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TRD Pro dealer shenannigans

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 18CavalryTaco, May 15, 2018.

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Is this dealer selling this “pro”

Poll closed Tuesday at 5:15 PM.
  1. Shady

    3.8%
  2. Ignorant

    25.0%
  3. Ignorant and shady

    71.2%
  1. May 15, 2018 at 5:15 PM
    #1
    18CavalryTaco

    18CavalryTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    so I get TRD Pro eBay listings automatically sent to my email from when I was shopping for a new truck. About half of the time, dealers list regular Tacoma’s as pros. Sometimes maybe they don’t know and it’s an honest mistake. Other times, shady dealers are being normal shady dealers doing their normal shady dealer stuff.

    Take a look here and cast your vote: $26,300 Toyota Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT TRD Prohttps://m.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-Tacom...62b92d41630a8604566e880fff1e43f&ul_noapp=true
     
  2. May 15, 2018 at 5:16 PM
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    Juggernaut

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    Its a Chevy dealer, probably ignorant and shady.
     
  3. May 15, 2018 at 5:22 PM
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    Spare Parts

    Spare Parts Well-Known Member

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    I think TRD models when looked up sometimes show as pro, I know I have seen something where my vin was used on my 17 and it came up as a pro.
     
  4. May 15, 2018 at 5:26 PM
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    18CavalryTaco

    18CavalryTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Fixed poll.
     
  5. May 15, 2018 at 5:41 PM
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    Boyk1182

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    The description doesn’t even match the pictures haha look which wheels it says it has..
     
  6. May 15, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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    MurderedTacoV2

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    Thats a base model double cab short bed. Shits got cloth seats and steelies. Nice shape but its not anywhere close to a pro :rofl:
     
  7. May 15, 2018 at 6:11 PM
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    keith88lx

    keith88lx Well-Known Member

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    All this did was bring back memories for me. I used to live (River Road Apts) and work (on Delegates Row) by this dealership.
     
  8. May 15, 2018 at 7:37 PM
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    DANGERMONEY

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    I had this happen and they confirmed it was a pro on the phone. After reviewing pics it was clearly not. I think they were just stupid.
     
  9. May 16, 2018 at 12:33 PM
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    mbrogz3000

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    It’s not a TRD Pro because:

    1. People don’t remove their TRD Pro badging and replace it with V6 SR5 badging. I don’t see anyone here ever mentioning that as a mod.

    2. No TRD beadlocks.

    3. No TRD exhaust.

    4. The height overall is not a TRD Pro ride height.

    5. Seats don’t appear to be sport seats.

    It’s a very expensive used SR5.
     
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  10. May 16, 2018 at 12:57 PM
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    Mitch76

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    Probably got their pictures mixed up and dont have anyone verifying these things.
     
  11. May 16, 2018 at 1:30 PM
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    b_r_o

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    Gasp!... wait!

    You mean to say that the internet got you to click on something and it turned out to be false?!?!

    What is this world coming to when you can't trust the internet..
     
  12. May 16, 2018 at 1:36 PM
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    doorsidedown

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    it’s terrible trying to search for an actual 2nd gen pro online.... 1200-1500 made, 400,000 for sale.
     
  13. May 16, 2018 at 1:40 PM
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    Boyk1182

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    Haha this reminds me of the “stolen valor” websites I follow, there aren’t many Navy SEALs in the world, but there are an awful lot of people claiming to be one on the internet :rofl:
     
  14. May 16, 2018 at 2:49 PM
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    doorsidedown

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    Haha yea... that Don Shipley dude is hilarious calling out all those phonies. love it.
     
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  15. May 16, 2018 at 3:12 PM
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    18CavalryTaco

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    Here is the scoop... it’s apparently listed as a Pro on the carfax. Clearly the dealer is ignorant. Whether or not they are shady is unknown, but ignorant for sure.
     
  16. May 16, 2018 at 3:15 PM
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    cj13058

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    ARB 3'' lift, ARE canopy, 265/75/16 All Terrain KO2, after market stereo, ECGS differential bushing, ARB Deluxe front Bumper, Warn M8000 winch, custom winch control box install, FrontRunner Slimline canopy rack,
    And no hood scoop or TRD Pro headlights
     
  17. May 16, 2018 at 3:28 PM
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    jwctaco

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    One part of the add says auto, another says manual. Pic shows auto, good job .
     
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  18. May 16, 2018 at 7:05 PM
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    NonfunkScoop12

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    None...yet.
    Pros must be pretty damn rare. I've never even seen one driving around here in ATL. I shopped for my used 2nd gen for about 3 months online. About 50-60% of Tacomas were listed incorrectly. Most dealers have no clue. And I couldn't even filter results, because I'd end up filtering out ones that I'd be looking for. Most common one I saw is calling any SR5 a Sport model, which was tough since I was looking for a TRD Sport. And listing Access cabs as Doubles. I did eventually find the one I wanted though.
     
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