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Going over my paper work.....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hunter500ky, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    Hunter500ky

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    Ok so my fiancee and I were going through our paper work from the truck (first vehicle we have bought from a dealer), we noticed he through some stuff in there like the TAC

    Toyota Auto Care for 650.00

    I have a few questions,

    1 is it worth it?
    2 It says 5k intervals and 40k miles (I have 37k miles is this 40k in general or 40k ontop of my 37k?)

    Also does the TAC cover everything for the intervals like tranny fluid change and what not, oil change etc, like thats paid for I dont have to pay a dime?


    It has not been 30 days so I can get a full refund any and all advice welcome.


    Also I know there are A LOT of different opinions on the extended warranty.

    I was looking at ours and its almost 1600$! Is that worth it?
     
  2. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    About the extended warranty. It's really up to you to decide whether or not it is worth it. It depends on a lot of factos, like how far you drive to/from work, how much money you really have to spend on the warranty, etc etc.

    I drive 60-70 kms per day just to go to work and back. I've had my truck for less than 2 months and I've already put 4,000 km on it.

    I opted for the 80 month 200,000 km warranty just for that reason.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    Gotcha I have been reading and see it saves some people and others it doesnt.

    I dont drive to much, like 2 miles to school, 1 mile to FD, then just messing around.

    So I guess Im 50/50 on the warranty, kind of at a cross roads on that.

    What about the TAC thing?

    Damn now Im thinking about the warranty it might come in handy but jesh 1600$ but then at the same time if something does fail, then it could pay for itself haha. Damn dealerships.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    I don't like to have to pay for any repairs while I am making a car payment. I opted for the extended warranty. Going to put it to use for the temp gauge. Yeah, I know there is a fix, but I want my moneys worth!
     
  5. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    Yeah that is a good point as well, I would hate to pay to have it repaired while still making payments on it.

    I can do most stuff my self but if it came to tranny issues or something I would be SOLD.


    But about the TAC thing lol what is it and is it good shit 650$ I hope it is! That could be my lift hahahaha
     
  6. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    Ok so after searching on the TAC it does look like it pays for my regular service intervals for another 40k (Im guessing on the another 40k mile part)

    Anyway it does not look like it would pay it self off, it looks like Im getting ripped off.

    So Im going to cancel it unless someone chimes in on why it is good to have.

    Anyway thanks for the advice on the extended warranty prob going to keep that.
     
  7. Dec 15, 2010 at 5:58 AM
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    you can buy the extended warranty anytime your 3/36 is still in effect.
    I bought mine when the truck had 35k on it.
    Being that you can buy anytime up to the 3/36 expiring, there are many legit re-sellers on here that can help you out purchasing a genunine Toyota Platinum Extended warranty plan.
    I bought an extra 4 yrs (the 7/100/0 plan) for a 4x4 truck from Troy of Greenfield Toyota for $880.
    My original dealer, when I bought the truck, tried to sell me the same plan for $1500.
    I have already used it so it has worked for me though never had I bought one for any of my previous Toyota trucks.
    Its a crapshoot, but know the electronics (some of which failed me in the 3/36 time period) is what convinced me.
    Plus I live in a harsh climate most of the time so its hard on vehicles.
    Everyones situation is different.
    I would not buy one at the time of purchase though. That is just me.
     
  8. Dec 15, 2010 at 6:04 AM
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    I didn't buy the extended warranty and so far do not regret the decision. The miles I put on my truck, I hit 36,000 miles within a month of my 36 months so it worked out well. My powertrain is also covered for another 2 years or 60,000 miles so I'm all set. If I had had a lot of issues during the last 3 years, I might be singing a different tune. For me, I don't do any real heavy hauling or towing, I don't off-road and I baby my truck so paying extra for a what-if scenerio didn't make sense for me. I am also capable of doing a lot of repairs myself, thanks to my old man, which can be a huge factor. If you have the space to do repairs and the know-how, you can save yourself a lot of money in labor costs if something breaks.
     
  9. Dec 15, 2010 at 6:15 AM
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    If I bought a Chevy, Ford or a Dodge I would buy the warranty. The reason I bought a Toyota so I wouldnt have to get one.
     
  10. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    ^ that is a very good point now Im going over the idea of canceling the 100k miles warranty as well..

    Like I said I can do work just not tranny/major engine work.
     
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