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Mexico or US Built Model Trends?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sonjason, Jun 4, 2009.

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US or Mexico?

  1. US Built TRD Off Road

    414 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. US Built TRD Sport

    311 vote(s)
    18.8%
  3. US Built SR5

    275 vote(s)
    16.6%
  4. US Built Base 4 cylinder

    114 vote(s)
    6.9%
  5. Mexico Built TRD Off Road

    198 vote(s)
    12.0%
  6. Mexico Built TRD Sport

    232 vote(s)
    14.0%
  7. Mexico Built SR5

    95 vote(s)
    5.7%
  8. Mexico Built Base 4 cylinder

    14 vote(s)
    0.8%
  1. Jun 4, 2009 at 6:48 AM
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    sonjason

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    Thanks to a recent unintelligent thread, I thought it might be interesting to see if there are any trends where specific models are built in US or Mexico. If your VIN starts with a 3 your truck was built in Mexico, if it starts with 5 it was built in the US. Please list your specific model, and whether it was built in the US or Mexico plant. Not really that it matters to 99% of us, but I would find it very interesting if Toyota builds most of the higher end models in Mexico... cheaper labor = more profit in TRD models?

    I will start.

    My 2008 4x4 Access Cab 4 cylinder base model was built in the US.

    **edit**

    I put base model 4 cylinder in the poll, but please choose base model anyway if you have a V6 or 4 banger. I can't edit the poll now.
     
  2. Jun 4, 2009 at 6:50 AM
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    Dark Knight

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  3. Jun 4, 2009 at 6:50 AM
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    2009 Regular Cab Base 4x2 built in US

    Would have been good to have a poll too
     
  4. Jun 4, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    DanGer

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    I know a vin beginning with 3 means its made in mexico right? Is that the only part of the vin that matters?
     
  5. Jun 4, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    Untamed_SS

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    2008 TRD Sport. US built.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2009 at 6:53 AM
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    2008 TRD Sport Access Cab 6 Spd Manual...USA.
     
  7. Jun 4, 2009 at 6:53 AM
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  8. Jun 4, 2009 at 6:54 AM
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  9. Jun 4, 2009 at 6:56 AM
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    this is how i support the US economy: [​IMG]
    not by buying american cars. and mines was ASSEMBLED!!!! in mexico and is still better than a GM
     
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  10. Jun 4, 2009 at 6:57 AM
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  11. Jun 4, 2009 at 7:04 AM
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    wiscdave

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    LOL amen to that!

    08 TRD sport 4*4 DC #5 vin
     
  12. Jun 4, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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    Added poll, if you already stated your truck please add to the poll now. :)
     
  13. Jun 4, 2009 at 7:25 AM
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    chris4x4

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    We don't get the other photo that goes with that one?? ::snicker::
     
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  15. Jun 4, 2009 at 7:30 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I can give you that one WITH VIDEO!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Jun 4, 2009 at 7:31 AM
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    Most excellent!!
     
  17. Jun 4, 2009 at 7:34 AM
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  18. Jun 4, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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  19. Jun 4, 2009 at 7:40 AM
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  20. Jun 4, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    I'm wondering if the Mexico vs. USA trucks are more by region than model.

    USA built TRD Off-Road Access cab 6 sp. bought in So. Cal.
     
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