So I have escalated the issue with Toyota National,
They have been very nice and have documented my concerns, giving me a new case number also.
The dealer I purchased my truck from is very close to my girlfriends house, So often I will walk the lot sometimes in the late afternoon huors as I wait for her to get home before we go exercise or whatever,
Well last week on Thursday evening I was looking at the DCSB trucks, they had two left, one lifted with BFG ATs on it the other stock but legal tint on it, I was thinking maybe I could afford one of these and just trade. But I know for now the V6 would cost me more in fuel and the payment would be higher weren't to my liking.
In the way back of the lot I spied an RC, 4x4, identical to mine, I thought it was a 2014,
Turns out it was a 2013 but with a SOLD tag in it, :-(
I returned a call that same day to Toyota about the noise,
On Friday I went out of town and missed some calls from Toyota wanting to confirm and try and set up a meeting with a higher service rep to ride with me,
Fast forward to Sunday night I was walking the lot again and couldn't believe my eyes,
The same 2013 RC 4x4 with AT was for sale, guess it was a vehicle that had a deposit on it, buyer backed out last minute, never even came and drove it, had 7 miles on it.
So I texted my sales rep and told him I would be in Tuesday morning 9am sharp to test drive it and entertain trading in my 2012,
It was a blessing, my sales rep had already been working with a co-owner of the dealer and they know about the whine in top gear from some of the Tacomas and before I could show em what I had from NADA and KBB prepared to fight for my trade in value, un-seen they offer me 2000 less than what I paid before tax, tag, fees, And the HUGE blessing is that price is more than the best numbers from NADA and KBB,
So long story short I traded for a 2013, same color, just have an AT now, and I love it, the hands free BT in the stereo is a nice touch, I got to keep my hitch, Ipod adapter, Toyota tool box and intermittent wiper switch, lol...
Now just have to call and make that tint appt!
SO I am sad I am no longer in my 2012 MT RC 4x4, but am SO thankful for the deal and the better finance rate and lower payment of my 2013 RC AT 4x4,