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"Manager's Demo" Yea or Nay ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SubnetZero, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Apr 2, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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    SubnetZero

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    Im looking at a 13 DCSB 4x4 with Off Road, Tow, Entune, Floor Mats/Sills, Chrome Tube Steps, and Exhaust Tip.
    Sticker is 35,499
    Their First Offer is $32,900 (7% off list)
    All over the Net and I have not personally seen it yet.. Dealer is 90 miles away.
    This is a "Manager Demo".. Im assuming this means the manager has been cruising it around..
    Looking at info on net, it appears mixed bag of "loved the deal and zero problems with car" to "they are used, abused, and put away wet" stories...
    Anybody have any experience with buy a dealer demo, and what kind of mark down they should put on it ?
     
  2. Apr 2, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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    Crydaddy

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    seems like a regular dealer discount on regular brand new vehicles to me. miles?
     
  3. Apr 2, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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    Waiting for answer on number of miles before make the trip over..
    Just trying to get a good idea on where I need to be numbers wise on it before I go over there...
     
  4. Apr 2, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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    luka

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    I wouldn't buy it.

    A friend got one of those "demo's" when she traded in her taco for a 2011 Dodge Charger Mopar (#2xx/1000) and since owning it for roughly the last year and a half, i'm about the change her front brakes for the 3rd time.

    Shifting her trans from P to D (or any shifting) it feels like the trans is gonna break itself. Actual driving is ok, but i'm prett sure the manager drove it like a racecar without bedding the brakes or breaking in the engine.

    I guess it's possible that there is a side reason to sell the demo...free reign to fuck up a car and then sell it for 95% retail with a "clean" record.

    If you're still interested, try and find out if it comes with an extended warranty on everything.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

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    I wouldn't be able to trust a 'demo' vehicle lol.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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    moto932

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    they more than likely ran the crap out of it during their "demo." I would pass on it op.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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    KenLyns

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    7% off sticker for a used vehicle? Forgetaboutit. You can probably get a similar deal on a new truck.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    Pass on it . There's plenty of others to buy .
     
  9. Apr 2, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    If you'd be the first owner and it's the one you want with a good price, I say go for it. I bet it hasn't been abused. It has full warranty.
     
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    I wouldn't refuse it because it was a demo. However, the price is too high, IMO.

    I bought a demo sedan several years ago and got 100k trouble free miles out of it. My daughter got another 30k miles on it with no problems before she sold it.
     
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    I would buy it, but the price is to high. The miles should be less than 5k. You should be able to get an
    Extended warrenty and other goodies thrown in. Ask for the moon. @ the end of the day, that is "new"
    And has to leave the lot. They are paying on that car. Make sure you ask them to run it through service before closing the deal.
     
  12. Apr 3, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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    Found out it has around 1200 miles on it.
    Think im gonna take a look at it, see what kind of shape its in.. They're gonna have to come down some loot to get me to buy it and maybe throw in an extended warranty on top. Though its not been titled, that's a used car in my eyes (which I have always bought used before with no issue) and No way Im paying New Truck price for Used Truck..

    Thanks for all the replies and help !!!!
     
  13. Apr 3, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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    We got an FJ that was the managers demo. It had under 5000 miles and TRD trail team wheels with Pirelli Scorpion ATR rubber.

    We got it for 7 grand off sticker. Great deal.
     
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    I bought my 2013 TRD O/R 4x4 with Entune/JBL/Nav, Door sill protrectors, etc... for $31,4XX. It had 5 miles on it when I picked it up. Not only are they asking for $1500 MORE than that, it's going to have 1500 miles on it and who knows how it was driven during the break in period. I could have added a stupid exhaust tip and some tube steps and still paid $1000 less than these yahoos are offering you. Walk away.
     
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    It's a wagon
    You can buy a brand new one for the same price..
     
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    I agree its priced too high..
    Just trying to figure out what a fair price for it would be.
     
  17. Apr 3, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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    depends on miles but I would say 30k IMO
     
  18. Apr 3, 2013 at 12:46 PM
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    I agree. For a used 2013, I think $30k would be about right for that.
     
  19. Apr 3, 2013 at 1:00 PM
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    around 1200 and Thanks, thats actually about what I had in mind.. 30-31K...
     
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    Thanks for all the input Grieby54 . I dont mind it being "used" actually, *IF* its priced accordingly... 1200 miles aint nuthin really if its priced right...
    (both my drummer and Guitar player have had multiple tacomas with +270K miles on em)...
     
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