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QUESTION ABOUT THE FRAME RUST

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by THERYANO, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. THERYANO

    THERYANO [OP] New Member

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    I HAVE READ THAT THERE ARE WAYS TO GET YOUR FRAME REPLACED BYT TOYOTA FREE. BUT WOULD THAT APPLY TO MY TRUCK A 1997 TACOMA ?
    AND DO YOU HAVE TO BUY IT FROM A TOYOTA DEALERSHIP FOR THIS TO APPLY ? THANKS
     
  2. jandrews

    jandrews Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

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    Stop yelling.
     
  3. wolftree

    wolftree Well-Known Member

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    Theryano,

    The year of your truck means that Toyota will buy your truck for 150% of resale value, not trade in value. That is the best offer around. If your frame is rusted, take it to a Totota Dealer for a free frame inspection. They will start the the process.

    There are no frames available for your year of truck, only for 2001-2004.
     
  4. THERYANO

    THERYANO [OP] New Member

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    lol. sorry didnt mean to yell. ok well here is another question does the title status change anything ? salvage or rebuilt ?
     
  5. wolftree

    wolftree Well-Known Member

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    Those are all questions for the dealer/Toyota. Toyota uses Kelly Blue Book for the value of the truck.

    You sell Toyota the truck, not the dealer. Toyota gives you the money, you do not have to buy a new Toyota, you do not have to buy anything. You can take the money and run, blow it, what ever.

    Toyota smashes the truck and you get the money.
     
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    exminnesotaboy Well-Known Member

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    my dealer advised me that salvage vehicles are not eligible for the buyback. I noticed you have a 1997 - call a dealer with your vin and ask for the "in-service" date of the vehicle. It just may well be past the 15 year eligibility date from that date.
     
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