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Are Tacoma's shipped to different regions made in different factories?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lightfire, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Oct 14, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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    lightfire

    lightfire [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Where are they made? I had read somewhere they are made in Mexico but dealer said NO.
     
  2. Oct 14, 2009 at 9:33 AM
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    Some of them are in fact made in Mexico. They might all be made in Mexico soon because the US plant that made them is shutting down.
     
  3. Oct 14, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    So is it a particular region like Gulf States (Texas, Miss, Ar, Louis) that is made in Mexico? Is there any way of finding out before purchase?
     
  4. Oct 14, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    SubZombie

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    I think we discovered in a poll not long ago that all the newer Double Cabs were made in mexico...

    Thats a good thing. The plant in Mexico (Baja, California) has won a bunch of awards for quality and things are assembled by hand to a great extent where the NUMMI plant had many quality issues and far fewer hands involved in the assembly there.
     
  5. Oct 14, 2009 at 9:52 AM
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    Warren Thompson

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    It is clearly coded on the VIN number. Do a search of the TW forum and you will find the code for CA manufactured Tacos vs. Mexican.
     
  6. Oct 14, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    does it really matter?
     
  7. Oct 14, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    My 2010 DC was made at NUMMI in Fremont, CA for better or worse
     
  8. Oct 14, 2009 at 10:19 AM
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    Personally, I would rather keep my good 'ole US dollars in the US of A. The Californian-manufactured Tacos are top notch. I try to read the label before I purchase anything big-dollar. Just to see if I am sending my money out of the country.
     
  9. Oct 14, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    like say....Japan?
     
  10. Oct 14, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    Most Japanese production goes to Asian countries. I was in China in 2006, the big thing there are Land Crusiers (called Prado there) and some Tacomas. It is great prestige in Asian countries for an individual to have a Toyota.
     
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  12. Oct 14, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    If the VIN number starts with a 3, it is made in Mexico. If it starts with a 5, it is made at NUMMI in Fremont, Ca. For now.
     
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    It's not as if your money went straight from your hands to the workers in the US who built your truck. Had you chosen to buy a different brand that only had plants in the US you would be "keeping your dollars in the US of A". Buying a US built truck from a foreign company with plants in many countries making the same product didn't send your dollars anywhere different than if you'd bought the same truck from one of their oversees plants.
     
  14. Oct 14, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    Really?
     
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    Furb, you are right, BUT, it is a simple message here. Support US workers... Or not.:eek:
     
  17. Oct 14, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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    My 2010 was made from NUMMI in Fremont, Ca
     
  18. Oct 14, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    Production from the CA plant is being moved to San Antonio, TX :D
     
  19. Oct 14, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    My 2010 came from Baja California, Mexico to Jacksonville, FL to Tampa, FL. Does anyone know how it was shipped from Mex to Jax? I assume truck but the dealer always referred to Jax as "port."
     
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