Hello, new member here and new owner of 2011 Tacoma 4x4, SR5. I traded a F250 crew cab diesel. So, I'm going through a big change as far as the room is concerned, but loving the better gas mileage and new warranty. I've had every full size truck made in my 40+ years of driving and this one looks like the one I will keep. Although it's the smallest truck I've ever owned, I like the fact that I have one of the best (if not the best) trucks to re-sale and/or trade later on if I want to. Here's my questions:
1. I bought this truck from a dealer who gave me a lifetime warranty (powertrain). I understand most of the requirements of the agreement and the fact that the warranty is from a private company (Great American I think it said). Other than the required service intervals, that's all I have to do get the coverage....less the $100 deductable per occurrence. This same warranty is also offered by several other dealers in my state and I can take it to any ASE mechanic for service work. Do any of you have information on this issue? What's the catch, if any?
2. The only thing I having trouble with so far (only got 250 miles on it) is getting in and out. I am 6' so everything I get in and out my right leg gets hung up on the bottom of the steering wheel. I can twist and turn to make it work, but I was wondering if the seat can be dropped about and inch or so? That would probably solve the problem.
3. The last question right now is the interior coverage. They told me I had some kind of interior (and exterior) coverage for stains, etc. They gave me some cleaning material as well. The way the salesman explained it though was that I could bring it in and stains could be removed by the dealership and fabric replaced if necessary. Anyone have information on this?
Thanks to all....great site.