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Dealer Swapping defective 21 for 22, would you do it?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by thundra the tundra, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. Jan 11, 2022 at 8:03 PM
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    thundra the tundra

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    Hey All.

    I have a 21 TRD off road CM I bought a year ago. Been dealing with my dealer as my box and cab alignment is wonky. Crooked from the back. Higher driver side than passenger. Toyota last week told me they will fix it. But the fix involves 5-8 thousand in body and paint work. Essentially a total rebuild and paint of the back end. I hated this idea, as I don’t want all that work and to lose factory paint etc.

    Local dealer trying to make it right is offering to buy back my 21 for what I paid and get me into a 22 for msrp. Payments close to the same. Would you do it?
     
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  2. Jan 11, 2022 at 8:06 PM
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    I wanted a faster vehicle so I also bought a Chevy SS... because 4 door sedans with big V8’s are hilarious.
    I wouldn’t rule it out.

    If they have a 2022 you can test drive and make an educated decision afterwards then take the opportunity.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2022 at 8:08 PM
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    Definitely test drive the 22 and consider it, you have nothing to lose.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2022 at 8:10 PM
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    Terndrerrr

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    I would be leery of an engine rebuild or other major mechanical work, but paint and body work probably wouldn’t bother me. The ‘22 has a lot of improvements over the ‘21, and you might really like it if you get a chance to test drive one. But the first year of a new generation carries its own set of headaches, even from Toyota as we’re seeing.

    Some might think I’m crazy, but I’d probably stick with my ‘21 and just have the body and paint work done.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2022 at 8:12 PM
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    You could also consider this: have them do the work and then possibly sell your ‘21 for more than you paid for it last year…
    Good Luck!
     
  6. Jan 11, 2022 at 8:44 PM
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    Couldn't you just shut your eyes when you walk past and keep the 21?
     
  7. Jan 11, 2022 at 8:45 PM
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    Haha. That’s one option.
     
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    I wanted a faster vehicle so I also bought a Chevy SS... because 4 door sedans with big V8’s are hilarious.
    Probably the best option because the 2.5 Gen trucks are hideously ugly.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2022 at 11:52 PM
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    I would take that deal in a heartbeat.

    Fixing the 2021 with that much work will generate a car fax report. Would you buy a used truck with that kind of work done to it?
     
  10. Jan 12, 2022 at 12:08 AM
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    What about length of time to get repairs done and what would you do for transportation until your new one arrives? I assume the new would be ordered in, so why not work the deal to drive what you have until the new arrives, test drive and confirm deal at that time. If you don't want the 22 they could sell and not loose anything.
     
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  11. Jan 12, 2022 at 12:12 AM
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    If you can get the color and all the? options you need, same length of payments or did they add a year, I would go for it!
    But only if "Does what you get make you as happy, if not more so, than what you had and now just lost did!"
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  12. Jan 12, 2022 at 2:36 AM
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    Can you post pictures of the alignment issues please?
     
  13. Jan 12, 2022 at 2:53 AM
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    Came with all the lane departure and that stuff, electric tail gate lock, fog lights, 20s, sprayed on bed liner, tint, cat protector, and that’s about it??:)
    I would not keep the 21! Take your chances on the 22, if you don’t like it sell it in six months to a year. Good Luck!:)
     
  14. Jan 12, 2022 at 3:03 AM
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    Pretty Please?
     
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  15. Jan 12, 2022 at 3:05 AM
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    You just have to understand the risks. There is a chance that you will have some of the issues that are popping up (who knows what %) and be without your truck for a while. If you use your truck for a living, I would be concerned. If not, go for it!

    I am curious what the dealer does if you swap it. I bet they either send your "misaligned" '21 to auction or sell it used hoping the next owner doesn't notice.
     
  16. Jan 12, 2022 at 3:06 AM
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    Take the deal, the CarFax generated from the repair will affect the '21s value. If you don't like the '22, trade it with the dealer for a '21 that comes in for a trade.
     
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    Curious why a handful of fender washers and body shims with a can of Duplicolor costs so much? I know inflation and all but.....:crapstorm:
     
  18. Jan 12, 2022 at 3:12 AM
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    Swap it for another 21!
     
  19. Jan 12, 2022 at 5:20 AM
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    I'm a '2.5 gen fo life' kinda guy, but I'd take that deal quickly.

    If you need a truck, you need a truck.
     
  20. Jan 12, 2022 at 5:28 AM
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    ^^THIS^^
     
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    I would let them do the work and then go from there.....factory paint is kinda crap anyway so no love lost there. Just remember if the dealership is offering a deal like that without you asking...it is not a good deal. Let them take their lumps and spend the money on the repair, while they are fixing it decide if you want or like the 2022. Once they fix yours, find the best offer either trade or outright sell and get the 2022. A deal to sell you a truck MSRP to make a problem go away...is not a deal.
     
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  22. Jan 12, 2022 at 5:39 AM
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    It’s off by about 1/4 to 1/2 inch (high) on the drivers side. So they can’t just shim, from the back looking at the window it’s leaning. Way worse and obvious if I try to add a tonneau cover. Passenger side is good.

    they are saying the fix is full remove of bed, new body panels on driver side, break weld off plate between the bed and cab, new weld and then paint. No guarantee of a true fix when it’s done.
     
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    This is my exact concern.
     
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    Same trim. New one in Sr5 TRD off road doesn’t have everything my 21 has - like the moon roof. But basically matching the features and getting more with the 22.

    same length of payments as I had on my 21. So it didn’t get longer, but does restart. It is almost a 7k difference in price from the 21s here to the 22.
     
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    Is the extra 7k worth the potential depreciation your ‘21 would likely get hit with after the big repair?
     
  26. Jan 12, 2022 at 5:46 AM
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    I’d try and squeeze them some more either on your trade in or the new one. Tell them you shouldn’t have to spend an extra $7k for a problem you didn’t create.
     
  27. Jan 12, 2022 at 5:49 AM
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    I imagine yes. Even though the Toyota Canada rep refused to say there would be any depreciation on the truck post repair when I pressed them. This is the whole reason why I reached back out to my local dealer for help and the solution they are offering
     
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    Yeah. Tried that. 10 months of that. Lol. They are happy to do the repair, or not. I have no other options (according to Toyota Canada) than that. And the dealer isn’t even the one I bought the truck from. They are just trying to help. The dealer I did buy from is more useless than Toyota Canada has been. I dropped them after the first month of owning trying to get an answer. They move a ton of metal, but that’s where the extent of their business model.

    so the dealer making this deal, is helping fix a problem they didn’t create either.
     
  29. Jan 12, 2022 at 5:57 AM
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    Not nearly as much as most people on this site but some.
    I would seriously consider the trade. If you can test drive a 22 and like it, go for it. Unfortunately my stupid brain would never let me unsee the crookedness.
     
  30. Jan 12, 2022 at 6:00 AM
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    What is this noticeable when you bought the truck.
     

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