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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Nukewater, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Oct 4, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    Nukewater

    Nukewater [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was just at my dealer the other day pricing out a 2010 4x4 DC.

    While I was getting the finance papers ready, I was confronted with some options to think about.

    Paint Protection $299
    Sound Shield $299
    Fabric Protection $248
    Rust Protection $258

    Packages 2/$475, 3/$648, 4/$785

    I also was given an option for 3m Paint Protection Film, ranging anywhere from $200 - $1000

    Now what are peoples opinions on these. I was told with the paint protection, it covers the vehicle in "Diamond-Kote Paint Protection" and that I would never need to wax a vehicle (worth $300 in my opinion, i hate waxing) And sound deadening could be a good option for highway use.

    Any Thoughts?
     
  2. Oct 4, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    RUST Protection, rust Protection and rust protection.

    That is all.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Say no to all. This must be your first time buying a new car.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    Capita

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    Your Toyota dealer might contract the work out to another garage for rust protection. You might be able to go to another garage after buying the truck and get it rust proofed for much cheaper.

    I'm not sure what the other stuff is but to me it seems like it should all be covered under warranty anyways.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    when you make a great deal, this is how they make their money.
    no paint protection protects scratches, scotchgard the seats, undercoating only lasts so long, sound shield???? probably the same can of undercoating.
    Just say no!

    "diamond-kote" - aren't diamonds one of the hardest materials, i dont think i want this rubbed into my paint - hahaha
     
  6. Oct 4, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    baildavc

    baildavc TREADING LIGHTLY!

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    the paint protection is actually neat, my wifes civic SI has it and the sales rep demoes it on a brand new car by setting the hood on fire, putting it out, and then wiped it clean. may have been hocus-pocus but made me feel better!
     
  7. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    Masada

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    All gimmicks to squeeze more hard earned money out of you pockets. If it means that much to you, do some research on how much it would cost elsewhere. Like the car, all services, warranties and ons are negotiable. Don't cave to their pressure, you new truck isn't going to fall apart in 3 months. They probably told you something like "in this cold weather blah blah blah" and here in AZ they say the same thing just sub in hot for cold. Lol I laugh at them every time. Research will be your friend on this one. Oh and there is no paint in the world that doesn't need to be waxed at least once a year. If you hate it that much pay someone to detail you care once a year. It will be worth the $150 to you.

    Best of luck man :)
     
  8. Oct 5, 2009 at 7:22 AM
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    TRD Larry

    TRD Larry trd larry

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    I have researched the paint ptotection, is not worth it for my money. Nothing protects the paint that you do not have to wax it. Read the fine print,it you keep taking it back because the paint feels rough they will give you your money back. I found for my car and truck the clear bra was the best for chips and scratches. For the paint I have found no short cuts for waxing.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2009 at 7:27 AM
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    Say no to all, Google rust protection for your area and have it done yourself.
    :)
     
  10. Oct 6, 2009 at 3:47 AM
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    FoxySandChick

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    Paint Protection from my dealership was free, but the truck had to be brought in every 6 months for re-application and it had to be detailed before bringing it in. If you missed a re-application then the whole plan is invalid, I researched it and decided even with it being free it wasn't worth it.
    Fabric Protection is simply scotch guard, do it yourself and spend the $$ on some Wet Okole seat covers.
    Rust Protection, we don't have salted roads or snow so we don't do that here, but getting it done at a local shop is probably cheaper than through the dealer.
    Sound Shield, never heard of it through a dealer and my truck isn't noisy, so I wouldn't pay for it. Do it yourself if you feel its needed after driving it for awhile.
    3M Film also called 'clear bra', again something that is probably cheaper at a shop. I had it put on the edges of my doors and don't actually like it at all just haven't removed it yet cause its going to be hard to remove.

    I bought an extended warranty, but for half the price they wanted. I just kept telling them no and they kept lowering the price ;).
     
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