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#139 of 1348 Re: nikshedeck [nikshedeck]
May 08, 2008 (1:12 pm)
I did. The dealer failed my truck on Friday, April 27 and I got a call the following Monday from the company that handles the buyback. They emailed the acceptance letter to me and I signed and faxed it back to them. Got another call from the the following Monday, May 5 and I brought the truck to them the following day, signed some more papers, handed them the keys and received a check for $11,850. Bought a 2006 Toyota Sienna the same day. I wanted another Tacoma but they had a long waiting list for a new one.
Toyota is standing on their heads to make this right for everyone effected. I got $2000 less than what I paid for the truck used 9 years ago plus another $500 because I bought a used Sienna from the dealer.
Try to get GM, Chrysler or Ford to do that.
#140 of 1348 2000 Tacoma
May 08, 2008 (3:45 pm)
Anyone with a 2000 Tacoma that has failed? I've noticed a lot of rust on the frame of mine for the last several years and just found out about the buy back from the local parts store owner. Have an appointment with a dealer on the 15th of May. The dealership that I've had this serviced at for the last 8 years said that the soonest they could inspect it would be Aug 8th. I called another dealership and got the 15th of May appointment with no problem. Understand from sources that some dealerships aren't very cooperative with scheduling. The Aug 8th dealership said they were only allowed to do 2 to 3 inspections a day. If this one fails, won't consider buying from this .dealer. West Virginia driven truck.
May 09, 2008 (6:45 am)
A good dealer will stand on his head to make things right for you because he knows you will probably buy from him again. If you get a bad one, like the Aug. 8 dealer above, let him know about his lousy service and that you would never buy from him again. And tell him that you'll let all your friends know also.
They'll get the message.
#142 of 1348 Re: nikshedeck [gr8rotary]
May 09, 2008 (1:57 pm)
Well I can only tell you what has happened with me. They offered me $400.00 less then the KBB value I looked up. If you have any extras,for example a cap, bed liner, cd player,etc they WILL NOT take those into consideration when determining the value UNLESS these things were on the truck when it left the MANUFACTURER. NOT THE DEALERSHIP. Maybe this is why there is a difference in the prices. I am almost done so if you have anymore questions let me know. This girl did not mess around and called toyota company first thing not the dealership and so far the process has taken no time at all. Let me know how you make out.
#143 of 1348 Re: nikshedeck [gr8rotary]
May 09, 2008 (1:59 pm)
also remember no holes = no money.
#144 of 1348 Re: Here is what has happened to me so far [acer3]
May 09, 2008 (2:07 pm)
I see you got the number for toyota. Make sure to ask for Mike. He did everything for me and made my process move quickly. He was great. I have an extension number if u need it. Good Luck
#145 of 1348 Re: I have actual Toyota documents [bigo5]
May 09, 2008 (2:10 pm)
I would love a copy of that. My e mail is nikshedeckyahoo.com. dealers tend to think girls know less then they do so any ammo would be appreciated. Thanks.
May 09, 2008 (2:20 pm)
If anyone has replied to or asked me questions I have just got on and gone through them all and answered them. From now on I will check this site everyday. I was not aware how little info was out there for our little toyota family.lol
#147 of 1348 It's a little overwhelming for me!
May 09, 2008 (7:54 pm)
I heard earlier in the week from a friend that this was going on. Normally I don't just jump on the computer to search something but in this case I certainly did . . .
I made my appt. right then via email for the following Tuesday, and I called back after a second thought to reschedule it for today at 7:30. It was an in-and-out sort of thing, and I'm feeling a little in shock right now because my truck failed.
I guess I'm glad that this is happening now, because my tailpipe is disintegrating and my muffler has holes in it - new brakes were in the new future, too. But I'm so sad about my first truck, and having to say goodbye!
Mine is a '98 4x4 single cab (I wonder if single cabs get a considerable amount less?) I will probably just end up getting another Tacoma, maybe something new and shiny, EXTENDED cab this time., but it's all pretty sudden since they got me right in there and now say I should get a call from Toyota in 5-7 days?
I'm going to check in on this forum daily now - everyone else's stories are helping me figure out what to expect. I kind of feel like I need that support!
#148 of 1348 Re: It's a little overwhelming for me! [rachel518]
May 09, 2008 (8:00 pm)
I forgot to mention that the guy said I have 4 holes in my frame, but then away they send me! After reading everyone else's it sounds like most people were sent away with rentals? I was putting the pressure on a little bit because I was going to be late for work, and at that time just assumed I'd be driving away with it. But 4 holes sounds pretty major now that I think about it. Maybe I'll get the rental next week.
Believe me, I'll keep you all posted, and everyone else do the same - this is a really bizarre feeling!
I wonder what other car companies have done this buy-back thing? I've never heard of it.