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Dealer of Private BUY

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

  1. Jan 16, 2008 at 8:04 AM
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    trd_sport

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    should i go to the dealer and build my truck and buy it there? or should I go take the time to find the right one from a private party? pros cons
     
  2. Jan 16, 2008 at 8:18 AM
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    Build a truck = new
    Private party = used

    Not sure what you're asking.....
    If you're asking to buy new or used - well.... Have you priced used Tacomas lately? They're right up there with the new prices. You could probably get a new one for as much (or little more) than a used one.
     
  3. Jan 16, 2008 at 8:18 AM
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    Build it online, see what options you can get, and if you want to pay that price. Then you can look around for that truck, and have a base price line to try to get it down below. You'll also know what you can and can not get. Like no 6spd in the DC LB or no locker on the Sport Package.

    I built mine online and then contacted internet sales at a dealership my mom had good luck with finding a manual Rav4 (other dealers said she'd have to get one off the boat). I told them what I wanted, went up once to test drive one, did everything else thought phone/fax/email, and then went a second time to take delivery. They had 2 identical trucks with 1 being auto and the other the 6spd I have now.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2008 at 8:38 AM
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    makes sense. i just don't want to go out and buy a nice used one, when for a little more i could have built one that has everything i wanted. which for me is all the options.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2008 at 8:57 AM
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    Play around on the build-your-own site at Toyota, and have them send the config to a local dealer. No requirement to purchase said truck from said dealer, but you'll get a quote and know if they have what you want. Or can get what you want.

    heh Do that with several dealers you're willing to drive to and see who has the best deal... Maybe call dealer A after you get the quotes and say "dealer B has it for this price.... Can you beat it?" :D
     
  6. Jan 16, 2008 at 9:00 AM
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    nice, thats a good idea!
     
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