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Extended Warranty FTW!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Iakopa84, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Jul 11, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    Iakopa84

    Iakopa84 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I bought my Taco in April from Miramar Trucks and opted to get the additional extended warranty. Usually I wouldn't go with one, but since I didn't know where the truck had been or what it had gone through, I decided to go ahead with it.

    A couple weeks later, I started noticing a vibration coming from the truck whenever I was driving around 30 mph. Took it in to the dealership to run a diagnostic.

    Went from "nothing is showing up on the diagnostic" to "you're probably just low on transmission fluid" to "we're replacing the transmission, drive shaft, and rear trans mount" ???? Idk how it went from low fluid to completely replacing the trans and shaft.

    Any-who, the Extended warranty I opted to get with the truck came in for the win, and I only had to pay $100 out of a $5300 service bill. :D
     
  2. Jul 11, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    aphex

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    Nice! How many miles were on it?
     
  3. Jul 11, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    TeamSarcasm

    TeamSarcasm Mr. President

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    thats a win sir!
     
  4. Jul 11, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    TanSR5x4

    TanSR5x4 Hold my beer and watch this

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    yeah how many miles? congrats tho!
     
  5. Jul 11, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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    Iakopa84

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    I bought it with around 98800 miles on it, and service mileage read 100915 when I took it in.

    I know the mileage is high... but isn't that what Yota's are known for? My 96 4Runner has almost 230,000 and only major work done on that was replace the oil pan!
     
  6. Jul 11, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    L-U-C-K-Y. Now you can buy a bunch of Lotto tix.
     
  7. Jul 11, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    GearBox

    GearBox I hate Commie Libs!

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    Not as bad as yours, but mine saved me $2000 for a stupid actuator in the transfer case...

    Sent from Tapatalk
     
  8. Jul 11, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    1TUFFTRD

    1TUFFTRD WTF

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    Niiiice!!!
     
  9. Jul 11, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    Uncle Cliffy

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    I'll assume you had an automatic?
     
  10. Jul 11, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    Iakopa84

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    Yeah, it's an automatic
     
  11. Jul 12, 2011 at 4:20 AM
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    buddywh1

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    It's really nice to know it worked out for you! But what blows me away is that they offered an extended warranty with so many miles, did not know they did that.

    If you don't mind... how much did it cost you to get?
     
  12. Jul 12, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    Iakopa84

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    The place I bought it from (Miramar Trucks) sells only Toyota trucks and SUV's. They give a power-train warranty that's included with every vehicle they sell. They also offer an extended warranty through a separate company, which is the one I opted to get.

    The warranty was somewhere around 1800 I believe
     
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