The advantages or disadvantages of ordering a new Tacoma

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by Dean Armand, Jul 31, 2021.

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Are there any issues with ordering a new Tacoma vs buying off the lot

  1. Custom ordering is the way to go.

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  2. Don't use this service, too many issues.

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  1. Dean Armand

    Dean Armand New Member

    I am thinking of ordering a new Tacoma with with the online process. Was told that the truck that you get It is not always what you order. Anybody have any ideas to share? What is your experience with this process Versus waiting for the truck you want to come to a dealer near You?
     
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  3. TacoTruck2019

    TacoTruck2019 Well-Known Member

    I've only ever ordered one vehicle and that was 50 years ago so lots of things have changed. Even though the car was exactly what I ordered it wasn't how I had it pictured. Ever since then I will look around to find what I want that I can drive and kick the tires before I buy.
     
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    Dean Armand

    Dean Armand New Member

    Thank you
     
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  5. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    It use to be higher cost if you had to put in an order for the specific trim tacoma you wanted, vs one sort of similar sitting on a dealers lot they are trying to unload the sooner the better. Today i guess this has changed some with shortages of these trucks at dealers who are charging more now. I would think if ordering the wait may be longer.
     
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  6. TacoTruck2019

    TacoTruck2019 Well-Known Member

    I just read an article where Ford is moving more to the made to order platform instead of having full new vehicle lots. I would imagine the chip shortage has a lot to do with this.
     
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  7. 24-7

    24-7 Well-Known Member

    I ordered mine and it came out just the way I wanted. Well worth the 3 months wait.
     
  8. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    Same here, wanted a certain color, and tech package in an sr5 trim access cab that was built in texas, not mexico. No dealers within 500 miles had anything close. Waited 8 weeks or so, but its all been well with it. I like supporting our countries workers as much as possible.
     
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  9. 24-7

    24-7 Well-Known Member

    My issue was, here in Tampa. No one had a 6-speed manual TRD OR 4x4.
     
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  10. Tim Bobic

    Tim Bobic New Member

    I wanted a manual with a few options but most available had more than i wanted like a useless key bob opener for the tailgate $$$, lights in the bed $$ not too bad, and other options that i really didn't want. Placed an order wanted 4 months and happy at 3k less than the readily available. The dealership or factory did screw up the options i ordered, wanted mud guards and no floor mats, gave me the opposite. Still working that out
     
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  11. 24-7

    24-7 Well-Known Member

    Plus for me, the 6-speed manual was $2,000 cheaper than the same spec truck with the automated tranny.
     
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  12. JDC

    JDC Well-Known Member

    I usually offer 3-4 k off the sticker price and advise the dealer that's my offer. I'll go to as many dealers as needed to get the discount or adds on equal to the discount. You can't do that online. Now, with the vehicle shortages the discount would be 1-2 k. Most Tocomas are selling before they reach the lot. Go to a dealer and have them search other dealers inventory for your new vehicle
     
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  13. Series6

    Series6 Well-Known Member

    I ordered mine and was given a serial number to give my credit union. Truck showed up as requested but serial number was not what I sent in to the C/U. C/U told me that wasn’t an issue and it happened all the time with cars and light trucks.

    Which was weird for me as with the trucks I order for customers the last 6 of the VIN is set at the time of order and I get the complete 17 digit vin 30 working days before it goes down the line.
     
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  14. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    At the time i ordered my tacoma, the dealer offered me that off the msrp to take a truck off their lot, plus the $1500 rebate from toyota. I know i could even got the cost even lower, but it wasn't the truck i wanted. We finally settled on a fair price to order the truck.
     
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