? for the Toyota Tacoma owners

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I hopefully will be picking up a 2018 Tacoma this weekend. Looking to get the TRD Off road 4x4 as well.

I like that new cement color, but white has always been my favorite. I keep vehicles for a long time, so I will probably go with white. Who knows what that cement will be like in 10 years, but white will always look good.
 
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I hopefully will be picking up a 2018 Tacoma this weekend. Looking to get the TRD Off road 4x4 as well.

I like that new cement color, but white has always been my favorite. I keep vehicles for a long time, so I will probably go with white. Who knows what that cement will be like in 10 years, but white will always look good.
I like the cement too but it may come of as 'primer' in a few years or really fall out of favor/fashion. White will always sell. People will settle on white but rarely on purple/yellow/bright green/etc.
 
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White looks the best on these trucks in my opinion,
mine was too good of a deal to pass up that’s the only reason I went with the magnet gray metallic.

Mine is also a TRD off-road,
I just removed the stickers and all of the Tacoma chrome trim.
 
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Well I guess it is time to go by the Toyota dealer and take a couple pictures.
It would appear you guys did not understand what I meant by that. Sooooo, time to take some wind out of your sails. Just to keep your heads from getting to big. Here are pics of the back lot of the local Toyota dealer. Think about what your seeing for a moment. I have been in the auto industry for a little over 30 years and I have never seen any other manufacture have to do this. In fact someone here had to go through this I believe it was @Tucker301 but could be wrong.
Subaru had 286 cars get out that missed a robot and did not get all the spot welds they should have. Subaru recalled the cars and told the owners to go pick out a new car, 286 Subarus going to the crusher.

I have had to install some reinforcement brackets under recall on vehicles but never a complete frame.

I have sort of been watching and I would say they are doing 4-6 a month. All that billion dollar assembly plant quality control out the damn window.

6-ish used truck frames toyota frames 2.jpg
2 new truck frames
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Tucker301

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I actually had two of the frame rust recalls. Toyota inspected my old 2000 Tacoma and opted to buy it rather than fix it. They gave me 150% of KBB retail. No questions. No haggling. No BS. Here's your check. The truck is ours. No you can't have the floor mats.

I drove that truck for 7 years and made $1000 on it.

I put that money towards my current 2005 model. Several years later I got the letter on that one. Same program, except this time they opted to replace the frame. They also replaced associated parts like brake lines, bushings, control arms.
They put me on fully funded rentals for months while they kept my truck. I got a little irritated with how long it took, but I am ultimately very pleased with the service.
It's funny this came up, because the other day I got a new notice from them. They have extended the frame coverage for another two years. So if my 2005 rusts through before the end of 2020, Toyota will once again take care of me.

I'm a Toyota fan for life because of how they handled these issues. Any maker can have problems, but Toyota and frame rust is reminiscent of LL Bean and that original boot.
 
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I actually had two of the frame rust recalls. Toyota inspected my old 2000 Tacoma and opted to buy it rather than fix it. They gave me 150% of KBB retail. No questions. No haggling. No BS. Here's your check. The truck is ours. No you can't have the floor mats.

I drove that truck for 7 years and made $1000 on it.

I put that money towards my current 2005 model. Several years later I got the letter on that one. Same program, except this time they opted to replace the frame. They also replaced associated parts like brake lines, bushings, control arms.
They put me on fully funded rentals for months while they kept my truck. I got a little irritated with how long it took, but I am ultimately very pleased with the service.
It's funny this came up, because the other day I got a new notice from them. They have extended the frame coverage for another two years. So if my 2005 rusts through before the end of 2020, Toyota will once again take care of me.

I'm a Toyota fan for life because of how they handled these issues. Any maker can have problems, but Toyota and frame rust is reminiscent of LL Bean and that original boot.
They do make a good vehicle. I just had to point out they are not perfect. You know keep the "my (fill in the blank) shoots 1/4 MOA all day" from getting to deep. I have been impressed with many a Toyota. Could never own one myself. One person in the family did about 15 years ago and I shit you not it burned to the ground in a parking lot.
Just not in the cards for my family.
 
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