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Newbie with a new Toy!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by 08TRD, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Oct 21, 2007 at 3:56 PM
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    08TRD

    08TRD [OP] New Member

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    Hey Boys!
    (Unless we have some girls among us than Hello to you as well.)
    I’m proud to say I am now one of you! I just picked up my first Tacoma last week. It’s a black 08 TRD Sport, long box, with everything you can get in it (stock), and I absolutely love it. I live in Calgary AB but I got my truck out of the good old USA, where the cars are cheep and the girls are cheaper! (OK I’m only kidding about the girl part, I know how people can get all uptight about stuff like that so…I’m ONLY Kidding! It’s only a saying!) Even thought I think that Toyota is the best truck maker in the word, I don’t see the rational behind paying $43,000 for something when I can take a 5 hour drive across the boarder and only pay $30,000 for the EXACT SAME PRODUCT, Made in the EXACT SAME FACTORY. I haven’t done anything to it…yet… but look forward to getting to know all of you and picking your brains for some great ideas and hopefully post some of my own. From what I have seen so fare, this is the place to be, and you are the people who know.
     
  2. Oct 21, 2007 at 4:01 PM
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    2003greenbean

    2003greenbean Carolina Alliance Costal Div

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    welcome to tw i cant blame you a bit for driving to save that much money
     
  3. Oct 21, 2007 at 7:02 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    getting there....
    welcome to tw, 08!!!!! you sound like you will fit right in round here!!(which is a good thing!!!) Enjoy the forum!!!
     
  4. Oct 22, 2007 at 6:14 AM
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    rhoppas

    rhoppas Land of Oz

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    Earnhardt Cannons, Terra Grapplers, Viper alarm, Hunter4x4 Bull Bar, 6" Pro Comp Off-Road lights, extra set of bed D-rings, Chrome exhaust tip, Metra Ipod/MP3 adapter, Garmin GPS, CarriageWorks grill, Maglite mounted to driver seat, 9" Stubbie Antenna, WeatherTech floor liners, Saddleman Neoprene seat covers, DeeZee bed mat
    Welcome to TW, 08TRD. I love my truck but I am not sure I would pay $43,000 for it. :eek:

    BTW, there are several girls on this site. I believe one of them is the top poster...
     
  5. Oct 22, 2007 at 8:36 AM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    De badged, 5100's, Black Toyota Baja wheels
    Welcome to TW! I agree with rhoppas, they're great trucks but i'd never pay 43k for mine. It seems like everyone from Canada should make the drive to the states to buy their truck if there's that much of a difference. How does that work as far as getting it back in Canada? do you have to pay lots of taxes and import fee's and all that crap, or do you just drive on back over the border?
     
  6. Oct 22, 2007 at 9:56 AM
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    08TRD

    08TRD [OP] New Member

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    It’s really not all that bad getting them back into Canada with the new free trade agreement… if you know the loopholes. I bought mine out of SoCal through Montana so I didn’t have to pay state tax, at the border all I had to pay was the GST (federal tax) 6% that I would have to pay regardless of where I bought it. Now I’m in the middle of getting an “out of country inspection done” that’s only $120 or so. So really, now with the US and Canadian dollars @ par that only costs were transportation. $800 to have it shipped from California to Montana, and gas. So many people are starting to go down to get vehicles, the problem now is to find a dealer that will sell to a Canadian, the manufactures are starting to come down on the dealers about it, that’s why I had to go all the way to California. But Hell, to save 12k-15k you better believe I'll do a little leg work. Plus if I ever want a new one, I sell it and make a butt lode of cash. Hear in Calgary 2005 are still selling for 27K+. One of the many reasons to love the USA (but I still have to look past that one guy…what’s his name??? oh yeah GEORGE W. BUSH)
     
  7. Oct 22, 2007 at 12:05 PM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    Why would toyota come down on dealers for selling to a Canadian? As long as they get their money they shouldnt' care. If you know anyone that wants an 07 i'll sell mine for 33k :)
     
  8. Oct 22, 2007 at 12:41 PM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Err... I don't know who you been talkin' too - I ain't no girl, but I sure do like them. ;)
     
  9. Oct 22, 2007 at 12:42 PM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Welcome to TW! Glad that you got the truck for the best price. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Oct 31, 2007 at 5:53 PM
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    08TRD

    08TRD [OP] New Member

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  11. Oct 31, 2007 at 6:20 PM
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    rhoppas

    rhoppas Land of Oz

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    Oops...I was thinking of LdyTaco05. For some reason I thought she had more posts. I guess I was VERY wrong.
     
  12. Oct 31, 2007 at 7:10 PM
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    LQQKatmy06

    LQQKatmy06 Carolina Alliance

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    I guess the exchange rate was pretty good when you bought your truck.
     
  13. Nov 1, 2007 at 4:16 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    LOL - no worries. ;)
     
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