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Best dealership for lower mainland, BC

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by KRich, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Dec 16, 2008 at 9:34 AM

    KRich [OP] Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    BC, Canada
    07 Black DCSB TRD Sport 4x4
    Hi all,

    Looking to start a relationship with a dealership in Greater Vancouver area (I live in Burnaby) and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations? I won't probably make it there until the New Year and will be looking to get some minor warrantied (I freakin' hope) work done. Thanks!
  2. Dec 16, 2008 at 9:47 AM

    Okkine Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    2009 Magnetic Grey Access Cab - 2.7L I4 - 4x2
    Welcome to the forum. I haven't had need to have my truck serviced yet, but I wound up buying it at Jim Pattison on the north shore. I liked the service there, and I'll probably wind up taking it there for any warranty work (unless/until they give me a reason not to). Open Road Toyota in Maple Ridge might be a little closer to you (depending on what part of Burnaby you're in). They weren't in the mood to sell a truck when I was there, but they had a good selection of Tacomas on their lot, so their mechanics probably have a little more experience with them.
  3. Dec 16, 2008 at 7:52 PM
    Dave Russell

    Dave Russell Active Member

    Nov 13, 2007
    Tacoma 4x4
    The dealer makes all the difference in the world! It's like having a good neighbor or a bad one. My brakes squealed when backing up- my dealer said (3 times) "they all do that-right off the truck". Brilliant! When I mentioned TSB he didn't know what that was, even when I explained it. They finally replaced ONE caliper- they said the piston was sticking,
    and when they saw that I had red calipers they they wondered how they got to be red!
    (I painted them- go figure) You guessed it - the other one now squeals.
    Toyota doesn't realize how important the dealers are- they are the ones we see and deal with and it doesn't matter how good the Toyota product is- if the dealer is no good
    (and there is no other dealer nearby) your'e out of luck!
    We have 4 Toyotas in the back yard- the only one that goes to the dealer is the one with warranty!

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