1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Questions to ask dealer while shopping new tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by shoebag22, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Aug 30, 2011 at 7:35 AM
    #1
    shoebag22

    shoebag22 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Member:
    #62503
    Messages:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    I will be demo'ing a few tacomas today and was wondering if there are any questions I should ask or comments from him to watch out for? I am looking for a DC LB and there aren't many of those left on the lots and more 2011 cannot be ordered from the factory. think I can use the 2012 as leverage for them to throw in some extras, or do tacomas basically sell themselves, which leaves me with little leverage power?
     
  2. Aug 30, 2011 at 7:41 AM
    #2
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,822
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    If you're looking for a specific truck with specific options and there aren't many trucks that match your description, I would say that limits your leverage because the reason there aren't many left is they've all sold. You can try to use the 2012 model as leverage but as far as I know they haven't been released so dealers aren't making room for them yet. That line really works when they have a lot full of 2012's and only a few 2011's left.
     
  3. Aug 30, 2011 at 7:43 AM
    #3
    shoebag22

    shoebag22 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Member:
    #62503
    Messages:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    I just think the DC LB arent as popular, which is why they don't have as many on the lot. I see a ton of SB around here, but LB are rare.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2011 at 7:45 AM
    #4
    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    Member:
    #55763
    Messages:
    8,163
    Gender:
    Male
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Vehicle:
    09 FX4 F150
    DCLB's are awkward imho, but if that's what you have to have then a dealer is gonna know that they have the upper hand in that situation. Never let a dealer know you have to have their vehicle. As far as the truck itself, I would check the leaf pack in the rear, if you can get them to do the rear leaf tsb before you even get it (or maybe they come from the factory that way now??) that would be best. As always, post pics and good luck!
     
  5. Aug 30, 2011 at 7:47 AM
    #5
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,822
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    You could be right, it seems to vary based on location. We have quite a few up here. I tried for one but they would have had to order it, they had none on the lot. I wouldn't tell them your breaking points on a truck like which features it HAS to have, they'll use it as leverage against you. Don't be too committal, be prepared to walk away if the deal isn't right. Standing up and walking out is an effective tactic. They know once you leave, it significantly reduces their chances of selling you a vehicle.
     
  6. Aug 30, 2011 at 10:03 AM
    #6
    odomandr

    odomandr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Member:
    #56643
    Messages:
    2,234
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Denver, CO
    Vehicle:
    2010 DCSB SSM TRDOR
    Icon, Toytec, Nitto, SPC, BAMF, Relentless, Leer
    tell them you are going to look at a half dozen or so trucks that are the same exact options just different colors and that you are not that particular
     
  7. Aug 30, 2011 at 11:31 AM
    #7
    shoebag22

    shoebag22 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Member:
    #62503
    Messages:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    back from the dealer and he quoted me for a 2011 sport 4x4 DCLB for $32k out the door... good/bad?
     
  8. Aug 30, 2011 at 11:37 AM
    #8
    TacoCat

    TacoCat Look away, I'm hideous!

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Member:
    #24912
    Messages:
    3,726
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Johnny-5
    Chantilly, VA
    Vehicle:
    Silver 2010 OR
    cant get a dclb off road. at least not when I was buying
    Edit: 32k seems a little steep too. Try truecar.com I believe you can see what dealers are selling what you are looking for in your region.
     
  9. Aug 30, 2011 at 11:38 AM
    #9
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,822
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Not if he wants a double cab long bed.
     
  10. Aug 30, 2011 at 12:30 PM
    #10
    wmdpowell

    wmdpowell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2010
    Member:
    #46971
    Messages:
    954
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    Selkirk, NY
    Vehicle:
    4x4 reg cab, 5 speed
    Better tires Hurcules Terra Track, trimmed front mud flaps, (access limited tonneau-took off) softopper, ats running boards, Piaa fogs, window vents, Wireless thermometer, extra bed rings, valley hitch
    compare to price at edmunds.com
     
  11. Aug 30, 2011 at 12:46 PM
    #11
    fixer5000

    fixer5000 the logical one

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Member:
    #61293
    Messages:
    651
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    11 trd sport longbed
    weathertech visors,remote start,lojack, ARE z type topper, wet okole seat covers, pop n lock tailgate lock
    that sounds like list price. i just bought the same truck a week ago in nh for 27 out the door
     
  12. Aug 30, 2011 at 1:14 PM
    #12
    shoebag22

    shoebag22 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Member:
    #62503
    Messages:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    no way you bought a 2011 double cab 4x4 sport package, tow package for 27. that would mean the truck was roughly 25,500 before taxes and fees.
     
  13. Aug 30, 2011 at 1:18 PM
    #13
    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    Member:
    #42280
    Messages:
    12,955
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Mesa, AZ
    Vehicle:
    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    people are getting them for 28-29k sometimes. just got to do some haggling!
     
  14. Aug 30, 2011 at 3:30 PM
    #14
    fixer5000

    fixer5000 the logical one

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Member:
    #61293
    Messages:
    651
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    11 trd sport longbed
    weathertech visors,remote start,lojack, ARE z type topper, wet okole seat covers, pop n lock tailgate lock
    yes in fact i did !! i also got running boards, remote start and weathertech mats with it. its the end of the month and they obviously wanted to make a sale...i think it was a great deal and i love the beast so far too. only thing i find wrong with it is the clip that holds the passenger side visor is loose. warranty will fix that stuff
     
  15. Aug 30, 2011 at 3:38 PM
    #15
    SVHANC

    SVHANC Kermit

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2009
    Member:
    #20817
    Messages:
    168
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sam
    Knoxville, TN
    Vehicle:
    '10 4x4 5sp 4cyl Access Cab
    Weathertech Floor Liners, Scangauge 2, Tailgate Hose Clamp, Rear Seat Headrests Removed
    See if they will swap out upgraded tires. The stock tires are junk.
     
  16. Aug 30, 2011 at 3:59 PM
    #16
    vprgts

    vprgts Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Member:
    #59106
    Messages:
    92
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Walter
    Centreville, VA
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma Sport TRD 4x4 DC LB
    Volant cold air intake, Sirius satellite radio, Viper auto start/alarm, Husky floor liner, AVS window sills, Smitty Black N-fab bars, Fabtech 6" Basic lift with performance shocks, Nitto Terra Grapplers 325/65/18, XD Black Revolver 18x9, window tint, de-badged.
    I just picked up my new dclb trd sport etc for $30,867 out the door with tax tags etc. LB's are more rare and hold their value the best out of the tacomas. I told them what color I was looking for and they got it within 2 weeks. My friend is the GM at a local Toyota dealer so he hooked it. Think I paid $750 below invoice or something?
     
  17. Aug 30, 2011 at 6:56 PM
    #17
    shoebag22

    shoebag22 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Member:
    #62503
    Messages:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    This with the sport or the sr5 or both?
     
  18. Aug 30, 2011 at 7:05 PM
    #18
    Bloodhound

    Bloodhound Space For Rent

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Member:
    #48442
    Messages:
    455
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    East Moline, IL
    Vehicle:
    '10 TRD O/R DBL-CAB
    Floor-mats, Running Boards, Shorty Antenna, AFE Pro Dry Air Filter, AVS In-Channel VentVisors, Beer cans in the bed

    That's kind of strange...a guy I work with bought an '09 Access cab Off road and when he took it in for the "gas pedal" mod/chop/grind they threw his drivers side floor-mat in the trash...he had to go back and ask WTF.
     
  19. Aug 30, 2011 at 7:11 PM
    #19
    PSUnick

    PSUnick Lets Go State!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    Member:
    #17556
    Messages:
    169
    Gender:
    Male
    MA
    Vehicle:
    2007 AC 4x4 Sport
    No tax in NH
     
  20. Aug 30, 2011 at 7:16 PM
    #20
    TurfTaco

    TurfTaco Is there a long john silvers on the island?

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Member:
    #7704
    Messages:
    1,011
    Gender:
    Male
    URE
    Vehicle:
    07 Deer Collector
    285/75-16 BFG KM1's, AVS vent visors, AVS hood shield, pioneer avic F900BT, pac steering wheel control adapter, Boyo rearview camera, pac ipod interface, tinted windows, Toytec 1.5 AAL, Bistein 5100s (front set to .85) Eibach coils, Black headlights, grillcraft black billet insert, N-fab light bar, 4 Hella FF700 lights & color matched grille, Sockmonkey bedside decals. 16x8 MT sidebiters, Weathertechs, Fabtech spare carrier.

    Newbie cat fight!

    32k is high, however. What was the sticker price?!!! You should easily be able to drive away under 30k
     
To Top