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New Truck, Gas in the Tank?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DunhamAll, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Mar 27, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    DunhamAll

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    For those that bought a new truck from the dealer, did they give you a full tank? If not, how much gas did you drive off the lot with?

    For those with the free gas, how did you negotiate that?
     
  2. Mar 27, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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    maineah

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    Was not an issue picked the truck up had a full tank was never discussed.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    dexterdog

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    "Full Tank of Gas" is usually on the window sticker for most new vehicles.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    Full tank... still got a 1/4 of it left! didnt negotiate a thing it was that way when i got there.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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    jtgroce

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    Full tank of gas
     
  6. Mar 27, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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    Yep. Even when I have bought a used car from a dealer Ive gotten a full tank.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    deadhed61

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  8. Mar 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    I got a full tank, didn't discuss it, just part of the deal. Got another fill up when I referred my brother. They told me I get 2 free fill ups if I did the survey when they called. I did and got the first one. Haven't been back for the 2nd partially because it's too far away and partially due to the fact that they were supposed to send me a $100 check for the referral. Needless to say as for right now I don't ever plan on setting foot back on Team Toyota of Lithia Springs again. :mad: I can't stand being lied to my face! :mad: At least I did get 2 fill ups out of them.
     
  9. Mar 27, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    On new vehicles, MOST dealers include a free tank of gas. I am fairly certain it is standard from Toyota at all dealers. It is different for used vehicles. This is where you would have to negotiate for everything. Buying a new Toyota is straight forward. The are not marked up a lot, and everything is fairly standard. Makes it easier (and more fair) for all Toyota dealers.
     
  10. Mar 27, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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    Deathcure

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    full tank even had to sign some form. it was a basic look over the truck make shure it was clean and a few other odds and ends and make shure it had a full tank of gas.
     
  11. Mar 27, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    Both my used 07 and my new 10 came with a full tank. No discussion was made, it just happened.
     
  12. Mar 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM
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    Got a full tank of gas in my new Taco. Also got a full tank when I bought a used car. I actually just asked a friend who recently got a new car and they said he got a full tank too. I don't think that's something that should be discussed/negotiated.
     
  13. Mar 27, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    Used cars are a but more of a pain.. If you got a full tank on a used car, chances are you could have talked them down more on price. I got 10k off a bimmer, only got half a tank of gas.
     
  14. Mar 27, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    Was supposed to get a full tank when I bought my '08 Tacoma, but my ex wife brought it home as a surprise and filled the tank before I drove back and signe all the paperwork. The salesman just laughed and gave me a $100 gas card when all was said and done.

    Got a full tank when I bought my 2012, was never discussed. I think it is just something the dealerships do...
     
  15. Mar 27, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    got full tank, salesman showed us the gauge and made sure we saw it when we went through the walk through when we picked truck up.
     
  16. Mar 27, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    babytruck

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    Full tank. Went by again a couple of weeks later to tell my salesman thank you and how much I love my truck and he took the keys, filled it up and had it washed.

    Till this day he will call on holidays or birthday to acknowledge them. Or sometimes just to ask how the truck is treating us.
     
  17. Mar 27, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    That is very good PR in my opinion. He is trying to make you a lifetime customer.
     
  18. Mar 27, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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    My new '12 came with a full tank of gas and free car washes for life. No negotiations either part of every deal at the dealership.
     
  19. Mar 27, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    drubacca117

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    Hey, it works. Got treated right by a salesman when I bought a used Corolla, and when it was time to shop again asked for that specific guy. Ended up buying three vehicles from him in just under 2 years!
     
  20. Mar 27, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    And he has indeed. He is now considered a friend. :) He's called us up to give us tickets to car shows and even said my son could put his name down for job references. He even called me on his day off when he found out I brought my truck into the service dept for the spring TSB. He thought something bad happened. I guess his co worker saw me there and he told him the truck showed up at service.
     
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