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Dealer claims factory wont build me a manual trans Tacoma

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by Space Junk, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Jul 29, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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    Space Junk

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    Been having troubles with a dealer in Milpitas claiming a standard transmission is not offered for their "region" and so the factory will not accept an order for one.

    Initially I went to Toyotas website to the "Build Your Toyota" section and configured the Tacoma I wanted. It asked me for a zip code and I selected the dealership I wanted the truck ordered from.

    I have been trying to get this truck on order for a month now to no avail. How is it if Toyota still offers a standard transmission for the Tacoma AND you can configure it right on their website can't I order one?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 29, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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    Dam that sucks that's weird that they would do that
     
  3. Jul 29, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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    Manual may not be CARB approved in the truck configuration you want.

    But if the web site lets you build it, it should be good. Try a different dealer.
     
  4. Jul 29, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    What configuration ?
     
  5. Jul 29, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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    i have to say i really love my truck a lot but, i don't think i'll ever buy another manual toyota truck without first doing a lot of research on possible issues.

    my trucks manual has sucked ass since the day i brought it home just food for thought op. you might want to research the manual before you go jumping on the band wagon.
     
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  7. Jul 30, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    Yep I did that. I called the Customer Experience Center offthe main website. The guy I talked to was really good. He opened up a complaint ticket number and said he would get the Customer Relations Manager at the dealership to give me a call. A couple days later the Manager gave me a call and said she talked to a couple managers there but there was nothing they could do at their level and I would need to get a hold of someone in corporate to try to get this resolved. She told me she would try to have someone she knew from corporate to contact me but nothing came of it. I have not followed up on the trouble ticket because the 2013’s are beginning to come out now and perhaps I should try again when I can order one of those instead.
     
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    Yes that occurred to me and I think I will but now I think Iwill wait until I can order a 2013 since they are just beginning to come out now.
     
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    It did not occure to me there might be problems with the latest manual trans. My 1998 Tacoma is a manual transmission and it has been a great tranny and I slam the gears like it was a sports car. Original clutch plate an throw-out bearing even.

    What sort of problems have you had with yours??
     
  11. Jul 30, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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    I wanted to say thanks for all the quick and great responses to my thread!
     
  12. Jul 30, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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    Thats odd, your configuration is at least 50% of this forum. My truck is that same configuration so its available..sounds like they dint have one on the lot so there telling you its not available so you will buy one on the lot.
     
  13. Jul 30, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    Might wanna keep trying for a 12 bro as the 13 model wont be offering a "sport package"....grab that skeeeeeewp now!;)
     
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    Sounds like this to me
     
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    If i remember correctly only certain packages are available in California. Try out of state and you might have better luck.
     
  16. Jul 30, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    The "Customer Experience Center" ? What a F'n JOKE! Experience this....[​IMG]
     
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    That package is available here :rolleyes:
     
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    No help.

    You can not import and register a vehicle in California unless it has BOTH been previously registered in another state and has at least 7500 miles on it.
     
  19. Jul 30, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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    More than likely, the reason you "couldn't get one built", was because they didn't wanna have to order another truck. Odds are they were (very poorly) trying to railroad you into buying a truck off their lot so they could clear up for the 2013's
     
  20. Jul 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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    Or even more likely...

    2012 is now out of production and NONE can be ordered from the factory in any configuration.
    If it's not in dealer or Toyota inventory, it ain't gonna' happen in a 2012 model.
     
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