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Do you demand FSM when buying new?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by seligman, May 15, 2009.

  1. May 15, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    seligman

    seligman [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Do you demand Factory Service Manuals when buying a new Toyota?

    I've heard it's harder to get them free from Toyota than other manufacturers.
     
  2. May 15, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    I didn't realize you could do that. If I ever buy a new vehicle again I'll try it...
     
  3. May 15, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    seligman

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    Just use the FSM's as a bargaining chip.

    Get the price to where you want it, they say it's a deal with the FSM's thrown in.

    Haven't tried it with a Toyota dealer yet.
     
  4. May 16, 2009 at 4:49 AM
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    Janster

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    Never used the FSM as a bargaining chip for a new vehicle.

    I'd rather bargain for accessories, lower rates, or extended warrantees.

    In a sense.... If I need an FSM for a new vehicle, then I'd be stupid to buy the vehicle in the first place.

    Besides that - you have FREE access to online FSM's here: http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/index.html
     
  5. May 16, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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    Great idea. Damn, why didn't I think of that?!
     
  6. May 16, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    The last two times I've dealt with Toyota on a new vehicle purchase I've asked about FSM's. Both times they immediately gave me contact info for the authorized publisher, who charged considerably less than what Toyota charged for ordering them through the dealership.
     
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