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Japan VIN for manual transmission Tacos?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoJonn, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Jun 9, 2016 at 12:42 PM
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    TacoJonn

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    Today I spoke with a dealer in Colorado and inquired about a manual transmission Tacoma. He told me that the ratio of automatic to manual is 35 to 1. He also told me that manual transmission Tacomas are made in Japan and that they have a Japanese VIN number to show that. I am guessing this guy is full of crap.
     
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  2. Jun 9, 2016 at 12:56 PM
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  3. Jun 9, 2016 at 1:03 PM
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    TallTallPines

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    Are you EVER going to buy?
     
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    Milc

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    My taco was made in Mexico
     
  5. Jun 9, 2016 at 1:10 PM
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    Teton Tacoma

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    I'll buy the 35 to 1 bit. After waiting so long and listening to my mostly straight forward salesman tell me about the process they went through to get mine.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2016 at 1:15 PM
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    Farcedude

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    I'll buy 35 to 1 as well, ended up snagging someone's special order that they decided they didn't want, otherwise it would have been a 3 month wait (per multiple dealers). Did have to fly to SLC to buy it, but that's what cheap Frontier tickets are for :D
     
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  8. Jun 9, 2016 at 2:07 PM
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    NoDak

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    if you can find a VIN starting with the letter "J" let Toyota Corporate know cause its not possible :)
     
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  9. Jun 9, 2016 at 2:15 PM
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    if you want something made in japan, either get :

    4Runner
    Land Cruiser
    Rav4 (japan version, there is a Canada version that is imported to the USA)

    and most of the Lexus vehicles.
     
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  10. Jun 9, 2016 at 2:17 PM
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    DrVonEvilSatan

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    Mine is made in Texas.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2016 at 3:06 PM
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    DRJ1014

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    Texas/Mexico are the factories for the Tacoma.
     
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  12. Jun 9, 2016 at 6:57 PM
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    Herniator

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    The manual Transmissions might be built in Japan. But the Tacoma is assembled in North America.
     
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  13. Jun 9, 2016 at 7:30 PM
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    oconnor

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    I'm also getting this from the dealer I'm working with. Always had a manual truck and I don't see that changing so I'll just have to wait.
     
  14. Jun 9, 2016 at 8:09 PM
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    Most subarus are still made in japan :)
     
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  15. Jun 9, 2016 at 8:56 PM
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    I've had a 3rd gen conspiracy theory for quite some time that akio decided to stick it to lazy Americans and their autos by underfilling fluid and giving them other issues. He then decides to have the manuals built in Japan as the most holy Toyota truck ever conceived.
     
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  16. Jun 10, 2016 at 2:31 AM
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    Lol now if only lazy ass Americans would stop driving automatics with the excuse "wahhh I dont want to sit in traffic with a stick" when really they just suck at driving stick. Then no one would have transmission fluid issues.
     
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  17. Jun 10, 2016 at 5:11 AM
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    35 to 1 is the ratio of salesman who are completely full of crap to the one who actually has a clue about what they sell.
     
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  18. Jun 10, 2016 at 5:31 AM
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    dexterdog

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    The reference is to Toyota and models still made in Japan. Of course there are other manufacturers that still build cars in Japan.
     
  19. Jun 10, 2016 at 6:07 AM
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    cool, when should I expect Toyota to start selling outback's, legacy's, wrx's :)
     
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  20. Jun 10, 2016 at 6:35 AM
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