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Old 01-16-2009, 11:16 PM   #29
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I'm assuming you bought a Tacoma.

Congratulations!! I think you'll find you'll really like the silver, heard the silver doesn't show dirt as bad as some of the other colors.
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:19 AM   #30
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Greg, Yes the Tacoma, yes the silver, (only problem is the last two veichles I have had have been silver or pewter). Kinda over it! But white's, white, and black's, black so that left green or this blue color that is a little bright for me. So it's silver. It will be fine.


So does anyone have a opinion on the LOJack? the anti theft add on? I can get it installed but wasn't sure about that option, so he said I could add it in the morning. So what do you all think of it? Also would you get the Toyota Extra Care Platinum add on? Opinions Please! Thanks Robin
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:28 PM   #31
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Hi Robin,
Congratulations. My Sienna is silver and sometimes I just wash the windows instead of the whole thing and it still looks good. As for the LoJack, call your local police and sheriff to see if these are popular with the thieves. I thought about it when I got my Sienna, but my salesman told me not to get it. I guess that should have told me something. Ha Ha. However, it now has over 87,000 miles on it and I've had no problems but I did buy a service package that saved me a bit, as well as the warranty package. You might want to check the forums. I check the Sienna Club forum and have learned quite a bit. Also Brian_BP belongs to that forum and was very helpful to me with regard to towing issues.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:50 PM   #32
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Sandra, Thanks for the suggestions. I did call the police dept, and they said yes it's a good idea not only for the theft part but also for the fact that my Dh has Alzheimer's (doesn't drive anymore) but you never know when he may get it in his mind that he still can. He's young enough that even if he drove off and got stopped they cops would probabaly only think he's just goofy and send him on his merry way............... With the LoJack, I could call it in and they would find him quickly. So I went ahead and called the dealership and they are adding it before I pick it up. Thanks again. Robin
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:26 PM   #33
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Done deal, Bought it tonight!!!!!!!!!!! Yippeee Skippeee! I was only going to look, well.............. I bought it! The back up camera is sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet. And the little button that you push when going down steep grades (so wish I would have had that when I did that grade out of Yellowstone into Cody). Pick it up in the morning, could have taken it tonight, but I would just feel better taking it when I hand them the money. I am weird I know. Figured it was late, and I need to go to the bank, so I would rather have them ready it in the morning than last thing at night. Not overly thrilled with the color but they didn't have nor could they get the color I wanted the new brown so went with silver. It's just a truck! LOL. Robin
Wow that brought memories, the east gate of Yellowstone to Cody. What a ride! The wife and I recreated the Lucy Desi routine about "how's that book you're reading" while taking that route. I remember staring at the line in the road and ignoring the 12 million foot drop on the right.
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:52 PM   #34
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Wow that brought memories, the east gate of Yellowstone to Cody. What a ride! The wife and I recreated the Lucy Desi routine about "how's that book you're reading" while taking that route. I remember staring at the line in the road and ignoring the 12 million foot drop on the right.

LOL................. Yeah, it's not a fun grade, That's the problem pjanits you can see where you will end up if you screw up. I swear my heart was pounding and my stomache was spinning. Never and I mean Never again. I would drive a thousand miles out of the way, to not do that grade again. LOL......... though it's not it's not funny that grade is awful! Robin
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:22 PM   #35
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I guess you'll get a lot of different answers for this question. It depends a lot on personal preferences. We bought a new to us 16-foot Casita about 6 months ago, and immediately began researching what would be best for our situation. We settled on and bought a Toyota Tacoma just a few days ago. With the 4.0 V-6 and 5speed automatic tranny and factory class 4 tow package it is rated to tow 6500 lbs.(650 lb tongue weight). It comes with the 7pin connector, under dash plug for the brake controller, extra trans. and oil coolers, 130 amp alternater and bigger battery.
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I just fell into a sweet deal. A year old 2007 Dodge Dakota, 4.7 L, V-8 Super Cab with all the bells and whistles. It still has 24 months of the factory warranty left and less than 9K miles. I took advantage of the bad economy to get myself the perfect truck. It has twice as much tow capacity I need. Maybe I need to think about a bigger trailer?
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:29 PM   #36
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Cathy, sounds like a great deal Congrats! Just enjoy! Robin

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Old 01-18-2009, 06:40 AM   #37
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I just fell into a sweet deal. A year old 2007 Dodge Dakota, 4.7 L, V-8 Super Cab with all the bells and whistles. It still has 24 months of the factory warranty left and less than 9K miles. I took advantage of the bad economy to get myself the perfect truck. It has twice as much tow capacity I need. Maybe I need to think about a bigger trailer?
Hi: Cathy Gale... Go for IT!!! 17' is such a nice round figure...It'd be a great combo. Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie p.s. I bet they'd have one almost ready for you!!!
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:38 PM   #38
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Congraulations!
I concur You'll love it and it's amazing what 2 feet will do!
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:57 AM   #39
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Robin,


Having both my husband and myself in Law Enforcement for several years (37 combined) regarding your question on LoJack - I would certainly find out if your agency has the capabilities for this service before paying for it, and I'll tell you why.

My experience has been in Florida and in Ohio - here in Ohio my husband and I worked for 2 separate departments and neither of our departments had a vehicle/cruiser outfitted with the LoJack locating device. Therefore, if a customer of LoJack were to call us to say their vehicle was stolen from the mall, there wouldn't be anything we could do about it as we didn't have the set-up to go looking for it.

At our agency in Florida - we had 300 officers, but only 1 vehicle outfitted with the LoJack locating equipment. If that vehicle was out of service for say a transmission problem or service, that would mean we would have no vehicle with the LoJack equipment in a city of roughly 250,000 residents and 300,000 during "snow bird" season. Also, not every officer is 'trained' to use the equipment, as only those who were assigned to the LoJack vehicle were - that officer was considered the Liaison for the company and the department.

I think it's a great idea, me personally I'm partial to OnStar as the home office in Michigan can locate my vehicle anywhere and at anytime if needed and doesn't rely on law enforcement for the equipment to do so.

Just my thoughts and experiences and some 'insider' information.
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I too rely on OnStar. It is also convient to have the telephone function of OnStar active so you can make/receive calls even in areas where there is no cell phone service.
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Carolynn and CD, I really wanted onstar but was not available on this truck. I did check with the local police and yes LOJack is available here as well surrounding communities. So hopefully it's a little added protection. I guess I figure the money is just a little way of covering my rear when and if he decides to take a ride. Hopefully it won't be needed. Thanks for your info. Robin
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Carolynn and CD, I really wanted onstar but was not available on this truck. I did check with the local police and yes LOJack is available here as well surrounding communities. So hopefully it's a little added protection. I guess I figure the money is just a little way of covering my rear when and if he decides to take a ride. Hopefully it won't be needed. Thanks for your info. Robin
Unfortunately, On Star is not yet available for all vehicles. I for one would subscribe, if only for peace of mind,
Congrats again Robin.
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