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I got the letter!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Tman12, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Mar 17, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    Tman12

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    Well came home today to find the nice Toyota letter that I didnt really want to see. I have an 01 dbl cab that I now have to go get checked out for frame rust. Bummer. Now I guess I can only join the crowd and hope for the best. :(
     
  2. Mar 17, 2009 at 12:18 PM
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    ETaco23

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    I got it too! but my state isnt on the list to have there frames checked.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    David Tarantino

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    can you post a copy of it what does it say i thought it was
    only 95 to 2000 :D
     
  4. Mar 17, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    I said on it has been extended to a small amount of 01-04's
     
  5. Mar 17, 2009 at 12:30 PM
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    in sum states or all ? thanks :D
     
  6. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    so what happens if they find rust?
     
  7. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    blake1012

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    x2...???
     
  8. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    150% buyback at excellent blue book private party value.

    My buddy got like $9k for a '96 Taco with almost 300k miles on it.
     
  9. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    no no no

    SOME 01-04s in 20 states are prone in frame rot/rust

    on the 01-04s they repair or replace your frame

    the 95.5-00s got bought back
     
  10. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    then i guess i woudnt be thaaaat mad if they wanted it back
     
  11. Mar 17, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    Exactly, the last thing that Toyota wants to do is piss off the loyal Toyota truck owners.
     
  12. Mar 17, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    thats freaking awesome.
     
  13. Mar 17, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    I'm pretty sure it is also inaccurate.

    See tigerfan00's post. I believe his post is accurate at this point.
     
  14. Mar 17, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    Oh, didn't realize they were repairing/replacing the 01-04's.
     
  15. Mar 17, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    Actually its completely accurate on the KBB excellent condition plus 50%. I got 9240.00 for my 96 Tacoma SX 4X4 regular cab cylinder 5 speed with 327.899 miles plus another 1 k for buying another Toyota and 2k for buying an 08 instead of an 09. Traded in an 05 VW GLI paid sales tax and walked with a brand new truck with no lien.
     
  16. Mar 17, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    so where on the frame is most prone to rust and does anyone know if there doing it in arkansas?
     
  17. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    doubtful in arkansas unless yall use a lot of road salt there...

    you more than likely wont see the rust as its rotting from the inside out...but i believe they test it near the spring hangers as 1 spot
     
  18. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    is nc on the list?
     
  19. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    If you got the letter, it doesnt' really matter what state you're in. I'd take it in and get it checked. You got the letter...for some reason, your truck (VIN) was chosen to get the letter.
     
  20. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    i'd suspect that they do a VIN list of trucks who started their life in a heavy salt use area...much like janster said...so if you get a letter...go have your frame checked
     
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