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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TRDSport2006, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Mar 15, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    TRDSport2006

    TRDSport2006 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It's not a sure thing yet, but my sister let me in on a little secret yesterday afternoon about a plan my dad had.

    She's driving a leased 2009 Corolla, base model. My dad's thinking heavily about trading it in and getting either a brand new Corolla, or the same year but better features.

    I'm in two bands, and he knows that I have no way to get my gear around anymore due to my crash back in October.

    His solution - Leasing me a brand new Taco. :cool:

    This is very weird to me, my dad isn't the generous or giving type. But I'm super excited, and I'm going to go for a Magnetic Gray Sport model.

    Wish me luck, I really hope this pulls through :).
     
  2. Mar 15, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Congratulations!! I wish my dad had bought me a car.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    Asgard

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    Good luck, hope everything works out
     
  4. Mar 15, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    Brunes abides.

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    Yeah...Wow....Good luck!!
     
  5. Mar 15, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    TRDSport2006

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    Thanks :). Like I said this is very weird to me. My dad is usually very to himself and doesn't make big spending a common thing in this economy. I'm stoked though :).
     
  6. Mar 15, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    Is your dad interested in adoption?...........................
     
  7. Mar 15, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    Muy Grande

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    Thread lightly.....don't let him know your on to something. And good luck. :D
     
  8. Mar 15, 2010 at 10:48 PM
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    05sctaco

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    Purchase a used one, In the end you'll probably be paying the same amount. You can find some pretty good deals right now. Plus with a lease you have ZERO equity in the vehicle. My boss leased a new 2005 BMW M3, by the time his lease was up 3 years later he drove 10k miles, and paid a total of 38k for a 50k car he had to give back, or end up paying another 36k to own. Let just say I gave my boss a verbal bitch slap. He doesn't lease cars no more.
     
  9. Mar 16, 2010 at 5:08 AM
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    TRDSport2006

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    I see your standpoint, I think.
    My paps doesn't do anything but lease vehicles for some reason. Unless it's a really old used car, like my last one.
    He'll probably end up buying it after the lease is up anyway.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2010 at 5:13 AM
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    TacoCat

    TacoCat Look away, I'm hideous!

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    :laugh:
     
  11. Mar 16, 2010 at 5:27 AM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Great news & what a great DAD! :)
     
  12. Mar 16, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    If your dad owns any type of business than leasing is usually the best way to go as its a deductible expense.
     
  13. Mar 16, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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    exactly...but if its a personal vehicle...you are throwing your money away leasing a vehicle. Especially toyotas which have great resale value.
     
  14. Mar 16, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    good luck..but i wouldnt start counting chickens...till eggs hatch.
     
  15. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    Dont lease!!! Bad idea......IMO
     
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    It says you had an '06 :confused:


    Good luck.
     
  17. Mar 16, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    What does this thread have to do with the 2nd gen tacoma?
     
  18. Mar 16, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    Machine gun mount. Would love to blow the shit out of it since it has nothing but issues. QA at Toyota USA is shit. Start making them in Japan for Christ's Sake!
    No shit. I want in too:D
     
  19. Mar 16, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    Streaks Hey Now!!

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  20. Mar 16, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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