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#452 of 1369 Re: received my check for 2001 Tacoma today [heywood1]
Aug 27, 2008 (1:32 pm)
We just found out that our 1999 Tacoma is rusting out, too. Toyota is offering us $15,700 for it and my hubby is VERY upset because it is in excellent condition and feels that it is worth more...he's even talking about ditching Toyota altogether, which troubles me because I am a "Toyota kind of girl". How did you get the $1000 coupon? I'm thinking that that might make my hubby a little less sore over the whole (pardon the pun) deal. Did they just send it to you with the check for your truck? Thanks!
#453 of 1369 Re: received my check for 2001 Tacoma today [sciencegal]
Aug 27, 2008 (7:56 pm)
The $1,000 coupon toward any new Toyota was separate from--and in addition to--the buyback. I believe it is being offered to all affected owners of '95-'00 models. Mine was 2001 and out of the official extended warranty, so I just asked because I knew others were getting it. I think most owners of 2001's are are being offered this now. I had gone ahead and bought a new '08 Tacoma before waiting for the official buyback offer, so in lieu of a coupon, Toyota sent me a check for $1,000 separately and retroactively.
I don't know the exact model or mileage of your truck, but $15,700 + $1,000 for a 9-year-old vehicle seems reasonable to me. (I wouldn't pay that much for a 9-year-old Tacoma with a GOOD frame....)
Aug 28, 2008 (7:28 am)
Hey all, apparently misery loves company. Toyota just confiscated my 2001 Taco due to frame rot. Toyota Corp said, I have to sit and wait for them to get thru all 1995-2000 claims first AND that I won't be getting the 150% buy-back program because my Taco is a 2001 and technically not part of the program. Apparently frame rot is different on a 2000 truck!!! I mean I thought rust and deterioration was all the same. I am guessing Toyota doesn't want any more publicity on this little issue, especially as it is now apparent on newer vehicles.
Does anyone have any pointers for me, as I am just starting the Taco Wars?
I am a Toyota advocate but frankly, in the last 48 hrs I have considered other options. But, I LOVED my Taco.........the truck was/is awesome. Practically new, it only had 46k miles when they took it away from me!!!
Aug 28, 2008 (7:30 am)
Oh, and did I mention they gave me a Camry rental.
Which, don't get me wrong, is a sweet car..........but honestly
a Tacoma VS. a Camry................you all can understand!
#456 of 1369 Re: 2001 Rotted Taco Frame [missunderstood]
Aug 28, 2008 (11:03 am)
Hi I also have a 2001 toyota tacoma Custom work and mint condition except for frame rot Are you sure they will give you 1 1/2 kbb value because I have been reading that 2001 only get 1 x kbb and no 1000 coupon
#457 of 1369 Re: 2001 Rotted Taco Frame [bigbe]
Aug 28, 2008 (11:22 am)
I got my check for my 2001 and only got book value ...no extra 1000.00 and no 1.5 times book value...I would not count on any extra ...They told me in the beginning I was going to receive the 1.5 times book...But when the check came in they said that was all they were doing for the 2001 owners...So I bought a Chevy Silverado and love it...Thanks Toyota!
#458 of 1369 Re: 2001 Rotted Taco Frame [bigbe]
Aug 28, 2008 (12:16 pm)
hi, oh no....as of right now we haven't even spoken about payment. But Toyota Corp was nice enough to tell me not to expect 150%
they are so nice.....really.........NOT!!!
#459 of 1369 Re: 2001 Rotted Taco Frame [missunderstood]
Aug 28, 2008 (1:58 pm)
You have the right to keep your truck, but why would you?
My '01 (4x4 4cyl. SR5 w/ auto) had 39,000 miles, and I received $15,336 + $1,000 toward a new Toyota. Process took seven weeks.
#460 of 1369 Re: 2001 Rotted Taco Frame [heywood1]
Aug 29, 2008 (5:16 am)
What level do the use in kbb Wholesale? My truck is mint and loaded but I have 235000 miles on it I dont think I will get very much
#461 of 1369 Re: 2001 Rotted Taco Frame [bigbe]
Aug 30, 2008 (6:04 am)
for the older trucks they are using kbb "retail" and "excellent condition" regardless of the condition of the vehicle. I would assume they ae doing the same for the 2001's but only giving 100% not 150%. Have any 02's been failing?