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Jumping Ship

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by beeser, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Aug 6, 2008 at 9:29 AM
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    beeser

    beeser [OP] Active Member

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    Well, after taking some test rides this weekend with the wife, we decided to move in another direction with our next truck purchase. I really like the 2004 Tacoma we now have but with our recent travel trailer purchase I finally concluded that a larger truck was needed. We test drove a Ford F150, GMC Sierra 1500 and Toyota Tundra. The wife liked the GMC the best with the Ford coming in second. Strangely enough she didn't care for the Tundra. Personally I didn't see a major difference between the three but the GMC was nice. The sales staff at Toyota were real slimeballs compared to the others. Maybe that's what turned her off. Anyway, sorry to say that we'll be leaving the Toyota family. I hope we don't regret it too much. Thanks to everyone that responded to my earlier questions about the Tacoma and towing. You were all very helpful.
     
  2. Aug 6, 2008 at 9:38 AM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

    MotoXFreeStyle61 Displaced Texan

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    Man Over Board! I hope you don't regret it either.
     
  3. Aug 6, 2008 at 9:55 AM
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    Robbie

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    GOOD LUCK! My decision came down to the Tacoma vs the GMC Colorado. The reviews I found led me to join Toyota. With the experience with my rattle problem, I would look at a passing Colorado and wonder if I did the right thing. Guess, I'll never know...perhaps in an alternate life, I purchased the Colorado and was killed in a crash! Who the freak knows!
    May you and your wife have endless roads of joy and happiness.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2008 at 9:57 AM
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    ANDYTACOMA

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    Sorry to hear that your leaving the fam. however if i was going to by an american truck/car it would be a gmc they're a hell of alot better in design than the chevy/ford fan boys! anyway good luck!
     
  5. Aug 6, 2008 at 11:44 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    She's gone but not forgotten.
    Gotta consider resale values too. Toyotas hold their value much better than Fords and GMCs.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2008 at 12:18 PM
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    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    Since when do we let our wives tell us what trucks we buy? Tundra, Titan, then maybe just maybe the 6liter Chebby
     
  7. Aug 6, 2008 at 12:22 PM
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    SocalMan22

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  8. Aug 6, 2008 at 2:29 PM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    Sell the wife, get what you want!! :D

    Also...don't shop at just one Toyota Dealership, of course some dealerships are going to be better. First thing to do if figure out what vehicle you then go from there.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2008 at 2:29 PM
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    Anthony

    Anthony San Antonio Detailer :)

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    Goodluck... Ive only owned GM till this truck, it came down to this and a new Sierra.
     
  10. Aug 6, 2008 at 3:01 PM
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    Jester243

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    Are you jumping ship or being pushed overboard by the wife? :D

    -Dan
     
  11. Aug 6, 2008 at 3:52 PM
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    Jumping ship. As I mentioned before, the Tundra, F150 and GMC all drove about the same to me. The GMC however looked the best in my opinion and my wife thought it rode the best. The fact that the Toyota sales staff were slimy didn't bother me. They were the same when I purchased the Tacoma from them four years ago. I'm sure it had an impression on my wife even though she didn't come right out and say so. Sorry guys but her opinion counts more than any others. I really like the Tacomas for their size and styling but it just doesn't have enough power for my needs. Wish it had. If they were available with a small V8 it would be a different story. That would be ideal in my opinion. Going to a different dealership wouldn't change the equation much. It would still come down to the Tundra versus the Sierra and the scales are slightly tipped toward the later. My only obstacle now is finding one equipped the way I want. GMC inventory doesn't seem to be near as much as Toyota.
     
  12. Aug 6, 2008 at 4:23 PM
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    sorry to hear about the toyota sales guys seeming slimy. When I purchased my tacoma the local guys were very indifferent to the purchase and basically told me if I passed on it there would be another buy through the doors in a few minutes. I ended up driving an hour away to Idaho and found a dealer that not only valued me as a customer but took the time to compare. Maybe your opinion of the Tundra would change if you had a dealer that actually cares. Other than that a friend of the family has a new GMC and I could not fault you for going that road either. Good luck on the purchase. Oh and I do understand, if the wife is not happy, nobodys happy :)

    -Dan
     
  13. Aug 6, 2008 at 4:35 PM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

    MotoXFreeStyle61 Displaced Texan

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    Holy crap, I wouldnt put up with that BS. I would definitely let Toyota Customer Server know and possibly the local media that kind of customer service shouldn't be tolerated. Names are always great to relay. From what I know about local car dealers they definitely hate their name being slammed.
     
  14. Aug 6, 2008 at 4:40 PM
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    When I filled out the three customer sevice serveys from Toyota I praised the dealership I purchased and named the two local dealers and I was very specific on my reasons for my loathing of the local guys.
     
  15. Aug 6, 2008 at 4:47 PM
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  16. Aug 6, 2008 at 4:52 PM
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    I really should add that although customer service from the new car/truck sales staff was less than exemplary after sales service was top notch. But again, the slimeballs mentioned earlier were not a deciding factor in our decision to go GMC. I probably shouldn't have mentioned it in the first place.
     
  17. Aug 6, 2008 at 7:33 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Good luck on the future purchase, a man's got to do what a man's got to do. If it doesn't work out, they sell Toyota's everyday.
     
  18. Aug 6, 2008 at 7:39 PM
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    Toy4Life

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  19. Aug 6, 2008 at 8:28 PM
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    TacoinSC

    TacoinSC I'd rather be in Jamaica...

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    I think you're making a good choice with the GMC. I've owned 3 GMC's and had no trouble out of any of them, and in my experience the full-size GM trucks beat everyone hands down in MPG. My last one was a 04 ext-cab Sierra 5.3 2wd that got 18 city, 22 hwy. I have a 05 Yukon now and love it.
     
  20. Aug 6, 2008 at 8:57 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    well even though your leaving the family. we still hope you have the best of luck.
     
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