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Why SO MANY Salvage Titled 2016+ FS?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by dal3_gribble, Apr 15, 2019 at 5:33 AM.

  1. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:12 AM
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    fiftyxp

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    I like my taco dont love it, but same. Then again, ive never really loved a vehicle, except my old 2002 chevy avalanche. I woulda married it if I could.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:13 AM
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    Well you just answered your own question. Salvage due to hidden damage. It would cost too much to repair or hold too much liability, so the insurance totals it out to keep from having future problems. These people then buy it from auction, put a half ass repair job on it and sell it. You see a good looking truck on the outside, but deep down she has a dirty secret that you will only figure out once you are committed.
     
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  3. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:14 AM
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    its almost always frame damage, or it was flooded.

    The real clean ones that you cant find anything wrong with are flooded!
     
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  4. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:17 AM
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    DID SOMEONE SAY F150
     
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  5. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:23 AM
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    real trucks have twin turbos
     
  6. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:27 AM
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    Nahhh, I have driven the ecoboost and don't really like it for a truck. I would drive like an ass all the time if I drove that. I try to save driving like an ass for the cobra. I like pedestrians, curbs and guard rails.


    Seriously though, this forum is way better than any of the F150 groups, they are terrible. Tacoma world has to be one of the best, friendliest and most helpful places there is. Plus all the people that put products out there to customize these things, it's phenomenal. The F150s are like....we have color matched mirror caps and badges.
     
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  7. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:29 AM
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    drool
     
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  8. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:36 AM
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    I'm a new converted F-150 Owner. The 3.5EB is awesome and puts more of a smile on my face than the Manual Taco :burnrubber:
     
  9. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:38 AM
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    We should petition to get an F-150 section here, like there is for 4Runners/Tundras/FJ Cruisers :crapstorm:
     
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    They are fun, but I would get in too much trouble



    YES!
    I still have my Tacoma World coin, just not either of the tacomas lol
     
  11. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:39 AM
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    my brother has the v8 f150 and hes always in trouble, drives like an ass.
     
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    That's what I have the 5.0, it's pretty snappy but its still just a truck lol.
     
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  13. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:41 AM
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    joking aside, yes this community is great. It has the right amount of sarcasm and helpfulness that makes it fun.
     
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  14. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:48 AM
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    Resale value, a salvage title Tacoma still brings in good money. A salvage title F150 is less likely to be worth the shops time to repair.
     
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    A huge of amount of fords and f150s are fleet vehicles. Usually companies and their insurance require you to have a good driving record so less prone to the driver causing an accident opposed to a civilian vehicle
     
  16. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:25 AM
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    Maybe a lot of teenagers (inexperienced drivers) drive them.

    My dad always used to say the fastest car on the road was a Ford Ranger.
     
  17. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:10 AM
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    Body shops are riding the crazy Tacoma resale wave, can't blame them for that one. There are plenty of careless uneducated people out there ready to fork over large amounts of cash for overpriced used and salvage Tacoma's.
    It's all about the monthly payment for most. At least those are in California, rust belt trucks make even less sense but still sell..
     
  18. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:35 AM
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    Hurricane Harvey wiped out TONS of vehicles and insurance companies are going to be trying to recoup losses from all their payouts. It'd be interesting to see if you could trace VIN's to see where they've been registered. I don't know if that's even a thing but I'd bet a lot are going to be from southern Texas.

    That said if it's been properly fixed it shouldn't be an issue, but that can be a BIG if.
     
  19. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:47 AM
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    yes you can.

    you can use this website

    https://vincheck.info/check/vin-check.php
     
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