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resale value of a truck with a new frame?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tacomeontherange, Aug 10, 2013.

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does a swapped frame change the resale value?

  1. yes, the price would be increased

    15.3%
  2. yes, the price would be decreased

    29.7%
  3. no, the resale value would be the same

    45.8%
  4. I don't know / no idea / no opinion

    11.0%
  5. my cat's breath smells like cat food

    10.2%
  1. toyohtadude

    toyohtadude Well-Known Member

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    It was an analogy I made in post #39. ;)
     
  2. DoorDing

    DoorDing Thank you, Nancy Roman

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    I read it the first time. It makes as much sense now WRT this thread as it did then.
     
  3. TailDrag

    TailDrag Well-Known Member

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    Yes.
     
  4. jdkilroy

    jdkilroy Well-Known Member

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    My 2002 with a new frame courtesy of Toyota has had no problems what-so-ever. Toyota has developed a system to do these swaps with minimal complications.

    I have had to replace other components due to rust but I have experienced no problems related to the frame replacement.

    Was your comment based upon first hand experience?
     
  5. DoorDing

    DoorDing Thank you, Nancy Roman

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    I agree.

    I think it's important to keep the reason for a frame swap in mind when sizing up a vehicle, which is why I advised full disclosure by the OP - which he was already going to do. "Frame swap" could easily be interpreted to mean the original frame was severely damaged in a collision, which would bring other systems into question, such as the drivetrain and suspension. In the case of replacement due to corrosion, other systems should be unharmed, and no more suspect than any other vehicle with similar mileage and wear.

    In the OP's case, a new, full frame was provided by the OEM and installed by one of their shops - it doesn't get much better than that.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013
  6. 97T

    97T Resident T100 guy

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    i would think that in a rust belt state a replaced frame would have a higher resale value. I know that if i lived in somewhere like michigan / wisconsin etc, i probably wouldnt even buy a toyota due to them being notorious for frame rust, but would consider getting one if it had a new frame.
     
  7. tacomeontherange

    tacomeontherange [OP] this ain't no picnic

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    anybody want to change their vote now?

    :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::wave::laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
  8. DoorDing

    DoorDing Thank you, Nancy Roman

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    I don't recall; did you sell it?
     
  9. tacomeontherange

    tacomeontherange [OP] this ain't no picnic

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    yes, it was surplus to purposes after we had to buy a second vehicle while waiting for them to decide to fix it or not (pre-recall).

    found a buyer who was happy to find a truck with our specs etc.
     
  10. glwood6

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    So having sold it, how was the price affected by the frame replacement?
     
  11. Bandit

    Bandit Rust Bucket

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    Local dealer told me to expect an additional $5k on trade in if I got a new frame
     
  12. R0dzilla75

    R0dzilla75 Well-Known Member

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    That sounds about right to me. I'm surprised to see some thing the value will decrease.
     
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