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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by david, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. TuRDTACO

    TuRDTACO Carolina Alliance: Midwest Firearms Division

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    damn that whole situation there sucks...i'm glad i bought a new taco, but i have gotten screwed on a used car from a dealer before too, the thing was an 03 wrx with 34k on it, bought it in 05 and the thing was just junk, had the weirdest problems
     
  2. Viper-2

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    I've bought used vehicles that were a great deal and didn't have these kinds of problems. There's a lot to be said about buying used and not paying for a loan.

    But sometimes this does happen. In 30 years it has not happened to me with any used car or truck.
     
  3. david

    david [OP] Well-Known Member

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    well guys the reason that i buy used trucks is because i am a pumper .i check gas wells everyday and i drive bout 200 - 250 miles a day an i can never get out of a new one buy the time its wore out i still owe to much on it. so this time i decided to go with a used taco . i will also tell that this 1 deal wont ruin me on tacos i have friends that have them an they are known here for being tough suns a bitches an yes i do make good money but i just recently started makin that kind of money , i been doin this for 14 years now an it took that long for me to get to this level .i am havin it fixed as i wright this an if the dealer helps fine if not i will not buy from him again .wish i could justify a new 1 but the places i take them an the miles i put on 1 makes it hard to do .
     
  4. david

    david [OP] Well-Known Member

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    by the way the mechanic an parts manager both told me not to worry they know that it makes my livin an that it wood be as good as new when i got it back . i told them great an to check every thing on it an service the tranny an rear diff an anything else while its there .cuz its bout 88 miles one way for me to go to there shop an thats the closest toy dealer to me. so i am not gonna bash toyotas i know there good . just telling bout my bad experience on this deal an wondering if the price quoted is bout right or not thanks for all the replies guys.
     
  5. david

    david [OP] Well-Known Member

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    as soon as i get it back i will post a pic of my truck also for the guy that wanted to see it
     
  6. concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    Good for you David, a lot of guys would have soured on tacos, you are level headed to see the big picture, and yes I would buy used also in your position, I hope it all pans out for you, send pix, and welcome to TW, were all in your corner. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Toy4Life

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    15g's doesn't sound like an unfair price. Last year I bought my 02 TRD with 103k miles. It blue booked for 15 grand, but I got it for 13. I don't regret one single cent of what I spent. No dealer is gonna dismantle a used truck to make sure there are no possible problems before they sell it.
     
  8. david

    david [OP] Well-Known Member

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    well i guess i get stuck with the whole repair bill gonna be a lil oner 2 grande ,me an the dealer had it out pretty good today . guess next time i buy used i will take it to a reputable mechanic an have it gone over really good before i buy . this is gonna be a very expensive week , really sux right before christmas to .
     
  9. Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    Sorry to hear that. Every used car is a gamble, you just lost this hand. Now would be the time to trash that dealer in your small community. Well, maybe after the repairs are done.
     
  10. 2003greenbean

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    i feel sorry for you david but everything should be fixed soon and then no worry if i sold you that truck i wouldnt be able to sleep at night
     
  11. david

    david [OP] Well-Known Member

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    repairs dont matter thet place i bought it from is not the toy dealer that repairing the truck so ya im gonna bash the hell out his name round here ;-}
     
  12. concrete jedi

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    Sorry David, I was hoping it would have gone better, I can only imagine the anger you must feel, I would be blind with it. On that note, please be careful, trashing people in small towns have a ripple effect that could gather up and splash on people that don't deserve it. First go to the Better Business Bureau, then the Chamber of Commerce. These are organizations that do this for just this situation, seek guidance from a level head. Drive on. :frusty:
     
  13. TSUNAMI*22

    TSUNAMI*22 Obama can suck-it

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    It would be a terrible shame if someone was to accidentally walk by his lot a few months from now with a squirt bottle filled with paint remover.:devil:

    You ought to have a magnetic sign created that states your opinion of their business practices and stick it on your truck door. Better yet, put up a billboard about it. I'm guessing you aren't the first person that got screwed by this guy.

    Sorry for your bad luck.
     
  14. TuRDTACO

    TuRDTACO Carolina Alliance: Midwest Firearms Division

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    i agree with the jedi here David, i would go about reporting the problems carefully just to be sure it doesn't come back on you in any way
     
  15. david

    david [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i am still rolling over what im gonna do .
     
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    Sorry to hear that David. i got my Taco new but before that i bought a used BMW with 138k miles on it. When i went to test drive it the guy selling it wanted to ride with me (it was a small lot with the onwer and an assistant) I said that was fine but it was gonna take a while cause i had called my local BMW shop (beamers n' benzes, great shop for BMW and Mercedes in the greenville area, i cant recomend them highly enough) and told them i was bringing a possible buy up there and needed it checked out. The dealer went with me. They ran a full test for 80 bucks and handed me a sheet with all the problems they found. it was all little stuff like the cruise not working, nothing mechanical was wrong. So not only did i get piece of mind knowing it was healthy, but that little list of problems helped me get the price down a little :) The test cost $80 but it saved me hundreds in negotiating power and confirmed that it was in good shape. I put another 100k miles on that car and it would still be running like a top if my brother hadn't wrecked it. Anyway, nothing wrong with buying used, but its smart to spend a little money to get it checked out by someone reputable. it can end up saving you alot in the long run
     
  17. TuRDTACO

    TuRDTACO Carolina Alliance: Midwest Firearms Division

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    yea just don't do the inspection like i did a few years back, ended with a crushed foot and losing my job, which then resulted in me not even being able to buy the damn car. that was fun:mad:
     
  18. david

    david [OP] Well-Known Member

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    next time i buy used i will have it checked at the toyota dealer,well atleast my new diff came in today bout 1:30 truck should be ready to go tommorrow afternoon. i am very tempted to buy a new 1 . but i just hate to put a new truck in the oilfield. i dont abuse or neglect my truck but its still hard on 1 . i have yet to hve a truck that will last over 2 years in it. an i mean at 2 years it is really wore out everything is .with i cood lease 1 but i put to many miles on it for that.
     
  19. concrete jedi

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    Thanks cool, :cool:
     
  20. david

    david [OP] Well-Known Member

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    yes i will , im aint gonna do anything to get my self in trouble thanks for the opinions guys nice to know that someone is rootin for the lil guy.
     
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