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Old 03-14-2015, 05:29 PM   #29
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I guess if you just shop around on price you'll get treated that way. I've bought at least a dozen cars and trucks from this dealer, so I expect him to humor me.


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For less than $25k you can buy a new 2015 Frontier or Tacoma 4wd pickup. Less for 2wd. Raz
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I shopped for a new Tacoma about 6 months ago and, while theoretically there is a Tacoma for the prices you mentioned, there are not any on the dealer lots.

After going to 4-5 Toyota dealers, and having each one of them check all of Southern California for stock, the only "Base" Tacoma's available were a few white, 4 cylinder, work trucks. All of the available V6 Tacomas were up graded models and loaded to the hilt with options, probably including that "20 speaker sound system" mentioned.

Toyota likes to advertise a low base price, but wants to sell heavily optioned vehicles. For a dealer, there can be more profit in the options than in the base sale price.

And if you want to order one, ferget it, they will treat you like you have the plague. You buy what they want to sell you or you are S.O.L.
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Old 03-14-2015, 06:09 PM   #31
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Dealership Humoring....

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When you live in an area dominated by multi-dealership Auto Malls, and buy a new car every 10 or so years if you need it or not, establishing oneself with a single dealer, rather than shopping price, isn't practical like it was in the old daze of independent dealerships.

The day after you drive out, unless you want/need to put up with usually expensive and poor quality dealer service, you kiss them goodbye, the same way as they hoped to kiss you off as soon as the sale was complete.

My last new vehicle, a 2003 GMC Sonoma, went into a dealership two times in 10 years and 155,000 miles. Once, the week after I bought it to have an air leak fixed, the second time was at about 35,000 miles when the windshield wiper switch broke. Both were repaired under warrantee. Before I hit the 7th year, the Buick-GMC dealer I bought it from closed after 40+ years in business.

In this market there is no room for humoring.

But Good Luck if you can get it....
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Old 03-14-2015, 06:50 PM   #32
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If you're willing to wait long enough, you can probably get a 100% electric vehicle that charge the batteries from the sun. Or, you can compromise and get what's needed/necessary and go out camping and make MEMORIES.

As my 90 y/o mother often tells me, you can always make more money, but you cannot make more time.

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As much interest as there is in the new Colorado I really doubt if any dealers will have the time or inclination to bother with towing tests,.
The good news is that GM did agree to adopt the standardized SAE J2807 tow capacity rating for 2015.
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The good news is that GM did agree to adopt the standardized SAE J2807 tow capacity rating for 2015.
So did Ram and Ford . Ram is also applying J2807 to its 3/4 & 1 ton trucks.
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For less than $25k you can buy a new 2015 Frontier or Tacoma 4wd pickup. Less for 2wd. It will pull just about any egg out there. It will have the same body and drive train as the $35k+ version. It won't have a fancy high power 20 speaker stereo, fancy tires or wheels, racing decals, leather seats, a sun roof, ect. Raz
When I was shopping for a mid sized truck in early 2014 that sure was not the case for the Frontier or the Tacoma 4 wheel drive versions. Wish it had been. Only used Nissan's going in the $25 K range (most were far more expensive than that) were more than 3 years old with few options and *lots* of mles on them. In fact I don't think I saw any used Tacoma's for that price that were 3 years old or newer - regardless of miles on them - most 3 year old used ones started in the $31,000 + range. The price stays up on the used Tacoma's as they are very popular in these parts with the male 20 something crowd who tend to have deep pockets when it comes to vehicle purchases so they tend to sell fast.

Not an exchange rate issue either as the rate was at par or better.
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Well, that isn't exactly a: .......... "For less than $25k you can buy a new 2015 Frontier or Tacoma 4wd pickup. Less for 2wd." Ooops, although they are showing the 2WD versions I see in the desc that it is 4wd.

And I have been down that road a couple of times too....

You call, "Yes it's right here" and you get there and it was just sold etc. but they have one for $30k they will sell you.


I don't know about Nissan, but Toyota makes a cheaper "Work Truck" version and it's really bare bones and most wouldn't want to have one for personal use.
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