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Toyota Tacoma, Toyota 4Runner, Car Safety, Auto Body, Car Warranties, Truck
#199 of 1348 Re: 2004 tacoma? [kimberly66]
May 23, 2008 (10:59 am)
CERTIFIED, That word always cracks me up. The guy that did our certified vehicles worked at McDonald's before coming to our dealership. 9 out of 10 of our "Certified" vehicles come from the auction and were prior rental cars. But seriously, I personally wouldn't but the truck. Yes, Toyota makes a great engine. However be prepared to repair the following as I SOLD many, many of oxygen sensors, air fuel ratio sensors, both inner tie rods, front wheels bearings, inner & outer seals, snap rings, rear axle seals and rear shoes, steering rack grommet, steering rack, p/s pump, catalytic converter, front turn signal (moisture) front & rear bumpers (if not chromed, clear coat peels of and rusts) manifold, since it's a 4cyl. That's all I can think of right off the top of my head. Oh, yeah, we did have several double cabs leak water at the windshield.
#200 of 1348 Toyota still number one
May 23, 2008 (2:18 pm)
What other American manufacturer would stand behind their vehicles like Toyota does?
Ever hear of any of the big three buying back the junks they produced? I doubt it, and I'm speaking from experience.
#201 of 1348 Re: [tylorkitty]
May 23, 2008 (8:55 pm)
Tylorkitty, After several followup phone calls (by me) I finally received my offer letter today, exactly 2 weeks after they took my truck. For my '99 regular cab 4x4, 185,000 miles, they offered me $12,075. Actually a little bit more than my calculations. I will quickly fax my acceptance and try to close this deal. I have a new Nissan Frontier waiting for me.
Good luck with your buyout.
#202 of 1348 Recent Taco purchase
May 24, 2008 (2:49 pm)
About three weeks ago I purchased a 2000 Tacoma without any knowledge of the frame rot issue and buy back program. I had been researching trucks for over a year and had not heard anything about issues with frames. Obviously I'm now concerend about what I just purchased. The truck has lived most of its life in Southwest Ohio. I have looked at the frame at different times since I found out about the problem but I have not found any holes just surface rust at all of the major welds. I still have not done a real extensive look or used a hammer on the frame yet. I plan on taking the truck into my dealer here in Kentucky and was wondering what would happen if it fails. Would I qualify for the 150% buy back or what? If it passes the inspection should I look to get it undercoated? If so what product? company would you recommend I am in the greater Louisville area.
May 24, 2008 (4:30 pm)
I bought a nissan 2006 frontier. I think you will like the truck.
As far as the 2000 that the other fellow bought. Bring it into the dealer.
It's not just "holes" that they look for. There could be problems up under the cab on the inside of the frame. That's where my problems were. Also there were a few, lets say "thin spots"! It's the damest thing also. I was at work the other day, and guess what goes by on a transport truck. A bunch of tacomas and mine was on top at the front. Like, one last good-bye.
#204 of 1348 Re: [hockeyeast]
May 24, 2008 (6:08 pm)
Thanks for the good words hockeyeast. I think I will really like the new Frontier. I have never liked the look of the new Tacoma. It just looks like a big happy face on the grill to me. After extensively driving both a NISMO Frontier, and the TRD offroad Tacoma, the Nissan just seemed to handle much better, and I am getting more options for the money. My new Frontier just arrived at the dealer, (I went to see it today), just waiting for my check from the good folks at Toyota, and I'll get into my new ride. Good luck to all the unfortunate owners (like myself), but I will credit Toyota for making a great attempt to make this right.
#205 of 1348 Re: Recent Taco purchase [agne53]
May 25, 2008 (6:52 am)
I thought the same thing, My frame only showed surface rust and I saw no rot through, but Toyota failed it in about 10 minutes . They said there were 2 critical spots that were too far gone (soft). I have (had) a 99 Tacoma with 145,000 mi but it was in excellent shape. I loved my truck and hated to give it up. Over the last 3 years I have put lots of time and energy into this thing. New rear leaf springs (originals cracked), front springs, struts, shocks, carrier bearing, steering rack and outer tie rod ends, I did the timing belt along with the water pump and thermostat, I just put on 4 new tires and did the brakes on all 4. I kept it well maintained and it never let me down. I would rather work on it every now and then on the weekend than have a payment every month. I do have to say they handled it very well so far. Toyota had a rental for me in litterally 20 mins, but now what? I had no car payments and because of the year and milage I had low insurance payments. I am going to have to now pay sales tax when I buy a new vehicle, my insurance is going to go up. I am probably going to have a car payment now. I read that someone said Toyota gave them an extra $1,000 because they are buying another Toyota. I think the 1.5 times the book value is a good deal, but only a grand to buy Toyota again? They need to do better than that on the sales side. This is still an inconvienience from where I sit.
#206 of 1348 Re: I'm disgusted... [wend]
May 25, 2008 (7:00 am)
I was told it will be about 150% of the Suggested Retail Value in excellent condition also. That would be about 14 -15,000 dollars for my 99 Tacoma with 145,000 miles. You do not have to take thier first offer, this is a claim just like an insurance company. If the offer is too low, argue your point and wait for another offer. They are taking my fully paid off, excellent condition vehicle away from me. If I do not like thier offer I am going to let them know. You have to consider the extras you are going to have to pay out. Sales tax for your new vehicle, here in Mass that would be over 1,000 dollars for a 21,000 dollar vehicle. A newer vehicle also means higher INSURANCE. Keep that in mind and if yoy have not settled, hold out for what you consider fair, not what they consider fair.
#207 of 1348 Re: Recent Taco purchase [naughe]
May 25, 2008 (8:33 am)
#208 of 1348 Re: Recent Taco purchase [naughe]
May 25, 2008 (10:13 am)
Keep in mind they are also offering you a deal on a new truck. It is a certificate worth $1000 below dealer invoice and $1000 cash back, good for 60 days from date of issue. Not perfect, but not bad either.