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Need some help for the first time buyer

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 68Whiskey, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Nov 14, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    68Whiskey

    68Whiskey [OP] Well-Known Member

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    OK so been lurkin here for a while and i have seen much information in regards to buying a tacoma , everything from the name of the vendor to what he has in stock and what he is willing to take for it ... and im impressed. Ive read about MSRP , Invoice , Hold back to skipping the sales guy and going straight to fleet manager.

    My plan is to use Navy Fed or USAA Auto buying programs and try to negotiate from there. Im gonna get my loan through Navy Fed when i get home on leave( to San Diego ) and hopefully catch a 2011 Tacoma DC 4x4 Off Road during some kind of X-mas promo or Year End close outs. From what Ive seen is that most people are paying about 27-29K OTD for this particular model . Do you guys think im on the right path with my plan? Any info is greatly appreciated or if you have friends or friends in the industry please shoot me Salesman info so i dont get BS'd by a random Sales guy

    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 14, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    Sounds like you got it all planned out. Search for "salesman, dealer, msrp" and a lot of topics will show up, just be a jerk, stick with 27-29k OTD, that's not a bad price at all.
     
  3. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    Sounds like you know your shit. Knowledge is power! The more you know up-front before talking to a dealer, the less power he has over you to rip you off. That is why I joined this site as well - I lurked for a few weeks then joined last summer, and will finally be buying my truck in a few weeks.

    Good luck!
     
  4. Nov 15, 2011 at 6:08 AM
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    The one thing I would say, would be to make sure that the tires you want are on the truck as part of the deal. Toyota tends to put the cheapest tires they can find on trucks. You do not want to have to replace the tires in 6 months, get what you want at the start. Other wise you are paying for tires twice.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    haha are tires really like that at the dealership? I might have to pay attention to the type of tires on there.

    Anyone know of whoever works at a Dealership on here? Im new and havent gotten to know many of you

    Thanks
     
  6. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:23 AM
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    i was wondering about the stock tires too... is there a difference between the brand on 2011's vs. 2012's. i'm looking at TRD sport models..
     
  7. Nov 16, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    68Whiskey, Had I known just how bad the OEM Dunlops Gran Trek tires were, I would have refused the truck, or gladly paid $200-300 extra to get the Michelins I now have. As it was, I paid twice for tires. Once you sign that paper, you have no negotiating room. Tell them upfront the tires you want.
     
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