didn't notice before. I went home and emailed the dealer about the things I noticed.
I didn't get a response on my email. They sold the truck the following weekend because the AutoTrader posting was pulled.
I do get occasional emails from the dealership, but I delete them.
Would I do business with this dealership? This would depend on if they had a very particular configuration of the Tundra at a very good price
I recall growing up that each Car Dealership was independently owned with some small conglomerates of 10 or less dealerships owned by one person.
I believe that nowadays, the trend is that there are numerous dealerships owned by holding or LLC companies that own 100+ dealerships. These conglomerates are pushing Customer Service.
The best thing to do is pick a dealership, look up the dealership on Google Maps, then look at the Review section, which is an aggregation of reviews directly posted to Google, reviews from Kudzu, and reviews from all other sources rolled into one.
Personally, I highly rate Toyota Mall of Georgia. They give lifetime warranties on Engine, Drive Train, and Transmission. This is free. I purchased an upgrade to the Bumper to Bumper Warranty. They also offer free AAA like service. Their Service Department is pretty clean and upbeat with a full time janitor. They have a coffee bar that also makes food and they have free WiFi.
The waiting area has two TVs. One TV is on CNN and the other TV is on Fox News. They cater to both Political persuasions.
I hope that the above info is useful.
World Toyota Google Reviews
Click Here for World Toyota Reviews
Toyota Mall of Georgia Reviews
CLICK HERE for Toyota Mall of Georgia Reviews
#827 of 838 2001 Toyota Tundra-I'm confused
Aug 06, 2011 (12:11 am)
I'm looking at a 2001 Used Tundra Regular Cab for my dad at the moment. The car is Automatic and has 133,000 miles but I am not clear as to whether or not it is a Basic or SR5 model (per Edmund's TMV search). I got a TMV value of around $3K and the KBB says it is around $3900. I'm pretty confused at this point, is there a glitch somewhere?
The car is being offered for $4300, I thought it was a phenomenal deal but now I don't know what to think. Also, similar '01s aren't listed for anything under $7K, any input would be appreciated because I'm truly clueless.
As a side note, is it an okay idea to get a car like this from a private party as opposed to getting it from a dealer. Anything major to be on the look out for?
Thanks in advance
Oct 28, 2011 (10:36 am)
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#829 of 838 Advertising cost $799
Oct 15, 2012 (4:44 pm)
I'm looking at a new 12' Tundra. Dealer is including a $700 (TAD) fee. Which was explained to me as a charge by Toyota to all dealers for advertising. Say what? I know the auto entities charge dealers for advertising but most of it is returned to them in some sort of hold back set-up. Anybody else experience this BS from Toyota? There's no way I'd pay the $700
#830 of 838 2010 Crewmax 4.6 Pricing
Dec 08, 2012 (8:27 pm)
Looking for a 2012 CrewMax 4.6 v8 with convenience and Tow package. Anybody buy anything similar during the current Toyotathan...