I love my Tacoma. This tread is not about my truck - it is about my other ride and the associated woes. If your other whip makes you crazy and takes all your money for truck mods on occasion (like mine does) chime in. Misery loves company.
My non-truck is a van - a 2001 VW Eurovan Weekender. I love that thing. If you own one you understand. There is no TacomaWorld for Eurovans. There is a site or two that are mostly dedicated to lowering and ricing out your Jetta or GTI. Not helpful. Things do wear out on a 10 year old vehicle...
The door locks have been acting funny on the van lately in a bad way. They were locking unexpectedly. We got locked out. It sucked. So the van is taken to the dealership for evaluation and a spare flip key. Shouldn't be a big deal, right?
5 hours after drop-off I get a call from the service advisor - both front door locks are worn out and need replacement @ $352 PER DOOR! That didn't include the evaluation time or the key programming. I felt immediate butthurt. I ended up paying $1054 out the door to get my Eurovan back. I asked the service writer if that included an ARB bumper. He looked confused. I wanted to punch him.
Thanks for keeping it real TW. At least there is a full list of cheap mods for times like these.