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Truck Shipping?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by calbadose, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Mar 12, 2008 at 1:17 PM
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    calbadose

    calbadose [OP] Active Member

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    So my truck is on order as of yesterday from Bighorn Toyota in Glenwood Springs, CO. I am told that it will take a month and half to get here (ETA end of April)! Supposedly it is coming from overseas and then it lands in the port at Fresno, they put the TRD Cat Back Exhaust on, then it's on a train to Denver, then on a truck to Glenwood. Holy smokes that thing seems like it is covering about as much miles as I will put on it in its first year on the road.

    I am a little suspicious of all this. Of course I could get one shipped from another dealer for $450 but I would rather put that $450 into my truck in the form of TRD Exhaust.

    Has anyone had similar lenghty times waiting for a special order truck? I'm not complaining or being impatient as I could use the time to not be spending money at gas stations and saving for the down payment but I am a little suspect as to why it takes so long?

    I would appreciate any input.

    Thanks!

    -Cal
     
  2. Mar 12, 2008 at 1:20 PM
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    calbadose

    calbadose [OP] Active Member

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    PS

    Okay I'm a little impatient b/c I am friggin' excited to get a TACOMA!!!
     
  3. Mar 12, 2008 at 1:55 PM
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    j4x4ar3

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    Round Step Bars, Bed Mat, Cargo Bars w/Thules ski and bike attachments, JVC MP3 Head Unit, TRD Cat Back Exhaust, roadmaster active rear suspension, more when $$$ allows
    I waited 4 months for mine and it came from the Fremont factory only an hours drive from the dealership. Of course I special ordered mine with everything, VSC, Side Air Bags, etc... Since it was the first year they didn't make too many fully loaded ones at the time.

    I'm surprised yours is coming from overseas. I didn't think they made the whole truck over there as import taxes are high on a full vehicle. TRD is usually done at the dealership as well .. interesting it has a stopover for yours.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2008 at 4:22 PM
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    45longcolt

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    I waited two solid months on mine, my special deal was the color, Desert Sand, and the fact I wanted a 4x4 DC. It was worth the wait!:)
     
  5. Mar 13, 2008 at 4:31 PM
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    CNW

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    Mine took over two months. Came from Mexico plant.

    Craig
     
  6. Mar 13, 2008 at 4:46 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    It will be worth it, just think happy thoughts. :rasta:
     
  7. Mar 13, 2008 at 4:51 PM
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    calbadose

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    Talk to the dealer like every day just hoping to get a status...there's gotta be a way to track it...I want to know...

    i am siked! gotta get a trailer for the raft when the tax refund shows up but need a truck to get the trailer...not going for the cart before the horse situation...
     
  8. Mar 13, 2008 at 5:01 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    I thought they were all made in the US or Mexico as well... :confused:
     
  9. Mar 13, 2008 at 5:07 PM
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    calbadose

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    2.5" lift, grill guard, topper, cat-back exhaust, TRD supercharger, 10" woofer, MTX amp, Pioneer head unit, yakima rack, bedrug, k&n air filter
    Maybe my dealer just doesn't really know?

    I will check back with him tomorrow on my daily call...
     
  10. Mar 14, 2008 at 8:36 AM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    Can you get a vin. number? If the first number is a 1,4, or 5 it is built in Fremont CA, If it is a 3 it is built in Mexico, right along with the composite beds that are on all of our trucks. ;)
     
  11. Mar 14, 2008 at 7:32 PM
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    j4x4ar3

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    Not sure about the Mexico plant but the Fremont plant is also an on demand shop which means all the sheet metal bodies and such are done that day for the days production run. The frames roll out of the central valley and the rolls of sheet metal pass me every day on my way to work.
     
  12. Mar 26, 2008 at 6:41 PM
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    CDonC

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    This may be a stupid question, but where and how do you order a vehicle? Is it if the dealership doesn't have a truck fitted with whatever options you want, they'll order it for you from the manufacturer?
     
  13. Mar 26, 2008 at 7:58 PM
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    j4x4ar3

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    Best way I've found is put a request into the dealership through the internet. That way you can make contact with the fleet manager who doesn't work off of commission. If you walk in cold and a vulture swoops down on you they won't let you go until they've sold you something from the lot. Both my last two vehicles were done through fleet and I continue to go back to the same dealership because the experience was very easy.

    Try COSTCOAUTO.COM and spec out the truck you want and then submit to a dealer in your area. You'll get invoice price on screen which can be used to negotiate your price as well.
     
  14. Mar 26, 2008 at 8:32 PM
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    Very interesting site, I didn't even know that Costco did auto sales like that. Do you usually get the invoice prices quoted from the site?
     
  15. Mar 26, 2008 at 10:19 PM
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    AK Backcountry

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    My special order truck just got here yesterday (March 25) :D. Waited 2-1/2 months. It was worth the wait, but I know what you mean about being imptient. I'm glad the wait is over.

    All I can say is it sucks to be you. :eek: Only kidding.

    I though all of the new Tacoma were coming from Fremont, CA. I had not heard about one coming from overseas.
     
  16. Mar 26, 2008 at 10:43 PM
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    jungleman

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    I got mine through the costco program
    very helpful
    my local dealer wasn`t signed up but said they`d match the price

    the waiting is indeed the hardest part
     
  17. Mar 27, 2008 at 4:05 AM
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    Angus_NB

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    That's funny. When I bought my '05 I wanted Indigo. The only 4x4 DC SR5 I could find within 1000 miles was the same color as your's. :) If I wanted an Indigo Blue truck I would have had to wait 5 months for a 2006.
    I'm very happy with the color now. It never looks dirty.

    calbadose; I think your dealer believes that Mexico is overseas. Maybe you should show him/her a map. The Tacomas are not built in Japan.
    Have you put money down on the truck? If not find the dealer that has the one you want and negotiate a price.
     
  18. Mar 27, 2008 at 4:17 AM
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    45longcolt

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    Angus, I know what you mean. I have to look hard to see if it is dirty standing a few feet away! It was definitely worth the wait for me.
     
  19. Mar 27, 2008 at 7:09 AM
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    calbadose

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    I ended up filling stuff out on smartcarbuys.com or something like that. Got the truck last Saturday (pictures to come this weekend!). 2008 DC TRD Off Road Indigo Ink Pearl for $26,496++. Best deal I could find in Colorado.

    The dealership I originally ordered from was a little irritated but they'll get over it.

    So far so good rather incredible. It's a nice move from a 4 cylinder Subaru to a very peppy 4.0L V6 Tacoma!

    The mod bug is trying to bite me very hard but I have a wedding to pay for this summer so I have to hold off for a bit. Well I got a hood/bug deflector (the caddis' are already hatching so the drive home covers the windshield) and seat covers from Champion on ebay for $70 that covers all the seats to protect from my 4-legged copilot who goes everywhere with me.

    As I mentioned I will get some pics up this weekend, might need a quick wash as the blue sure does show dirty but no regrets the color is awesome!
     
  20. Mar 27, 2008 at 7:15 AM
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    Yes actually.. CostoAuto is one of the few that actually uses the Chrome Standard pricing on their site as opposed to some of the site that use other resources for pricing. The Chrome Standard is the industry standard for pricing and should be pretty spot-on in terms of what they say the invoice price is for the vehicle configured. Accessories and other dealer stuff can make minor changes in the invoice price and price of the truck but the prices listed can really help when it comes to price negotiation.

    When I bought my truck I had already decided what I was going to pay for it. The fleet manager offered me a price and I told her that I would only pay a certain amount. She left and came back a few minutes later my deal was approved. Probably helped that I have a 700+ credit rating and paid cash but I didn't have to spend an hour negotiating price.
     
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