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resale value of a truck with a new frame?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' 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

    15.1%
  2. yes, the price would be decreased

    29.4%
  3. no, the resale value would be the same

    46.2%
  4. I don't know / no idea / no opinion

    10.9%
  5. my cat's breath smells like cat food

    10.1%
  1. Aug 18, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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    toyohtadude

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    It was an analogy I made in post #39. ;)
     
  2. Aug 18, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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    DoorDing

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    I read it the first time. It makes as much sense now WRT this thread as it did then.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2013 at 5:44 PM
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    Yes.
     
  4. Aug 18, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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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. Aug 18, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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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. Aug 18, 2013 at 11:56 PM
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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. Feb 20, 2015 at 11:46 AM
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    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. Feb 21, 2015 at 7:47 AM
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    I don't recall; did you sell it?
     
  9. Feb 22, 2015 at 6:59 PM
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    tacomeontherange

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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. Feb 22, 2015 at 7:20 PM
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    So having sold it, how was the price affected by the frame replacement?
     
  11. Feb 23, 2015 at 3:28 AM
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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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