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#154 of 1369 Re: nikshedeck [nikshedeck]
May 11, 2008 (6:20 pm)
Well I like most others have lost my Tacoma. So sad. A 99 with 185,000 miles that was in near perfect condition. My truck went in Thursday for inspection, and failed. I was told under no circumstances was I leaving with my truck. So I asked the dealer for a box and collected up my stuff. They had Enterprise show up with a 2008 Dodge Dakota for me to use for the next 30 days while I shop. I live in upstate NY, and was told by the dealer that of 200 Tacomas that they have heard inspected in our region, ONLY 5 have no rust!!! 195 failed. Unbelievable. I was in Canandaigua NY this weekend looking for a new Taco, and behind their dealership looked like a boneyard. This is a HUGE problem for Toyota, but everybody I know keeps telling me what a "gift" this is.... I know what they are saying, I'll end up with a check for more than I paid for my truck when I bought it 7 years ago. BUT I had a great truck and NO payments. Struggling between new Tacoma and Nissan Frontier. Guess there will be some sleepless nights for the rest of the month.
Good luck to the rest of you.
#155 of 1369 Re: nikshedeck [gr8rotary]
May 11, 2008 (9:41 pm)
HI, I would be VERY interested in knowing what the buy back amount will be they extend to you.... mine is a 2000 extended cab in excellent condition with 161k on it........
do you mind letting me know? I will be bringing mine in very soon, I already have seen the gaping holes in my inside frame........ and like you not happy about letting it go. I estimate they will give me about 14k.........
#156 of 1369 Re: [tylorkitty]
May 12, 2008 (4:23 am)
I'll be glad to keep you posted tylorkitty. I'm in waiting mode for now until I hear from ISG.
May 12, 2008 (5:55 am)
Mine is a 99 tacoma short bed.....reg cab....185,000k 4x4. I put it into Kelly BB.....I put in excellent conditions and retail value as another post said to do......being careful not to add things like grille gaurd, and the cd player I installed. I got a retail value of 7,655K. My question. If my truck fails the rot test is THIS the amount I can expect.....or is it 150% of this amount? Thanks in advance.
#158 of 1369 Re: ? [totouchantler]
May 12, 2008 (7:32 am)
> I got a retail value of 7,655K. My question. If my truck fails the rot test is THIS the amount I can expect.....or is it 150% of this amount?
You'd get 150% based on the blue book value determined. If it's $7,655, you should expect to get $11,482.
#159 of 1369 Re: Not too bad of a deal [kowitz]
May 12, 2008 (7:41 am)
> I finally decided to call Toyota regarding the recall. Seems the dealer I took the truck to and their service department were full of it.
A follow up on my experience. After calling Toyota (1-800-331-4331) after getting the dealer run-around, they called my dealer and I had the inspection. My '98 Tacoma failed an initial visual inspection ... no hammer needed. There were holes clearly visible on the inside on both sides near the front tires.
I now have a loaner and am awaiting a callback / offer. The run-around from the dealer cost me a month and during that time the KBB value has declined. What would have been a 12.5k offer now stands near 11.5k. I intend to argue the point and get the highest value they'll agree on.
May 12, 2008 (9:26 am)
What do people think is the liklihood that my truck will fail the rot test and be eligible for a buyback? Its a 99 reg cab 4x4 tacoma, 185,000 miles. I drive two hours a day with it in Upstate NY. Salty roads......bad weather etc. etc?
#161 of 1369 Re: ? [totouchantler]
May 12, 2008 (12:15 pm)
Your truck will fail. I also had a 99 reg cab 4x4 with 183,000 miles and drive it two hours a day in upstate NY. The frame had a section over a foot long that had no metal left in it. The dealer I spoke with said that about 99% of the trucks that they have seen have failed. My advice, don't wait. Get your truck in before there is a huge log jam ahead of you. I am already having trouble finding a new truck that fits what I want, and with a lot of Tacoma owners without wheels, finding a new ride is going to be VERY difficult in the next couple of months.
#162 of 1369 buy back
May 12, 2008 (2:53 pm)
My Tacoma was a 1997 ex-cab 4x4 198300 miles. ( THEY DO COUNT THE MILEAGE) 2.7L 4cylinder. They dont count any after market items you put on the truck. Mine was inspected on 5-5-08 got a call on 5-8-08 that they received my packet and on 5-12-08 was offered 10,100 dollars. Guess i will get a car that gets good gas mileage. I have not had a vehicle payment in 7 yrs. Oh! By the way gas just hit 4.45 a gallon in Ohio as of 5-12-08. can you believe it. ">
#163 of 1369 2006 nissan frontier
May 12, 2008 (3:54 pm)
Well its a sad day! Maybe not sad, but I bought the 2006 nissan frontier loaded. You just can't seem to find 2.7 liter tacomas around here. Also, the dealers are asking and getting top $$$$ for them. What a bunch of mother f ers. It's so great that some dealerships are taking advantage of people who want another tacoma. They all know of that 1000 dollar loyality crap cert. Well, dickheads....you just lost a loyal tacoma owner. Yup, it doesn't matter either, because they know they will sell every friggin 2008 that's out there. Thats the price, pay it or get out. Squeeze every penny out of them. I have owned all toyotas and this is the 1st nissan. I am sooooooooooooo . Well, maybe it's a good thing!!!!!!!!!