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Buy back or Frame Replacement?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MAXTacoma, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Feb 26, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    MAXTacoma

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    I have a buddy that has a 1st gen Tacoma. He recently took it into Toyota and they said he had to do the buyback. He doesn't want to do the buy back because he just put a lift on and wheels. Is there any way that you can have them do the frame replacement instead of the buy back?
     
  2. Feb 26, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    If it is a buy back then he has a 95.5 to 00. They have no frames for them. He is SOL.
     
  3. Feb 26, 2010 at 7:35 AM
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    Yeah I think that his is a 2000. Ok Thanks!
     
  4. Feb 26, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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    He'll get more from the buy back then if he sold it I think, and they should let him take off his mods.
     
  5. Feb 26, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    They will let him take them off.
     
  6. Feb 26, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    Yeah I dont think he will be able to take his lift off because he had to cut the frame for the front suspension and I doubt he still has his old parts. I think the only thing he will be able to save is his wheels and his truck cap. He is pretty pissed, he has only had the lift for about 3 months and I know he spent alot putting the lift in.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    Oh, that sucks.
     
  8. Feb 26, 2010 at 7:48 AM
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    I had a 00 that had a lift and 33" tires on it. when it failed the safety test i took it home and stripped it and i mean i stripped it!!! Put the lift on my buddys 98 front and rear bumpers came off,spare,mud flaps,stereo plus a whole bunch more...loaded it on a trailer and dropped it off..got big bucks for it, took the money and went out and bought a 09....got to love toyota.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2010 at 7:52 AM
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    Interesting, they told me I had to be able to drive mine back.
     
  10. Feb 26, 2010 at 7:53 AM
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    Yeah they told him it had to be able to be drive it onto the lot! It would be nice if he was able to take everything off and just tow it in there.
     
  11. Feb 26, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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    I think they'll factor in the cost of his upgrades and reimburse him. I had an aftermarket trailer hitch on my 2000 and when they were running down my truck's accessory list based on the serial number, I told them I wanted to be paid for the hitch and they took care of me. The folks I dealt with were very nice and I think it's the same outfit doing all the buybacks nationwide - it's a third-party outfit, not Toyota and not the dealer. Talk to them.

    The buyback is a spectacular good deal... it was hard to let go of my 2000, but now I'm much happier in my new ride - Tacomas have come a long way since 2000!
     
  12. Feb 26, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    Well i drove it off the trailer..does that count lol
     
  13. Feb 26, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    Hopefully he will be happy with what they are giving him.
     
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    Toyota is taking very good care of its customers right now. I wouldnt worry about it. Just ask and then ask again if you have to. They will deliver i'm sure.
     
  16. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    When they took my 2000, they gave me more than what I paid for it 6 years before! That's why I'm driving a 2010 now....otherwise, I would still be driving that baby. I had put an after market hitch on and they priced it as a "Tow Package". Have your friend price it through KBB, full retail and see what he comes up with (even with the mods he has to leave on)...then multiply that by 1.5 and that is what Toyota will most likely offer him.
     
  17. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    .............use excellent condition too.
     
  18. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    Giving back my "99" on Monday. Don't want to either the only thing wrong is the frame's rusting. "2000" and newer they will replace the frame N/C. Only good thing is I found a "03" TRD in incredible shape out of Texas. Basicly Toyota bought it for me but I looked all over the country for months.
    I've heard from another buy back that if your persistant they'll let you keep any after market parts.
     
  19. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    01 and newer get a frame replacement
     
  20. Feb 26, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    What he said. I tried for the frame replacement and was told "No"....buy back only.
     
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